Our expert says:
I have seen ads on TV for the Tony Ferguson Weightloss Programme and must point out that the idea of using a low-fat, low-glycaemic index (GI) diet has been used successfully in SA for many years. Click on 'DietnFood' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. 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 daily aerobic exercise (like the walking you do, which IS an excellent physical exercise) for about 30 min a day then you should lose weight. It is not necessary to buy the jellies and other products that are on sale at pharmacies as part of the Tony Ferguson diet. Despite the fact that your sugar levels were normal, PCOS is usually associated with insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome which is in turn linked to overweight and problems with losing weight. The low-fat, low-GI diet is usually recommended for patients with PCOS. I trust that your PCOS and thyroid problem are being treated by a specialist physician with the necessary medications? If not then it may be advisable to ask to be referred to a Gynaecologist or Endocrinologist.
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