Weight gain seems to be a problem for many people with bipolar disorder. I have gained about 80 pounds!
I recently tried NutriSystem. I thought I would give it a 2-week trial test. The company says you can lose 7 pounds in your first 2 weeks and then 1-2 pounds a week from then on.
I followed the program as prescribed and rode a stationary bike at moderate intensity for 30 minutes, 4 times per week. At the end of 2 weeks I havr actually gained 2 pounds.
My psychologist, who specializes in eating disorders, said that I may be reataining water due to NutriSystem and that the diet is not for me. The meals are prepackaged and I am assuming they have a lot of preservatives and/or salt in them leading to water retention.
I know from being on certain medications that my body does not handle too much salt very well.
So, NutriSystem was a fail for me but maybe it can still help other people.
Remember, it does get better.
-More than Mental