Weight loss when your pacer is capped at 110

Does anyone else have a pacemaker set at 110? I take metropol and flecanide along with a diurectic it is taking me forever to lose 6lbs while maintaing a diet of 1300 calories a day. I walk at least 10,000 steps a day. Any advice?



by Swangirl - 2019-08-01 18:33:12

I'm assuming that 110 is the top setting for your pacemaker.  Your lowest setting is probably around 60.  I'm not sure how that prevents you from losing weight.  Yes, you aren't going to do any activity that is highly aerobic like running or biking but it sounds like you are staying active by walking 10,000 steps a day.  Losing weight slowly makes it more likely you will keep it off.  I think you are doing very well. 


by Flick - 2019-08-02 16:57:18

Metoprolol makes is hard to lose weight, many people gain weight on those meds.

Metoprolol and weight loss

by AgentX86 - 2019-08-03 13:49:40

My cardiologist's claimed that it has no effect but I don't believe it either.  That said, I have lost significant weight since starting on Metoprolol but it's not easy (it never is).  I found that minor exercise (10K steps) didn't do anything.  When I stepped it up, it started comming off. 

It comes down to calories in vs. calories out.  You think you're taking in 1300cal but you're probably taking in significantly more (contrary to what all of the weight loss hucksters tell you, this isn't an easy thing to measure).  If you can keep your intake to what you're doing now and add another 10,000 steps per day (~five miles).  Everything else being equal, you should lose about a pound a week.  The problem is, when you exercise more, you also crave more food.  There is no free lunch, so to speak.

Weight loss on heart meds

by Imdar844 - 2019-08-04 10:45:19

Thank you everyone who took the time to respond. Yes the pacer is set at min 60 max 110 my medication has been discussed. I unfortunately still work so I’m having trouble getting my min 10k steps in daily. I’m going to try to get up a half hour earlier and add weights I hope this works.  Thanks again all!!

10K steps

by AgentX86 - 2019-08-04 19:47:38

I also work and don't have a lot of trouble finding time to walk.  It's a matter of priorities but, yes, life happens too. 10K steps shouldn't take more than an hour-and-a-half.  I get to work well before most and put 10K in before most show up.  It helps if you can find a friend to walk with you.  I generally have someone walk a part of this time with me.  There is also lunch time and after work I go to the gym.  I don't think weights are going to do much for weight loss.  That isn't to say they're not good exercise but I don't think it burns many calories per hour.

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