My mom is 68, 5'1" and weighs around 310 lbs. She had osteoarhtritis and terrible back pains that keep her sitting. Overeating is not the issue and exercise is extremely difficult as she is barely able to walk, even with a walker. How does someone like her lose weight? I have put her on an Atkins-type eating regimen, but all that has done is kept her around the same weight. I am completely out of ideas but don't want to give up on her. Any ideas would help. Thank you.
Your mom needs to make an appointment with her family doctor. It's not advisable for you to put your mother on the Atkins-type diet. It would be safer for your mom to see her family doctor and have her doctor suggest a food plan for your mom. The back pain may be because she is overweight. If your mom loses some weight through a food plan which she has discussed with her family doctor, her back problems will probably improve. Not every person is a candidate for the Atkins diet. It's nice of you to try and solve her food plan. However, you need to take her to her family diet and let her own doctor who knows her medical history put her on a food plan which will help her take the weight off safely. Hope this has been helpful.
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