Our expert says:
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 & Nutrition' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increase your energy output by doing regular exercise for at least 30 min a day (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life or Curves for example). While you are on the ‘Diet & Nutrition’ site, read about every aspect of slimming. Exercise is the best method to stimulate your metabolism. If you do join a gym or Curves, ask the instructors to give you some targeted exercises for those "love handles". You do not need to cut out starches and I don't know why you would want to cut out potassium, which is a vital nutrient?? You can also still use curry and chilli, because chilli does have a slight stimulating effect on metabolism. It is not the starches, the curries or the chilli that cause weight gain but excessive energy and fat intakes.
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