Be glad your the size you are! And lots of people gain weight on IBS, please tell me your secret. Cause i have done nothing but lost weight. I wear a size 0 and i used to wear a 5 or a 7. Im only 5'1" but its NO fun being to skinny either and have people ask obvious questions like, are you sick? are you anorexic? (which im not). But having IBS-D sure hasnt made me gain weight. Even though i do eat and drink ensure. So be glad with your size blondie!!!
Post Edited (juliab) : 10/13/2008 2:51:17 PM (GMT-6)
I'm 66 and have had IBS-D for almost 10 years. I've gained lots of weight since having IBS even while on a low fat diet. about 6 years ago my doctor sent me to a nutritionist who put me on Xenical for about a year (plus same low fat diet I was already following). I lost over 30 lbs. But then I had gall bladder attacks and had GB removed. I was unable to continue xenical because the IBS-D got worse. I gained all the weight back. I still maintain a healthy (lots of fruit and veg, low fat) diet but have a huge belly that just won't go away. I work out at the gym 3x week...half hour on an elliptical machine and 15 mins on weight machines. I walk to and from the gym, plus quite a bit of walking at other times during the week. My blood pressure is pretty low and cholesterol is normal. But I worry a lot about having so much fat (esp around my middle). My doctor says I'm 'morbidly obese'!
I'm doing all the right things but nothing changes...