Our expert says:
I am sorry to hear that you are so down at the moment, but you can turn this situation around. Your present BMI = 35,7 which is in the obese category so it would be a good idea to lose weight. If you suffer from insulin resistance (IR) and possibly also PCOS, then it is essential for you to consult a clinical 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" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your IR, medications 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 (brisk walking, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life)every day for 30 or more minutes. Start at a level that you can manage and then increase how far, fast and long you walk as you start losing weight and get fitter.
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