Our expert says:
If you can't afford a dietitian and need to lose weight urgently because of the lymphoedema, you can try an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'DietnFood' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet). In regard to the problem of not being able to do normal exercise because of your poor leg, please ask the dr who is treating you if you are allowed to swim. If the dr gives permission try to find a swimming pool near you (a kind neighbour) or a municipal pool where you can start swimming (this should not put any pressure on your leg) and then gradually increase how long you swim.
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