The battle of the bulge is what is what I like to call it. Chronic inflammation, Bloating, weight gain and pain.
We as Endosisters know all too well how much of a problem this is, how annoying it is and how painful it is.
I am Wheat, Spelt and Dairy intolerant so I do my best to remove those from my diet but really it is hard isn't it? I have tried every single diet known to man and there were very few that helped. Paleo takes away all grain and dairy and for me that did help with the pain in the bowels that I get but I still felt bloated.
The hard part with dealing with this problem is medications and hormones because you are constantly craving carbs and usually bad carbs and complete junk. Well for me that is the way it is for sure.
Since my first surgery in 2007 the same year I was put on Marvelon continuously after Lupron I have never been able to keep weight off and I am constantly bloated all the time. I don't get a period which is great but I hate feeling like I am pregnant all the time.
It has been 6 yrs now and I have been on at least one med that entire time so the chances of anything changing for me is minimal. I would say however I don't exercise because of the extreme chronic fatigue from the Endo and Fibromyalgia. I am tired and have no energy ever so I can see also why the weight seems to stay on.
Where does the weight go with you? Mine for sure is in the thighs, hips and Belly. Never to the place where I want it to go like my breasts LOL..
I know that Diet, lifestyle, and exercise are key to combating this problem but as any Endosister knows sometimes its just quite impossible and you get down on yourself. It is like a vicious circle.
What do you do to help with Chronic inflammation, weight gain and bloating?