CFS AND WEIGHT GAIN

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Hello, I am currently waiting to see CFS specialist hopefully in the next two weeks.  I am b12 defiency and also have under active thyroid. Since the end of February I have gained around 1 stone. I have an extremely fussy diet as I dont eat Red Meat, Fish or Pasta. My diet is mainly Vegetables, Chicken and Potatoes but have gained weight like nothing on earth. Before all this CFS i was doing exercise classes twice a week but now can't get out of bed most of the time. Anybody else have similar expierences? I still go for a country walk at the weekends when I feel up to it but apart from that I'm at a loss at how to shift the weight. My GP has been monitoring it but he said there is nothing we can do at the moment.

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    A good starting point is to count your calories, you could be eating something high in calories that now you are not exercising is causing you to put on weight.

    It could be down to your underactive throid are they treating you for that.

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    Hi, Lisa. I'm struggling a bit with my weight, too, for the first time in my life. You're lucky you can take a country walk on weekends. That sounds lovely. I'm unable to walk for more than a few minutes at a time. I have to be in a reclining position for most of the day. It's very hard to keep the weight off while being so sedentary! In my case, I eat a vegan diet 99% of the time. My weight gain is due to my snacking between meals. Do you snack as well? It could help to keep a food diary of what you eat. Sometimes I eat because of stress or other emotions.
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    I had a similar problem.  I went from excercing everyday to barely being able to get out of bed.  So, I packed on the pounds.  Additionally, since I am so very tired, my body keeps thinking it's dying of starvating and wants to eat.  It is a constant battle. 
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    In 2012 I went from highly active to hardly able to move and gained 21lbs in a year, which pushed my blood pressure up.  As I was beginning to regain some energy, but still not very active, I deliberately lost the weight through 5/2 fasting.  This way of weight loss is not for everyone, but I love my food and being strict for just two days a week was manageable.   I have had a relapse this year after a virus, and the weight is creeping again.  The only answer to weight, asw knight says is counting calories, whichever way you choose to do this.
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