Our expert says:
I am worried that if you only ingest 2240 kJ per day (533 kcal/day) that you are close to starvation! You actually started off at too low a level. Basically adult women (?) should still have 6300 kJ per day and adult men 8400 kJ per day when they are slimming. By constantly reducing you energy intake you are sending a signal to your body that starvation is setting in, so the body conserves all its energy and stops losing weight! To lose weight sensibly you should have at least the above mentioned energy intake per day obtained from a low-fat, balanced diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet). To stimulate your metabolism and promote weightloss try increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) of 30 min a day. This should result in a loss of between 1 to 0,5 kg per week, so that you lose slowly and steadily and don't regain the weight you have lost.
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