Weight gain & weight loss

Hi I’m new to here. I was diagnosed 2 years ago but I have a problem with weight gain. It doesn’t matter how little I eat, how healthy I eat I just can’t lose weight. Exercise is an issue due to lack of mobility. Does anyone have any success stories they could share with me on weight loss & how they went about it please. Thank you so much. I just want to be able to look in the mirror & be even just a little less disgusted with what I see

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Hi Emz, have you tried doing exercises on your bed? Take a look on YouTube there are many good exercises you can do on your bed using your own body weight and small weights doing lots of rep’s, it’s a great way to burn fat. Feel free to message me anytime :blush:

Take a look at the Barts Blog view on diets and see if it gives you any ideas.

#DietSpeak: is there an ideal MS diet? – The MS-Blog (multiple-sclerosis-research.org)

Don’t beat yourself up about a few extra pounds, because it’s hardly your fault.

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Hi, I was diagnosed 3 years ago, for weight loss, I would say eat fruit, vedge, fish, and meat in moderation, and if not losing weight just try to do a little more, I’ve got stretch bands, and sit and lay down and do leg lifts , and walk up and down my room, I’m going to go out more a few times a week, I weigh myself every day just so I keep an eye on things I’m very overweight and it’s not helping my progressive ms, I live with someone who doesn’t understand, maybe we could support each other, it’s very hard to lose weight especially when my diet is restricted I am going back to a low carb keto diet, I’ve lost half a stone by doing this, although I have gone off track due to covid and a relationship breakdown, keep trying you will get there, , I also drink lemon water very detoxing, just started eating watermelon slices supposed to burn fat off hope these tips help you, my body is so numb and weak but I will keep doing walking and sit down exercises and sometimes I listen to some good music and move about as much as my body let’s me, hope this helps remember your not alone, I have no family so I get very down but try and do my hobbies to keep myself on a level, just do what you feel you can do, sorry this is so long.

This advice from prof G is what I try to follow.
Alison

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I started putting on weight about 4 years ago. Before then my weight had stayed steady for decades. No change in diet, no change in exercise levels, and my thyroid levels were normal, but it felt like hypothyroidism - weight gain, lack of energy. I cut down food amounts but that just reduced my energy levels further and not my weight. Low carb diet didn’t work either.

Then last year I started taking Coenzyme Q10, not for trying to lose weight, but for increasing energy levels and trying to get my neurological symptoms under better control. Completely unexpected but the fat melted off me. I first noticed it going from my legs and arms, then from my middle. Each day I could see a difference, muscles looked more defined. In 6 weeks I had lost 1.5 stones and was almost back to my long-time healthy weight, and I hadn’t altered my diet, and my exercise levels han’t changed either. My weight has stabilised at the old (good) level.

Coenzyme Q10 is important for burning fats, especially the unhealthy white fat. As you get older you need more of Co Q10. I think mine must have dropped to very low levels. My diet is always very healthy though.

MS people generally have lower CoQ10 levels than normal controls and there are quite a few recent positive trials of it on MS patients.

Intake of Calories! We are rapidly becoming an obese nation.
Ever see a POW overweight?

It seems not all calories are created equal.

Giles Yeo: ‘Let’s consider the type of food we eat, not fixate on calories’ | Genetics | The Guardian

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I found the Q10 tip very helpful I Will try that am as I am trying to lose weight and my energy is very low .thanks.

you could be suffering with dysmorphia. About BDD | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

have you checked your BMI etc first?

I did and i was slightly overwieght. Now i am underweight lol. I found the trick was to eat only the calories you need. this was under avisement.

I eat smaller portions and i cut out a lot of high carb foods and now i have managed to maintain my good weight. I never look in the mirror as everytime i do i see my grandmother. xxx

be honest with yourself, are you really overweight or is it your perception of yourself.xxx

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Good thread :smiley: I’m in a similar position: too fat and dieting brings on fatigue / sleep.

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Hello, Emz82! Exist many programs that help people like you to lose the necessary weight. Just don’t give up and do the kind of exercises you can. Also, you can look at sites like Reverse Health for specialized programs, or at least take your time and consult with the professionals about your problem. You are already doing a great job with starting the topic right here and searching for a possible solvent way. I wish you good luck in your fight with weight!

I developed diabetes type 2, weight started falling off…I really don’t advise that though :p.

I have just tried to walk when I can, and gentle swim on the rare days I can. My weight has stabilised, and even though I am still unhappy with it, it’s not rising anymore.