Our expert says:
I think it is wonderful that you have been doing such a lot of exercise. You have already experienced the positive effects by losing cm and no longer suffering from backache. The fact that you have gained a kg when doing intensive exercise can be due to the fact that you are building muscle tissue which ironically weighs more than fat tissue. This is why it is so important to keep track of you vital statistics and not just your weight. Losses in cm indicate that you are losing fat even though your weight has not changed or increased slightly. It is also a good idea to combine the exercise with an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'DietnFood' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), to promote weightloss. So try the diet and do keep up the good work at the gym, your health and fitness will make you feel wonderful and you will lose that weight. I think it is an excellent idea to have a personal trainer, because it helps a lot to have moral support and encouragement when you are changing your lifestyle.
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