Our expert says:
Your present BMI = 27,9 which is above the upper level of normal. It is excellent that you are walking for 5 days a week for 40 min/day. Your weightloss is good, because we generally recommend that patients should try to lose about 500 g-1 kg per week, whereas you have been losing 0,7 kg per week. Fluctuations in body weight can be caused by changes in hormone levels and water retention, so disregard the day-to-day variations and only weigh yourself once a week. Generally speaking even patients who are trying to lose weight, should have at least 6300 kJ per day, so your energy intake may well be too low. If you have PCOS you should be using a low Glycaemic Index (GI) diet because most patients with PCOS also suffer from insulin resistance. If you have Not consulted a dietitian for help with a low-GI diet, please do see a clinical 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). Also Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI.
Keep up the good work with the exercise and do contact a dietitian.
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