Our expert says:
I don't know if you are the same Reader called Allen who posted a VERY similar question just now??? If you have already been diagnosed with insulin resistance (IR) and metabolic syndrome then it is essential 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" 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’. You may have to change your exercise routine to aerobic exercises only until you have lost sufficient weight. Your present BMI = 32,8, which is very high even for a body builder. It would, therefore, be excellent if you can lose those 15 kg, but please get expert guidance from a registered dietitian who will guide you through adapting to eating a low-fat, low-GI diet.
It is such a shame that body builders do not start off under the care of a dietitian who specialises in sports nutrition because this would spare you the damage that you do to your body with inappropriate diets, supplements and steroids.
I sincerely hope that you will now manage to turn around the IR and also recover your health.
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