• 10 days ago

    Cannot Lose Weight

    I have seen numerous doctors and not one can tell me what the issue is. To start, I have high testosterone, but not high estrogen. One of my doctors considered PCOS, but ruled it out and called it an adrenal problem. He put me on dexamethasone which lowered my testosterone, but caused me to gain 40+ pounds. Needless to say I stopped seeing the doctor and taking the medicine about a year ago.
    I work out 5 times a week on average, doing 50-70 miles on a spin bike at a relatively high resistance. I drink protein shakes, eat sliced meat and occasionally cheese and eggs and salads. Typically I eat between 1300-1500 calories a day.
    I'm a 5'6 female at 220 pounds. However, I look a lot less than I weigh. I have a lot of muscle (probably due to the high testosterone) and I'm in really good shape. My weight sits in my thighs and butt mostly.
    Anyone have any suggestions or possible reasons why I can't lose weight?

Responses

  • 5 days ago

    RE: Cannot Lose Weight

    Dont eat any kind of meat (just fish,sea food & chicken,stay away from sugar, 1 tomato,1 cucumbar,2000 gr of lettuce,any kind of veggies,chicken or fish ,dont eat any kind of fried (example : french fries,fried chicken etc),1 apple or avocado,2 omega 3 or krill oil every,vit c (500-1000 gr ) (3 times a day),stay away from an egg,butter,bread or toast,eat what your body need it not you body want it,exercise ( min 15-30 min/day),you have to control your mind & mouth,good luck,you can do it
      • 4 days ago
        In other words, stop eating altogether.

        Really intelligent advise: has to work as far as weight control goes, however!
      • 4 days ago
        Eat : 3x/day : 1 tomato,1 cucumbar,200 gr lettuce,fish or chicken,1 apple or pear & any kind of veggies,for 1 table spoon of vinnegar apple mixed with garlic & ginger (2x/day) & 1 spoon of olive oil (3x/day)
        Stop : bread (stomach acid),butter,fried chicken,french fries etc,any kind of meats,ice cream,sugar (you can get sugar from fruits)
        Exercise 3-4x/week (15-30 min)tread mill
        Vit : omega 3 & ester c (2-3x/day),good luck & i am sure you will loose weight
      • 4 days ago
        I am suspicious of your numbers. Granted, some folks have a lower metabolic rate than others, but even 1500 calories per day is pretty light. On top of that, you say you are burning off approximately 1400-1600 calories/day on that bike. (I got those numbers from what I do, so they are just a guide for you.) Are you sure you are only eating 1500 cals? The intake and output puts you on about a 00 calorie, net, diet on your workout days. Sorry, but that ain't possible.... for most people. Suggestion: write down everything you eat and drink for two weeks, then look up the calories in it all. Give yourself two weeks so you don't fudge around; just be yourself. All that said, some people have a metabolic issue where they can put on fat with severely restricted intakes. If you are at wit's end in a few weeks, I'd see and endocrinologist. Good luck.
      • 4 days ago
        As I said, " The intake and output puts you on about a 00 calorie, net, diet on your workout days. "
      • 4 days ago
        You eat fish or chicken 3x/day also tomato (1),cucumbar (1),lettuce 200 gr,any kind veggie,omega 3 (3x3) & ester c (1000 mg ) (3x1),1 apple or 1 avocado (3x1),eat what your body need not your body want it,it works for me,first time i felt weak but after 2 weeks no problem,my blood cholesterol,sugar level,are normal,before everything were bad
  • 2 days ago

    RE: Cannot Lose Weight

    Have you had your thyroid checked? Are you drinking water? Also avoid ALL SUGAR, including natural sugar from fruit & avoid carbs (bread, noodles, white potatoes, rice).
      • 2 days ago
        Thyroid is another possibility. But, unless there is a physiological reason, like severe diabetes, I see no point in avoiding all sugar and carbs completely. Eat them is minimal quantities, but avoiding them, I feel, puts too much emotional stress on the brain. "Minimal" junk food (generally high in refined sugar and/or salt, the feel-good stuff) means a couple mouthfuls a day, NOT two pieces of pie and french fries. Once the weight is down, a tad more can be tolerated IF one feels it is necessary. Just my 2 cents.
      • 22 hours ago
        Have you been checked for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
  • 1 day ago

    RE: Cannot Lose Weight

    Have you been tested for 'Metabolic Syndrome'? Once I turned 40 (after having a hysterectomy and 3 kids later) I started gaining weight like crazy and no matter what I did, what I ate, etc. it didn't matter-I just kept gaining weight. I FINALLY found a dr. That listened to me and ran some blood work and found out that I had 'metabolic syndrome'. Technically you only have to have 3 out of 5 factors, but I had 4-these factors when you have them make your body shut down and nothing works together like it should. Once we figured out that this was what was wrong the dr treated it with medications and the weight started coming off!!! I was able to do 'clean eating' and eventually lost around 77 lbs. Just might be something worth checking out. I went for years telling my husband that something was wrong and he just kept telling me that I needed to workout harder and eat better! I thought it was all in my mind-and it wasn't!!!! Don't give up until you find an answer-even if this isn't your answer. Best of luck!
      • 1 day ago
        Anon: Thanks for the name; I had forgotten it when I mentioned, above, the "metabolic issue" some people have. Real bummer, too.
  • 12 hours ago

    RE: Cannot Lose Weight

    Dear Can't Lose Weight, What other symptoms do you have? Google: "symptoms of hypothyroidism." See how many of these symptoms you recognize in yourself. If you feel there's a chance you may have a thyroid that is not working properly, schedule an appointment with an endocrinologist. A quick blood test will reveal if the problem is a waning thyroid. Don't mess around with this. Metabolism is very important! Insist that no matter who the doctor is or what his/her specialty is, that he/she writes lab orders for TSH, T3, Free T3,
    T4 and free T4 be checked. Don't stop at TSH!