you have a treadmill at work?
you have a treadmill at work?
All this time I neither gained nor lost a single pound, other than a few 2-3 lb fluctuations either way, but stayed stuck at 215.
Then I quit the naturopath and tried the Natasha Turner Hormone diet - I think all the supplements helped me but I gained weight because she recommends 6 meals/snacks per day. I didn't feel good on it either. Then I just gave up and ate whatever, still didn't gain or lose.
Then I went back to the naturopath one last time and he recommended strict calorie restriction (1200 calories per day) and also suggested HCG. The 1200 calories was completely impossible for me and I although I haven't ruled out HCG, I didn't want to give this guy any more of my money.
Then I gave up again. Just before Christmas, though, I got extremely sick with strep throat and lost 10lb because I could barely eat for 10 days. That gave me hope because I realized that I could actually lose weight if I got my calorie intake low enough. Strangely, I haven't gained any of that 10lb back, even after going back to my old eating habits. In January I felt inspired to come back to MDA and have been trying EMF. I like it, but just can't get my carbs low for more than a few days in a row.
As I said in an earlier post - I've made huge strides. I don't binge anymore and my out-of-control carb cravings have reduced to mostly controllable. My energy has improved, although still not as great as I would like. I run regularly on my lunch hour and a year ago I was so hypoglycemic on low carb I could not go for a run unless I ate carbs in the morning - now I have a pretty good run on a no-carb morning, although if I've been low carb for a couple of days I start to crash and don't have the energy for a run.
I've been convinced for quite some time that my hormones need help. I'm just so wary about spending money unless I know it's going to work. My doctor won't do any tests unless I'm in menopause. There's a clinic in town that has MDs working there and they specialize in hormone health. They charge $750 for a one year treatment plan, plus the cost of getting tests done ($200-$500), plus the costs of the bio-identical hormones. Ouch. I think I'm going to have to go for it though.
I will keep you posted, if (when?) I do.
I don't have a strapless purse. lol And even if I did, both parties are occuring at rural taverns, so a strapless purse would look a bit off... especially for me - a tshirts and jeans kind of gal.
Of course, right now, after having taken so much time off, I don't run far (3 miles a week or so in 1 mile increments as I'm building back up and don't want to get injured again) so your distance might make a difference.
My suggestion... jump back into EMF. Get your carbs down. And WAIT before you run. As a runner I know how hard this is. If you wait and get to ketosis, then start running again, you may find it's not as difficult as it is now. Just a suggestion. Take it or leave it. But it works for me.
Gigi, I have to say that you have done a lot in the past year. I think you need to seriously jump onto the EMF (or whatever you can stick to-if it isn't EMF, you could try the Smarter Science of Slim-which can be totally Primal but is kind of the opposite of EMF-it calls for lower fat, higher protein and LOTS of veggies-actually very good plan) and stick to it for at least 6 months. The body is just not going to do a turnaround with so many things changing so often.
Hormonally, we all have hormonal issues of one type or another. I think if you find a plan you can comfortably stick to, eventually those will take care of themselves.
I think that many of us, focused first on getting enough fat, then lowered carbs and then protein. If the fat isn't up there you are going to be hungry. Then bouillon or broth is going to be your best friend. Homemade bone broth is going to give you the nutrients you need so that your body isn't going to go looking for food.
Lastly, patience, it is going to take time. Slower loss will make it less likely to have lose skin when you are done.
How many pounds are you trying to lose?
is anyone on here stephconduit on MFP? She asked to be friends and I like to know who my friends are.
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