Our expert says:
Congrats on the birth of your baby. I am totally opposed to the use of this 'starvation' diet which only lets you drink lemon juice and maple syrup for 10 days. I know Beyonce uses it and has lost weight with it, but it is so unbalanced and potentially detrimental to health, that I would advise you NOT to use it. In addition, the chances are good that you will regain all the weight you lose and more once you get back to normal eating. To lose weight you need to basically change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre 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), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). While you are on the ‘Weight loss’ site, read about every aspect of slimming (starvation diets and fad diets, etc) by surfing on this site. If you use a balanced diet and do 30 min of aerobic exercise every day, you will lose those last 5 kg, but you will not harm you health.
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