Posted by: Yolandie | 2008/01/08

will I lose weight

Dear doc,

I have about 25 kilo's to lose - and was wondering if the following diet will help me lose weight. I am 35 years old, female, and 1.64m - My BMI is about 30. I don't want my body to go into starvation mode, and want to lose about 1kg per week.

60grams all bran flakes/ or 200g cooked oats
150ml milk
medium fruit

low fat joghurt 175ml


2 slices brown bread
slice of ham
1 packet cup a soup
salad and low fat dressing


150g haddock fish
200g veggies
100g potato/ or 100g rice / 100g pasta
margarine for frying fish


Thank you very much

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Dear Yolandie
You will probably lose weight on this diet, but I would add another 1-2 cups of fat-free milk or 1 cup of cottage cheese to ensure that you obtain sufficient calcium (1000 mg per day) for the requirements of an adult woman. You may find it useful to check out the slimming diets on this Website (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet' and then on 'Slimming Diet') and compare them to what you are proposing to eat. I would also not use fried fish, but rather prepare the fish by poaching or steaming or grilling to reduce fat intake. Keep in mind that by adding daily aerobic exercise to your diet, you will make better progress. Try running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life and exercise for at least 30 min a day.
Best regards

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Posted by: mr healthy | 2008/01/09

Very difficult to comment whether you will lose weight on this regimen cause it depends on how much exercise you will be doing.
From the amount of carbs you will be eating you will have to do quite a bit of exercise

Your emphasis should be on getting healthy and not on losing weight
Your choice of foods is horrific
Cup a soup!!! (MSG etc...)
Low fat yoghurt (pimaricin, sugar)
MARGARINE( hydrogenated oils = high cholesterol)!!!
Brown bread (contains preservatives and increases blood sugar levels more than sugar)

You should be concentrating on good quality fats and oils - canola and olive oil

The secret to good health and losing weight is to keeping your blood sugar levels as constant as possible and avoiding foods that will increase insulin levels

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