Hi. I joined mfp a few years ago as I wanted to gain weight. I reached my goal weight quite quickly and found I needed to take in far more calories than mfp calculated in order to maintain. Initially I started a lifting programme too (SLx5) which was great but I had to stop after a year or so due to various health issues and injuries. I now do pilates,resistance band exercises, walking and swimming which just about help to maintain muscle and strength.
A recent blood test showed my blood sugar levels to be in the pre-diabetic range. This was a shock! I'm not and never have been overweight and am as active as I can be. Advice from the nurse was pretty useless (eat less sugar) and the research I did suggested swapping simple carbs for complex ones but here is the thing. I suffer from ulcerative colitis, so a high fibre diet is a no go .
I need to maintain my weight and reduce my waist size (I have become apple shaped) I know I'm asking the impossible but would appreciate a few tips! I have cut back on sugar and tried to get my calories from protein and oils but it's not easy! Many thanks in advance.