“While a smaller appetite and excessive weight loss are common symptoms of Crohn’s disease — an incurable chronic inflammatory conditions — the exact opposite can happen as soon as someone gets put on a treatment that involves steroids, which is usually the first step in trying to find a medication that works for you, says Sachar.
“”Steroids tend to increase your cravings for carbs and cause you to hold on to more water and feel bloated,”” says Sachar.
Fortunately, it’s usually not too tough to lose the weight once you’re off steroids. That usually happens as soon as a flare-up — or the reappearance of symptoms like diarrhea, constipation, rectal bleeding, and fever — subside and symptoms are better under control.
The fix: First of all, your overall health is more important than a few pounds on the scale, so following your doctor’s orders is imperative. But some doctors do shy away from steroid use, like Brown, as he knows the side effects can be less than desirable. Every patient responds differently to medication, though, so talk with your own physician to see what works best for you. Often associated with those who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, gastroparesis — also known as delayed gastric emptying — is a disorder that “”slows or stops the movement of food from the stomach to the small intestine,”” according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Because normal digestion isn’t able to occur, it’s common to feel like you’re gaining weight due to fullness and bloating in the stomach area, but the disorder most commonly leads to weight loss in the end.
The fix: According to the American College of Gastroenterology, diet is one of the most important factors in treating gastroparesis. Because fatty and fiber-filled foods take longer to digest, it’s recommended that anyone with the disorder limits or avoids those foods altogether. But since this is a serious condition, it’s best to speak with your doctor to see what the best treatment options are for you.”
I’m Mary and I’m 42 years young!
I’d like to share a personal story that I know will resonate with you.
In the past 2 years, I’ve tried it all…
Every science backed diet there is including keto, vegan, paleo, Atkins and more.
And when nothing was working, I became so desperate that I resorted to long, painful fasts.
And yet, since I had my second daughter at 28, I haven’t been able to lose any weight…
Well, maybe a few pounds for a little while but then it all comes roaring back when I stop whatever gimmick I’m on that month.
You should’ve seen me in my college days. I was tall, slim and had been blessed by the good Lord with an hourglass figure that always turned heads.
Hey, it’s how I attracted my husband Tom!
But after Andrea was born… I couldn’t get back down to my normal 130. I’m 5 foot 7, and that was always a great weight on me.
Yet I’ve spent the better part of 20 years pushing 220 pounds.
And the worst part of it all was that I had developed pre-diabetes and other obesity related symptoms that made me feel tired and sick every single day.
Then one sleepless night, I came across a Facebook post…
The post was written by John Barban, a fitness trainer and nutrition expert to the celebrities.
What was so interesting about this post was that John wrote about how he had suffered from uncontrollable weight gain after turning 40 — even though he was “the one” celebrities went to whenever they had to lose weight and get fit for a role.
But all his knowledge and experience didn’t matter, no matter what he did, he was not able to lose weight…
Until he stumbled upon a breakthrough discovery.
The biggest revelation from John’s discovery was that genetics, diet or exercise didn’t play a part as to why men and women in their 40s, 50s and even 60s don’t lose weight.
Instead, they were all gaining uncontrollable weight because of shallow sleep syndrome.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re getting 8 or even 10 hours of sleep a day, if you weren’t in a state of deep sleep, losing weight is literally impossible no matter what, or how little you eat, or how many hours you exercise.
At that moment, it dawned on me that it wasn’t my fault that I could not lose weight…
All of the things I thought I was doing right, all the advice I’d receive from health professionals — starving myself, running until I ached, eliminating carbs, yadda, yadda, yadda — they weren’t really helping me because I wasn’t fixing the root cause of weight gain.
All that time and effort, not to mention thousands of dollars down the drain…
Because I was fed lies by these so-called health professionals who temporarily treated the symptoms of excess body fat, but did nothing to cure the root cause of it.
Can you believe that?
John continued to explain that by following a simple 2-minute “after-dinner ritual”, no matter your age, shape or size, you can overcome shallow sleep syndrome and force your body melt away the unwanted fat.
Despite John showing a “before” picture and an “after” picture of himself from a couple of months ago, I was skeptical about the 2-minute “after-dinner ritual”.
But I owed it to myself to at least give the ritual a try.
And I was desperate to try anything.
You won’t believe what happened next!
In a single week, I lost 9 pounds and could really see the difference right away. My hips seemed slimmer and my jeans started to loosen up.
So I kept following John’s advice and I actually lost 67 pounds total in the next 5 months!
The stubborn fat pockets and cellulite have vanished from my bum, belly, underarms and thighs, along with the relentless back and joint pain that have plagued me for years.
The debilitating symptoms of pre-diabetes and obesity have also disappeared…
And my metabolism is now so ridiculously fast that regaining a single pound seems utterly impossible no matter what I eat.
At 42 years old, I look and feel 20 years younger… and not to brag, my sex drive is now even more rampant than what I remembered during my college days.
Since then, I have found out that John made it his mission in life to share this healthy weight loss discovery with women all across the world.
John’s discovery has made such a big impact on my life that I would regret it if I did not share his presentation with others.
Imagine instantaneously becoming in complete control of your health and weight loss, effortlessly melting off unhealthy body fat quickly, safely and naturally…
Imagine completely restoring your youthful metabolism and resurrecting your energy, sex drive and zest for life…
And imagine renewing the health and appearance of your skin, hair and nails back to the days of your prime and beyond…
All while bulletproofing your immune system and reversing every single symptom of age and disease.
If you’re a woman who has struggled with weight loss, you owe it to yourself to watch John’s presentation and finally have the solution you need to lose weight and take full control of your life once and for all.
The consequences would have been disastrous had I not have strapped on my faith and followed John’s 2-minute “after-dinner” ritual.
I would never be living the life of my dreams right now.
And I would have continued to gain more weight and be imminently sentenced to a life of critical health complications and nasty medications.
I really hope it has the same impact on you as it did on me. Because the information you’re about to learn has literally saved my life.