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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is it bad that I lost 2 kilos in a week?

    I, along with my mum, have just recently decided to go all out healthy.

    I am still eating good sized portions of food, but I have avoided bread and pasta for a while.

    I'm not sure if I should be worried about the amount of weight I have dropped in such a short time.

    I am still going to the gym regularly but my friends say that it cant be that healthy.
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    Vangel Rizos

    HealthShare Member

    Hi,   2 kg per week or less, is fine as long as you are obese or over weight in your BMI. 

    What is the amount of times you go to the gym regularly ?  to exercise for weight loss, you must exercise every day ! with a full body workout,  or if you dont then  while dieting you will  lose muscle as well as fat.   Are you doing a full body work ?  or are you  just working your calfs  walking on the tredmill ?   

    Dont listen to friends,  they are not weight loss experts ( every one  thinks they are a
    weight loss expert, )  .

    I only help obese and over weight, lose weight. 

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    My research interests include immunology and the mechanisms of amyloid formation. The latter has implications for people who are dealing with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease … View Profile

    I am a bit concerned that you have avoided carbohydrates (“bread and pasta”) - carbohydates are part of a healthy diet.

    I suggest that you get in touch with an Accredited Practising Dietitian. APDs are professionals who can offer advice about healthy eating.

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    Carol Cole

    Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE), Diabetes Educator

    I provide consultations in my clinic for type1 and type 2 diabetes , pre pregnancy support ,also insulin pump maintenance and initiation of insulin pumps. … View Profile

    hi, i am a diabetes educator and i see a lot of my clients coming in with this issue of being over weight. I suggest to them that if you are exercising safely with a total body work out this will in time increase muscle and decrease body fat, then it has to be good for you. If you are decreasing your plate size at each meal as they are generally too large and you are including some carbs in each meal then your on the right track. If your lacking energy due to cutting out too many foods especially carbohydrates as they are your energy source foods then thats not the best approach. Its always best to get good advise from a dietican who can help tailor a program for you.

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