Our expert says:
To tone up and lose flab you actually need to do physical exercise together with your diet, so ask Fitness Doc on this site for specific exercises. The fact that you are suffering from the munchies or cravings or low blood sugar, either indicates that you are hypoglycaemic or that your diet is too low in carbs and/or energy. It may be a good idea to ask your gp to send you for blood sugar and insulin tests to see if you suffer from low blood sugar or an insulin imbalance. If this should be the case, you would then need 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 hypoglycaemia 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. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’.
But also start doing daily exercises.
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