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09 Feb 2004

Insulin Resiliance
How do I know if I have insulin resiliance? I have been on Weigh-Less very strictly for weeks and have still not lost a thing, Ive heard that insulin resiliance could be the cause, is this true?
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Sash
Insulin resistance could be one of the reasons why you are not losing weight although the Weighless diet is based on a low-fat, high-fibre regimen. To see if you have insulin resistance you need to ask your medical dr to send you for tests. If this should be the case, then you may need to take medication and eat a diet based on foods with a low glycaemic index. I would strongly urge you to consult a clinical dietitian if you do have insulin resistance (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 help you by working out a specific diet which takes your insulin resistance and overweight into account. Also remember that for weight loss and insulin resistance, regular exercise is very beneficial - join Walk for Life or a good gym.
Best regards
DietDoc
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