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  • Same here. I have disconnected my fitbit for the moment
  • Quinoa? It's also a complete protein
  • Thank you. I'm in the UK, we have diabetes nurses. I could ask to be referred to a dietician. Thanks for the advice.
  • Thank you ,I did fear it could be the steroids. I'm on a biological drug for the colitis which has got me into remission but unfortunately, I had been on steroids for so long that I'm now steroid dependent. I will aim to lose a few pounds and see if that brings the sugar levels down .
  • I'm 66 next birthday, I should have said that in my op. Way past menopause! I am on a long term low dose of steroids which is the likely reason, I've been told, though it's true I've gained more fat on my belly since the menopause. Thank you for your advice.
  • I don't need to lose weight though. I'm 5' 3" and weigh around 125lbs. The cause of my raised sugar levels is likely to be that I'm on a low dose of steroids for ulcerative colitis and asthma. You could be right though; I could probably lose a few pounds with no ill effect.
  • I have the same issues. Nuts and nut butters are my friend. Plus full fat dairy (yoghurt, cheese,cream),shakes made with full fat dairy and protein powder , porridge (oatmeal),adding oil to vegetables ,soups etc.. Eating smaller, more frequent meals has definitely helped me to gain weight. I just don't have a big enough…
  • The resistance band link takes me to the Daily Mirror? Edit :oops just seen the date on the OP!
  • Mine have always been like that but are more noticeable after exercise. Not sure about dehydration - I have to have regular infusions and my veins are harder to find if I'm dehydrated. I doubt it's anything serious but do you have access to a medical professional you could speak to by phone?
  • I'm in the UK too. You could ask to be referred to a qualified dietician, it's free on the NHS? I do understand - 112 lbs may be OK on the bmi scale but it's about how you feel.
  • I found it did nothing for insomnia. And I've heard that with anxiety you should take only a small dose. It's trial and error, with different brands, different ingredients (some relax, some stimulate) and different doses
  • I tried vaping it because I'd heard (anecdotally) that it might help inflammation (I have ulcerative colitis) I did actually lose weight (which wasn't my goal) - it seemed to curb my appetite. I stopped using it because having no appetite is miserable, in my opinion. Could have been pure coincidence.
  • God knows. I've only just noticed it.
  • Hi there, I was about to post something similar! Though my issues are less severe than yours. I have ulcerative colitis and until about 3 months ago was in remission due to biological meds but am currently flaring. I've never been a volume eater and get full quickly so am reliant on calorie dense foods for weight gain but…
  • I don't know if this is quite the same thing, but I wear a tens machine most of the time, for lower back pain and sciatica. 2 of the pads are situated on my buttocks. I've used it for well over 5 years and have it turned up quite high at times. It's made no difference to my glute muscles. I only wish it had.
  • Thank you :) Sorry to hear you also suffer pain - I wish you all the best, too!
  • Thank you, that's really helpful. To be fair I think the idea of not lifting is unthinkable for a lot of people. But yeah, it's currently off the agenda for me, at least for a while. By the way I also have arthritis, mainly in my hands, it does hinder progress!
  • Hey, thank you, I really appreciate your thoughts. I'm in the UK so that probably isn't possible - I'm assuming that's a US thing? I started the SL programme because it looked so simple. I did start to see good results but the pain wasn't worth it and, as I say, I now feel less mobile and strong than before I started…
  • Thank you so much, I'll definitely take a look x
  • Thank you for all the replies, I'm very grateful I think, as someone has said, that even though I have tried to follow correct form, it's likely that I haven't! I'm not someone who gives up easily and I've tried hard to persevere, but currently I'm in more pain and am less mobile than ever before. I have a couple of other…