I am a 39 year old female. I have two boys, ages 5 and 7, who were born by c-section. Since the birth of my second son in 2003, I have been trying and unable to lose weight. No matter how hard I try, what diet I try, instead of losing weight I keep gaining weight, a total of 20 lbs. in 5 years! I have looked into food allergies and intolerances, thyroid malfunction, usual blood tests, and everything seems normal. I've talked to nutritionists, who've said I don't eat enough (avg. 900-1000 kcal/day), and that I have a very slow metabolism. I am exercising every day, burning approx. 400 kcal each morning, and I keep adding weight, instead of losing. I follow a balanced and healthy diet without excesses, but nothing I do seems to help kick my metabolism into action again. My libido has been affected as well. I tried going off the pill for over a year, and that didn't change anything either. Is there any other syndrome/disease that I should be looking into? All doctors keep telling me to just maintain a balanced diet, eat more, and exercise more. But I don't buy it. Any suggestions?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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