Our expert says:
Doing exercise is always beneficial, but I am not sure that the intensity of the exercise you do at Curves will have much of an effect on your weight. To promote weightloss you need to do aerobic exercise like cycling, skipping, brisk walking, etc, and for at least 30 min a day to make a difference. The advantage of aerobic exercise is that it also helps with controlling your insulin levels and releases endorphins that lift your mood. I am a bit puzzled about your diet because patients with insulin resistance should eat a low-fat, low-glycaemic index (GI) diet that should still contain low-GI carbs. I suspect that your cravings for chocolates and other sweets may be due to insufficient low-GI carbs in your diet. Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. I think you should try the low-fat, low-GI diet, so do contact the The Glycemic Index Foundation of SA at: www.gifoundation.com and ask if they have a diet you can use.
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