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Author Topic: My doctor says i have to lose weight! I need some help  (Read 2433 times)

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Offline BEN1978

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My doctor says i have to lose weight! I need some help
« on: February 09, 2009, 01:46:20 AM »

HI everyone this is my first time posting on here.  I"m 31yo male 5*8 and weight 230lbs.  My doctor has told me that i need to lose weight. and told me to try programs like weight watchers.  How can i go about losing weight the safe way for a hiv positive person...

Thank you,


Ben

Offline 1GutsyDiva

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Re: My doctor says i have to lose weight! I need some help
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 03:42:54 AM »
I would suggest walking in your neighborhood 30 minutes daily,  Increase your water intake and eat lots of vegetables.  That would be a safe and effective start. ;)

Offline Peter Staley

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Re: My doctor says i have to lose weight! I need some help
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 08:40:52 AM »
Ben -- welcome to our forums!  Glad you found us.

Have you done an intake with your local AIDS service organization?  They might have a nutritionist that could advise you.

Also, you should read our site's nutrition lesson which offers all sorts of helpful advice for us pozzies:

http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/Nutrition_7670.shtml

And I agree with the other reply that some sort of daily exercise is a must -- any type will do..  just find something you enjoy.

Offline stargate12

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Re: My doctor says i have to lose weight! I need some help
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 11:22:46 AM »
HI everyone this is my first time posting on here.  I"m 31yo male 5*8 and weight 230lbs.  My doctor has told me that i need to lose weight. and told me to try programs like weight watchers.  How can i go about losing weight the safe way for a hiv positive person...

Thank you,


Ben


What about jogging or bike ?  .. hopefuly every day

Offline aztecan

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Re: My doctor says i have to lose weight! I need some help
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 09:50:01 PM »
I think Peter hit it when he recommended a nutritionist.

It is very hard to offer any detailed suggestions because we don't know too much about your situation. A nutritionist could tailor a program just for you based on your needs and abilities.

Is your doc recommending any methods?

As far as being a HIFiver and trying to lose weight, what I would generally recommend is eating a healthy diet that consists of more vegetables and fruits than animal products, but make sure to keep your protein intake up, preferably with lean meats, poultry or fish.

Then, gradually add some exercise to use more calories than you normally do. The suggestion of walking is a very good one. Lots of people go to the malls to walk when the weather is bad. You just have to use your willpower when you see the sale signs. ;)

Another great exercise is swimming. It helps tone the entire body and burns a lot of calories.

These are just broad suggestions, but they work.

HUGS,

Mark

"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

 


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