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Eating Disorders Expert
First, please forgive me for my delayed response. I have been on "paternity leave" and focussing more on nappies and such matters than work for the past 6 weeks. I'm hoping that my absence has had you enquiring elsewhere, as this question really belongs with the DietDoc. Your weoight does, indeed, fall within the morbidly obese range, as your Body Mass Index is a little over 44. As such, it will be very difficult for you to realistically restore your weight to within normal limits, but there is no reason why you should not be capable of losing a significant amount of weight. Weight loss medication needs to be used with csaution and always used under the supervision of a dietician and medical practitioner. I suggest that you look to seek the professional guidance of a dietician and start following a meal plan that offers a moderate daily intake and also follow a carefully planned exercise programme. At your weight, you need to be careful what exercise you do. You might also want to see an endocrinologist and have some basic bloods done to ensure that your physical status is safe. Your blood pressure, cholostrol andblood sugar levelks must be checked. In losing weight, do not try to lose weight rapidly, as tempting as it might be. One kilogram a week is a good guide. Rapid weight loss through very restrictive dietseventually results in further weight gain, so don't be tempted. If you find that you have emotional problems making it difficult to comply to your weight loss plans, some counselling might be a good idea. I hope this helps.
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