Our expert says:
I am not sure what your BMI is because if you were 5.2m tall, you would be the tallest lady in the world! Did you mean 5 foot 2 inches instead? If so, then you would be 1.57 m tall in metric terms and your BMI would equal 24,3 which is nicely within the normal range (18-25). However, if you weigh 55 kg then your BMI would equal 22,4 which is ideal for your height of 1.57 m. I do not agree that your protein intake should be higher than your carb intake, because carbs without added fats are just as low in kJ as protein. Protein foods also tend to contain more fat than plain and high-fibre carbs. The diet you propose seems reasonable seeing that you have include the high-fibre breakfast cereal and the low-GI bread. I would add one more serving of low-fat or fat-free dairy product (milk, yoghurt or cottage cheese) to ensure that you still obtain sufficient calcium (1300 mg per day) for your needs. Don't try and lose the 5 kg "fast" because this usually results in "fast regains", something that you don't need. It is important for you to include as much exercise as possible because this stimulates your metabolism and will improve your fitness. Stopping smoking would also be a good idea.
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