Our expert says:
If you need to lose weight in general, then you need to consult your registered dietitian who is assisting you with your diabetic diet, so that she/he can adjust your food intake to ensure weightloss. If you have not yet consulted a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), then please do so ASAP because it is essential for all diabetics to have an individual diet prescription worked out for them. Also try to increase your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) for at least 30 min a day, but first check with the medical dr who is treating your diabetes as to what type of exercise you are allowed to do. Targeted exercises like situps will help your tummy muscles to tighten up if you do them every day. This can be a long process, so give it time.
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