Our expert says:
Your present BMI = 29,3 which is in the overweight range, so if would be good if you could lose some weight. To get back into the normal range with a BMI of 24 you would need to weigh 54 kg. Click on 'Diet and Nutrition' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. You can contact The Glycemic Index Foundation of SA at: www.gifoundation.com to obtain more information, including books that explain the principles of the diet. To lose weight you need to use a low-fat, low-GI diet, which can be relatively tricky until you are used to it. If you find that you need assistance please contact a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area).
Combine the diet with regular aerobic exercise (brisk walking, skipping, cycling or swimming) for 30 or more minutes a day.
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