This is very common. Muscles produce heat during exercise and the heat must be released. You either sweat or dilate blood vessels, or both, to do so. Some people sweat more than others. If you don't sweat much then the dilation of blood vessels, which carry the heat from the muscles to the skin surface, allows for the release of the heat. Typically the face turns red when vessel dilation is the main source of heat release. Fair complected people have this happen more than darker skinned people. There's nothing dangerous about it. You can try a fan blowing directly on you while you exercise, and/or a cold wet towel on your face during and after exercise to reduce it, but you can't stop it entirely. RichView Thread
There is an error with the advice "but at the same time with exercising if you don't eat enough your body goes into starvation mode", that's not true. You have to look at the energy balance equation "calories in, calories out". If you consume more calories than you burn in a day you gain weight. If you've gained 10 pounds then you're consuming more than you burn. It's well known that exercise is not an effective way to lose weight (reducing calories is far more effective). One of the reasons exrecise isn't a good way to lose weight is that peple over compensate with extra calories because they think they can since they exercised. The point is, they may have burned 350-500 calories with exrecise, but you know how easy it is to consume more than that. A single large bagel has more than 500. Starvation mode, where the body slows down metabolism, typically occurs when the weight loss is severe, e.g., a few pounds a week consistently. You probably reached that plateau wheny ou reached the 48-pound mark. You needed to recalibrate your calorie intake at that point (lower it), because whatever number of calories you were consuming at that point to get you down 48 pounds was no longer working and you needed to consume less, exrecise more, or both.
Go ahead and add your BMR to your total exercise calories, then subtract that number from the number of calories you consume all day. If the number is negative then you'll lose weight. For instance, if you consume 1500 and burn 2000 with BMR and exercise, then you get -500 (minus 500), which means you will lose a pound a week (3500 calories equals one pound - so 7 days of a 500 calorie deficit = 3500, or one pound).
Finally, you didn't post your height and weight. It would be helpful to know if you are at a healthy weight, and perhaps a weight where more weight loss may be difficult.
Congratulations on the 48-pound weight loss. Once you go back to your old plan you'll lose the 10 pounds, but you may need to consume fewer calories to do it.
Feel free to post back if you have more questions. And if you do, your height and weight too.
You're most likely not going to find one answer. Too many variables. A thorough physical exam with blood work at the time when you're sick would be indicated. That would look for signs of infection, thyroid, adrenal and other factors; you would need work up for respiratory infections, headaches, inner ear disturbance including vertigo, GI distrubance, cardiac, etc. . You would need to look at rhumatoid factors, and at diet, any insufficiencies, and perhaps a pattern of certain foods when it occurs. I suggest if you want to have a go at it to see an endocrinologist first while you are showing symptoms. Good luck. Do post back if you ever figure it out. Others have the same issue and would be grateful to know.View Thread
The meniscus is a cushion between bones, and if there is a tear, then one could see that it could progress under stress of loading. My suggestion is to have a second opinion and ask the surgeon what he or she thinks of the prognosis and any limitations. Strengthening the legs almost always helps to take some of the stress off of torn menisci, it's just that it has to be done obviosuly without making it worse (e.g., straight leg raises, or leg extension at terminal extension - the final range of motion). And of course all of this depends on the degree of tear. Here's a WebMD that might be helpful. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/meniscus-tear-topic-overview
Of course, examining your thoughts and feelings at the time you eat is helpful. Sometimes the thoughts are untrue and cause the emotions to rage, which causes you to eat more to calm yourself (food definitely works to do this, but helps only in the short term). A simple technique if you can catch it fast enough before things spiral out of control is to take am oment to stop and think, and to deep breathe. That can sometimes take away the urge. It can be hard to sit with anxiety or other charged emotions and not eat them away, but there are ways to deal with the feelings so that you can gain control of eating. Keep a journal of when these episodes occur and what was going on that preceeded them. Feel free to post back if you like, and visit the WebMD Diet Communities too as you are not the only person to experience this. Support and ideas from others can be very helpful.
Sometimes acid is released int he gut with exercise and that's why you get acid reflux with it. I don't know the meds for it, but perhaps you need a little more to cover exercise. You probably ought to speak with the doctor about it. Another explanation could be something in your diet. Maybe dairy, or energy drink like Gatorade, other concentrated sugar drinks, high fiber, aspirin, products with sorbitol, or large doses of vitamin C. Look for patterns of what you eat and when the problem happens, or when it's worse. I'm curious to know what other medical conditions were ruled out before they diagnosed reflux.View Thread
That's true. Unless you've lived it my experience is that it's hard for people to understand. You've done good work. I agree with what you say except the spring chicken part at 44!!! That sounds springy to me! Keep up the good work.View Thread