If you have symptoms of IBD , then you should get checked out. It can kill if not treated. Generally people with IBD have more trouble maintaining weight and not becoming underweight. If you have any type of insurance, after 9/23 it is my understanding colonoscopies will be fully covered.
Liquid calories: coffee drinks (three times a week, nonfat but with sugar), instant breakfast, Boost, and soda.
Dr. Peeke has a saying "eat after 8, gain lots of weight." Skipping meals is never a good idea (it does bad things to your cholesterol and there is a suggestion it messes with how your body reacts to insulin and may lead to resistance and later diabetes), so instead of following your friends advice, keep an eye on the calories.
A lot of women gain weight as they get comfortable in a relationship. Their guy is eating a lot of food and foods women wouldn't choose regularly when on their own. (or at least that is the theory) They also don't worry so much about weight as keeping his attention.
Important things to do: find out how many calories you need per day to lose the weight, journal every bite you eat and all your drinks. Our newcomer tips can help with tools and ideas to get started.
Welcome Godfrey. You can look up specific diets on Diet A to Z, where we have health professionals who have looked at the diet, look into the pros and cons of the diet and make recommendations about what you should think about if you choose that plan.
Most of us have found that a combination of journaling, calorie counting and working to reduce the empty calories helps the most to change the unhealthy habits and lifestyle. Our Newcomer Tips help no matter what you choose. (and so do our great members here--be sure to post often)View Thread
If you are at the right calorie level to lose, and not losing too fast you should not feel physical hunger until it is time for the next meal. You should learn to feel comfortable with feeling a "little hungry" as you fall asleep according to our dietitian Elaine Magee.
Pairing a whole grain/complex carb with protein often keeps the hunger pangs at bay.
That doesn't sound like a lot of exercise. If you want to amp it up and have time--go ahead. That is how you are going to build the muscle, and keep the fat burning going.
A 12% body fat by the end of the year sounds like it would be stretching it. That is at extreme low end for males in the average population. Unless you intend to take up serious athletics, I wouldn't aim so low for body fat percentage.
You can safely shed 14-28 lbs or thereabouts by the end of the year (1-2 lbs a week--and I just guessed at how long we had left in the year.) That would put you in the healthy weight range for your height and be a good start toward reducing your overall body fat percentile.View Thread
For the next 10 days, I have a shadow on this community in preparation for her to take over the community. She will also be joining me on Sports Medicine.
I encourage you to welcome Amelia! She's a newer member of the staff, but you may have seen her around if you visit these communities:
Hypertension Oral Health Colorectal Cancer Stroke Allergies Asthma Prostate Cancer Erectile Dysfunction Pregnancy 2nd Trimester Parenting Preemies Pregnancy High Risk Coping with Pregnancy Loss Parenting 2 yr olds
Tell our community a bit about yourself Amelia!View Thread