I've been on a diet for a few months with the help of my doctor, I've only lost 3.5 kilos since March but thats because my doctor wants to control the loss so I don't drop the weight off too quickly and cause myself problems, a big problem I have is the medication I'm taking, Tramadol and Paracetamol for back pain, Naproxen for arthritis, Lisinopril and Bendroflumethiazide for blood pressure, Omeprazole for reflux and Capsaicin cream for knee pain, so yes, I'm falling to bits! I've been sticking to the food I've been told to eat and drink, brown bread, fish, pulses and beans, chicken, pasta, plenty of fruit and veg, you know the score, as well as keeping off the fatty stuff. I stocked up on fruit teas to drink hot or cold with ice, the ones with lemon and ginger taste the best to me, but regardless of what I eat or drink, I have hardly any energy, I'm only doing short rides at the moment, up to 20 miles, averaging 10mph and if I go 10 miles from home, I'm struggling to do the last 5 miles on the return leg. I have porridge with blueberries or banana before a ride and take a flapjack and an energy drink with me. My doctor bombshelled me today when she told me to keep off the fruit as it exaserbates the the effects of the arthritis I'm now at a loss as to what to eat and drink, it's doing my head in.