I have got to have the world's worst metabolism. I used to weight 340lbs, but over the course of two years, lost 110lbs. Unfortunatly, I gained back 40, but am still significantly smaller than I used to be, so I'm happy about that.
The problem is, my body reacts extraordinarily poorly to eating and exercise. The only way I was able to lose the 110lbs was to spend hours upon hours each day working out (long 2-3 hour walks daily, and 1-2 hours in the gym 3-5 times a week) which I just don't have time for (nor do I have transportation to the gym anymore, which is a distance away, as I cannot afford a car and have to take the bus everywhere). In fact, coupled with my recent breathing problems, I can barely work out at all without becoming light-headed and ill. And eating is insane for me. A single, small, healthy snack- even an apple, will cause my body (particularly my belly) to bloat up to nearly twice its usual size for up to 12 hours (once or twice, even a full day), and if I eat more than one meal a day, my weight will dramatically shoot up, as though my body is immediatly converting everything to fat. I've gained 10+lbs in less than a week and then had to spend a month losing it because I ate regular, healthy meals 3x a day and wasn't able to work out constantly.
It's really becoming completely insane. I feel uncomfortable eating, and try to only eat one extremely little, because I'm afraid of how badly I bloat and the damage putting on more weight will do to me, even though I know not eating will do even more harm.
Anyone else have this problem or any suggestions?
How much water do you drink? How many calories are in each meal? You should be eatin 6 small meals a day, preferably about 350 calories per meal. How many fruits and veggies do you eat? Those can help you lose weight also because they are mostly water. How much red meat do you eat? Try useing chicken, or turkey instead they have less fat and its easier for your body to digest. How much starches do you eat? Cut the starches in half that can help also. Do you eat chips and snack cakes? Cut those out, try eating an apple or orange because they have fiber in them that will help your digestive system. As far as exerciseing goes, combine aerobics and weight lifting together, that should get your matabalism going into high gear. Try putting your biggest meal at the begining of the day so you have time to burn it. Switch white bread for whole grain bread, it has more nutrients in it and is better for you. Do you like oatmeal? If so try putting flaxseed in it, maybe a teaspoon or to, that is also good for digestive system. Have you tried water pills to get excess water out of your body? Well that's all I can think of. Good luck
And when I said 350 calories per meal, that's breakfast lunch and dinner, it doesn't include the snacks that shouldn't have more than 200 per snack
I pretty much was doing all of that. Yup. With the exception of the flaxseed, I've done just about everything you mentioned above.
Have you tried the South Beach Diet, a lot of docs recommend it. I'm sorry I don't know of anything else