Our expert says:
Your present BMI = 25,7 which is just above the upper level of the normal range (18-25). It would be good to lose about 5 kg so that you would be back in the normal range. Unfortunately some women do gain weight when they use female hormone therapy like contraceptives. It may be a good idea to discuss the use of other types of contraception with your gynae. Cutting out carbs is not really going to assist weight loss because carbs on their own have a low energy content of only 16 kJ per gram. Fats on the other hand provide 37 kJ per gram - thus cutting down on fat intake will cause more weightloss. Reduce your energy intake by eating 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). Keep up the exercise, but concentrate on doing cardio exercise like running, jogging, skipping, swimming, cycling, etc because helps to stimulate your metabolism. While you are on the ‘Weight loss’ site, read about every aspect of slimming (Diet pills, slimming aids, psychological aspects, etc) by surfing on this site.
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