I am a 42 yr old woman suffering from MS and am carrying an extra 182 pounds. My weight was fine until about 14 years ago when I suddenly piled it on despite not changing my food intake or preparation or amount or energy expenditure. I have had my thyroid tested several times with all results being negative as have tests for type 2 diabetes (my father has the latter). I do suffer from B12 and folic acid deficiency.
I have tried numerous diets and none worked except for the cambridge diet although even on that diet, my weight loss was slow to start with - I didn't lose anything in the 1st week despite not cheating! I eventually lost all my excess weight and then followed a low fat, low sugar calorie controlled diet but put all the weight back on again! I kept a food diary after I came off the cambridge diet and walked a minimum of 15,000 steps a day and my doctor said that I was eating a healthy diet but couldn't explain why I was putting on weight at the rate of approx 10lb a month!
It was extremely soul destroying!!! I've since discovered that I suffer from mild PCOS and I have insulin resistance. I'm tempted to go back on the cambridge diet to lose some of the weight, but know that I can't live on it for the rest of my life, I'm also weary of going on a low carb diet as I've always been told that missing out a one of the major food groups and a bad idea! I've also been diagnosed with MS in the last year and my main problem areas are balance and co-ordination, and bladder weakness.
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