Our expert says:
Congratulation for losing those 14 kg and 20 cm - you are a ***star***. I do agree that the postponement of your wedding, is probably the reason why you are slacking off. Keep in mind that you are the only person on earth who can motivate yourself to lose those last 12 kg. If you have a whole year to lose the 12 kg, you can do this gradually at the rate of 0,5 kg per week, thus 2 kg per month, and 6 months to lose the 12 kg. The changes in hormone levels can influence the serotonin levels in the brain and cause cravings for carbohydrates. To counteract this, you need to be particularly careful during menstruation not to eat too little and to include a low glycaemic index (GI) food at each meal to prevent the cravings. Click on 'Diet’nFood' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Also visit the Website of the GI Foundation at: www.gifoundation.com to obtain more information about low-fat, low-GI diets. I would also recommend that you start doing exercise as part of your weightloss regimen. Studies have shown that people who exercise when trying to lose weight, stick to their diets more effectively, than individuals who do not exercise. You can try cardio exercises like skipping, jogging, cycling, swimming, or brisk walking. Do at least 30 min of exercise a day. This will not only improve your motivation and weightloss, but also firm you up all round.
Wishing you all the best for your wedding next year
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