Our expert says:
I am glad that you are now 100% set on turning your life around by losing weight, eating correctly and doing regular exercise. Well done! To answer your questions: 1) I reckon you can have the coffee with a bit of 1% milk, but try and wean yourself of the sugar as each teaspoon contributes 81 kJ to your energy intake (2x teaspoon = 162 kJ). 2) It is difficult to judge if you have insulin resistance (IR) or not, because of the conflicting diagnoses that you have had. However, many patients find that they lose weight more successfully when they use a low-fat, low-GI diet, so please do see a registered dietitian if you find that you have problems with applying this diet (it is not as easy to apply as patients think and you may benefit from some assistance until you are 100% acquainted with the diet). 3) If you were losing weight successfully with your diet and exercise, there is no need to take Duromine unless you cannot control your appetite? So do try with diet and exercise on their own and avoid taking appetite suppressants if you don't need them.
I will hold thumbs that after so many years of being in denial you will now steadily lose weight and get fit.
Keep up the good work
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