Our expert says:
I am so glad that the low-GI diet is having such a good effect on your health and weightloss. I will be pleased to hear from you because I so seldom receive feedback from my Readers and I often wonder how they are doing. However, I am going to take a 10 day break, but will be back by the 28th, so do please let me know how things are going. Now to answer your questions: Body weight can vary by up to 3 kg on a daily basis particularly in women as a result of hormone fluctuations, esp before, during and just after menstruation. This is usually due to water retention and will return to normal after the hormones have stabilised again. Secondly men do have a great advantage when it comes to weightloss because of their higher testosterone levels. Testosterone is a so-called “anabolic steroid” that promotes weightloss. Then their basic metabolic rate is also higher than in women, so they naturally burn more kJ than we do! Not fair, but a fact of life alas. Just maintain your programme and don't compare your weightloss with the men in your family, otherwise you will get frustrated!
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