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yensummers

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Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 15:18
I was wondering what type of diets people who are wheelchair bound or bed-ridden have had success with.

Calorie counting is so difficult when you hardly move! There has to be a better way.

?? Advice ??
JasminEmeral...

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Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 18:38
If you have the time, try video games. I know how counter-intuitive that sounds, but a game that's really immerseive and you play with two hands, will stop any snacking. especially if you keep all food out of your playing area.
I recommend Bethesda games like Skyrim and Fallout, but there is a solid case to be made for Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto (five is very good).
It's up to personal preference whether you chose PC or console (and within consoles X-Box, Playstation or even Wii which is aimed more at kids).
Just keep the snacks away from the game and you'll be surprised how long you can go without picking. (playing skyrim: i forgot to move at all for almost 14 hours, so it does work)
Glaun

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Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 19:44
Good advice Jas,
I can't let the chance to go by without recommending the game, "Eve" It will keep you busy not only playing, but learning. It's the hardest game to learn. It is not a point and shoot one. If you are looking for a diversion to occupy your time so as not to nibble, this is it.
Other than that, I can't really help, not ever having been in your shoes. Best of luck, and congratulations on your diligence.
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Her Bigness

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Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 20:43
Read the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Furhman. It will change everything you think about dieting, nutrition and health.
bugzbetty

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Posted: 01 Nov 2013, 03:18
Like Her Bigness, I like to read. Just reading diet books provides good ideas. For me just writing down the food consumed is a better indicator of my eating habits than counting the calories in it.
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Posted: 01 Nov 2013, 04:50
Playing immersive games is a brilliant idea! I like!

Now, in regards to the "Calorie counting is so difficult when you hardly move! There has to be a better way"-statement - and I have to be blunt here and I in no way mean to be offensive - but that is simply an excuse. Not being able to move makes no difference on counting calories.

Obviously, you will have a lower calorie burn, and you probably will have a lower recommended daily calorie intake, but that is all.

At 106 kgs (according to your profile), you have a reasonable calorie burn simply from existing. This is the number you have to be below in order to lose weight.

When I started my weight loss journey I had absolutely no intention of exercising, but of course I did move around a little. Not a whole lot though. I did absolutely no kind of walking, running, or other activities to push my weight loss ahead. I simply counted and restricted calories.

Put an effort into optimising your meals. Find out where you can cut out calories, but make sure your body gets sufficient protein and fat - but not more than needed.

Also, work out with your arms. Get them fit and strong. DO all you CAN do. I can only imagine that if you are in a wheel chair, you can do long "walks" in order to get more fit.

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Posted: 01 Nov 2013, 07:13
kingkeld wrote:
Playing immersive games is a brilliant idea! I like!

Now, in regards to the "Calorie counting is so difficult when you hardly move! There has to be a better way"-statement - and I have to be blunt here and I in no way mean to be offensive - but that is simply an excuse. Not being able to move makes no difference on counting calories.




Totally agree! I have a friend who will be in a wheelchair for life and has the most buffed upper body i have ever seen! He knew that without the cardio he had to be more diligent on what he put into his body and how to expend calories without cardio.

When I look at your food diary, you are making horrible choices in foods. Oreo creme pies, tater tots, mac & cheese, don't even know what marshmallow mateys are.. but i'm sure they are full of sugar and no nutritional value. Pop is the worst, so full of sugar and no value to you..

If you really truly want to lose the weight and be healthy then get real. Make healthy choices, stop with the processed foods, eat real foods, real veggies, fruits, meats, healthy fats like avocados. nuts and seeds but not salted!

If you are bed ridden, then do some upper body exercises, use soup cans and do bicep curls, shoulder presses, tricep dips.

eat healthy and the weight loss will follow....

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Posted: 01 Nov 2013, 09:59
http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/fda-recommended-sodium-intake-1873.html

some days you do well in this, if all food is entered, but like me if sodium count is down so is calorie. You have to consume a minimum amount of calories. then there is the maximum amount and most days you seriously exceed this. You food choices are pretty bad. if you yo-yo your calorie intake, your sodium intake you are going no where.

If you are serious about losing the weight then get your head in the game. If you are just waiting for surgery approval and really don't want to lose weight naturally then you will continue on the current path, as losing weight naturally may cause a denial, but just so you know, it normally gets you what you are wanting, as they see that you are making good choices now and therefore will make them after the surgery. By pass is not all it is cracked up to be, as it does not take much to reverse the process.
Eileen Elder

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Posted: 01 Nov 2013, 10:14
Also I noticed that your legs are crossed so it does not seem paralysis is why you are bed ridden so move those legs. If I am wrong, then get someone else to do it. every movement burns calories.
yensummers

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Posted: 01 Nov 2013, 22:09
@mummydee I attempted for a few days to take a food diary to let myself know that I had gained bad food habits... so yes the food in the recent updates are terrible. Marshmallow Mateys is a generic Lucky Charms cereal.

@Eileen Elder I am not just waiting for approval... because regardless of what doctors or insurance say or approve... I need to lose weight. I just want my effort to mean results. I'd like to have a diet that can become a success and a new way of eating for the rest of my life. I don't want to be back here at this weight or higher. I want to be better than that.

I LOVE the gaming and book ideas! I also adore the long "walk" suggestion. It's extremely hard to eat while doing any of these activities.

Thanks for all the advice and encouragement! I have Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 3 for those of you wondering.
bugzbetty

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Posted: 02 Nov 2013, 05:01
Yen, I looked up Spinal Muscular Atrophy, so yes you do have a challenge or 2. Are you able to do your own food shopping? Mummydee always has good advice about food choices. The only thing that works for me is making sure bad choices aren't in the house. It's hard to snack on sugary cereal if the only thing around is vegetables, low fat cheese or nuts. Then count the nuts and write down the number. Read the calories on boxes and choose accordingly. Better to eat cereal that tastes like cardboard if it's filling and good for you. Good luck on your journey.
mummydee

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Posted: 02 Nov 2013, 06:26
Well, Yen, just like in AA, you've taken the first step and admitted that you know what you're doing is wrong... Good for you girl ! You do have a double battle going on but with support you can do it.
One day at a time, even one meal / snack at a time.
Keep logging in your food, every bite, and you'll learn.
as I said before, eat good healthy food choices and the weight loss will follow.
Best of luck to you !
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Posted: 04 Nov 2013, 22:18
Well the good thing is you are doing very well for someone with SMA. If you are not currently in physical therapy, I would suggest to start. It is most definitely covered by insurance for someone with SMA. I have minor scoliosis with moderate-severe lordosis. I also have several herniated/displaced discs in my lower back. So I understand the issue of not being able to exercise.

My suggestion would be to go back on Atkins and stay at the induction level. You will lose weight slower than most people because of your limitations, but you will lose and you will be healthier. Eating all that junk food is just not healthy regardless of a need or want to lose weight.
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