Our expert says:
It is possible that the diet you are using contains too few carbohydrates (?) and protein to sustain you if you are doing intensive exercise. Carbs are our best source of fuel for exercise and as they have a low energy content (16 kJ/gram) you need to ensure that you have some carbs with each meal. Adding low-fat protein like low-fat yoghurt and cottage cheese or very lean meat or fish or a boiled egg, will also counteract the hunger pangs and keep your blood sugar more constant. Because fat has such a high energy content (37 kJ/gram) keep on using only small quantities. Check out the 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) on this Website as an example of what you can eat. When you are close to your goal weight, weightloss does tend to slow down. You can try doing more cardio exercise than working with weights so that you burn more energy to stimulate weightloss again.
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