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how can i loose weight when i cant move around cause of my health, like slipd disk in my back, and my feet and legs are swollen with fluid, astma, and more, i tried dieting but it dont work

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Initial post: Jan 5, 2013 7:51:49 PM PST
i can barely stand for 2 mins without hurting really bad and collapse but i really want to loose weight, can someone help me out

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 9:32:02 PM PST
Try first personal diet, it costs 200.00, you need to have blood work done first, but they actually do not recomend that you do any exercise at first.

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 7:02:14 AM PST
Amie says:
I would start by speaking to your doctor and maybe a personal trainer too. They maybe able to recommend some things you could do that are low impact exercises. In regards to the fluid lower your sodium intake.

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 9:22:23 PM PST
thanks to both of you yal r very helpful

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 3:39:11 AM PST
Julie Ann, I am in a similar type situation. Severe Arthritis in both knees, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Extremely overweight caused by medications, lack of activity and fluid retention from Blood Pressure medication and other medications. With my doctor's help I have lost 40 pounds and 58 inches since June. Diet has been very basic, nothing canned, no sugar and very little starches but very balanced. Only sweetener has been Stevia or Xylitol. Exercise started with one of the small exercisers that looks like a set of bicycle pedals on a stable base, you sit in your chair and pedal like you are riding a bicycle. There is Zero stress on back and nothing weight bearing to the exercise, helps a lot with fluid retention. Also drinking lots of COLD water, try to keep it at 1/2 of your body weight in ounces a day. And finally Sea Salt instead of table salt. I know from experience that being considered "Obese" was humiliating for me, and a large part of it has been side effects of medication and being unable to exercise without severe pain, not what most people think because of what and how much I eat. There is no quick fix. May God bless you and guide you to a doctor to help you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 1:53:14 PM PST
M. Cook says:
Fasting works. Short fasts under a doctor's supervision. Clean out your kitchen. It's hard at first but gets easier. The 7-Day Detox Miracle, Revised 2nd Edition: Revitalize Your Mind and Body with This Safe and Effective Life-Enhancing Program by Peter Bennett & Stephen Barrie

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 9:00:51 AM PST
S. Malik says:
Well. I see some of my Lazy friends using "Green Coffee Bean Extract 800 with GCA" tablets to reduce weight. They dont have any condition like you but they are too lazy to go Gym or do some workout. So I am not sure if you can take these tablets. But because of own curiosity I reasearched a little about Coffee Bean tables. Although they are safe for a normal person they may have some side effects for you. Consult doctor and start with small doses and see if it works for you!!!

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 10:17:07 AM PST
Okay, you will hate my suggestion but here is is: The Blood Sugar Solution. I did this and feel great. All the pain you are suffering comes down to one thing: inflammation. Below is the review I wrote for the book. Don't exercise yet- change your diet first- your inflammation will go away, then you will be able to move around.

This review is from: The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now! (Hardcover)
My Dr. recommended The Blood Sugar Solution to me when I told her that I gained 40 lbs. in the last 2 years and that I suffered daily from sinus problems (severe face pain- I took Zertec-D twice a day and used an OTC nasal spray up to 10 times a day). I knew it would be a HUGE commitment but I was ready for a major change. I read the book, followed the plan and lost 20 lbs., and- the biggest improvement was that I completely stopped taking the sinus pills and only use the nasal spray twice a day. NO MORE FACE PAIN. Another thing- I was having pain in my arm (hand mostly) from using my electronic devices, I didn't even think about it until weeks later but, that pain is entirely gone now. I am not diabetic or even pre-diabetic, but now I live as though I am pre-diabetic; this diet reduced inflammation (sinus pain, arthritis, etc...). TRUST that your sugar cravings will go away, I think it took me three days. My husband wasn't interested in following the plan with me but because I do all the cooking, he kind of did- he noted that the food wasn't very different from what we normally ate; just with some small changes (like switching to brown rice instead of white after I finished the six week detox).

I highly recommend you give the six weeks a try. I had a mini meltdown during the 3rd week when I went to a Dodger game and didn't have a Dodger Dog but I I lived to tell the tale and so will you. Plus, you doctor will be so proud of you.

