I actually totally refute the claim that "because of the pain, you WILL NOT LOSE WEIGHT!!! "
I would be inclined to think that your recent illnesses largely to blame for what is happening, and ALSO because of those illnesses, now is not the time to be focusing on weight loss.
Let me ask you a question; When you got sick, were you put on any medications? A LOT of medications can have a 'weight gain' effect, but when you stop taking them, the weight comes off. Prednisone is a really good example of this.
I think that you would be best off asking your Dr about the appropriate dietary course - whether it be something like Ensure, and/or electrolytes to ensure that you are getting some needed nutrients into you.
I know what pain is like. I have suffered a very bad car accident which left me with a few broken ribs - one the Dr told me was life-threatening, and a broken clavicle, as well as other injuries. I also have arthritis of the spine as well as scoliosis. The pain at times was very severe (including the non-accident causes) and there have been many times when my cocktail of strong pain relief didn't work and I had to have morphine. But you know what? Look at my weight ticker! I have lost a bucket load of weight. It CAN and DOES come off, but we really need to put our minds to it. In your case, WHEN you are well, not before!
A lot of physiotherapy and appropriate exercises helped me with the pain, and build up stronger muscles so that the pain reduced.
As far as my weight-loss is concerned, I wasn't able to shift my weight AT ALL, even tho' I always ate a really healthy diet, and within a normal healthy calorie range. I was still gaining slowly. In the end, to help me re the pain and to get my HbA1c (borderline pre-Diabetic) and very high cholesterol under control, my Dr sent me to a Registered Dietitian. I had been on SP for a year at the time without success. I took some printouts for her to look at. She told me that what I had been eating was what they normally put someone my weight ON to lose weight, and that she could see what my problem was. It was a very sluggish metabolism. With that she set me on the right course. It didn't take much of a tweak, but after that the weight started to come off. It took 16 months for the first 50lb to drop, and then I happily sat there for a year. I am now at goal weight and have been maintaining for 3 years. I still weigh all of my food and record it all in the Nutrition Tracker to ensure that I stay there.
If you feel you must do something (again, when you are well) ask your Dr for a referral to a Registered Dietitian and take some of your Nutrition Reports. (Make sure that you are totally honest with your recordings.)
Good luck and I wish you a speedy recovery!
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