Our expert says:
It is unfortunately true that it becomes increasingly difficult to lose weight as we get older. The underactive thyroid does also complicate matters. I am also not in favour of the high protein diets because they usually are also high in fat and saturated fat. If you can use a diet that contains more protein but make quite sure that all the proteins you eat are low-fat then you can use this type of diet. Have a good look at each item on your menu and then try to find a low-fat version. For example - full-cream milk - use fat-free milk; fried eggs - use boiled or poached eggs and only 4 per week; meat - use very lean cuts, pork or venison or ostrich and make quite sure that you do not add fat in the preparation; fish - concentrate on the low-fat varieties.
If this does not work then please consult a dietitian for a low-glycaemic index diet.
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