I am a 28 year old female and weigh 280 pounds. This is the heaviest that I have weighed in all my life. I gained about 100 pounds in the last 5 years, after the birth of my second child. my doctors are telling me that I NEED to lose weight. They recommended the Lap Band, but I cannot afford this so i am going to try and do this on my own.
I was wanting to know how many calories, fat, carbs, ect... I should eat to lose weight. I cannot exercise a whole lot do to a medical condition where I suffer from daily headaches and pressure in my head. Losing weight will actually help this condition. Besides my overall health, this is why it is so important that I lose weight.
I have lost weight in the past, but always seem to gain it back. I think that I was not eating enough calories. i was staying at about 1000 a day. I lost 70 pounds, but gained it all back plus a lot more. I have went up and down with my weight a lot in the last dew years.
What is the right amount of calories, fat, carbs for me? Should I monitor all 3 of them or just concentrate on calorie intake?