For the past few months I have been trying to lose fat/build muscle/generally become more fit, but have not been seeing any progress. After a bit of googling, I found that insulin resistance, which I was diagnosed with years ago, can hinder attempts to lose fat. Are there methods I can use to try to account for this difficulty?
I already try to avoid carbs when I can - and when I do eat them I opt for whole grain - but are there things I can eat/exercises I can do that will make my attempts more fruitful?
In case it helps, my usual work out routine is minimum 2x week 30min weight training w/ 10 min cardio warm-up, + 30 minute elliptical as many times as I can fit into my schedule, and my average caloric intake is about 1500 mostly from meat, veggies + fruits. 22yo female 5'4 ~140-145lbs