Dieting with Obstacles - cushing's disease. belly fat. help, anyone?

06-04-2006, 05:24 PM
i'm 16, and last year in april i was diagnosed with cushing's disease. i had a tumor on my adrenal gland that made me produce 10-20 times more cortisol that normal people produce. it made me gain 35 pounds in 2 months, lots of bellyfat, and it made my skin so thin it would tear like wet paper. my hair was falling out. my muscles and bones were deteriorating. i almost died. but then i had surgery to remove my adrenal gland, and i am no longer on any medications. i am feeling a lot better. but i still have a lot of belly fat. i look like i'm half way through a pregnancy period. does anyone have any suggestions to lose weight around my stomach? it makes me really self conscious. being a teenager is hard enough. having people ask you if you're pregnant when you're not makes it harder. thanks everyone

06-05-2006, 03:03 PM
Check out the South Beach Diet - it's great for the belly fat and very healthy.