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Overweight, hypothyroid. Symptoms of insulin resistance. No weight loss from metformin tablets. Guide

I am hypothyroid patient weighs 101 kgs. I have symptoms of insulin resistance whereas my blood sugar is little lower than normal range. I have been suggested by my endocrinologist to take 500mg metformin twice a day after breakfast & dinner. After intoduction of metformin tablet also, I am not able to reduce weight. I go for walikng 30minutes for atleast 5 days. Please guide.
Asked On : Thu, 2 May 2013
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Homeopath 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
Well to tackle problem of hypothyrodism and insulin resistance you have to do some lifestyle modifications like;
1)eat small meal every 2 hourly instead of big meal with long time gap.
2)eat fresh,wholesome ,unprocessed food.
3)improve intake of iodine rich food in your diet.
4)to improve insulin sensitivity include complete protein and food containing ALA(alpha lipoic acid) like flaxseeds,walnuts,peas,green veggies in your diet.
5)activity:regular workout(cardio,weight training) has very positive effect on glucose uptake of your body cells .it will help you to stabilize blood sugar.
Answered: Wed, 24 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Polash Sannigrahi's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

To tackle the problem of overweight, a low calorie low fat diet should be followed along with regular exercise & intake of medications.

1. Avoid eating white breads, rice and pasta. They have high calories and increases the blood sugar level.
2. It is better to have complex carbohydrates such as whole wheat bread, oatmeal and brown rice.
3. Consume low fat versions of milk and cheese and avoid oily foods.
4. Have a diet rich in low calorie protein foods such as egg whites, skinless chicken, fish, etc.
5. It is better to avoid soft drinks and fruit juices which are rich in calories.
Instead, drink large amount of water (about 6 to 8 glasses) throughout the day.
6. Dietary fiber such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and nuts can also be included in the diet.

Wishing you a Good Health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Fri, 10 May 2013
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