Our expert says:
Thank you for getting back to me with more details of your diet and your build. It would be good if you could reduce down to 60 kg as this would put your BMI back into the normal range at 25. Your diet is reasonable, but I would add 2 extra cups of fat-free milk and/or yoghurt to ensure that you ingest 1200 mg of calcium a day. Calcium is not only essential for many body functions, but has been shown to promote weight loss. If you find that you have still not lost any weight after 2 more weeks, I would recommend that you consult an Endocrinologist (medical dr who specialises in hormone imbalances) because your thyroid deficiency could be preventing weight loss or you may also suffer from insulin resistance. If you should suffer from insulin resistance then it is essential for you to 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. 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 right approach' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes'. When you see the Endocrinologist also discuss the use of Xenical with him/her as this product may assist you to start losing.
Keep up the good work with the exercise
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