Our expert says:
With an ideal BMI of 21.6 you do NOT have to lose more weight or do more exercise. The idea that you are "fat" is all in your head as mentioned in my DietDoc Topic about the models and weightloss this week. If you find that you are constantly obsessing about your weight and engage in behaviour that borders on fanatic dieting or exercise, feeling guilty about eating, etc, then you could well be a step away from anorexia. Please go for professional help if these feelings increase or take over your life. 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 be able to assess your condition and refer you if necessary to other health team members for support. If you are in Gauteng then it may help to contact Tara Hospital as they have an Eating Disorder clinic (phone (011) 783-2010. In Cape Town and environs you can contact the Kenilworth Clinic (021) 797-1400 and in KwaZulu Natal there is Riverview Manor (033) 701-1911, or contact them on: www.riverviewmanor.co.za
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