Our expert says:
Just reducing some of the food you eat, will only cause weightloss if your total daily energy intake is less than your total daily energy requirement. The changes you have made to your diet are positive, but you need to cut out all sweetened cold drinks and large quantities of fruit juice, because liquid sugar has been found to cause more weight gain than eating solid sugar (don't eat lots of solid sugar either). To lose weight you need to basically change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'DietnFood' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increase your energy output by doing regular exercise for 30 min a day (brisk walking, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life).
You do need to weigh yourself once a week to see if you are losing weight, so be brave and step on that scale. Keep a record of your weightloss to encourage you to stick to your diet and exercise.
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