Our expert says:
Eating Disorders Expert
It is quite refreshing to hear from someone who it's not automatically uncomfortable in their body. Yes, as much as you are some way off falling into the normal weight range, it does appear that your elevated weight might be, at least part, explained to a high muscle/fat ratio and a naturally larger frame. I would advise that you not try and do anything extreme or intense in your attempt to lose weight. You suggest that you might have recently lost some weight. That is great, as the closer you can bring your weight towards the normal levels, the better your overall health and the better chance you have of not developing any serious medical complications associated with a high weight (eg, diabetes, hypertension, raised cholesterol). Try to keep exercising moderately. Your GS can make you prone to jaundice, so be careful to try and keep your stress levels to a limit. The GS can also make you easily fatigued, so listen to your body and don't push yourself to far physically or mentally. You say that you are apple-shaped, which is less dangerous than being pear-shaped, as you want to try and keep your excess weight from all accumulating around your abdominal area. That can put you at greater risk to developing cardiac complications. I suggest that you see a physician at least once annually for a full medical in order to confirm your safe health. If you manage to continue to lose weight to within the mid-70s, you might very well remain optimally fit. Just be sure that you are not pre-diabetic, sitting with raised cholesterol or raised blood pressure. Seeing a registered dietitian might confirm or educate you towards a healthily-balanced diet. Having GS might make it all the more worthwhile seeing a dietician for a professional opinion on your eating habits. I hope this helps.
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