Our expert says:
If you have been on the diet you describe and have done such excellent exercise 5 days a week and have not lost any weight, then I would recommend that you consult an Endocrinologist (a dr who specialises in hormone imbalances (e.g. insulin thyroid, etc) to see if there is an underlying physiological problem that is hampering your weightloss. If you should suffer from insulin resistance then please also consult 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 insulin resistance 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’.
Keep up the good work with the exercise as this is probably keeping you from gaining even more weight.
I hope you can pinpoint why you are struggling to lose weight
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