Our expert says:
I would firstly advise you to seek a second medical opinion about using Ciplatrim at this stage, because it is evident that you are not getting much support at present. Yes it is important to lose those 30 kg, to reduce your energy intake and to boost your energy output, BUT Rome was not built in a day either and anyone suffering from asthma cannot go from being totally inactive to running the Comrades! This would be most risky. For your own sake please also consult a clinical dietitian (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), because I deduce that you suffer from insulin resistance (IR) if you are taking Glucophage. Now patients with IR MUST see a dietitian for a low-fat, low-glycaemic index (GI) diet. Eating those minimal quantities of food suggested, will cause problems with your blood sugar control. You need to eat low-fat foods with a low GI in sufficient quantities to sustain your blood sugar levels - this is where it is so valuable to see a dietitian. Your approach to exercise is the correct one, so stick to your guns!
Please see a dietitian so that you can start using the correct diet for your IR which will also help with the weightloss.
Wishing you all the best
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