Our expert says:
Your BMI = 36,4 which is very, very high. I trust that you are under the care of a clinical dietitian for your type II diabetes? If not, PLEASE consult a dietitian ASAP (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 take your diabetes, hypothyroidism and other conditions such as overweight , into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). 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’. In cases where patients suffer from type II diabetes or insulin resistance the use of a low-fat, low-GI diet is essential to help control blood sugar and insulin levels and to reduce weight. However you need an individual diet prescription so see your dietitian.
The fact that you are doing regular aerobic exercise like aqua-exercises and tennis for 5 days a week is excellent -keep up the good work as this help you control your diabetes and also prevents additional weight gain.
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