Our expert says:
I am so sorry to hear about all the traumatic events in your life. It is understandable to that you may be experiencing problems with weight because all these negative factors may be making you depressed. If this should be the case, then please do go for help to a clinical psychologist because depression is one of the major causes of weight gain (or ironically also weight loss depending on the individual). I also suspect that you are not as active as you may have been when working. I would like to suggest that you first have a medical checkup to see if you have any hormonal problems (thyroid, insulin or female hormones - anyone of these could be causing the weight gain) and also discuss the possible depression with your dr. If you are given a clean bill of health, then try the X-diet and continue doing as much exercise as possible. The X-diet is based on reducing the amount of fat you eat (fat provides 37 kJ per gram) and increasing the amount of carbs you eat (carbs only provide 17 kJ per gram - quite a difference - and if they contain lots of dietary fibre then the energy content is even lower) and you can obtain good results with this diet.
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