how to come down to 60kg from 95kg? - Weight Loss NHS

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how to come down to 60kg from 95kg?

hi everyone.

my mom has undergone total knee replacement surgery a year ago and by then she is gaining wieght continuously. she is 68 years n her weight is awfully 95kg while her body mass index is 37.5 . she is totally bedridden so dont have any activity.

please sombody, someone specialist or success gainer, will help me telling what to do to bring her weight down to normal??

regards: hasan naeem

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Hello Hasan,

I am so sorry to hear about your Mum. We are not medically trained here and I can not give you any specialist advice. Have you spoken to her Doctor?

I am not sure if you look after your Mum and do the cooking for her or if she is being cared for by others.

To start with I would cut out any junk food from her diet and I would suggest taking a look at the Low Carb High Fat way of eating, take a read of this link,

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I am sorry that I can not be of any more help to you, but wish you luck and would encourage you to speak to her Doctor about your concerns.

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Good luck :)

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so nice of you. thanks for your halping behaviour..

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Your welcome 😊

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Hi, HasanNaeem

Pineapple27 is the expert at losing weight without much exercise - and she might chip in here - or you could look for her posts.

My BMI was not much less when I joined here (and I am 70) and I was able to lose weight when I was disabled. I have come down from 120kg to 97kg, and 15% body fat.

Many of us here have lost weight on the Low-Carbohydrate, High-Fat (LCHF) diet (See the LCHF forum here on Health Unlocked) in combination with "Not Eating All Day" aka Intermittent Fasting, See:

healthunlocked.com/fasting-...

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thank you very much for such a motivating compliment.

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The short answer to your question is "slowly" :)

As mentioned by others above, LCHF (low-carb high-fat) might be a suitable choice for your mum: it's ideal for people who are (by choice or otherwise) rather inactive. If she's currently eating a lot of baked goods (bread, cookies, etc), pasta, rice, or potatoes, she will inevitably gain weight. Sugary drinks could also be a problem. These foods present a very dense source of energy that her body has absolutely no use for. Fat-based energy is inherently "slow", and if eaten with minimal carbohydrates, does not activate the hormonal triggers that tilt your metabolism towards fat storage.

As she loses weight and gets more confidence on her new knee(s) she may be able to introduce more physical activity. Right now, her best bet is to get her diet fixed.

Try to get your mum at least in a sitting position daily. Lying in bed all day - especially for older people - can be very detrimental to general health.

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very helful.

she just intakes milkshake , tea and bread( roty) 3 times a day. some time takes fruits as well.

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Eating too little is just as bad as eating too much since your body thinks you are starving so stores everything as fat. I lost weight following the NHS 12 week weight loss plan which is calorie counting. There is a generic 1400 calories for women but I would probably recommend looking at the BMI calculator to find out the personalised calorie allowance. It gives an upper and lower range and I'd probably go mid to upper range. It depends on what suits your mother

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To be honest, those are the worst things you can possibly eat when you're immobile. It's almost pure carbs and sugar. Try to get her eating proper meals - meat, vegetables, eggs, dairy, in whatever combination she likes - but lose the milkshakes, tea, roti and fruits. Really. All of them. She'll probably grumble a whole lot (cos that's what old people do!) but it could well save her life.

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thankful to you.☺

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We don’t all grumble, do we?

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I do :)

It's one of the privileges of being a crusty old has-been.

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