That is because you are barely eating anything at all. Some people think further caloric restriction will help. I'm one who doesn't think it will help. You are barely eating anything at all. Look at your list:
Originally Posted by ilovedogs
Beakfast (if I am hungry) -two scrambled eggs with butter and splash of milk,
There is hardly any nutrition here. And with the parenthesis "if I am hungry", there is sometimes no nutrition here at all.
Lunch - usually not hungry but may have some nuts or cheese and olives
Again, no nutrition here at all, or if there is any, it's just empty-ish, snacky stuff. You are obviously trying to make it through the day without eating and giving in sometimes with little bits. Little low-carb bits in the hopes that their calories won't count in the end.
Dinner - about 120g of either meat with salad and brocili or fish usaully with loads of salad leaves, and an olive oil based dressing.
There is a little bit of nutrition here, but being that it's the main meal of the day, it sounds fairly scant.
I drink about two coffees with cream and two tea with milk, also one or two white wines in the evening.
Coffee, tea and wine are also not nutritional.
I totally know this pattern as I've lived it practically my whole life. What you are doing is eating stuff that you can use in your mind to fool yourself that you are not eating and at the same time fool yourself into thinking you aren't starving. You are avoiding eating real meals because that would make you panic and think you are going to get fat. Instead little bits of non-food trickles in all day long. A little coffee and tea here, a few nuts there, some wine to tide you over and fill the void. The end result is never going to be weight loss. It NEVER worked for me. I've lived this pattern for almost 47 freakin years. Look at what I got for my efforts!
Seriously, ditch all the snacky little things and eat some substantial, full, complete meals of nutrient-dense foods. They do not have to be enormous meals, but make all the food in them REAL FOOD. No cheese, no little bits of olives and nuts, no tiding yourself over or filling the void with teas and coffees and wines. Meat, vegetables hot with butter, sweet potatoes, savory delicious things, not salad. In fact, don't eat another salad until you are so sick of not eating salads that you are ready to beg someone for a salad.
Then get some exercise every day. Take a walk on your lunch break. Do some exercises that will put a little muscle on. You will not bulk up, I promise. You only have to do this twice a week and for only like half hour or so. No big deal. Do some sprinting. It's magical. You only have to do it once a week for a few minutes. Have some patience, too. You may never lose another pound, but I swear to you if you do what I've said, you will look and feel so much better.
Female, 5'3", 48, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135.
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 145 x 4.