Our expert says:
Are you really overweight and does your BMI exceed 25? If not, your body will resist weightloss so forcing yourself to lose weight may not be a good idea, esp if you try something drastic like semi-starvation. I don't know if you are overweight or not, but if you are then you need to lower your energy intake (even if you eat only healthy food your energy intake may exceed the 6300 kJ recommended for weightloss in adult women) and increase your energy expenditure by doing daily exercise. The problem with drastic weightloss diets is that they can have a negative effect on your metabolism and do more harm than good. Check your food intake against one of the slimming diets on this Website such as the 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), and increase your energy output by doing regular exercise for 30 min a day (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life).
If you are not overweight, then just apply the exercise and firm up your body and get super fit.
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