This is Dr. David
that is good you are loosing a pound a week.
go with dark chocolate with less sugar.
added sugar and high fructose corn syrup is the worse for you and adds on fat to your liver and increases your triglyceride levels and increases your risks for diabetes and heart disease. so no sodas and watch the added sugars in food.
work on adding weight training and lifting weights which can break down muscle and help grow muscle size and help you burn more calories.
you need to change up your workouts as well
the body can very easily adapt to the same workouts
do you snore at night time? snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea which can cause less energy.
at age 46, you could also be having declines of your estrogen levels which can cause less energy.
what has your most recent TSH levels been?
if your father had sleep apnea, you could have it as well.
loosing weight can help with sleep apnea
but you may benefit from a CPAP machine to help blow air into your lungs to help you sleep better.
you should keep exercising and change up your exercise routine.
the body gets tolerized to one type of exercise and it becomes less effective for you over time.
it takes me months of intense exercise and cross fit to loose a few pounds.
so you have to keep at it.
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