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Weight and slow metabolism

I am trying to loose about two stone or so.I am 60years old, have an under active thyroid and am vegetarian.(I had my gall bladder out last May.)

Things came to a head last year,after years of asking my GP for help to loose weight. One day I arrived at his room looking twelve months pregnant,I was so bloated and uncomfortable,I had eaten nothing for 24hours.It was as if my body had stopped working. GP thinks I have a wheat intolerance.

GP sends my to a one off course on weight loss at the hospital,While waiting for the date to arrive (6weeks) I managed to loose a stone but felt so ill and starving.

Woman who runs course asks us if we know how many calories are in Pasties,crisps etc. I ask her if I have lost weight why the ratio of fat has not come down,see doesn't know and tells me I must be wrong.

This has all drained my confidence in myself and I don't know where to start loosing weight (fat) without going hungry. As I have a slow metabolism.

Any ideas welcome.

2 Replies

Hi beaton,

If you back track on the Questions blog you may find linda1147's question (1st Feb 2013) and the answers there helpful.


Thanks Doikosp,I read that today.

Thanks Short_n_sweet.Some nice recipes,think I might use substitute sugar and G/F flour though.


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