Our expert says:
I can understand that you must be getting desperate if you have tried many different diets to no avail. If your BMI = 32, then it is possible that your headaches and back pain could be due to the overweight. It is, however, always a good idea to have such conditions check out by a medical doctor, just to eliminate any underlying problems. If you do see a doctor, ask him/her if he/she can refer you to a weightloss clinic in your area. If you are not going to consult a doctor, then I would like to urge you to consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). The dietitian will have to assess your food intake and make recommendations as to which type of diet or procedure such a bariatric surgery could assist you. Bariatric surgery may be the best solution to assist you to lose large amounts of weigh. You can also contact the Bariatric Centres of Excellence in regard to having a gastric bypass to assist weightloss. You can contact Jana Derksen at the Call Centre for the Netcare Bariatric Centres of Excellence on 0861-623-7489 or contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on her cell phone at: 072-373-0155 or visit their Website at www.netcare.co.za to discuss this option. Once you start losing weight and becomes more mobile, you could consider walking or swimming (heated pool!) as an option for exercise.
I do hope that you will consult a registered dietitian so that she/he can assess your situation and help you make the correct choice so that you can achieve weightloss before your weight endangers your health.
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