Our expert says:
Thank you for your kind words. It is always a good idea to consult 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 be able to check on your present food intake and weight and make suggestions about how you can change your eating habits for the better and also work out an individual slimming diet for you. Remember to ask her/him about pre-conception diets too. In the meanwhile, keep in mind that to lose weight you need to basically change your lifestyle. 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), and increase your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) for 30 min a day. While you are on the ‘Diet & Nutrition’ site, also click on 'Eating throughout life' and 'Pregnancy' to read the many articles I have written about pregnancy diets.
I hope that you will lose weight and soon fall pregnant.
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