Diet, exercise and weight
I was wondering what other people's experiences have been with the diet/exercise/weight area. After I became ill, my weight increased substantially, especially around my stomach area (where I never would put weight on before). I gained the weight so quickly that I ended up with stretch marks all over my body. I had a blood test done as well & thyroid, cholesterol, blood sugar etc were all OK.
I saw a dietician, who put me on a low GI diet, and I lost a bit of weight without exercising. Because of my fatigue, I found exercising quite difficult, as I couldn't exercise long enough to actually have an impact on my weight. And after only a couple of attempts at exercising, I would get sick again. But I managed to keep my weight steady for almost 2 years.
This past year, I have gained all the weight back, and more. I don't know what to do anymore - my diet is the same (hardly any sugar or 'bad' carbs). It's all gone back on my stomach, and it is so uncomfortable. Weird thing is - I've been more physically mobile as well, as I think my symptoms are slowly improving.
Anyone have any tips on how to lose the weight around this area? Has anyone attempted any exercises which help you lose weight, but don't exacerbate the chronic fatigue symptoms?