Our expert says:
Seeing that your present BMI = 20,2, you certainly don't need to restrict your energy intake so drastically because I suspect that what you need is not to lose weight (your BMI is already below the ideal of 22 for adult women, for which you would need to weigh 57 kg!), but to firm up your muscles if you have "wobbly bits". Now firming up muscles take time and hard work. You should concentrate on doing exercises with weights and targeted exercises like sit-ups and thigh rolls (ask the gym instructor for specific exercises). However to do a proper muscle building workout you also need plenty of fuel or energy which you can obtain from using additional carbs (only 16 kJ per gram). So add 2 slices of wholewheat bread or low-GI bread with 1 t of polyunsaturated margarine to your lunch and eat extra fruit during the day. If you feel tired and sluggish after your workouts, use an energy drink like Energade diluted 50% with water before, during and after your exercise session to provide you with additional energy and to also replenish your energy stores in the body. Starvation mode either stops weightloss (which you don't need any way) or breaks down muscle tissues for energy if you simultaneously start doing strenuous exercise.
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