Fighting obesity

Posted by dariusgr @dariusgr, Tue, Jun 4 9:44pm

Hello all,

I am sharing this post as yet another effort in my journey with a years long fight with obesity. I will try not to bore you too much yet give you an idea of what I’m dealing with. Any suggestions and encouragement is greatly appreciated. I have dealt with weight imbalance sort of all my life. I remember being active as a kid and staying fairly in shape and than when I was not doing sports I would gain weight but I was able to maintain some sort of normal most of my young life. I am originally from Poland. Height 6’ and currently at 215 pounds. Yet just 8 months ago I weighed almost 300 lbs. I am a classic example of a yo-yo dieter. Staying obese for about 2 years followed by a short period usually less than a year of hard core effort of weight loss. This time around I decided I really want to do lifestyle changes and sustain weight loss for good. I found a new doctor and he started me on Fluoxetine to help with the psychological aspect. It helped some to where I do not have junk food cravings but still having sweet cravings. They start to intensify. I feel like it might have to do with dopamine receptors and reward center. I am planning to go back to my doctor for help but wax wondering if you had any advice. Thanks so much!

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@dariusgr Not sure you're going to get much in the way of meaningful feedback if you don't give more information about yourself. For example, how old are you? Do you have any other health issues other than your weight? Are you active? If so, to what extent? What do you eat and when do you eat it? Do you drink water? If so, how much. Stress? Sleep? The list goes on.

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@dariusgr Not sure you're going to get much in the way of meaningful feedback if you don't give more information about yourself. For example, how old are you? Do you have any other health issues other than your weight? Are you active? If so, to what extent? What do you eat and when do you eat it? Do you drink water? If so, how much. Stress? Sleep? The list goes on.

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33yo-no other health issues-trying to stay active-working our 5-6 days a week (CrossFit). Eating vegetables (broccoli/cauliflower etc, fish) than when my craving starts I would eat any type of sweets to a binge eating extent. I would really appreciate any feedback

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@dariusgr, Welcome to Connect. I commend you for your decision to make some changes in your lifestyle. I have no medical training, I'm simply a patient like you, with my own set of lifestyle demands. However, I assure you that reaching out to meet others will be to your advantage.

I have found a video in the Groups>Digestive Health>Q&A that I think you will find helpful as you prepare to see your new doctor. (There will be a countdown/delay after you click the video before it begins.) It is past time to submit questions for the video, however if you make an inquiry about fighting obesity it will reactivate and other members can l see it.

Video Q&A: Why is it so difficult to lose weight?
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/video-qa-why-is-it-so-difficult-to-lose-weight/?orderby=ASC#chv4-comment-stream-header

Dariusgr, you are not alone on Connect. I look forward to supporting you.

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