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you won't loose the weight by dropping your ferritin levels
ferritin is a measure of stored iron in your body but it is also an acute phase reactant and can become elevated if you have any sort of inflammation in your body.
here is a good study looking at ferritin levels in obese patients.
the most common cause of elevated ferritin levels in obese patients is from type 2 diabetes, which you don't have
but if you stay obese like you are, you are at an increased risks for developing type 2 diabetes.
you should be exercising and speed walking 3-5 times a week and not sleeping on your days off.
speed walking for 25-40 minutes a day is better than just tracking your steps per day.
you need to get your heart rate up into the 110-140 beats per minute rate for 25-40 minutes 3-5 times a week to start building muscle and burning more calories.
you should be seeing a physical therapist or exercise therapist to help you get on a regular exercise regimen.
I won't lose weight by dropping my ferritin levels but have I elevated ferritin levels because of my weight?
In a previous attempt to lose weight, I followed the food pyramid religiously, and I used a multi-vitamin at the start of the day. If something is causing me to have elevated iron levels, it would explain why my energy levels dropped. I'll give a more balanced food lifestyle (without red meat) and more exercise a go. There is nothing worse than putting in so much effort and collapsing because you've some sort of food intolerance. Every failure makes the next attempt more difficult.
weight loss can take a long time
don't be frustrated.
every effort is meaningful and builds muscle and helps to improve your health.
you could have slightly elevated ferritin levels due to your weight possibly.
being overweight can increase inflammation in your body which can cause ferritin to be elevated.
let me know if you have other questions.
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When you get older and no longer doing sports (used to play rugby) , it is hard to lose weight. I also piled on the weight when I gave up cigarettes 12 years ago. I worked night shifts every 2nd month for the last 15 years too. I know what you are saying makes sense but I want to make sure I don't damage myself.
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I'm glad you quit smoking.
you won't damage yourself by cutting calories and exercising.
I have to go to a meeting now.
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