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loner.girl

423d

hi I don't know why I'm writing this but I need some advice. I can't loose weight no matter what I do I can't shift it so then I overeat cause I

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    • seedling

      414d

      Unpopular opinion here: fuck weight loss propaganda! Weight has not a damn thing to do with health. I know everyone will come after me for saying that. Movement and nourishment, absolutely!! But weight?! Fuck no. It usually has a lot more to do with mental health. You can work on that and you won't care about your weight. Talk to a therapist about your eating behaviors. Learn to love yourself. I'm not there yet but it's a lot more empowering work for me than caring about my weight.

    • Jeezuskrys

      413d

      I'm on lisdexamfetamine for my adhd. I have recently learnt that it is also a treatment for binge eating disorder, as well as adhd. It has also caused my appetite to plummet. This, in combination with me now eating small meals more routinely has caused me to lose weight, and not an insignificant amount. I do agree with some of the opinions, that a suppressant maybe a good option. Exercise was always a struggle for me with my adhd, and I sympathise that you may be in the same boat, with either motivation, or the debilitating nature of your conditions. So a physical approach might not necessarily work. I would say though, that the advice we can give would be no substitute for that of a doctor, or medical professional. Hope this helps a little 🙂

    • seedling

      414d

      Unpopular opinion here: fuck weight loss propaganda! Weight has not a damn thing to do with health. I know everyone will come after me for saying that. Movement and nourishment, absolutely!! But weight?! Fuck no. It usually has a lot more to do with mental health. You can work on that and you won't care about your weight. Talk to a therapist about your eating behaviors. Learn to love yourself. I'm not there yet but it's a lot more empowering work for me than caring about my weight.

      • seedling

        414d

        @seedling In the past couple years I started following social accounts of people who actually looked like me and openly talked about their experiences being in a fat body and overcoming shame. It's been deeply powerful. When you're surrounded by fat-phobia and diet culture everywhere in the media and movies, then actively seeking to surround yourself with the opposite can do wonders.

    • shoe

      414d

      Well I'm on Adderall but you can get ACEWORKZ 100% Pure Saffron Extract - Appetite Suppressant for Weight Loss - Metabolism Booster - Diet Pills for Women & Men (90 Capsules) https://a.co/d/caDZSUT. From Amazon I've heard it works really well and I've done some research on it and it seems like a best second option!

    • Samahe

      417d

      I'm getting the gastric bypass this month.

    • LemonCat22

      417d

      Have you tried counting your calories / food intake by using an app? I found weightloss incredibly difficult until I began using NutraCheck to count my calories. It helped me understand how much I should be eating and gave me a better understanding of what's in the food I was consuming.

      • E_belli

        417d

        @LemonCat22 myfitnessapp is also a good one!

    • ladycat

      421d

      I have the opposite problem and I'd like to say that you are beautiful. Nothing more, you are beautiful.

      • loner.girl

        418d

        @ladycat awe thank you lovely and so are you. Just wish I felt it xx

    • blueflovver

      422d

      I peeked at your profile and it says you're on abilify, whenever I'm put on it it causes extreme insatiable hunger, I wake up at nights to snack I'm so hungry! So my advice would be if you can -- switch to a different antipsychotic, some of them weren't causing that for me.

      • loner.girl

        418d

        @blueflovver abilify sorry that must be a mistake on my page as I haven't heard of that I'll go check now xx

      • E_belli

        422d

        @blueflovver on that note, a large majority of antipsychotics have that side effect as well as just a lot of weight gain not related to eating. There are some weight-neutral ones out there though.

