Our expert says:
The diet and exercise routine you describe should certainly cause weightloss and you have already achieved a considerable reduction of 8,5 kg. The fact that you have reached a plateau for 2 months is strange and it may be caused by other factors which are not diet-related (e.g. use of any new medications, increase in stress, etc). I can only suggest that you have a medical checkup to see if you are perhaps insulin resistant and if so, start using a low glycaemic index (GI) diet. It is essential for anyone with insulin resistance (IR) 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 and other conditions such as overweight, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI.
Keep up the good work with the exercise because aerobic or cardio exercise is an important factor in the control of insulin resistance.
I do hope you lose those extra 5 kg and have a wonderful wedding day
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