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ICEDEMETER
Posts: 608
4/12/13 3:39 P

I'm sorry to hear that you had a breakthrough seizure, but very glad that you are ok.

If you are fairly active, then it looks like a reasonable range for maintaining your current weight. I'm guessing that your doctor and the nutritionist / dietitian are looking at getting your health stabilized as the priority right now, and feel that it would be best for you to maintain your weight for now. Caloric deficits and losing weight can both have an impact on medication levels and how they work, so they may think it best to have a stable caloric intake / weight to work with in order to get your meds working properly for you again.

You really need to talk with your doctor to work out a plan to get your health stabilized again, and figure out when, or if, it would be advisable for you to go back to a calorie deficit to lose more weight.

It can be really disconcerting when you are on such a successful weight-loss streak (kudos on such great work!) and then run in to a set-back like a health issue. Please remember that your health is your priority, and work with your doc to get back to the best that you can be.

Best wishes to you for continuing better health!



TONKA14
Posts: 4,947
4/12/13 3:37 P

Your medical nutritionist/RD knows your medical situation best. Since they have done an assessment and created a nutrition care plan specifically for you and what is going on, it is best to follow those recommendations. If you have questions about your nutritional care plan it would be best to discuss those with the hospital nutritionist/RD. Be sure they think additional weight loss at this time is advised or if they are recommending weight maintenance while addressing low albumin is more important.

Hope that helps.

Coach Tanya



POETICA7
SparkPoints: (9,026)
Fitness Minutes: (1,713)
Posts: 727
4/12/13 3:12 P

SP set me to a calorie range of 1200-1550, and I'm happy that I've lost 18 pounds so far. But I want to lose another 12. I have epilepsy, and after 7+ years, I had a breakthrough seizure on Tuesday. A nutritionist in the hospital calculated that for my age and weight I should be eating between 1615-1908 per day. This seems like so much.
Also, my albumin level was low, and she said I should have 100-110 grams of protein per day, and after the albumin level normalizes that should 760 grams.
Do you agree? I am 68 years old and at this time weight 162.
Thank you.



 
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