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I am a 50yo male who has had weight problems from the age of 30. My best friend who has never had this problem continues to fat shame me and pokes my belly in front of friends. He thinks his solutions are right and that I should be listening to him... eat right for blood type.. "get an enema". Stop eating junk etc.. etc... It makes me feel upset and suicidal. He's been my only real friend since 1975.
I am now on testosterone therapy shots. Spinal stenosis and suffer from migrains. He blames all of my ailments on my weight problem.. I don't know how to confront him.. how or what can I say to get him to stop and see that he is wrong.. maybe he's right but I hate his approach and consistent shaming.

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replied February 1st, 2017
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

Rapid weight gain is a side effect of testosterone shots. But since you have weight gain issues since the last 20 years, it seems unrelated to the testosterone injections.

You definitely have to exercise hard to lose weight. Join a gym or engage a personal trainer to lose weight. Moreover eat a diet which helps you lose wight. These include Eggs, beans, green tea, salads, fruits like pears, papayas, soups like chicken soup, lean meats, tofu, nuts, high fiber cereal, nuts like walnuts, oatmeal, brown rice and multigrain hot cereals.

Eat a balanced diet rich in fiber and protein and drink plenty of water before and after meal which helps in proper digestion. Exercise regularly to lose weight and indulge in more physical activity to lose eight as well as keep your heart healthy.

You should not pay much attention to people making fun of you. Instead with your strong will and determination lose weight and surprise them with a changed personality which does not give them a chance to make fun of you in future.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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