Our expert says:
Thank you for your good wishes. I too would like to wish you a wonderful 2009. If you are not vegetarian then you can eat red meat, liver, poultry, fish, egg yolk, iron-fortified grains and breakfast cereals and dried fruit to boost your iron intake. First get your iron levels replenished before you start dieting strictly or doing strenuous exercise as you will feel too exhausted to sustain such exercise. It takes up to 3 months for depleted blood iron levels to return to normal, so continue with the supplements and eating iron-rich foods. When your iron levels are back to normal you can try using 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), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life).
Hope you soon feel better and more energised.
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