Our expert says:
Your present BMI = 28,6 which is above the normal range (18-25). To get back into the normal range with a BMI of 24 you would need to weigh 64 kg (thus a loss of 13 kg). Both the use of female hormone for HRT and repeated weightloss followed by regain of lost weight, make losing weight more difficult. It is possible that you suffer from insulin resistance which would also contribute to an inability to lose weight. It may be a good idea to have your insulin, blood sugar and thyroid tested by your medical dr. If you do suffer from inulin resistance (IR) then it is essential for you to consult a registered dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" in the middle of the main page of the Website, to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your IR, medications like he HRT and other conditions such as overweight, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on low-fat foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’. Regular daily aerobic exercise for at least 30 min per day can also help you to improve your insulin and glucose levels, so start doing an aerobic exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) every day.
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