Our expert says:
I would suggest that you have a medical checkup as a first step to determine if there are any underlying problems (e.g. low thyroid function, raised insulin levels, etc). If you are given a clean bill of health then you can try a balanced, low-fat, high-fibre slimming diet (click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'Slimming Diet' for a copy) and start doing exercise on a regular basis (join Walk for Life or a good gym), because to lose weight you need to reduce your energy intake and increase your energy expenditure. Fad diets do not work in the long run and can cause a variety of problems.
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