Hey guys and gals! I've been following this post and read the 80 or so pages and decided, heck I might as well jump on the bandwagon if you don't mind?
I've been following Primal for a couple of years always ending in a major binge at some point during a week or two of strict primal. I figured that it was because of depriving myself of foods that I love which is your grains of course. I was a vegan for several years and kept my weight at a satisfying number for me until my energy dropped so drastically that I had to search for an alternative lifestyle. After the eat/ binge cycle just wasn't working for me yet again and another failed Paleo attempt I decided to go back to Vegan. Well big mistake because I put on 10-15 pounds of fat in a very short time despite watching calories and exercising I hit rock bottom because I'm pretty vain and I had to seek some help somewhere. I decided to get the help of a naturalpath who put me on high dose vitamins and said that my hormones are so out of balance that it's affecting my thyroid. At an extreme attempt I decided to fast for 10 days just to try to at least fit back into my whole wardrobe. The 10 days was obviously painful and my research led me to this forum.
I'm currently finishing my 3rd successful DD of alternating fasting. The scales are finally moving down for the first time in months of extreme efforts and frustration. I've been following JUDD and I've read the Mosley book and figured I would do that for maintenance once I'm at my goal weight.
Here's the kicker and sorry for the long post. I told my Dr. what I've been doing to try to lose weight and he goes on to tell me that the body goes into starvation mode at the 12 hour mark and that this lifestyle is highly not advised for me. He wants me to juice fruits and veggies for breakfast and dinner and have a protein smoothie during the day ending with my regular dinner time eating. This fasting seems to be working and helping my binges but I'm only 5 days into it so I'm here for the support.
Any advise welcome!
Thanks for listening