Our expert says:
Using starvation to try and lose weight is a particularly negative thing to do - it hampers weight loss after the initial loss of a few kg because your body switches off its weight loss systems in the face of perceived starvation; it can induce anorexia, something you should try and avoid at all costs; you will develop nutrient deficiencies and probably cause derangement of your normal metabolism. Please use 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), and increase your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). While you are on the ‘Weight loss' site, read about every aspect of slimming (starvation or very-low-energy diets, diet pills, slimming aids, psychological aspects, etc) by surfing on this site.
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