Our expert says:
I understand that your life is an endless blur of activity with very little time to spend on yourself. The fact that you are cutting out sweets and sweetened cold drinks, is a step in the right direction. To lose weight you need to basically 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). In addition, one needs to increase the energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). If you don't have time for gym or going for walks, you can still make sure that you keep physically active by walking whenever possible, climbing stairs, and even buying a skipping rope for a weekend workout. Combine the weekend skipping with sit-ups for the tummy. As you lose weight all round, your tummy will start to reduce.
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