Our expert says:
Your present BMI = 32,4 which is in the obese category, thus is would be beneficial if you could lose weight. However because of the fact that you are HIV+, I cannot recommend any of the standard weight loss diets. For your own sake Please consult 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). The dietitian will have to work out a diet for you that a) helps you to lose weight, b) boosts your immune system and c) does not interfere with your ARVs. This is not something I can do for you over the Internet. The diet you describe is not beneficial for your condition and may be contributing to your weight gain. On the other hand, ARVs can also cause weight gain and the so-called metabolic syndrome, which all needs to be addressed in detail by the dietitian.
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