Carb quandry - feeling discouraged and need advice.
So I'm feeling pretty frustrated as of late. Several months ago at the beginning of the year when I was still eating SAD, I had gotten quite lean, like a size 4 and I was in great shape. I worked out a lot, and I also ate a lot, tons of processed carbs and I was nursing my twin girls still.
I started Primal in April and initially lost like 6 lbs, but it was very difficult for me to stay on the diet because I had issues with binges. In the time since April, I stopped nursing and my thyroid whacked out for awhile, the binges almost stopped completely, but I have gained 20 lbs. I've been trying like hell over the last couple months to get the weight off, but it's not budging, in fact if anything I have gained. I tried going back to SAD for a month while doing Insanity workout program, but still didn't lose anything.
Now I'm back to Primal, I feel better physically, have more energy, etc but the weight still hasn't budged. I really want to lean out, I'm not comfortable at this weight and none of my clothes are fitting me anymore and it's very frustrating. I'm still active, just started a new weight training program three days a week, with cardio mixed in on the off days.
When I track calories, I'm probably eating around 2000/day, give or take a few hundred. I just don't understand why this isn't working for me. Why is it that when I was stuffing my face with processed carbs several months ago I was down to my ideal weight, but now that I've started eating more healthy, my body is stubbornly holding onto this fat and gaining? I read all about people who eat this way and they are down to body fat % in the teens and such and that is a goal of mine. I just want to know how to get there.
Thanks in advance for any advice and for listening.