Our expert says:
Are you the same Reader who posted the previous question? I was just wondering because both posting have been submitted by Lee? The stress you have experienced during the past week which cause appetite loss will also produce masses of so-called adreno-cortico hormones (e.g. cortisol) which may cause rebound weight gain and water retention (which will make you weigh more even if you don't gain any additional weight). You need to get the stress under control as soon as possible and to stop smoking as this will only make you even more anxious and have a negative effect on health. Depending on the nature of the trauma you may need some counselling by a clinical psychologist to get you back on an even keel again. Once you have sorted out your emotions and de-stressed you can tackle your weight problem by eating a well balanced low-fat diet. This will ensure that you obtain all the nutrients you need to stay healthy and strong, but gradually help you lose weight esp if you combine it with exercise. Click on 'DietnFood' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of a balanced slimming diet. Try to do at least 30 min of exercise a day, because it also helps you to relax and promotes weightloss.
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