Our expert says:
There are a variety of factors that can cause weight gain: 1) hormonal imbalances (thyroid, insulin, female hormones), 2) Depression, 3) Lack of exercise 4) medications including hormone therapies, etc. To lose weight you need to basically change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). Despite the fact that you are eating healthy food to reduce your cholesterol intake, you may be ingesting more energy than you require if you are not physically active. If doing exercise for at least 30 min a day and an energy-reduced diet do not produce weightloss of about 0,5 to 1 kg per week, then it may be a good idea to have your hormone levels tested by a medical dr or physician.
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