Unable to lose weight. In dire need to lose weight- Doctor’s Orders!!!

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Posted: 16 Jan 2019, 07:28
I’m a 48 yr old woman of South Asian descent. I’m in dire need to lose at least 10 kgs asap preferably within the next 4 months (DOCTOR’s ORDERS). Or else I face huge risk of developing diabetes. I don’t eat much and after listening to my doctor I’ve reduce my calorie intake even more. Besides, I was never someone to be fascinated about eating as I very bad acid reflux problems and various kinds of food make me gassy. I don’t work and thus am a stay at home mom so I do light housework and try to jog on the treadmill for an hour regularly. But regardless of my low calorie intake and moderate exercise for the past few weeks, I’ve been unable to lose any noticeable weight. I’m still 85 kgs whereas my goal and healthy weight is about 65 kgs. A few days ago I saw 83.2 on the scale and later it went back to 85. I don’t have any thyroid problems or any health issues which would restrict me from losingn weight so I don’t understand why I can’t lose any weight. I need serious and urgent help so plz if anyone ya sandy experience or advice, shoot. I’m open to anything and everything. I just NEED to lose 10 kgs before something bad happens. Thanks in advance.

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Posted: 16 Jan 2019, 19:14
Buy a food scale, weigh your food portions, stay below 2k calories, and keep doing what you're doing activity wise and you will succeed.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.

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Posted: 16 Jan 2019, 19:19
If you are prediabetic the keto diet would work really good for you. If you can look it up and see what you think

Here is a blog from virtahealth. They have real doctors and scientist there who specializes in type 2 diabetes and low carb.

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Posted: 16 Jan 2019, 19:45
I just started medication for Type 2 in the last 2 weeks. I was prediabetic for over 10+yrs. Pls be aware that stress is a vicious thing and changes many things in your body. Stress causes you to release various hormones which in turn raise your blood sugar.
If you have insurance you can contact them to see if there are programs to educate you on diabetes. Also, your doctor should be able to assist you in finding free or low cost options to learn about healthy eating and diabetes. No one gets diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2 months .

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Posted: 17 Jan 2019, 00:41
What Diablo said is correct, although you might have to stay below something like 1600 calories if you want to lose 10 kg in 4 months. I have lost a bit more than 11 kg the past 4 months, and I had to stay below 1700 calories, and I was way heavier than you which means I had a higher base metabolic rate.

In terms of type 2 diabetes, I don't believe in the low carb approach at all. Nothing I can write in a forum post will be able to ultimately convince you, but a whole foods plant based approach makes the most sense to me. The science is solid IMO. Go have a look at this and see for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLqINF26LSA

However, dropping weight will be key to your success, so go with whatever you can adhere to. Changing your food habits by 180 degrees while also restricting might set you up for failure.

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Posted: 19 Jan 2019, 23:03
Ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting. To learn about it, go on You tube and look at videos by:

Dr Eric Berg
Dr Ken D Berry
Dr Jason Fung
Thomas DeLaur (if you really want to learn the science)

The Ketogenic diet in conjunction with Intermittent fasting is VERY EFFECTIVE in combating Diabete's.

To give an honest example of how good it is for weight loss, I have lost 20 kilos since starting on the 22nd September. And those results are from someone who always struggled to lose any weight. I hope this helps.

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Posted: 21 Jan 2019, 12:51
Generally speaking, not as an alternative for medical advice:

a) Create a demand for the calories you eat. Lifting weights directs calories to refilling used muscles instead fat cells. It takes calories to Work Muscle, Calories to Grow Muscle and Calories to Keep Muscle. This helps fat burn vs weight loss.

b) Track your food very carefully. Get a food scale and take picture of the scale as you build your meals. When you have time enter your food from memory and pictures. Calorie Requirements Estimator https://www.4fitnessrules.com/calorie-calculator/

c) Try to get enough protein through the entire day to keep up muscle and your metabolism. I eat 30% Protein, 23% Fat, 47% Carbs. This is just a ball park.
Get specific advice to you from a medical professional. (not me)

d) Be consistent! This is the simplest and most important part. I've done these 4 rules really well for 26 years https://www.4fitnessrules.com/4-fitness-rules/. They may help you too.

Good luck!

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Posted: 30 Jan 2019, 16:33
stop eating carbs! Carbs are the reason for your insulin resistence. Stop eating sugar of any kind including fruit, honey or any sweetner whatsoever. train youself to eat all your food in a 4 hour window, prefferably after 10 am so that you can benifit from the night time fast. Eat high fat fish, nuts and healthy oils like olive, coconut, butter ect. stay away from processed foods and no more rice. Giving up carbs will save your life. Become a fat burner and not a sugar burner/fat storer.

