Our expert says:
Thank you I am well, just a bit tired at the moment. You do seem to have a problem. Your present BMI = 29 which is above the normal range (18-25), but as I presume that you are a strength athlete the best indication of the fact that you do have some fat that is hampering your progress, is the 16% BF. According to Prof Tim Noakes in his book 'Lore of Running' the average BF for adult men who are not elite athletes is 14%. Did you have your insulin levels checked when the blood tests were done? if not, this may well give us a clue why you are not losing weight or body fat despite your strenuous workouts. If you do tend towards insulin resistance then this could explain why eating carbs, even high-fibre carbs does not work for you. You would need to use low glycaemic index (GI) carbs and a low fat, moderate protein diet to achieve weightloss. Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. I would also suggest that you try increasing your aerobic exercise for a while until you have decreased your body fat%.
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