Rediscovering My Diagnosis Of Insulin Resistance

I was diagnosed, by a gynaecologist, with insulin resistance about 6 years ago. I had no idea what that meant.

He told me it was the reason for my ammenoria (the reason for my consultation) and that I had to lose weight, and that was that.

I did some research and found out about the low GI diet, which I tried but I didn't see any change.

Then I dropped the diet and started hitting the gym, with no change. Looking back I can see that my first failure was trying to lose weight through just one approach, rather than combining the two.

My weight has fluctuated constantly over the past fifteen years, and I am currently sitting at 100 kgs! I have been focussing on trying to lose weight since mid-January and managed to lose three kgs but am now in stasis again. It really is getting me down. That's why I decided to relook at the root cause : IR and how to combat this.

I am hoping that by maintaining my current programme (exercise, improved digestion, water intake and calorie control) as well as trying to control the IR, I can break through the plateau and start losing again.

My 30th birthday is in July. I worked out that if I lost just 1kg a week, I could be close to my goal weight by then (at the time it was 27 weeks = 27kgs!).

Today's research has uncovered the following helpful information regarding IR:

Increasing your intake of Magnesium (and Calcium to absorb the Magnesium) you increase insulin sensitivity (good!)

Chromium is suggested to have the same effect, as are Omega 3's.

Also recommended are: Vits B6 & 12, Vit D, and Iron

SInce all of these are good to have in your diet anyway, I am going to get myself a good few supplements as well as adjust my diet to include more of the food groups which contain these.

I now feel better equipped to tackle this, and hope to be updating next week with a further kg lost!

If you're in a similar boat, I hope this helps you in some way. If not, I'd love to hear your tips.

Heavy29 Heavy29
26-30, F
Feb 19, 2010