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Author Topic: Whats the best way to lose weight quickly while being poz.  (Read 7113 times)

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Offline lifer

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Whats the best way to lose weight quickly while being poz.
« on: April 28, 2008, 04:19:46 PM »
not on meds yet, gained a lot of weight because of depression and other factors need to get it all off now (at least 20 pounds). i was wondering whats the best way to lose this much weight in a short period of time and yet keep your levels up... does anyone know a good combination of exercise and dieting?

i feel as if im not ''radiant'' anymore, my face and skin looks very fatique. might be due to all the crap ive been eating or simply from being hiv positive..


thoughts? ideas? tips?  thanks!

Offline Florida69

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Re: Whats the best way to lose weight quickly while being poz.
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 05:29:43 PM »
I have been on this diet (since January 2008) that is going around, that has really worked for me.  Basically it includes 10 servings of protein, and 4 servings of fruits and veggies a day.  I have lost 45lbs thus far, I am still loosing, so once you find the diet that is right for you and easy for you to follow, then it will indeed work.  If you want to hit me up, I would be happy to email you the diet.  I am also taking a mulivitamin, fish oil and B-12 daily.  It is never a good idea to loose a lot of weight at once, my doctor said up to 4 pounds a week is healthy.  Good luck, D
« Last Edit: April 28, 2008, 05:31:19 PM by Florida69 »
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Offline pacerintl

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Re: Whats the best way to lose weight quickly while being poz.
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008, 04:11:48 PM »
Just eat right, cut out the McDonalds, candy, junkfood, and starches.  Eat more fruit and vegetables and walk everywhere...like you're late for the bus.  Lift weights if you have access, this builds muscle and muscle burns fat.

Offline Dachshund

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Re: Whats the best way to lose weight quickly while being poz.
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 04:25:10 PM »
Since you mention depression and "other factors" you might want to schedule an appointment with your doctor before you start any diet regimen to lose weight quickly. You don't mention your numbers or your general state of health which as a person living with HIV and not on meds might be a factor when it comes to dieting and exercise. 

Remember anything you read over the internet should be taken as advice only. As a person living with HIV you might want to run it by your doctor before starting any diet or exercise routine.

Good Luck


Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Whats the best way to lose weight quickly while being poz.
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008, 05:02:03 PM »
Agreed.  Additionally you may wish to obtain a referral from your doctor to see a nutritionist that deals with HIV+ patients, and this will give you good guidance with any dietary changes to lose weight.

Also, have you discussed your depression/weight gain issue as well with your doctor?
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline hartiepie

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Re: Whats the best way to lose weight quickly while being poz.
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008, 05:09:30 PM »
No magic anywhere on this one. Less calories in and the more you exercise, the more the weight will come off.

If you lost 2 pounds a week and taking into account a few slips, that means 20 pounds would take about 3 months to leave.......

Like Florida and Pacer said, reducing the junk and exercising has worked for me --- and it gets harder to keep off every year I get older.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Whats the best way to lose weight quickly while being poz.
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2008, 06:18:45 PM »
Actually no hartiepie, if someone is gaining weight because of depression issues it's probably actually not about "magic" -- nor are any of us on a web forum sitting in a room with lifer, like a doctor would be, to make sure what he's describing is what would be sitting in front of him.  Lifer also mentions "face and skin" issues so that's another reason to have a conversation with his doctor.

Considering he mentioned suicidal thoughts in an old post I guess I'm a bit more cautious than you are with his post.
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Offline hartiepie

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Re: Whats the best way to lose weight quickly while being poz.
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2008, 09:00:16 PM »
Go ahead Philly and be cautious (of course), but since you and Doxie already said it, I didn't say anything about seeing a doc.

Since I didn't read anything about suicide here, I made my comments about what s/he asked -- weight loss.

My advice is still true.

No weight loss is magic and magic results shouldn't be expected, IMO.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2008, 08:10:22 AM by hartiepie »

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Re: Whats the best way to lose weight quickly while being poz.
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2008, 05:08:38 PM »
Before you follow advice over the internet check with your doctor.

what is also mentioned in these links  :-*

Offline Dachshund

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Re: Whats the best way to lose weight quickly while being poz.
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2008, 06:33:59 PM »
what is also mentioned in these links  :-*

You go girl, it can't be stressed enough how important it is to discuss your health with your doctor before trying anything you read on the intrawebs. I'm glad you mentioned it sweetie. ;)
« Last Edit: May 04, 2008, 06:38:19 PM by Dachshund »

Offline Pirate

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Re: Whats the best way to lose weight quickly while being poz.
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2008, 05:59:12 PM »
I'm doing The Zone Diet and working out.  I have to say, I'm doing The Zone in a somewhat half assed way.  I don't watch portions like they say you should (for instance a serving of chicken should be no larger than your palm and I never adhere to that) and I cheat every once in a while but eliminating most starches from my diet has made a difference.  I've lost nine pounds in the last month and I feel really good and energetic. 

You probably don't want to hear this, but you really don't need to lose weight that quickly.  You probably think you do because you're depressed -- there's probably a voice in your head saying, "I won't be happy until I lose twenty pounds" -- but trust me, you'll feel better as soon as you start to adhere to a diet and exercise plan.

As for the "radiance" issue:  sometimes when people are depressed, their skin and hair lose their luster.  When I'm happy, I glow, when I'm depressed I look grey.  That's been true long before I got infected. 

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Re: Whats the best way to lose weight quickly while being poz.
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2008, 03:06:31 PM »
I totally agree with you Pirate !
Good points  :)

 


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