Our expert says:
Under normal circumstances athletes who train to lose fat need to do plenty of aerobic exercise (not working with weights). To sustain aerobic workouts like jogging, skipping and rowing for long periods, most athletes require a high carbohydrate intake to replenish their muscle and liver glycogen stores, which then act as a source of fuel for the aerobic exercise. In the case of an athlete with insulin resistance, one would advise the use of low-GI carbs to keep insulin and blood glucose levels steady. From what you say, your metabolism seems to be totally different (possibly due to all the body building you have done in the past esp if this entailed using certain supplements). I personally believe that you gain water and not fat when you eat low-GI carbs! But if you find that you cannot eat any carbs except fruit and vegetables, and do not have sufficient energy to sustain a strenuous aerobic exercise programme, then you will have to lose that weight over a longer period based on your lower energy levels. It is also important to keep in mind that it takes TIME to reduce your body fat% and weight and to switch your metabolism round from gaining mass to shedding it.
So persevere and train according to your energy capacity and you will lose that weight.
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