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I lead a healthy diet but have belly fat and my cholesterol goes up and down. I eat 5 times a day, with porridge for brekkie, fruit mid morning and afternoon. Then either salad for lunch or evening meal with a cooked meal for the other one. I keep carbs and fat to a minimum, what am i doing wrong?

Answered Monday 25 February 2013

Hi Lindsey, Sometimes when the best diet is not working you need to look at metabolic conditions that may be compromising your ability to lose weight. Hormonal issues such as PCOS, menopause and endometriosis can alter your metabolism. Insulin resistance is extremely common and causes your body to enter "storage" pause so no matter what you eat and how you exercise, the calories get stored. Ask your GP to screen you for any of these imbalances as once addressed your weight should normalise

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