Our expert says:
Your present BMI = 31,3 which is in the obese range. I think it may be a good idea for you to have a medical examination to find out if there is any underlying condition such as a hormone imbalance (thyroid, insulin and/or female hormones) that is causing your weight gain. I would also like to recommend that you consult a clinical dietitian (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), esp if the dr finds that you suffer from insulin resistance. 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. 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 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’. At this stage it may help if you do an exercise that helps with weightloss, but does not exhaust or discourage you, such as swimming. If you could swim every day this would help a great deal and this type of exercise would not put such a strain on your joints, etc. Otherwise consider cycling even on a static bike.
30 min a day of aerobic exercise will make a great difference.
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