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Author Topic: Advice for body changes, loss of glutes.  (Read 5725 times)

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Offline newday23

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Advice for body changes, loss of glutes.
« on: July 25, 2013, 08:51:42 AM »
I have seen some posts about body changes so I wanted to post some of my own experience on the subject.  I am 31 and have been athletic my whole life and have lifted weights since I was in 8th grade.  One of the attributes that I've always gotten attention for has been my body, especially my butt (I'm half Latino lol).  Since having HIV, I have seen a decline in muscle everywhere on my body.  I have tried my best to fight it though and will continue to till the day I die.  All I can say is nutrition, calorie intake, and exercise (especially weight lifting), are all imperative if you want to continue to look in a certain manner.  For me, that's looking in great shape and having muscle.  Weights and eating more have helped me sustain muscle and keep my butt almost as ample as it used to be.  You have to eat well and make sacrifices.  Lots of protein, fresh vegetables, and fruits.  I also take extra vitamins and supplements, and I believe they have helped me a ton.  All of this also affects my appearance.  I still look as healthy and youthful as I would have without HIV, and still get compliments on this.  I hope some of this helps someone out there.  Just get out there and make some of these changes, today!  I have a lot more that I could say about what I do if anyone has any questions.  Thanks.

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Offline newday23

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Re: Advice for body changes, loss of glutes.
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 01:57:43 PM »
Great info.  Thanks so much :).

Offline Mpilonde

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Re: Advice for body changes, loss of glutes.
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 01:15:25 AM »
I also notice loss of glutes. I started medication on the 21st May 2013. I am on Tribuss. I keep fit by going to gym at least twice a week doing Pilates and yoga. I am monitoring my weight very closely. I have a  slender body. I was taking care of my diet eating healthily even before I started meds. For protein I drink a glass of free milk with ensure powder. I have increased my food intake portions. I also take multi vitamins from vital. I must say I am monitoring my body for any changes very closely.

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Advice for body changes, loss of glutes.
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 01:58:47 PM »
I just want to point out that lipoatrophy and wasting are two different things.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2013, 02:13:14 PM by GSOgymrat »

Offline aztecan

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Re: Advice for body changes, loss of glutes.
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2013, 09:20:07 AM »
What Ford said.

Wasting is rarely seen in the U.S. these days, except in those who have refused meds.

Lipodystrophy, is an umbrella term that includes lipoatrophy (loss of subcutaneous fat in the extremities and face) and lipohypertrophy (deposition of fat (visceral not subcutaneous) in the abdomen and in other areas such as the top of the back, around the face and neck, ets.)

I like what the author of this thread had to say. It is imperative that each of us take steps to keep ourselves in the best possible shape we can. Not all of us are weight lifters, but regular exercise and eating wisely are just so very important.

My experiences would be very different, because I am an LTS, but everyone can benefit from this.

Thanks for starting this thread.  :)


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