RE: Not new - weight not coming off?
Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 12:40 PM
I had a similar experience. The most significant obstacle for me was a particular medication that I was taking for Type 2 diabetes (Glipizide). I did some research and discovered that it can make weight loss difficult for some people. My doctor felt my concern was legitimate and switched me to a different medication. I have started to lose weight since the switch, whereas previously the scale would not budge.
Also, I do believe that some exercise such as walking can nudge the scale a bit. I am not very disciplined at it, but when I talk myself into walking, I do experience more success.
Finally, I also have the abdominal/visceral fat issue. I researched the best way to reduce that. It seems that interval training along with dietary changes have the greatest success at reducing deep abdominal fat. By"interval" I believe it means that, for example, when you walk, at various intervals you would insert a burst of, say, speed walking, into the regimen. Obviously, if you haven't done much walking, you would first just get yourself in shape for walking only, before embarking upon any type of interval training (and be sure your doctor says it is ok).
This all presumes that your caloric intake is limited, which a truly plant-based diet is by its very nature. That's the beauty of it.
I am in a similar situation and have been extremely discouraged in the past. Don't be! This can be done. Stay in touch!