Are you taking the vitamins and supplements that we are supposed to take?
Laura in Texas
53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 170 (BMI=27)
RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis
brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco
"May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears."
on 3/20/20 10:36 am
You are probably in a stronger position to remain healthy now than when you were obese. Obesity is often cited as a risk factor for having a worse outcome, should you contract the novel coronavirus.
The caveat to that is that being too thin can make you more vulnerable. When I last saw my surgeon this past summer, my body fat was at 15.9%. That is very low, as low as that of a serious athlete in the midst of serious training. The doc encouraged me to gain a *****e specified from 5 to 10 pounds - I weighed 125 and am 5'8") specifically in order to protect my immune system. He explained that if I were to get seriously ill, I would have more of an ability to fight it and to bounce back at a slightly higher weight than if I got sick when that thin. Everyone is different and not every 125 pound, 5'8" woman's body fat percentage is that low. A DEXA scan will show where you are at.
on 3/24/20 11:41 am
Great question! Following these comments, for sure!