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Where can a paralyzed person find help in losing weight?
August 27, 2008 4:52PM
A spinal cord injury rehabilitation specialist, or physiatrist, can work with you to find a plan suited to your needs.
It's extremely important to maintain the muscle function you do have, so work in the pool, with free weights, resistance bands, or other routines will help with that.
Also you need to make sure you are burning more calories than you are taking in to lose weight.
Avoid processed foods with high amounts of sugar (empty calories) and processed grains that don't make you "feel full." Base your diet around proper portion sizes of whole grains, vegetables, protein from plant sources and lean meats, and fruits.