Our expert says:
Your present BMI = 25,9 which is just above the cutoff level for normal weight. It would be good if you could lose those 7 kg and reduce your BMI to 23 and your weight to 60 kg. Eating less is not always productive when it comes to weightloss because your body may tend to store all its energy in the face of perceived semi-starvation. Your night eating seems to indicate that you are making up for eating so little during the day by snacking at night. Rather stick to a balanced diet throughout the day and stop eating in the middle of the night. I would also recommend that you either cut out your red wine totally if you want to lose weight or reduce your intake to 1 glass every 2nd or 3rd evening instead. Alcohol contains 29 kJ per gram/ml which is second only to fat which provides 37 kJ per gram. So cutting down on fat and alcohol can help a lot towards saving kJ and losing weight. In addition, try to be moderate over the weekends when you indulge. There is no harm in eating the steak, and potato salad plus fresh fruit, but cut out the pudding and reduce the size of your portions. In general exercise has so many benefits that it is an essential part of slimming. As you have noticed, exercise makes you feel on top of the world which lifts depression (depression is one of the other factors that can prevent weightloss), and exercise also increases the Basic Metabolic Rate of the body for up to 24 hours after the exercise session, which burns up a lot of energy. Do make the changes to your diet and continue with the exercise. If you have not lost weight after another month, then it may be necessary to have tests for insulin resistance and/or thyroid and/or female hormone function.
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