Our expert says:
I can imagine that you must be so disappointed. The problem is that body weight can vary a great deal from day to day and even from the morning to the night of the same day. Fluctuations of up to 3 kg per day are quite common, particularly in women because of variations in female hormone levels. The female hormones can affect how your body retains or excretes water and each ml of water weighs about 1g. Other hormones including cortisol, a stress hormone, can also affect water retention and body weight. If you have not yet had your hormones tested, please consider having them done at a path lab. Your doctor can arrange for you to have the necessary tests for check the female hormone, thyroid, and insulin. If one or more of these hormones are malfunctioning, this could account for your problem. The dr will provide the necessary treatment and if you have insulin resistance or polycystic ovary syndrome you should also use a low-fat, low-GI diet. Click on 'Diet & Nutrition' 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’.
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