Thursday, June 05, 2014
Weight Lost This Week: .5 lb
Weight Lost Since Week One: 12.5 lbs
Weight Left to Lose: 14.5 lbs
So, we are three months into my eating discoveries, having worked with a naturopath/nutritionist and discovering my food sensitivities. I am pleased with 12 lbs in 12 weeks. Yes, it is slow, but I am no longer "yo-yo-ing" up and down. Instead, the weight steady goes down, sits for a week, goes down, and repeats.
I am learning just how very sensitive my body (and therefore my weight) is to every morsel of food. When I eat "clean" and follow my a detox or Whole30 plan, then I lose weight. It's a given. But if I follow a more 80/20 plan, I feel okay (not great) and my weight sticks exactly where it was the week before. And if I throw out the plan and eat sugar IN ANY FORM (refined, or in yeast that converts to sugar in the body, or in condiments and packaged items) then I feel terrible and gain weight.
This past weekend I was very busy, working in my yard and running lots of errands. My eating was therefore completely unplanned and grab-and-go eating. On Monday I felt like I had the flu and had been hit by a truck. My muscles ached. I shivered and felt cold and sleepy. I was jittery and yet my brain felt foggy. I suspected this was food-related because my stomach was bloated from the sugary drinks of the days before and the unhealthy meals I had grabbed on the run. I spent Monday in "detox mode" and ate cleanly all day. By the evening I felt fine. The next day I was okay, and after a second day of detox my energy, sleep, and stomach felt great. Not just fine, but great! Three days later and my body feels wonderful. My nails and hair are growing quickly, my skin looks good, and my energy is high. All of the research on eating in the Whole30/Detox way supports this anecdotal evidence, as well as the evidence of my Naturopath.
So then the only question that remains is: "How can I maintain the consistency to do it every day??????" That's the challenge!