Our expert says:
There are many factors that could be contributing to your inability to lose weight. For example hormonal changes caused by your last pregnancy (ask your dr to check your thyroid, insulin and female hormones) or depression (the latter can cause pronounced weight gain or loss depending on the individual). If the latter is a possibility then please consult a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist so that you can obtain the correct treatment. If you have insulin resistance or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) then please consult a clinical dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. 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 IR, medications 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’. Now despite the fact that you don't like doing exercise, please keep in mind that regular daily aerobic exercise for at least 30 min per day can also help you to improve your insulin and glucose levels, so start doing an aerobic exercise like going for a briaks walk or joining Walk for Life.
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