Re: looking for help
My son is in a similar situation and it is a problem. What exercise CAN you do? He can walk in water along the rail, and swim a bit. He can do a bit of upper-body weights and some leg lifts. His condition has not affected his strength too much, so that helps. As to diet, he eats very little in the way of carbs, finding that he cannot use the calories. He eats a fairly high-protein diet, which sustains him and keeps him from nibbling too much (from boredom). Cheese, meat, eggs, and other stuff that is easy to cook. Mainly grills with salad or hot vegetables. Luckily he doesn't have a sweet tooth. He is just maintaining a reasonable weight. His main problem is the antidepressants he takes to help with his despair, they do tend to cause weight gain.