Our expert says:
Dear Leigh Anne
The diet you describe is a variation of the Atkins diet which is high-protein, low-carbohydrate. It is not really well balanced because for example, it does not include 3 servings of fat-free yoghurt or milk to supply you with the 1200 mg of calcium you require as an adult woman to prevent brittle bones. The low carb content will also tend to hamper your energy levels, so that you may feel tired and not be able to exercise. If you need to lose 30 kg, I would recommend that you rather consult a clinical dietitian (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), to obtain a more balanced, slimming diet that will provide you with enough energy to do exercise. Combine the diet the dietitian will work out for you with exercise like going for walks. Start slowly for 30 min a day and then increase how fast and far you walk as you get fitter and lose weight.
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