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15 Jul 2005

re: sudden weight gain
I have recently put on 7kg in 3 months. I suffer from polycystic ovarian disease. i have beeng watching what i eat and dont understand how i am putting on all this weight so quickly.
pls help!

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Desperate
This rapid weight gain is probably due to insulin resistance which is often associated with PCOS. It is essential for anyone with insulin resistance to consult a clinical dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your insulin resistance, PCOS 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'. Get more active, e.g. start going for brisk walks for about 30 min every day, or join Walk for Life or a good gym as regular, aerobic exercise helps to control weight and insulin resistance.
Best regards
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