Hi everybody, I am writing because I am struggling with my weight and the doctor’s don’t really seem to think its an issue.
Before I was diagnosed I was around 116 and 5’5 lbs. I was small, but I was 19 so makes sense. Ever since diagnosed, I have gained about 30 lbs. I believe around 15-20 of it has been normal weight due to growing, but there is now 5-10 lbs that I need to lose and can’t figure out how to. My old doctor (I moved), told me I should be about 128 lbs, but was not concerned because I was 132. Now, at 24, I am 147 lbs. I am a lot heavier than I look as the nurses and doctors keep saying.
I eat extremely healthy and always listen to my body. I drink tons of water every day, and I work out around 5x a week. I just can’t seem to lose any weight/ stop looking so puffy. I have been trying for 2 years and the scale just consistently goes up.
My doctor currently doesn’t prioritize my weight, as she is glad that I have been feeling relatively healthy for the last year. I have occasional flare ups, but struggle mostly with sleeping, bloating, and energy.
My doctor just says to eat more and work out, but I am! I seem to have a few extra lbs that wont go away no matter what.
Wondering if anyone else struggles with weight loss with UC. I wish I could diet and eat salads, but that is not an option for me. I can eat very minimal vegetables and I eat almost no meat.
Does anyone else struggle with weight loss? Any ideas of something IBD related that could be causing this?