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Geraldine Pinchard asked...

I suffer from ME/CFS and eat an extremely healthy diet.

Tags: diet , exercise

I suffer from ME/CFS and eat an extremely healthy diet (approved by a dietician), but can't exercise in the normal way. I can lose weight up to a certain point, then food alone doesn't seem to work anymore. Is there anything more I can do to lose another couple of stone? I am still classified as obese.

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The answer

It is great that you have your diet under control. Walking is a good activity for people who suffer with ME / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and using a pedometer that measures the number of steps you are taking is a great way to encourage you to take more steps than you would in your normal daily routine. Choose four days of the week to wear it and you will be amazed as to how many steps we normally do during the day − the average is 2,000, so why not aim for 3,000? Make a note at the end of the day of how many steps you’d like to do, then always aim to achieve this.

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