Our expert says:
Seeing that you present BMI = 20,4 which is below the ideal of 22 (you would have to weigh 61 kg), I would strongly advise you NOT to try and lose any additional weight. You are exhibiting all the symptoms of an eating disorder again - unrealistic assessment of your weight which is already low, obsession to lose more weight, depression, loss of control, use of a badly deficient diet bordering on starvation, etc. Please go for some professional help before you develop full-blown bulimia again. You owe it to your baby and yourself to stop this spiral before it is too late. Please consult a clinical dietitian and a clinical psychologist. Clinical psychologists are listed in the Yellow Pages under 'Psychologists' or you can ask your gp to refer you. He/she will help you to work out what underlying psychological problems are driving you to self-destruct and to learn most positive ways of dealing with these problems. You should also consult a clinical dietitian to assist you to get back to eating normally again. Check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to email@example.com or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area. 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.
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