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 11:34:55 PM PST
OldAmazonian says:
eat less

move more

avoid processed food

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 6:25:59 AM PST
Erin Walsh says:
You need to speak to your doctor and possibly get some physical therapy to help with the pain. See a nutritionist. There are things you can do. If you want it bad enough you will do whatever it takes =) best of luck, you can do it!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2013 5:39:38 AM PST
N. lee says:
Atkins is made for people with multiple health problems and cannot exercise. you can lose 5-7 pounds the first week but it takes a lot of descipline. free, online help lots of support. its been studied over and over because it seems unhealthy but every study shows it lowers blood pressure, controls diabetes and I can guarantee you you will lose belly fat first. that was a big thing for me. went from an x lrg to med in two months. I modify the diet, am careful to eat healthy not just any protein and try to stay within thirteen hundred calories a day. atkins snack bars help alot but are expensive. good luck.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2013 9:52:01 AM PST
Hi Julie. I have been a nutritional cleanse and it has helped me get over my plateau's and lose an additional 25 lbs. If you want more info please dont hesitate to contact me, my email is I had literally tried everything from working out, to weight watchers and finally found the nutritional cleanse to not only help me lose the weight, but also gain energy and lean muscle. Good luck!

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Posted on Apr 4, 2013 7:31:47 AM PDT
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Posted on Apr 4, 2013 9:20:28 AM PDT
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BAM says:
Dear Julie Ann,

It sounds like excess weight is only a symptom of some other health problems that need to be addressed. The flip answer we often hear regarding losing weight is to eat less and exercise more. While this seems like a logical response, it may not apply to treating your particular health issues.

What you eat does impact your health and wellbeing. You may want to consider some dietary changes. Until you are feeling a bit better, exercise may not be an option you are able to embrace.

I would suggest that you start by only buying/eating organic, non GMO foods. Focus on green veggies, both cooked and raw. Perhaps add one green smoothie to your daily menu. Add just enough organic fruit to make it palatable. As you eat more green leafy veggies, both cooked and raw, your sweet tooth will begin to tone down. You do not need diet pills or drugs, just healthy food to start.

I have found that if I drink a glass of water with fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice before I eat or drink anything else in the morning, it helps me start my day right. It is sour, but I have learned to love it. This helps my vision too.

Yes, there are more extreme choices, but if you can start with a small baby step and maintain it, you will then be ready for the next baby step.

Bromelain is a supplement that helps digest food and reduces inflammation. It is a pineapple enzyme.

One of my friend says that one cayenne capsule daily is the secret to her maintaining her figure over the past 30 years. Cayenne cured my cold feet at night problem.

Please be aware of your weight, but don't make your weight your sole focus. When you begin to manage your health issues and you begin to feel better, you will be able to begin a modest exercise program. Baby steps... You can do it.

The Mercola website is an ongoing help to me. I subscribe to their newsletter.

Be well...

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 11:01:45 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 24, 2013 11:02:26 AM PDT
AngiePan says:
Try Hcg, you can use the drops or injections. You don't need to exercise but if you can walk a little it helps. You can lose weight very fast on this and it's safe. Just look it up on line.

Posted on Apr 29, 2013 12:01:24 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 4, 2013 11:57:53 PM PDT
Bri says:
This is aweful to see people recommending garbage products and obvious advertising promotions to someone who has reached out for help about their problem. Julie, best advice is talk to doctor, get a blood test to see if you are deficient in anything and start small. Cutting out sugar and have an eating plan of low glycemic foods will make long term difference for anyone. For back/joint pain I had severe back pain and tried every pain specialist and the best thing I found was a type of strengthening from some doctors at Foundation Training (you can see their free videos online) and their book is only like $15 on amazon and the exercises were life changing for me fixing my lower back and giving me movement again.

Posted on Jul 7, 2013 9:40:25 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 15, 2013 7:10:42 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2013 6:51:26 PM PDT
Yes please read my book Lighten Up America which will give you the information you need to lose weight even if you can't exercise! Author Dr. Lisa Clark MD

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