Weight-loss 'woes'

Interesting side-effects to losing 15 kilos.

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March 10, 2011 16:54
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Weight loss 'woes'

Rx for readers. (photo credit: John Sherlock/Philadelphia Daily News/MCT)

I am a 40-year-old woman who a year ago weighed 83 kilos. Since then, I have lost 15 kilos with exercise and a changed, more nutritious diet. I feel great. But I notice that since losing the excess weight, I feel less hungry than I used to, and if I eat a heavy meal, I feel stomach pains for an hour or so as if I underwent stomachrestricting surgery. Is this a normal thing that happens after losing a significant amount of weight? – B.P., Ra’anana

Prof. Elliot Berry, a veteran expert in clinical nutrition at the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem, director of the department of human nutrition and metabolism at the Hebrew University- Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine and a Health Ministry adviser on nutrition, replies:

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