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    Is there a safe exercise-free weight loss diet for people with ME?

    When I first became ill I was around 11.5 stone, but thanks to inactivity my weight has crept up to almost 14 stone over the years (I am a middle aged male of average height). I need to stop gaining weight, and reverse the gains to bring myself back to a healthy weight. However, I am mostly...