Weight Gain And Trouble Breathing

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  1. iLoveSugar

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    Over the past 3 years, I've been steady gaining weight. Its really hindering my ability to breathe. I'm waking up all night with trouble breathing, out of breath going from standing to laying down, walking up stairs, etc. Thyroid hasnt helped at all.

    My comfortable weight was always 155 (I'm a short male 5'6). I'm now at 200. I'm hurt and can't breathe right, and really need help.
     
  2. james2388

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    Thyroid probably made you fatter. So many people on here just jump to thyroid, without understanding what a healthy diet looks like.
    You love sugar, but you better not be mixing it with FAT.
    Truly the best example of the Ray Peat Sugar Lifestyle is the Vegan Durian Rider, who barely consumes any fat at all and as much sugar as he wants.

    Scrap your whole diet, Get on the vertical diet by Stan Efferding. Red meat, White rice, OJ, simple veggies, Coffee w/ skim milk and sugar. Remember Ray is a low fat milk guy, too many people forget this when it comes to icecream or whole milk with sugar binges.

    Start walking, jump ropping, simple isometric breathing exercises with core engagement. Seriously start doing something, and start getting coaching if you can afford it because you need some direction. Possibly even a sleep apnea machine right now.
     
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    Are you taking any B1?
     
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    iLoveSugar

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    No
     
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    I ask because apnea and air hunger are directly tied to a B1 deficiency. Weight gain can be too along with other deficiencies, hypothyroid, etc.
     
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    Both are connected to the gut so if you can sort out your gut, you'll see improvements.
     
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    +1 THIS, and that sugar should be maple syrup, demerara etcetera :):
     
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    In what way do you think thyroid would make him fatter?
     
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    gain in appetite can outstrip metabolic gains if you eat like an idiot like most of this forum
     
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    Interesting theory, I guess that’s possible. Personally, I found that when I was low thyroid I was always tired, cold and hungry looking for a source of energy. But when I supplemented thyroid, appetite and blood sugar normalized and I could go longer without food.
     
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    Dehydration gives me breathing trouble
     
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    No sugar with fat. I have one small serving of Häagen-Dazs daaz 3-4x per week. Other than that, not much really. Maybe some chocolate here and there. Sometimes 1 pancake in the morning (masa harina) with butter. Im rapidly gaining.
     
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    Story of my life. My gut is forever bad.
     
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    Did you checked your cortisol levels? ACTH? may be Cushing’s syndrome or disease?
     
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    How many calories are you eating per day? Are you eating foods like liver and eggs to meet nutritional requirements? B vitamins are rapidly drained when you eat a bunch of refined sugar. You'll need to either A) increase the consumption of B vitamins (likely through supplementation), or B) replace some of the refined sugar with natural sources like fruit.

    The ACTH/cortisol theory could also be an issue, considering one of the most significant features of elevated cortisol is weight gain and insulin resistance. Eating smaller more frequent meals will keep blood sugar balanced. Pregnenolone can also help with this.
     
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    Gastroparesis is why you can't breathe.
     
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