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Posted: 30 Jan 2019, 22:03
take a look at the 5:2 diet..its been really helpful to me. the 800 cal for 8 weeks option to start off with has been great. weigh everything and be honest with your cal intake and you'll find good weight loss very quickly. i lost 9.5 in 3 weeks, then virtually up and down a kg each day for the last week. some of my problem is im not getting the 60g of protein i need every day and have instead been focusing on huge plates of low cal vegies as i'm still in the mindset of not wanting to be hungry so having big portions (that's slowly changing). this is my 2nd go round with this way of eating and i lost 20kg's the first time, but got complacent, or self sabotaging, and stopped doing the 2 days a week of under 500 kcals and put it and a bit more back on. i swear to you though, if you are firm with yourself and do the 2 days and dont go above you TDEE or total daily energy use amount on the other days then you will shed weight pretty quickish. heres a link to a daily calculator https://the5-2dietbook.com/calculator?fbclid=IwAR3JGRdynBXwsKff8sREgqb_tx9AS5lYN5dYgt01xml2TST4aMb18Z8BV7o my go to vegies on 500 days are cauliflower, zuchini, cabbage, chillies, brussel, sprouts and celery and pomagranite together (so good for nothing cal wise). kitchen scales essential and use the meals page to put in exactly what you are eating. i put all the things i hope to use in a meal in and then tweek weights around until i have a satisfying meal for the cals i want to use. good luck and hope i didnt jabber on to long Smile

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Posted: 31 Jan 2019, 02:10
If you are serious about loosing weight fast and in a very healthy way what best worked for me is Dr. Fuhrman's Eat To Live diet. Of course not all things work for all people. Just stating my case. I Lost more than 40 Kg in just five months (10 kg per month approx.) feeling great, getting all nutritional foods and dropping toxin-full foods. Check my progress and see how steadily the weight came off. In a nutshell, in a day you eat 4-6 fruits, unlimited raw vegetables, a handful of nuts and a deep plate of legumes (lentils, fava beans, chick peas, beans etc) AND NOTHING ELSE. If it is not in the above list you do not eat it. This includes salt, oils, pasta, bread, meat, chicken, dairy, cheese etc. This diet is not for the weak at heart but when you see the scale dropping down 2-3 kg each week then you happily chew the cabbage like a goat. A great thing about this diet that makes you maintain it is (in spite of most popular diets) YOU DO NOT FEEL HUNGRY. You literally forget about eating. Your mind does not revolve around food. Your body feels fed. Not to mention that your blood tests (cholesterol, blood sugar, etc) will be a right-in-the-middle-of-normal and calibrate-the-equipment level. Good luck with whatever path you may choose for yourself.

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Posted: 31 Jan 2019, 04:06
Great to see you've had such great success Asahara. That's basically a whole foods plant-based diet which I was talking about earlier, although I'd advocate for cooking some of your veggies, as some nutrients are very hard to absorb from raw.

I think the key to why you didn't feel hungry (and I don't even, though I'm not completely whole-foods), is the high fiber content. You give your gut bacteria so much stuff to eat with this diet, it just keeps them busy and your gut happy.

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Posted: 31 Jan 2019, 06:13
Hi kaithekai,
Thanks for your comment. In this diet you can cook (boil or steam) the veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, spinach are great candidates. Have in mind that you should not stir fry (using oil). I tried to keep boiled or baked veggies in 30% of the daily intake. Raw veggies (although difficult to digest for some people) keep more nutrients intact such as vitamins. You can grill mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, aubergines or zucchinis, lemon, vinegar and herbs like oregano are ok. This is a natural diet and you get enough protein out of nuts and legumes. Protein is not only in meat. This a common misconception. The frst protein on earth was created when sunshine hit chlorophyll. That's where the cow found it and put in in its muscle. I cannot stress enough how this diet changed my whole life. I used to be very obese (130kg) and this diet detoxified my body and made me loose fat fast. Before getting on this diet, I was also depressed and made thoughts that I could die of heart attack or stroke and never see my son grow up. Now I am very happy, I maintain this weight (with ups and downs up to 5-7kg to be frank) but I feel great, I took up gym training and aerobics and I even fitted in a pair of trousers that had a label stating "Super skinny fit", a long lost dream for me. My wife is a very pretty lady. When we first met (we were students then) we were very fitted to one another because I was athletic and she was a very pretty and fit girl. But then as she grew up to be a fine woman and time has no marks upon her, I got a lot of weight and we looked like comedy. She never stopped loving me (I will be eternally grateful for that) but now she is again in love with me.

Sorry if i got ahead of myself in this post and burden you with details but the point is succeeding in diet is a life changing fact.

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Posted: 31 Jan 2019, 08:55
Lets go back to your statement "I don't eat much".
What is your normal macronutrient breakdown? (Protein/Fat/Carbs)
How many calories a day do you normally eat?

If you are too low, there is no way that you are going to loose weight, and if your carb count is too high, you are jacking with your blood-sugar.

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