Our expert says:
I am sorry to hear that you have injured your knee and that this is affecting your life and psychological makeup. It is possible that although you are eating a healthy diet, the diet contains more energy than you require and thus does not promote weightloss. Because of the fact that you are on medications which could also cause weight gain, I would like to suggest that you 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). The dietitian will have to assess your present diet and its energy content and then make recommendations as to how you can reduce your energy intake to cause weightloss without compromising your nutrient intake. Does the knee injury prevent you from swimming? if not, do try and arrange to swim as much as possible (public pool or possibly at a friend's house?). Swimming is an aerobic exercise that helps to use up energy and also assists with improving mood swings.
When you see the dietitian ask her/him to assist you to also stop smoking as this will improve your general health a great deal.
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