Our expert says:
The diet you describe should certainly assist with weightloss and you are certainly not eating too much. I am just concerned that this diet may not be balanced and that in the long run you could develop deficiencies esp of calcium. Increase your calcium and protein intake by having at least 2 more servings of fat-free milk or yoghurt or cottage cheese a day. 1 cup is regarded as a serving of milk or yoghurt and 1/2 cup for cottage cheese. You may suffer from low blood sugar which makes your dizzy and irritable when you don't eat regularly. Please check out the section on the Glycaemic Index (GI) on this Website, because individuals with low blood sugar require a low-fat, low-GI diet. Click on 'Diet’nFood' 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. Do not get impatient, the main thing is that you are losing weight. Keep up the good work with the exercise.
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