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Malcolm asked...

I have been diagnosed with Parkinsons.

Tags: Diet , Fitness , Nutrition

Im 67 years old been overweight all my life have been diagnosed with Parkinsons I really do need to lose weight. Have you any diet sheet that would help?

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The answer

When wanting to lose weight you need to reduce the amount of food you eat. This can be done by simply reducing the size of your meals (simply by putting half the amount of food on your plate) or by swapping the type of food you eat for something that contains less calories (salads and vegetables). It is usually advisable to combine this change of diet by increasing the amount of exercise you do, in order to burn even more calories. Exercise may not be possible if you have Parkinson’s disease but even an extra walk each day would help. Once you have reached your target weight, you can change your diet again to maintain that weight (and possibly eat a little bit more). If you would like to discuss your own diet in more detail your doctor can refer you to see a dietician.

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