Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul
Welcome from sunny South Florida in the U.S! Kigali looks like a beautiful place, but then most of Africa is.
It takes a little time to learn about nutrition, but I would start here on Spark. Hover your mouse over Healthy Lifestyle, then select Nutrition. Find articles that talk about the parts of nutrition that you're not familar with. Spark also has a meal planner that tells you what to eat based on your calorie guidelines and food preferences.
There is a lot of information on Spark, and at first it can seem overwhelming. Just go through it slowly and you will find the tools, articles, and information that pertain to you.
Good luck on your weight loss goals!
"God gave you your body as a gift, so you should take care of it." - My Mom
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My name is Dee, I live and work in Kigali Rwanda ( central Africa) , I am 30 yrs old and a single mother to a beautiful 5yr old son ( Gisa). I joined sparkpeople this week and I must say it's one of the best things I have done to help me reach my weight loss goal, I am so excited to be here! the motivation and encouragement I get every day is just amazing, not to mention the assurance of knowing that out there someone truely understands what I am are going through. I have read different blogs that have really lifted me up, can't say how glad I am to have come across this awesome site!
My goal is to lose about 29kg by this time next year, I have started exercising, I do 3 to 4 1 hour sessions at the gym per week, and walk for about 2 hours once a week.
I have adjusted my diet to include more healthy options( vegies, fruits, etc). I am yet to develop a more concrete meal plan and i would apreciate some help on how to get started!
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