    • B_renee

      422d

      Definitely recommend a food sensitivity test 🤗

      • loner.girl

        418d

        @B_renee ohhh what's that? And how do I go about doing it xx

    • E_belli

      422d

      I say this with caution and it may not be a popular opinion. I'll start by saying that I had bulimia growing up but had gained like 114 lbs after college. If you are very overweight and/or obese and have tried lifestyle changes with no luck- I recommend one of the GLP-1 meds. Which are just a very high dose of a diabetes media. In smaller doses, they are prescribed for diabetes. At higher doses, they work for weight loss. I'm on Saxenda which is the high dose of Victoza. A popular one people are on now is Ozempic (low dose)/Wegovy (high dose). They are have helped me so much. I've struggled with weight my whole life. Ups and and downs. Constant periods of exercise and various diets. it has been so hard. I now have prediabetes/insulin resistance from PCOS. And an unhealthy blood panel. I started on Saxenda around 10 weeks ago and have lost 28.6 lbs. I'm taking it along with a healthier diet and exercise as well. But the effect that I have is that it makes me not hungry. It slows down gastric emptying and helps insulin. Not being constantly starving is so helpful. No more binge eating or late-night snacks or eating until I'm uncomfortable. It is incredibly helpful. People can be judgemental and might not agree. But it is getting my health back on track so that is what matters to me. And really, ppl can live very healthily in bigger bodies. Smaller bodies won't always me healthy. I was in a bigger for a while. Until my health started suffering. But I no longer am healthy so I wanted to change that. And Saxenda has helped me tremendously.

      • loner.girl

        418d

        @E_belli I really want to try this but as a single mum who can't work due to mental illness the cost is the problem for me here xx

    • Titch2002

      422d

      I feel ya. One Dr and nurse says my weight isn't bad. Other Dr and nurse at hospital says I need to loose weight, I'm trying everything going, kind of hard now am awaiting 3 surgerys. Just try gently exercise And keep a food and drink diary.

      • loner.girl

        418d

        @Titch2002 I'm so sorry your going through that xx

    • mamabear1990

      422d

      Also hopeful that your aiming for a healthy weight for your bone shape not everyone is built to be very tiny ❤️ I'm built as a wide hipped big bottom shape no matter how many muscles I grow lol 😂

      • loner.girl

        418d

        @mamabear1990 I have body dismorphia and just dispose myself xx

    • mamabear1990

      422d

      I'm struggling to reduce weight due to hormonal stuff as I had a baby but I stay like this usually for a couple years after due to hormones Are your hormones steady? As it sounds like you try your best to lose weight and because it doesn't move you over eat again By any chance does that mean you have a restricted diet? I don't diet although I have multiple allergies and digestive issues but I'be started losing weight by eating more and drinking more as well as taking fenugreek supplements which help correct sugar levels I can try give advice based on what your doing and works for me But I can say that eating less doesn't work for everyone and some people eat too little for their body to lose excess weight I am still overweight ATM but work in progress

      • loner.girl

        418d

        @mamabear1990 I have tried most thing exercise I have tried but it's a struggle with my fibro xx

        • mamabear1990

          418d

          @loner.girl that I get I'm doing very low amounts of exercise as I need to try not flare up daily to help with the kids 😅 one of my friends once told me that yoga shouldn't hurt if done right she found out it still hurts even if done gently (we both have fibromyalgia) was like yep exercise always hurts for me no matter how gentle and slow I go! At least you're not alone in the feat of exercise being sore as hell! And if I suggest the fenugreek tablets they have been making my tummy flatter :) fenugreek helps both digestive help and helps sugar and insulin levels so in turn reduces weight but don't take too many of them or you get an upset tummy

      • Igglepiggle

        422d

        @mamabear1990 yeah that’s what I was gonna ask if they have a low thyroid as that’s what I have which causes weight gain

        • mamabear1990

          422d

          @Igglepiggle yeah hormones can cause a huge amount of weight changes I try be gentle with myself ATM as I won't lose weight well for about a year but I can gain muscle mass under it so I'm considering that a plus 💕 add on eating or drinking too much or too little or the wrong things like periods for me cause at least 3 kg of water weight and inflammation weight every month as they just do 😅😩 go up while sizes in clothes no matter what I eat Same happens when I eat too much salt or soy which I'm apparently allergic to lol 🤣 so I blow up from inflammation in my body so dropped it out my diet now obviously Can be all sorts of reasons but often there is a reason at least and knowing some people like myself physically can't be thin helps ❤️

    • Igglepiggle

      422d

      Sorry are you saying you can’t lose weight because you struggle making the lifestyle changes to lose weight or that you’re doing everything you can and the weight just won’t come off?

      • loner.girl

        418d

        @Igglepiggle a bit of both if I'm honest x

    • shoe

      422d

      What worked for me was some sort of appetite suppressant. Nothing would work for me either. But once I started that suppressant I changed my diet and maybe even do some light exercise. I couldn't control my appetite at all, all I would think about was food.

      • loner.girl

        418d

        @shoe may I ask what kind you were on xx

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