I am surprised out of all the Curezoners who posted here no one mentioned PARASITES! I've only just recently discovered I still have them but since first getting them about 10 years ago, is when I first started putting on all this weight. There must be a connection! My DO agrees.
About 10 years ago, I also had my gallbladder removed (someone mentioned that!)
ACCIDENT & MEDICATIONS:
Four years ago, I was hit as a pedestrian by a drunk driver and had a multitude of injuries, including a back injury, which severely restricted my movement and had me in physical therapy for a couple of years and on heavy meds--all the meds and inactivity put on 60lbs.
Though never a smoker, I developed COPD and began to get pneumonia a couple of times per year. Gradually became less active. Overuse of antibiotics contributed to candida.
DEVELOPMENT OF CANDIDA & FUNGUS
Eventually developed Candida and fungus, which my DO says clogged my organs and prevented me from losing weight.
HOW I LOST 30lbs...
Once I started the Candida Diet and the anti-fungal medications (Diflucan), the weight just dropped off of me! Previously, I could never lose weight no matter what I did--even if I went on a 400 calorie Optifast Diet! My metabolism was stopped! I lost 30lbs within two months with ease and I was eating more than ever! Btw, my asthma/copd has greatly improved since getting rid of the fungus in my body!
Sidenote: Prior to this, I did have some help when doing Liver flushes. I would lose some weight when doing these. But I obviously needed a bigger clean-up job like taking the antifungals.
I am optimistic that once I get treated for the parasites, the rest of the weight should follow...HOPEFULLY!