The suggestions you've received are all great. I would just add a couple of things.
Maybe your doctor could change your diabetes medication. There are some that don't cause weight gain, some that even help a person start losing.
Is it possible that you're on any other kind of medication that might cause weight gain?
Also, as you exercise, your body becomes more efficient at whatever you're doing. Mixing up the types of workout you do, changing which large muscle groups you work on from day to day, etc. doesn't let your body fall into a comfortable rut.
Remember that muscle weighs more than fat. Many trim-looking athletes have a BMI that's higher than advised as healthy. As you exercise, you'll be losing "fat weight" and gaining "muscle weight." So, the scale might not show much change, but your clothes will start feeling more comfortable.
While most of us would like -- and need -- to lose weight, the most important thing to remember is that being healthy is more important than any number on the scale or tape measure. Stay with a sensible exercise plan. Gradually just keep upping the amount of veggies, whole grains, and fruits that you eat and there won't be as much room for the things that aren't as helpful toward weight loss. You'll be healthier, feel better, and the weight will gradually start coming off.View Thread
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