Our expert says:
The diet you describe is very high in protein which will also make it quite high in fat and energy (300 g of meat protein per day even if you use white chicken meat without any skin or added fat in preparation would provide at least 2100 kJ to your daily intake which may be too high to promote weightloss). Because of your mitral valve incompetency I would urge you to consult 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), who will work out your present energy intake vs your energy requirement (seeing that you cannot exercise) and then calculate an individual diet prescription for you. Rather safe than sorry!
Holding thumbs that you can start losing now.
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