What a headache... Losing weight on medical restrictions.
I was diagnosed with a "multi" (or pan) metabolic disorder during the year. I had surgery a few weeks ago, and have been given the green light to do some basic non-strenuous exercise from my Endocrinologist. My only exception is that I can't swim for another week via doctor orders.
We were sitting down and talking about my meds, and two of them make me retain fluid including put on fat. So far I have been surprised post-op in that I haven't put on as much weight as I otherwise thought. But now my Doctor has said that once one of my meds has been decreased at the end of this week, I have to go on a controlled food plan to control my Type 1 Diabetes, plus also get back under 125lb. (Around 130 at the moment, so not too much to lose). Anywho, these were the guidelines that he set:
- No over-heating or sweating.
- No extreme cold or extreme hot environments.
- No prolonged cardio with the exception of warm up (no more than 5 mins).
- No plyometrics and no extreme boot camps.
- No water sports (temporarily).
So... Pretty much it seems to be at least 3/4 of any exercise routine out on the market. The only things he has promoted are weight training and resistance with "light" weights and walking. But he did say if I could find other light exercises that promoted muscle strength, flexibility with basic energy burning then go for it.
Can anyone think of other new exercise trends on the market I could try? I can think of yoga as well. As for food he has said to stick to low carb, unless I'm exercising. I have to keep a food diary to show him. Advice anyone?