Our expert says:
I would recommend that you use a low-fat, low-GI diet because you suffer from insulin resistance (IR), PCOS and have already experienced the lack of energy associated with using a low-carb diet. If you are going to go it alone with the low-fat, low-carb diet then here are some references that you can use: 1) Click on 'Diet’nFood' 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’. 2) You can contact The Glycemic Index Foundation of SA at: www.gifoundation.com to obtain more information, including books that explain the principles of the diet. If you combine this type of low-fat, low-GI diet with 30 min of daily aerobic exercise then you should start losing weight. If you suspect that the antidepressants you are on may be hampering your weightloss, please discuss this with the prescribing doctor because he/she may be able to adjust your dosage or prescribe a medication that does not cause weight gain or prevent weightloss. Doing regular exercise can also help for depression, so try to get as active as possible.
Holding thumbs that you will be able to lose weight with a sensible low-fat, low-GI diet and exercise.
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