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Can someone tell me how weight can go on on this diet. One of our Mana-ites (no Computer) has asked why she has put on weight but is following the diet? She is consuming vast amounts of fruit but otherwise sticking to the diet. Could it be from the sugar in the fruit? I will pass on any suggestions as she is feeling quite lethargic as well. Thanks all
Hi Cowgirl,

I have lost 13kg (and counting) on this program, but it's not just the diet ... includes exercise as well. I try to walk half an hour every day, but find that there are always 1-3 days a week when I don't get my walk.

Maybe you are right about the sugar content of the fruit being a factor.

There may also be other reasons. I would recommend she keep a food diary for a week, and then count up the fat and sat fat, the calories and other nutrients in her diet, to make sure she is eating in a balanced way.

This can be done online here: http://www.myfitnesspal.com

or here: http://www.calorieking.com.au/today/

Or just using a calorie counter book, like Allan Borushek's pocket guide, or similar, which can be bought on his website quite cheaply: http://www.calorieking.com.au/shop/

I eat loads of vegetables, and perhaps these take more calories to digest than they actually contain, giving a negative benefit?

Has you friend checked her vitamin D level? My energy skyrocketed after a few megadoses to bring up my level.

Perhaps thyroid function tests might also be useful?
Cheers,

Sue

OMG December 2011 OMS January 2012 OMS Retreat March 2012 Benign MS Sep 2015
Two Very Mild Relapses since diagnosis. Copaxone May 2013 No new lesions on MRI since diagnosis
Vast amounts of anything is not balanced, a balanced diet is the best thing for energy levels.

Is she taking a minimum of 5,000IU of Vitamin D a day, has she had a vitamin D test, is she taking 20g/ml/day of fish/flaxseed oil? Is she taking supplements other than what is recommended? Is she over weight, or is putting on a bit of weight a good thing?
Wendy

Diagnosis Dec 1998 OMS Feb 2010 Retreat Feb 2012
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