Posted by: Anonymous gal | 2009-08-31

men vs women and obesity

I am so frustrated- my husband and I , both 60, are equally, or less active, I should say! I do some housework and gardening- he walks around his factory.
He consumes vast amounts of alcohol, red meats, animal fats, etc
I follow a low GI diet and tend towards vegetarianism, although I do still consume flesh and dairy. I drink no alcohol at all.
We are both really short and both weigh 80kg. Or at least we did, until he started only cutting out second helpings. I constantly work at eating in moderation- I eat 4 small meals a day and am often hungry.
He has lost 5kg in a month since he started cutting out seconds.. I sometimes lose 2kg in a month then put it straight back on.
Besides this I am full of aches and pains, muscular and joint, as well as suffering from hot flushes, fatigue (I need easily 10 hours sleep a night), chronic non-specific allergic sinusitis.
It just isn' t fair. I should be the healthier one. What goes on?

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Dear Anonymous gal
It is unfair, especially if you try so hard! Please have your fasting sugar and insulin as well as your thyroid hormone levels tested - you may have a bit of insulin resistance causing the chronic hunger and preventing weight loss
Dr Bets

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