Question by Dawn Wolf: I can’t seem to loose weight. I’m 24, active and eat semi healthy.?
I always eat pretty healthy because I have a very sensitive stomach and can’t eat a lot of junk foods, greasy foods, spicy foods, tomatoes, etc. My snacks usually are things like carrots, apples and many other foods that most consider healthy. Now I know that I’m not the perfect eater, I eat junk food once in a while, but I usually suffer after with feeling nauseous, have heartburn or stomach pains.
I also practice Karate, which means that I do exercise a lot. On average I exercise about 5 days out of the week for at least 1 hour (usually more) and don’t loose body fat. Doctors tell me to exercise more, but I don’t know if that’s possible.
I do have Helicobacter pylori, an ulcer causing bacteria, and have been told that I always will have it. This causes my choices in eating to decrease.
I’ve had heartburn issues since I was 10, and had to be particular on what I ate at an early age.
Anyone have any suggestions?
I’m 5’2″ and weigh 160lbs. Doctors say that I should be at about 145 since I don’t have in any shape or form a frail body frame.
Answer by moon_walker
If you are working hard and not losing weight, you need to talk to your doctor. They can test you for a hormone or thyroid problem.
You didn’t say how much you actually weigh…it is possible if you’re at an OK weight (say, 140 lbs) that it is the weight your body is meant to be at and it will not go lower.
You might need to count calories instead of just eating healthy. Keep a food journal to see if there is something you can change about your eating habits.
Lifting weights to build muscle will help increase your metabolism. Good luck, I know how frustrating weight loss can be.
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