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Dizziness, feeling faint, trying to lose weight. Why am I unable to lose weight?

i am a 48yrs old 5 1 and my weight 178. Today I had dizziness felt like a rush came over me like i was about to pass out, I am a vegeterian for 15yrs i have been trying to loose weight, however struggling to reach my goal still at the same weght 178. even if I exercise eat right it s not working for me. What am i doing wrong? worry about the dizziness
Asked On : Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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Dietitian & Nutritionist 's  Response
hi gigisaintil... sudden dizziness just once in a way, may or may not be an indication of a problem.. i still suggest you do you your blood checkups to be on a safer side like hemoglobin -which if low can cause dizziness, blood pressure, vitamin D and B12 low levels of which can cause weakness, vertigo test.. as far as your weight loss is concerned check your thyroid levels to rule out any obstacle.. start with brisk walks daily for 1 hour, small meals every 2-3 hours like nuts, salads, roasted dry snacks like unsalted peanuts etc as mid meals.. avoid milk and wheat as people do not lose weight due to these 2 ingredients.. have fruits for breakfast, salad with lunch and avoid carbs for dinner..have soups, salads, veggies/ grilled chicken/ steamed fish... drink 10-12 glasses water/ enough..
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Hello Sir,
Have you started heavy exercise and diet all of a sudden? If so, that may be the reason for your dizziness since there could be a significant change in the body's metabolism.
I suggest you not to go for a crash diet and do heavy exercise, rather have a slow and steady approach and then start increasing it gradually so that your body copes up.
For beginners, start by taking a slow 15 mins walk in the morning and over a week, increase both the duration and speed till you walk for 30 mins briskly (with sweating).
As for diet, avoid rice and milk products. That itself will give good results.

All the best.
Answered: Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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