Our expert says:
As you may have also noticed, I am not in favour of cutting out all carbs when you are trying to lose weight. For an example of a well balanced, low-fat, high-fibre diet, click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet' and then on 'Slimming Diet'. The diet you describe is still basically a high protein diet and is also lacking in sufficient calcium. Snack 2 should be replaced with fat-free yoghurt to provide some calcium to your intake to ensure that you ingest 1000 mg of calcium a day. 4.2 kcal = 1 kilojoule, so 3000 kcal = 12 600 kJ. I am also not sure what that stepping machine uses up, but I do know that doing 30 min of cardio exercise a day is a good idea and that this will promote weightloss. It is not just the kcal or kJ you burn while exercising, but the increased metabolic rate that can last for up to 24 hours after exercise that makes the difference.
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