Losing weight by the numbers

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Avatar n tn Thanks for the insight, I got on the scale this morning and it went down 2 lbs since I weighed myself last, so hopefully my adding 45 minutes of strength training three times a week has helped I would like to lose about 25-30 pounds. I'm a size 12 and would like to get down to an 7/8 I'm not going to give up, just hope the weigh continues to come off. I have come back to the weight i am now for the last 3 years.
Avatar n tn Most people can improve the quality of the food they eat and lose weight. The first thing to do is switch from soft drinks to water. Soda should be a rare treat once or twice a month, not every day. Avoid fast food and eat home-cooked, well-balance meals focusing on a variety of vegetables as well as poultry, fish, and lean meats. Whole fruits are fine, and better than juices because they have more fiber you need. Don't fry food. Use healthier methods and healthy oils.
586373 tn?1312031791 Why do the numbers on the graphs sit in the spaces and not on the lines? It makes it much harder to follow, especially when you're looking at something where the numbers go up by halves (e.g. my current BMI chart - which I really l wish I had the option to remove, but I understand that you won't be changing the weight tracker). It's even harder since you don't have numbers on the right hand side of graphs, despite promising to do this years ago.
1467664 tn?1288579313 A couple thoughts, Sam. Have you been checked for thyroid? Thyroid disease is more common with us type 1's and that could make it very hard to lose weight. Do get a simple blood test for your thyroid fuction. One sure way that type 1's gain weight is to go by the philosophy of "eat whatever I want and bolus for it". That means more carbs, more insulin, more weight and possible development of insulin resistance which you do not want!
2053729 tn?1330435506 I started the high carb/low carb because of an article I read by Chris Powell who did Extreme Makeover - Weight Loss. The idea was to stoke the thyroid by confusing it. When you cut out carbs, the thyroid slows down so by having high carbs on alternating days, you confuse the thyroid and it keeps working but then you get the low carb days to help with weight loss. I have really cut back on sugar and junk. I eat a lot more vegetable and make sure that I eat protein before i work out.
Avatar m tn Simply losing weight brings down the trig numbers, but losing weight is no easy thing to do. Foods with high sugar contents raise the trigs. Beer and hard liquor certainly jacks them up, wine less so, it's a more complex sugar I'm told. Also, a diebetic diet would help. I lowered mine greatly over a twelve year period by losing 50 fifty pounds over that period of time, exercising daily and taking 2000 mg of fish oil daily.
Avatar f tn perhaps you have an underlying medical condition that is preventing weight loss, such as hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, or PCOS that is preventing you from losing weight. If the hormones in your body are not balanced correctly, you will have a hard time losing weight. You should ask your doctor to run some simple tests to verify that you don't have a medical issue causing you to retain weight. In addition, make sure you check side effects of any medications you take...
Avatar n tn I recently took adipex and the doctor was shocked at how little weight I lost. I weigh around 200lbs and I am 5'6. I joined a gym three months ago. I work out regular and I eat 1200 calories or less and I still can't lose weight. I am so frustrated I don't know what else to do. My mother has taken synthroid her whole life. I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. In the last year I noticed that I get a choking feeling in my throat so I drink a lot of diet drinks and water.
Avatar m tn He may feel that your are not being proactive by losing the weight. Do you have a lot to lose?? Just wondering what his reasoning is.
Avatar f tn since being diagnosed with prediabetes and losing some weight and changing up how you eat, did your numbers change regarding the pre diabetes diagnosis? I think it is definitely a good goal to get a diet you can maintain without losing weight. You must be extremely thin now! Definitely can understand why you'd like to gain a bit of weight. I found an article that talks about how to gain weight when you have diabetes.
Avatar m tn Addisons typically means you have a hard time gaining weight, but I have a hard time losing weight and I gain weight very easily. My whole life I've had issues like fatigue, I wake up feeling like I never slept, I get tired very early at night, I struggle to lose weight, I gain weight easily, I get brain fog, IBS, anxiety. I can lose 4 pounds in one week, then gain it all back in a few days if I start to eat some junk food (regardless if I'm moving all day).
