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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Unable to lose weight. I am a 41yr old female

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    My diet was not terrible before, but for the past 4 weeks I have been very strict and have lost 0kg. I would like to lose 30kg. I cut out the following things from my diet: dairy milk, sugar, coffee, bread, alcohol, pasta, rice, sauce, cheese (except parmesan), chocolate and anything in a packet. I am essentially eating breast chicken, green vegetables, tomatoes, cauliflower, eggs, olive oil, coconut oil, almonds, almond milk unsweetened organic for smoothies frozen banana, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries maybe 4-5 times per week, and gluten free dark rye sourdough which I only eat with scrambled eggs or smashed avocado. Drinking 1-2L water per day. I am not an overeater and I do not generally snack. I'm lost, anyone else with as much weight to lose would have lost maybe 3kg in 4 weeks having cut so much from the diet, I didn't even have water weight loss. I've had blood tests and everything is 'normal'. Except for low Vit D, which I am now supplementing. What could cause this inability to lose weight? Parasites? Nervous System?
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    This is something that I have heard of before so you're not alone! There was this one particular client of mine who had a similar problem. She tried every diet imaginable and was unable to shake off the weight. She even saw clinical professionals but nothing worked. When she came to me and explained her situation, I asked her to get a test for insulin resistance. The blood work come back that she was developing insulin resistance. To put it simply, insulin ressitance can make weight loss very difficult. I can see that you've had blood tests, did you get one for insulin resistance? 

  • Joanne Foster

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    Fasting blood glucose was 5.0, within normal range.

    im also now eating the recommended insulin resistance diet, and not losing weight.

    so I'm not sure that insulin resistance is the issue.

    thanks for your feedback.

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    Evelyn Vo


    I am a Nutritionist that operates in 2 locations: Melbourne CBD (Wednesdays and Fridays) and Heidelberg (on Saturday mornings). I do not believe in the … View Profile

    Hi, thanks for your response. There are other areas that may need to be looked at beyond food intake (e.g. sleep patterns, stress levels...). Have you seen a Nutritionist? We'll be able to have a more detailed look into your situation and develop a plan that suits you. Also, just be careful when cutting foods out of your diet, such as dairy, unless absolutely necessary because you don't want to deprive your body of important nutrients.


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