I just wasn’t able to keep making a weekly blog post on my health. My frustration is not being able to post often!
I thought sharing a post more than weekly is probably being un-realistic. So I decided to post every few weeks. Thus, helping keep my stress levels lower.
Kirstin, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Owner of Nourish in AZ, is helping me with my lifestyle changes. We are not really planning a diet, but a lifestyle way of eating. Losing some weight is also on the agenda.
After a month of eating Paleo and having no weight loss, it was very frustrating! I can’t complain that I didn’t’ eat well, Kirstin’s meal plans are delicious!
Losing 20 pounds is my goal. But lordy, my body just isn’t willing to give up even 1 pound!
I’m a bit frustrated to say the least. My husband even said, “you are eating hardly any calories. I just don’t understand why you are having such a difficult time losing”.
Kirstin, and my Naturopath, have felt adrenal fatigue may be contributing to my weight STALL.
So much has been going on in my life over the past 5 years, and it’s exhausted me. My heart went into super ventricular tachycardia from some events. That required me to go via ambulance to the hospital. Can adrenal fatigue cause SVT?
What I have learned through all this, is that no one thing works for everyone! You have to be your own best advocate! Keep looking if something isn’t working for you.
A good friend has tried many types of meal plans and is having a hard time finding one that works for her. She did the Paleo one with me. Said she is going back on McDougall’s low/no oil diet.
Eating oils on the paleo plan, made her joints ache! She said she hadn’t had such joint pain in years! So, she knew eating oils was not a good choice for her.
HOW ABOUT YOU?
Are you struggling with weight loss issues? Please share in the comments. I’d love to know what works for you and what doesn’t. I am not looking for a “diet”. Diet’s don’t work. Just a good lifestyle change that incorporates whole foods is what I am trying to find.
It is difficult for people in my family to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. My sister has been on a variety of diets (her most recent endeavors were paleo followed by several stretches of keto) but always rebounds and then some. I’ve been vegan for over 15 and soy/gluten-free for several years now and it definitely doesn’t magically promote a healthy weight. Back in March I decided it was time to lose down to a healthy weight in a sensible manner. The only change I made was tracking my food (every single calorie every single day), staying within a calorie range calculated for my weight-loss goal, and making conscious choices to eat (vegan) foods that would meet certain nutrient goals, like more protein and less sugar. So far I’m down about 25 lbs – slow and steady! The tracking app I used is called Lose It and I would recommend it; I just use the free version.
Thanks for sharing what has helped you Merideth! I agree I have found only counting calories works. 2 years ago in May I ended up having partial gastrectomy due to a stomach mass…they thought it was cancer. It was a GIST tumor but it hadn’t changed to cancer yet. Losing part of my stomach has taken many pounds off effortlessly and I’ve kept it off until just recently. I just gained 5 lbs. But I have been eating desserts and candy!! I’ve gotten my appetite back….I also had partial mastectomy at the same time as my stomach surgery. The meds I was on for my breast cancer made me very n/v. I lost so much weight. I changed meds about 6 months ago and finally I have my appetite back. I will probably have to start calorie counting now too. Good luck with your journey. I have not heard of Lose It….I will check that out.
Linda Manns Linneman says
I have found that since I have gone through change of life I have a terrible time losing weight. My whole body has changed. I really enjoyed this article. I do not feel so alone in this. I wish you the very best
Hi Linda Manns Linneman! Funny you should mention “the change of life”. I truly have had a weight issue ever since I had my change of life forced upon me at an early age – needing a complete hysterectomy in my early 40’s. Yes I agree things go wonky then in ones body..at least they sure did for mine!
Jennifer McLean says
I have had just the same problem that you have had, my non weight loss has lasted four years. I have to be gluten free too. What’s frustrating is that just before these four years, I had truly magical weight loss. Here’s the thing, I was tested for celiac probably ten years ago and it came up NO. No one said anything about false negatives being common or that you can be gluten sensitive and have similar symptoms. So, my health declined for another six years before I ended up in the hospital. There I had an epiphany, I didn’t care what they said, I was gonna treat myself as though I was celiac because I had ALL the symptoms, no matter what some doctor told me. When I got out of the hospital, the only thing I changed is that I took gluten completely out of my diet. I had been eating healthy for several years anyway, trying to find a way to turn my extreme health problems around. I then proceeded to lose nine, yes I said nine pounds a week for months. I lost over 100 pounds before the weight loss completely stopped. It came off in nine pound increments until it stopped like a freight train hitting a brick wall. my body then, over the next year, (with no real diet change from me) put on half of what I had lost. I then have struggled for the last four years to get back to that miraculous time, but to no avail. No matter what diet I followed I cannot lose weight. I average 1200 calories a day, no gluten, but I’ve also gone as low as 600 and still to very little avail. (I lost five pounds in twelve weeks eating 5-600 calories a day but it was just not sustainable and everything hurt because I cut out the good fats to get the calories so low),
What I’ve discovered is that my body was broken from the gluten and it’s taken years to heal. But I should have been healed more than two years ago, with all the supplements I have taken to heal leaky gut. I think now that I may have found an answer. I think I’ve been vitamin D deficient and also iodine deficient. I heard from a doctor on TV that low iodine can cause severe weight loss resistance. I also follow Dr. Perlmuter’s ideas about grains and gluten not only because I need to be gluten free but because there’s rampant dementia in my family. So, now I’m taking, along with all the probiotics and other supplements to stay healthy, iodine and 5000UI of D. We’ll see how it goes, good luck to you as well. I hope we both find success hiding just around the corner!
Thank you so much Jennifer McLean for your story. People don’t understand that many of us try desperately to lose weight. My gluten intolerance was part of my problem causing low vitamin D with me also because nothing was being absorbed. But still it took me 4 years to get my Vit D up to 44 from a level of 10! I have been taking 10,000! YES 10,000 IU of Vit D3 DAILY to get me to this level. They want my levels higher still. But I also have read about not having adequate iodine can mess with your weight issues too. I had switched years ago to sea salt thinking it was to be so healthy. I just read on my jar that NO IODINE is added. So does that mean for years that I have had no additional iodine intake? I don’t know. Another thing to research.
Back to Vit D3 .. I sure feel so much better taking it! I agree, I hope we both find the answer around the corner.