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Seven2K

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Posted: 14 Nov 2012, 09:16
I am a 46 year old female,type 1 diabetic with gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder that slows or stops the movement of food from the stomach to the small intestine.I have tried dieting to lose belly fat but no success...does anyone have any suggestions for a fitness/diet plan?
Calodi

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Posted: 14 Nov 2012, 16:52
that's tough... My mother in-law had something similar to that and couldn't lose weight with diet and exercise until the doctors resorted to her having a gastric bypass surgery and she's now lost 50lbs. Good luck!
mcarol

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Posted: 15 Nov 2012, 08:04
I'm not sure if this will help but I have taken morphine for 8 years due to chronic pain. The pain clinic has told me that the drug slows down that process as well. They gave me miralax to help push stuff through. I'm not sure if it would help your situation but it's worth a try. You can now buy miralax without an rx, so pick some up and see if it helps?
I am now in process of weaning off the drug, because of other medical issues, and it's a pretty tough process, but I've already noticed (at 1/2 my normal dose) improvement in this area. Wish you success!
NFM18

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Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 13:02
Well, I really don't know if aren't able to do any type of exercise. If you can do everything I'd advise you running, try to start a normal walk for 5 minutes, a fast walk for 10 minutes, and then start running at your own pace for 20 to 30 minutes. A Pace that makes you sweat, but feel confurtable and not too tired. Aerobic exercises are the most effective against fat excess, try doing this for at least 3 times a week, and do some pillates every day for 30 minutes, you'll surely get results, but as I said, only if you can do these kinds of excercises, I don't know if your condition ables you to do it.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 13:14
Track calories. Move more and eat less. Good luck.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
LennyJohnes

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Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 16:04
Seven2K wrote:
I am a 46 year old female,type 1 diabetic with gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder that slows or stops the movement of food from the stomach to the small intestine.I have tried dieting to lose belly fat but no success...does anyone have any suggestions for a fitness/diet plan?


Hey Seven,

I suspect you may need 'professional' help and would need to see a doctor to discuss your options. However the following tips may help:

eat smaller meals and more regularly. this will help move the food faster
avoid foods high in fibre, these will slow down the emptying of your stomach even more
focus more on liquid diets such as soups etc. these will pass through quicker than solids
have you main meals earlier in the day (esp. solids)
and do not lie down until about 5 hours after a meal. lying down again slows the emptying of your stomach.

Hope all the above has been helpful. Remember if you suffer any adverse effects to stop and see a doctor Wink



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