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Chronic asthma, gall bladder removal, IBS, weight loss methods?

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I am a 65 year old woman with chronic asthma.. I am 235# and want to loose weight. I am NOT
a junk eater I use free range meat,when I do eat meat, none or little bread or pasta, since that makes me swell up and NEED to loose weight but ecause I am on alot of inhalants and us the nembulzer it is hard for me to start a excersise regimine, I will die llike my mom with congestive heart failure if I don't loose this weight. She was 65 years old... What is your suggestion? When I was 55 I was able to walk 3 miles /day but now I can't even take out the garbage, that is unless I am near the ocean, which is where ICAN breath and do not experience asthma. I need to loose weight,, so HELP !!!!
Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2012 in Weight & Lifestyle
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Thanks for writing to us.
It is really nice that you want to lose some weight.
Slow and steady weight loss of no more than 1-2 pounds per week is the safest way to lose weight. Too rapid weight loss can cause you to lose muscle rather than fat. It also increases your chances of developing other problems, such as gallstones and nutrient deficiencies. Making long-term changes in your eating and physical activity habits is the only way to lose weight and keep it off!
Whether you are trying to lose weight or maintain your weight, you must improve your eating habits. Eat a variety of foods, especially pasta, rice, wholemeal bread, and other whole-grain foods. Reduce your fat-intake. You should also eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Figure out a schedule best for you with the help of dietitian.

Making physical activity a part of your daily life is an important way to help control your weight. Try to do at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day not exercise on most days of the week.
For early results surgery is the only option best for you- liposuction or laser fat reduction will help. You can consult your cosmetic surgeon for this.
I hope my answer and recommendations are adequate and helpful. Waiting for your further follow up queries if any.
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Follow-up: Chronic asthma, gall bladder removal, IBS, weight loss methods? 1 hour later
I have had my galbladder removed backin 2001 and I can't eat high fat foods due to welmy intestines.. I have chronic irritable bowel cyndrome. so I dont eat much in high fat foods. Eating lettuce hurts my intestines. Dp i excersise every day or evert other day.. How high should my caloric intake be?
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 29 minutes later
Thanks for writing again.
Exercising five days a week will be helpful. Regarding your calorie intake, you should start on a low calorie diet not more than 1200 calories per day.
We have experienced dietitians who can design Personalized Weight Management
Program with Diet Plan and Exercise. You can take their help at this link:
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