i have been trying to lose weight so badly for 3 weeks now! i have tried not eating too many carbs and sugar, and eating more protein with my meals. i am 49 and starting to have menopausal symptoms "hot flushes" in my face several times a day. i think i am insulin resistant as no matter what i do, i dont seem to lose weight - i am 1.65m and weight 89kg, and my weight has been like a yo-yo for the last 4 years. i am at my desk most of the day, and dont do any excercise - i know i should but have so many things to do when i get home that i am so tired to even think of exercise! i went for blood tests and they found my cortisol hormone (7) was too high, but i manage to control my stress now. can you please give me some idea of what to eat, as i am so confused, reading high protein diet is great (tim nokes diet) and then the low gi is the right one, then the mediteranian one is the best! help me please, i would love to be 70kg by my 50th birthday!
i would love you to help me with a good balanced diet, and maybe advise as to if i need any other supplements.
breakfast usually is muesli with youghurt; or 2 boiled eggs.
at around ten i snack on a granola bar or energy bar or a raw carrot.
lunch is "biltong" "jerky as the americans would call it, or baked beans and and 4 brown rice cakes;
dinner is bangers + mash + peas; or fish, rice and salad;
or meatballs / rice + salad/veg
and around 8.00pm a treat (either a oats crunchie or matsos
with marmite and cheese or provitas. and an orange.
i dont eat bananas as they cause flatulence
i dont drink soda cooldrinks - only weight watchers slimsy orange.
what am i doing wrong, why cant i lose weight.
Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.
A high cortisol level can be due to adrenal insufficiency Consider seeing an endocrinologist who will test you for this.
In addition, be sure you have your thyroid tested.
Unfortunately for most women near menopause, weight loss is hard, since metabolism slows. Often caloric intake must be about 1200 cal per day for weight loss to occur.
A mediterranean diet is both healthy and effective for weight loss.
But portion control is key. check out the WebMD program. It allows you to record all your caloric intake for the day.
You must measure everything.
You could also check out the book Eat Sleep Move. It helps you understand how other factors in your life impact weight loss I hope this gives you a start.