jnaik

Start Weight:(23 Jun 15) 166.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 Aug 15) 155.0 lb
Goal Weight:145.0 lb
following: Phentermine and Low Calorie diet
performance: Steady

I am a 46 year old woman. I never had trouble losing weight with diet and exercise until I hit my 40s. Nothing that worked before worked anymore. I was constantly hungry and frustrated. Not only was I gaining weight but it was all in my middle. I lost my hourglass shape :-(.
If you look at my profile here, it shows that I lost weight last year and put it back on around the holidays. Then I had to start all over again this year. Weight gain is dangerous for me because my whole family has diabetes. I am on the border only because I don't eat carbs and I exercise regularly, whether I am heavy or not. Recently, I went to my doctor because low carb and exercise were not working. He ran some blood tests and we discovered that I have high C-reactive protein. 8.37 which is what cancer patients have! (I highly recommend this test if you have trouble losing weight). Along with high blood pressure, high triglycerides and cholesterol, this means that I have a Metabolic Syndrome. Most doctors don't test for this and don't take it seriously and continue recommending the low fat/calorie restrictive diet, which does not work for this disease. Fortunately, my doctor got me on fish oil and other supplements and explained insulin resistance to me. I am not obese or sedentary, which is what people who have this disease are, but I have bad genetics. I cannot fight genetics; I just have to adapt a different lifestyle to combat them. I cannot eat like other people and I cannot have a lifestyle like normal people. I have to be extra diligent and cautious if I want to avoid heart disease and diabetes.

FatSecret member since: 09 Jun 11

jnaik's Weight History


jnaik's Latest Member Challenges

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  2 lbs/wk to lose max 24 lbs.
status: Completed
ended: 07 Jul 14
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  10lb in one month bikini challenge
status: Completed
ended: 15 Jul 11
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jnaik's Cookbook

cals: 88kcal | fat: 1.34g | carbs: 15.03g | prot: 9.97g
Spicy Spinach and Shallots
Spinach with a kick.
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jnaik's Latest Posts

Menopause
Menopause might be better than being in a perpetual state of Perimenopause. I have post menopausal level of estrogen since 2010 and still getting my periods Sad
I hope all menopausal women realise low estrogen causes weight gain in the belly area. That is why fat man have small hips and big bellies. It also increases the chances of heart disease.
WHere the weight adds on depends on our hormone levels.
posted 25 Aug 2015, 09:21
Dr. Oz - His thought's on Raspberry Keton (it's a weight loss supplement) What are your thought's
Dr. OZ will market anything. Couple weeks ago he wsa advocating that sunflower oil makes you loose weight Sad
posted 17 Feb 2012, 09:19
Carbs Vs Fats
Perfectly explained Mike! I'm sending it to my group
posted 17 Feb 2012, 09:11
Lost One Pound in Nearly Two Weeks
Agree 100%Smile

Shelm wrote:
The USDA food pyramid is backwards/upside down...getting them to ever change that will take an act of congress and we all know how well that works.

Any one with a bit of natural insulin resistance(more of us then you think) will have a tough time losing weight with a majority of carb intake as their diet. This includes me. Even if your intake is less then your burning...There is more science to it then just 1 in 1 out.

Most fruit is nothing but carbs/sugar so research them a bit and stay away from those really sweet ones as much as possible until your where you want to be.
posted 27 Oct 2011, 07:12
Building Muscle VS Burning Fat
Thank you for all the great advice Nimm. I switched to lifting weights and strength training 2 years ago. You are right about how wonderful it makes me feel Smile
Even though I am heavier than when I did cardio, my body looks toned and I have maintained a happy size 5. At 46 I can't ask for more.
posted 23 Sep 2011, 06:27
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07 April 2014

Started Master Cleanse today
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17 February 2012

Fell off hte wagon during the holidays. Need to do back to my low carb diet
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losing weight with the glycemic index
Follow the glycemic index to lose weight..i have been eating like this and i have lost

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