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30 Jul 2007

insulin resistance
Is there hope for us to lose weight? I am 6kg overweight and I have severe insulin resistance. And how much is 45g of carbohydrate?
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Talita
Yes, there is indeed hope for patients with insulin resistance (IR) to lose weight. It is essential for anyone with IR or diabetes to consult a clinical dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your IR and other conditions such as overweight, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right approach' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes'. Daily aerobic exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life), is also essential because such exercise promotes weight loss and also controls blood glucose and insulin levels. I am not sure what you mean by 45 g of carbs?? You can weigh out flour or pasta or rice to see how much 45 g of carbs is.
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DietDoc
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