First of all congratulations on your 20kg weight loss with Weight Watchers, that's an acheivement in itself. I would suggest you go and see your doctor first before commencing iron supplementation. Many people tend to over-supplement with iron which can lead to toxic effects on the liver and can cause digestive issues such as abdominal cramping and constipation.
I am curious as to your comment “I have slowed down instead of improving”. I would like to know more detail about your diet before making any recommendations. In the meantime, I would suggest that you include iron rich foods in your diet such as the following:
- lean red meat 3-4 x a week
- whole-grain cereals fortified with iron
- vegetables such as spinach, kale, and other green leafy vegetables (consume with a source of vitamin C to enhance iron absorption)
- nuts and seeds
- dried fruits
Another thing to consider is that your diet may not be suitable to your level of exercise. As exercise intensity increases so too does our bodies reliance on carbohydrates to provide the necessary fuel for our muscles to function. You may need to increase your carbohydrate intake a little to support your exercise regime. For more detailed and tailored advice, I would recommend you seek the advice of an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). You can find an APD at www.daa.asn.au. I hope this helps and good luck :)
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