Our expert says:
Dear Shy Girl
The diet you describe should lead to weightloss, so I think that if you have been following this diet for a month with no success, then it may be a good idea to have a medical examination to determine if you are not suffering from a hormonal imbalance (insulin, thyroid and/or female hormones). If you should suffer from a condition such as insulin resistance that hampers weightloss then I would recommend that you 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 low-fat 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’. 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 (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life).
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