Weight Gain From Lyrica
Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:00 AM
Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:48 AM
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Posted 17 September 2007 - 10:10 AM
You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate
my HMO makes me wear a helmet...
Posted 17 September 2007 - 12:14 PM
taking weight loss medication does seem rather drastic though. I think Jefa suggestions are worth considering, I was convinced that I couldn't lose weight but by looking carefully at what I eat I've manged to lose 10lbs in the last three months- I cut out the biscuits after totting up how many calories they were adding each day! Have you also considered other possible causes e.g menopause (I don't know how old you are!) or underactive thyroid which is common in SSc.
Posted 18 September 2007 - 06:28 AM
Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:46 AM
I hope you don't take those weight loss meds. I don't think any of them are safe. I took them 20 years ago and deeply regret it.
It's hard, but if you can find a way to cut back on 500 calories a day, you should lose a pound a week. Maybe slowly you could incorporate an exercise program. I must have been pigging out, because I have lost 4 pounds in two weeks without exercise and by only eating "clean" food. Mainly I've been eating fish, veggies (cabbage, green beans, spinach, squash, asparagus) apples, grapefruits and egg whites. I actually love all of this food so the hardest part has been to NOT eat out. I haven't even exercised and have lost weight. I cannot keep any junk in the house, or it gets eaten, so it is helpful if your family diets with you.
Good luck...it's not easy and it's not fun, but you'll probably feel better at a healthier weight. If I am craving sweets, I eat a small gala apple, a diet popsicle,or a sugarfree hard candy. I think the jury's out on the artificial sweetener, but for now it works for me.
Posted 18 September 2007 - 09:35 AM
Are you the one that recently had bunionectomies? If so, it might still hurt you to walk much. That can be a bummer. I know that I eat 5 meals a day and I am never hungry. I have about 100-200 calories each for two meals and about 400 each for the other three meals. I also exercise daily for at least 30 minutes. I pool walk or mall walk. Recently I have tried to up it to 40-45 minutes daily. I would have your thryoid checked. Mine is underactive and I am on synthroid for it. Good Luck!
Posted 18 September 2007 - 10:19 AM