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Posted by: Cherryl | 2012-03-26

WEIGHT

Good day
I am on a very healty eating plan, weight loss is very slow and every week o.2 or 0.4, one week remained the same.
Last week when i measured centimeters i had increased by 2cm, however the scale showed a slight drop in weight and wearing my trousers is comfortable and not tight.

Why does this happen, i''m sure it''s menopausal, do i go to my GP for hormone and thyroid tests?

Can something be done> ?

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Dear Cheryl
If you are eating a healthy low-fat and energy-reduced diet, and possibly also doing some form of exercise, then you could expect to lose between 0,5 and 1 kg per week. If you are menopausal then it may be a good idea to have a medical checkup to have your female hormones, thyroid and insulin and glucose checked to see if you are in the true menopause or if you are suffering from hypothyroidism or insulin resistance. If you do have insulin resistance then a low-glycaemic index (GI) low-fat diet is recommended to promote weightloss and help to normalise your blood glucose and insulin levels. 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’. Regular daily aerobic exercise for at least 30 min per day can also help you to improve weightloss and your insulin and glucose levels, so start doing an aerobic exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life).
Best regards
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2012-03-26

Dear Cheryl
If you are eating a healthy low-fat and energy-reduced diet, and possibly also doing some form of exercise, then you could expect to lose between 0,5 and 1 kg per week. If you are menopausal then it may be a good idea to have a medical checkup to have your female hormones, thyroid and insulin and glucose checked to see if you are in the true menopause or if you are suffering from hypothyroidism or insulin resistance. If you do have insulin resistance then a low-glycaemic index (GI) low-fat diet is recommended to promote weightloss and help to normalise your blood glucose and insulin levels. 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’. Regular daily aerobic exercise for at least 30 min per day can also help you to improve weightloss and your insulin and glucose levels, so start doing an aerobic exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life).
Best regards
DietDoc

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