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Old 08-08-2005, 09:33 AM   #1
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diet and exercise

hello everyone..quick question. any one have a problem with exercise and dieting? i know my symptoms worsen when i over heat but i would like to lose weight and get a little more tone...any suggestions? thanks

 
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Re: diet and exercise

I'm not sure about anyone else's situation, but I can't do ANYTHING aerobic -- not even walking! I'm ok with light weight training (like dumb bells and stretching) at times when I'm not feeling weak in general. Diet? I don't buy the whole Swank Diet thing, but I would think that would have a side effect of weight loss (because of the fat restriction) if you were to try it...

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Old 08-08-2005, 10:12 AM   #3
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Re: diet and exercise

The is so much info out there about what to do and not do. I've had MS for 8.5 years. To me, diet restrictions made a lot of sense because I already knew that my body didn't like certain foods: diary, gluten (including breads and pastas). Potatoes and simple sugars are also a problem for me. When I've followed these diet restrictions, I've felt soooo much better, when I haven't, I can tell. I'll have probelms with fatigue, diarhea and chronic pain. I think it is best for MSers and everyone in general to avoid refined sugars and processed foods. When I was DX with MS, I was working at a coffee shop, living on lattes, deli sandwhiches and bakery goods. Another flare-up I had with severe vertigo, I had a glass of milk and went out for a vigarous walk, came home and BAM! horrible vertigo...

As far as exercise goes, there have been the times when I can't do much but I've been on a steady regimen of walking 5-7 days a week for 30 minutes and using free weights that are 5 lbs.

Everyone is so different. This is just what has worked for me...

 
Old 08-08-2005, 01:09 PM   #4
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Re: diet and exercise

I work out like a maniac. I'm lucky that it doesn't exacerbate anything. But, if you want to lose weight, the only way is to cut your calories. Less in, more out. It doesn't matter what diet you follow, as long as you consume less, and expend more energy.

 
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