Our expert says:
I am personally not in favour of high-protein, zero-carb diets because I regard them as unbalanced and not sustainable. If you have reduced your energy intake with your diet and are still not losing weight then I would recommend that you have a medical checkup just to see if you don't have an underlying physical problem such as an underactive thyroid or a psychological problem such as depression. If you are given a clean bill of health all round including for the psychological aspect, then I would like to encourage you to try a low-fat, low-glycaemic index (GI) diet. Click on 'Diet & Nutrition' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. You can also contact the The Glycemic Index Foundation of SA at: www.gifoundation.com to obtain more information, including books that explain the principles of the diet. If you combine this type of low-fat, low-GI diet with daily aerobic exercise then you should start to lose weight.
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