Our expert says:
Dear Caring Husband
Exercise on its own will not cause pronounced weight loss, but when combined with a balanced, low-fat diet then it should work. You mention that your wife is eating every little and ironically this could be the problem that she is not losing weight. If one eats so little that the body perceives it is 'starving' then it switches off its weight loss systems. She can try eating 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) so that she has a low fat intake, but eats sufficient to provide fuel for her exercise programme. She is using the correct type of exercise as aerobics and cardio exercises burn more energy than working with weights.
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