Our expert says:
I understand that you must be frustrated that you have gained so much weight. Those fertility drugs and most female hormone treatments can cause weight gain in women. It is a pleasure to answer your questions.
1. You can eat any bread that is made of unsifted or wholewheat or rye flour, so the Slim Slice brown bread is fine.
2. This diet is not based on restricting kilojoules alone, but also on the principle that individuals who eat large quantities of unrefined carbohydrates and little fat, start losing weight spontaneously. Generally speaking slimming diets like this one contain 6300 to 7100 kJ (don't try to cut down more, as this prompts the body sto stop losing weight in the light of perceived starvation)
3 Your present BMI = 25 (which is still in the normal range of 18-25). To achieve your ideal BMI of 22, you should weigh 61 kg, but first try losing 5 kg and the progress to greater weight loss.
4 Experts agree that 30 min of brisk walking a day is fine for health and weight loss
5 Yes, the thinly sliced ham is fine
Good luck with your sensible approach to weight loss and also with falling pregnant
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