MS symptoms: Weight Loss with MS

WebMDSeventy-eight percent of MS patients are inactive, significantly higher than the national average of 38%. Knowing the facts can help me to strategize my management.

1 – Water is critical for life and weight loss. Drink 8 glasses per day and eat vegetables and fruits for more hydration.

2 – Protein gives long-lasting energy compared to carbohydrates and uses more calories to digest.

3 – Muscle takes three times the calories to maintain each day than fat. Using muscle burns more calories.

4 – Resistance training (non-aerobic) creates muscle while raising your heart rate in physical activity exercises (aerobic) boosts your resting metabolic rate.

5 – Energy drinks with caffeine do cause you to burn more calories, the downside is the unwanted health issues making them not an option for me. I have enough problems.
6 – Snacks are important. Eating more often and less at each meal helped me to maintain and loss weight.

7 – Building muscle and staying active are critical components of keeping my body healthy.

8 – Interesting note: Men burn more calories even sleeping.

This information came from WebMD’s “10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism” at:

About the Author

Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.