Hello hope you are doing well. I have had a weird week health wise including a nose bleed and wondering if I could actually be pregnant. I made drastic changes to my food intake (I am very much an all or nothing person as are so many addicts) moving from a very heavy intake of dairy, gluten and sugar to more or less removing them, except replacing (most of) my white bread with brown so still gluten in that and still an amount of skimmed milk in my coffee.
I started taking a probiotic and an anti-candida supplement. Well in beautiful harmony with my healthy lifestyle thinking, my stomach swelled up like a balloon, I had terrible flu symptoms and the diverticulitis I sometimes get came on with a vengeance, making it hard to sit at my desk and be pleasant this week when I mostly wanted to lie flat in bed. Then after three days of painkillers and wanting to eat all the bad things I normally rely on so badly that I thought I would kill someone, I woke up this morning actually feeling quite good. Four pounds off.
But apart from the weight thing (I am cautious about celebrating as it is the same four pounds I gain and lose every fortnight) I just feel a bit different mentally, a bit sharper and less depressed really. This is a different feeling. I have got into a little habit of three meals of around 400 calories with some coffees and fruit as extras and definitely the eating less at night has made a big difference to how I feel in the morning. I feel like I could actually continue this particular attempt at weight loss rather than knowing deep down I will give up after a few days,which is what normally happens.
So in conclusion to this latest ramble I would say a) cutting right down on dairy, gluten and sugar has helped me a lot after the initial three day withdrawal trauma b) eating around 1400 calories a day is not starvation and can be done c) eating less at night is liberating in terms of mood lift in the morning. I am feeling that after all the procrastinating and stopping and starting and reposting and boring people with constant reaffirming, I may actually have found a regime that will get my desired 28 pounds off, or at least most of that in time for my holibobs in August. Thank you for listening! xxx