Our expert says:
Your present BMI = 39,3, which is very, very high. I would recommend that you first aim to get out of the obese range by reducing your weight to 91 kg (BMI = 30) and then progress from there. However it will take a long time to lose 28 kg. I am not in favour of cutting out all carbohydrates, and would rather recommend that you 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). As you lose weight and get more mobile, start doing some regular exercise like going for a walk every day. You will be able to increase how far and fast you walk as you get fitter, so start off very gently. If you find that you are experiencing problems with your weightloss it may be an idea to ask your medical dr about the use of Xenical. Xenical stops you from absorbing fat from the foods you eat so this automatically lowers your energy intake (each gram of fat you don't eat, saves you 37 kJ!). You should use Xenical with a very-low-fat diet to get the best results. You could use the Xenical to get you started on the right track and then just stick to the low-fat diet and steadily increase how much and how long you exercise. If you need assistance with a very-low-fat diet it may also be a good idea to see a clinical 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).
Holding thumbs that you lose lots and lots of weight.
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