Our expert says:
One of the problems with using such a very-low-calorie-diet which only contains 600 kcal per day, is that it transmits a message to the body that it is being starved. So once you stop using these diets and more food becomes available your body will go into storage mode to stock up for any future periods of starvation it may have to face! This is how we have survived the famines that the human race has had to face for millions of years. For your height, your ideal weight would be 61 kg (with a BMI of 22), so if you weigh a lot less, then your body will continue to gain weight until you reach a normal, healthy weight. If you find that you keep on gaining then please consult a registered 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). The dietitian will assist you with a balanced slimming diet that maintains steady weightloss and does not starve your body to such an extent.
You can also try doing regular exercise to prevent this weight gain.
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