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It is actually a good idea to check both the kJ and the fat contents of foods. To lose weight it is important to limit one's fat and energy intake. Generally speaking foods that contain 3g of fat per serving or less are regarded as "low in fat" and suitable for slimming purposes. Adult women who want to lose weight are encouraged not to ingest more than 6300 kJ per day. For an example of a low-energy, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet'). If you combine this diet with a 30 min of exercise a day (swimming, cycling, skipping, jogging, brisk walking, etc) then you should lose weight. If you are 1.53 m tall and want an ideal BMI of 22, then you would need to weigh 46 kg. To get back into the normal range with a BMI of 25 you would need to weigh 57 kg.
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