I am in my early 20's. I am fairly active and extremely careful about what I eat. I am very careful to read nutrition labels, check for the correct serving size, and measure for correct proportions. I eat 500 calories a day or less, yet I am overweight. It seems I can go days without eating, without feeling hungry, and without losing weight. It scares me that I may not be getting the proper nutrition, I need. My family also monitors what I eat and is worried, because I eat so little for my size. It is very frustrating, because I struggle so much with my weight. No one outside my family really understands. I plan to make an appointment with an endocrinologist this week.
Could someone please give me some insight as to what may be going on with me? I am not looking for a diagnosis, just a list of conditions related to slow metabolism to look into with my doctor. Thank you.
Here is a list of symptoms that may or may not be related:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- difficulty losing weight (despite dieting and increased activity)
- very low energy/fatigue
- skin problems
- irregular menstrual cycles
- irregular heart beats (too fast/too slow)
- water retention
- easily dehydrated
- low tolerance for heat/cold
- hair breaks easily.
- easily distracted/forgetful
- lack of muscle tone
- isolated swollen areas around neck and face