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23 Nov 2004

Can't start losing weight
Dear Doc
I just don’t seem to be able to start losing weight without totally shocking my body by not eating for 1 whole day. I know this is completely unhealthy but it seems to be the only thing that works. My grandma struggled with the same problem. After being diagnosed with a serious heart problem the doctors put her on a very strict diet under supervision for a total of two weeks and couldn’t get her to lose anything. After this one day of no food and only water I basically have to starve myself to keep on losing weight. The problem is, I suffer from low blood pressure and after 2 days I’m to week to even get out of bed. I did follow the Max Planck diet once and I did lose some weight but after a week I had to stop because I started fainting. Do you have any suggestions for me? Please help!
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear El
I would suggest that you have a medical checkup to see if you are not perhaps suffering from insulin resistance. If this should be the case, then I would strongly urge you to consult a clinical dietitian (check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to sscharf@nhcltd.com or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area). The dietitian will assist you with a slimming diet that is based on foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). Also read the articles on the glycaemic index (GI) and click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes' (which is similar to insulin resistance) to obtain more information.
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DietDoc
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