Our expert says:
I am so sorry to hear about your health problems all of which together with the medications you have to take, can contribute to weight gain and also hamper weightloss. Because of the complexity of your gynaecological problems which are often associated with insulin resistance, plus the effect of the medications, I would recommend that you consult a registered 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). The dietitian will have to work out an individual slimming diet for you that takes all these factors into account, which is something I cannot do for you over the Internet. I hope you are still doing your 3 sessions per week at the gym, because exercise is one of the most powerful aids in controlling weight and also combatting the depression associated with your bipolar condition.
Once you have lost some weight, you may need to consult a plastic surgeon about your fat deposits in the upper arms and thighs to discuss treatments such as liposuction.
Holding thumbs that you will now start losing weight and get those problem areas sorted out.
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