Our expert says:
Your present BMI = 28,6, which is in the overweight range. If you can reduce your weight to 50 kg then you would have a normal BMI of 24. For an ideal BMI of 22, you would need to weigh 46 kg, but I think you should first aim for a BMI of 24 and lose those first 10 kg. 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 increase your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). Doing this type of aerobic exercise every day for at least 30 min will stimulate your metabolism and help you lose that weight. In addition, you should try doing targeted exercises for the tummy and love handles and buttocks. If you do join a gym, ask the instructor to work out a special programme to firm up these areas. If you want to exercise at home, ask Fitness Doc on this Website for a set of exercises that target the tummy, love handles and buttocks. If you lose weight slowly and steadily and do plenty of exercise you should not have a problem with loose skin. I would recommend that you first lose weight and get back into the normal range, Before you have another baby because it is healthier to start a pregnancy at a normal weight.
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