594189 tn?1386916607 Well lets do a samll calculation here. today is 24 th and we are talking about losing 78 pounds by 10th dec. We have a nearly 11 weeks to lose 78 pounds according to your doctor. Let's break this up further 11 weeks - 78 pounds to lose 1 Week - nearly 7 pounds to lsoe 1 day - 1 pound to lose I think this is asking for too much and too much stress on you, This 78 pound weight loss is achievable but it is going to take more than 11 weeks.
Avatar f tn The dietary changes that you would use to prevent diabetes would also impact these numbers. Losing weight would also potentially positively impact these numbers. Here is an article for lifestyle changes to help lower LDL cholesterol. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/reduce-cholesterol/art-20045935 Much overlap with things you do to prevent diabetes. The decision of whether you need to start medication can be made with your doctor.
Avatar m tn Welcome and thanks for your question. Your numbers look great, I wouldn't be concerned. They are on the low side, but mine have been that low and my cardiologist was fine with my numbers as well. Quick question, are these normal for you or are you on cholesterol lowering meds? Nice job!
Avatar f tn But if you mean fat from a body it can be done only by burning it (apart from the surgery). You can burn the extra fat by creating the deficit of you daily calories allowance - dieting and/or by doing exercises. Combination of both of them works the most efficient.
1415818 tn?1291134343 Your baby is so tiny at this point you will start packing on the pounds when you are a little farther along when your baby starts needing more. I think by 20 weeks I had only gained about 5lbs.... then by the time I delivered I had gained 36 lbs (normal weight prior to pregnancy) most of it was the last couple of months.
Avatar m tn i almost never go above 110 now even after pizza or spaghetti or other heavy meal. this after losing some weight doing more exercise and eating less carb for 4 months. my fasting in morning is now 80-90 range most times < 85.
Avatar f tn My doctor never gives me the numbers but I am up for another reading so I will let you know. So if the numbers are low and my weight is up would you think I should be raised?
Avatar f tn Hi Sammyg, Don't be discouraged with no weight loss in two weeks! Some people may lose 5-10 lbs immediately starting a new diet, but that is usually water weight and not true loss. I gained 25-30 lbs without diet change and while exercising a lot in 2015 and 2016. I lost 25 lbs in 2017 after realizing how much weight I had gained (and while having other hypo symptoms) by upping my exercise regime and counting every single calorie I ate for about a year.
Avatar f tn I'm about 13 weeks and keep losing weight. Not sure why. I eat, but i know I'm not getting the calories I need. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables mostly because that's what's sounds good. I'm also eating a lot of protein too. Anyone else experienced weight loss?
Avatar f tn I normally work out quite a bit, but sometimes life gets in the way and I cant make it to the gym. And during the winter time... sometimes it becomes non exsistent, and i notice that every time i pick back up with my exercise routine i will retain a bit of water and the scale will go up, but eventually it goes back down. I wouldnt worry too much about it, your eating healthy, and exercising, your doing your body good.
Avatar f tn I'm 11 weeks pregnant and losing weight day by day. I was 62.5 at the time of conception and now I'm 60.3. Is it normal? What can I do to increase weight.
535882 tn?1396576685 I could not eat anything without having stomach pain, so I did not eat, I still have problems on and off, but I would prefer to be overweight then what I went through, the first stage was H-Pylori, then the gastro did a bunch of tests to determine why I had pain after eating (Unless I ate like a mouse) just under the left bottom rib, so after the tests the Gastro came up with a guess that I had some sort of Arthritus in the cartiledge that supports the stomach.
Avatar m tn When I was going to college, I took a workout class that was actually ROTCs pt class. The group encouragement was amazing!! Try looking into group classes offered by your gym or get a friend with similar goals. The buddy system is such a motivatior. Good luck!
Avatar n tn I visited my dr today and she said my baby is fine but he will not be very healthy in terms of weight at the time of birth ?