Our expert says:
Your present BMI = 28 and if you lose 10 kg then your BMI would be 24 which is nicely back in the normal range.
Basically I don't approve of high-protein diets and if you are eating for sustained energy to keep up your exercise, replenish you fuel reserves in the liver and muscles after exercise and ensure that you have enough energy to exercise, you need to eat carbohydrates not protein! Most top athletes eat a diet that mainly consists of carbohydrates and most of them are very thin, so my advice would be: a) use an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet) with your exercise to lose weight. Have a carb-rich snack before exercising, drink an energy drink during exercise and eat a light balanced meal that contains some carbs after exercising when you feel like eating again. Your liquid intake is also excessive at 4 litres a day - this can lead to electrolyte imbalances because vital minerals like potassium, sodium, magnesium and even calcium are washed out of the body if you ingest too much liquid. Adults only need 2,5 litres of liquid a day (10 cups), so do try and reduce your water intake. Click on 'Fitness' at the top of this page and then on 'Nutrition' and read the articles on 'Diets for Sportsmen and women' to get a better idea of what you need to eat when you are exercising.
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