Life long weight struggle and no success with dieting and answers

Bethee89
on 1/7/24 5:11 am

By the age of 4 I was 68 pounds. Mother was thin, biological father was thin and I was not over fed.

By the age of 14 I was already 180 pounds. I ate no differently then my friends. I was sent to a nutrionist a year later and they had me get rid of all processed foods and join a teen gym but it never resulted in any weight loss.

I was written off as a case of emotional disturbance and secret over eating but that certainly was not what was going on. My family doctor was very concerned for me at that time and forced me into unnecessary cognitive behavior therapy hoping I could gain "control of my emotions" and "stop lying". I ate everything they told me to eat, did everything they said and still remained 180 pounds two years into their "program for me".

Then at 19 I got desperate and starved myself. I lost 30 pounds in two years and by 21 I was 150 pounds at 5'7. But it was NOT easy to maintain. I was eating 500 calories a day and going to the gym non stop. By 22 I collapsed in a mall public bathroom and was hospitalized with an irregular heart beat and dehydration. I was told to starting eating carbs again or I was going to die. So I did. And two years later I was back up to 180 pounds.

By 2021 my weight had reached 223 pounds. And I'm still stuck at that today. I've been tested for PCOS, thyroid disease, cushings several times. No one can find a cause. I'm currently 34 and and not losing a darn pound of fat. I exercise vigorously. No weightloss.

Nothing seems to rxplaon this. How is this evrn possible? And why did i get cursed?

orsailboat
on 1/11/24 6:57 am

It's positive that you have been tested for various conditions such as PCOS, thyroid disease, and Cushing's syndrome. If you haven't already, it may be beneficial to consult with a healthcare professional, such as an endocrinologist or a specialist in metabolic disorders, to explore other possible underlying causes or conditions that might be contributing to your weight management challenges.

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Arturo123
on 1/29/24 11:16 am

It sounds like you've been through a challenging and frustrating journey with your weight. It's important to note that various factors can contribute to weight-related issues, and the complexity of these factors often requires a thorough medical evaluation.
- Metabolic rates can vary significantly from person to person, and genetic factors may influence weight management. Some individuals might naturally have a slower metabolism, making it more challenging to lose weight.
- You mentioned being tested for conditions like PCOS, thyroid disease, and Cushing's, but there could be other medical conditions that might affect weight. It may be worthwhile to consult with a healthcare professional for further evaluations or second opinions.
- Stress, sleep patterns, and other lifestyle factors can also impact weight. Emotional health and well-being play a crucial role, and it's important to address any emotional or mental health concerns.
- Consulting with a registered dietitian or nutritionist might provide personalized insights into your diet and eating habits. They can help create a balanced and sustainable plan tailored to your specific needs.
- Hormonal changes, especially in women, can affect weight. Discussing hormonal balance with a healthcare professional, especially an endocrinologist, may be beneficial.

It's crucial to work closely with healthcare professionals who specialize in weight management, endocrinology, and nutrition. They can conduct comprehensive assessments and help you develop a plan that addresses your specific situation. Additionally, seeking emotional support from mental health professionals may be beneficial, given the psychological aspects associated with weight management.

Remember, every individual's journey is unique, and finding the right combination of strategies and support is often a collaborative process with healthcare professionals. If you haven't already, consider discussing your concerns with a healthcare provider who can provide personalized guidance based on your medical history and current health status.

rosiewilsonnsjh
on 2/4/24 6:21 pm

Have you considered seeking the advice of a specialist, such as an endocrinologist or a nutritionist who specializes in metabolic disorders? They may be able to offer more insights and help you find a solution. It's understandable that you're feeling frustrated, but it's important to remember that you're not alone in facing challenges like this.

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White Dove
on 2/9/24 10:50 am, edited 2/9/24 8:13 am - Warren, OH

I need to eat 10x my ideal weight per day in calories. My goal is 135 and I stay between 1350 and 1400 calories a day. Even with weight loss surgery, I gained weight if I ate more than that. Exercise does not help me at all with weight but it helps with overall health. I spent years trying to find a better solution. There was none. As long as I count calories and stay in range I stay at my goal or below.

American women eat an average of 1833 calories a day and most of them end up in the 180 t0 200 pound range. When you ate low calorie you lost weight. Not quickly but over time. Now you can do it with common sense. Eat enough to stay healthy but lose pounds. 1600 would be a good starting point and aim for one pound a week. It will be slow but it will work.

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roastsay
on 2/26/24 11:55 pm

You should consult an endocrinologist

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