Our expert says:
I wonder if your inability to lose weight despite the fact that you are using a very-low-calorie diet and are doing a reasonable amount of exercise is not due to underlying depression. Depression can cause serious weight gain or weightloss depending on the individual patient, so if this could be a factor then please see your gp for treatment. In the meanwhile stick to your low-fat, low-GI diet (even increasing your energy intake to at least 1500 kcal per day - starvation diets can have a rebound effect and your body may have turned off its weightloss mechanisms in the face of 'perceived' starvation) and try to do 30 min of exercise a day. Buy a skipping rope and skip on the days when you can't got to gym. This is 'me" time and you should be able to fit it in despite tight schedules (you can even skip 10 min x 3 a day if you are very busy). The exercise is important to stimulate your metabolism and also counteract insulin resistance. If the dr did not test for insulin resistance then it may be a good idea to ask him/her to check this for you too.
I do hope you will now start losing those 10 kg.
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