They should still be able to give you a referral to see a dietitian who can help you create a balanced diet based on your needs. So it wouldn't hurt to ask about that. Here are 2 articles about exercise you might find helpful:
My doctor has told me to do whatever I wanted for my upper body, and for the lower half I was to use ropes to strech my legs in whatever way was comfortable to me. As for eating, they say everyone is different so try and try again untill I find things I can eat that agree with my system.
Your first step should be to talk to your doctor about what exercises are safe and what you should avoid based on your medical history. I'd also recommend asking your doc for a referral to see a registered dietitian who can create a meal plan specific to your needs.
Please help, I'am an overweight 40 year old women who is stuck in a wheelchair. Since 2005 when I was paralized, I have grown to almost 300lbs, from 130lbs, the day of the accident.I cry myself to sleep, when I can sleep that is, cause I'am so unhappy with letting myself get to this point. I have taken 2 strokes and am on the verge of a heart attack.I have other health issues that make it hard for me to eat healthy. I have no bowels, or intestines,& I have a colostomy pouch, which makes my food intake very limited, hardly no vegies or fruit are ate, I can't eat red meat at all. So Please if anyone can help with suggestions of an exercise plan and food plan, pls contact me.
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