Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Rapidly becoming a non-believer

As the title says, I am rapidly becoming a non-believer. I don't think it is going to be as simple as avoiding a few foods forever and being thin. Well at least not in my case. In fairness, the book does say that this food sensitivity secret only works for 70-80% of people. So, it would appear I am in the 20-30% of the others. My weights have been all over the place, and steadily rising since I reintroduced sugar and other carbs.

My weights, from the beginning, are listed at the bottom of this post.

Without a doubt I lost weight at first, but my weight loss seemed to come to a halt and then I started reintroducing sugar on day 25. In the beginning there was no wheat, potatoes, sugar, dairy, but lost of good proteins like fish, and good fats, like olive oil, avocado and macadamia nuts. I have now re-introduced beet sugar, cane sugar, corn sugar, wheat, bread, potatoes, corn, cheese and chocolate and all the benefits I felt and saw from the early stages have vanished. I have less energy, feel more tired and sluggish. I'm not feeling anywhere near as young and vital as I was 3 weeks ago.

The process of reintroduction does involve a bit of an assault on the body really. For example reintroducing wheat was 3 days of eating wheat at every meal. I would never do that normally. Spoonfuls of sugar after each meal is also something I wouldn't do. While I appreciate it is necessary to challenge the body to see if there is an intolerance, it is not the best thing to do to your self.

So despite these thoughts and my weights, I have continued reintroducing food. I figure that if I do react to something there will be a big weight gain which will stand out. I have just a few things to go. Rye, which I am doing today, oats, cauliflower, and malt. I want to do them because it seems a shame to get so far and give up, but I do also want this over with. It is CD9, and I want to focus on TTC instead. According to the list I should also test aspartame and monosodium glutamate, but these are things I generally try and avoid and I am simply not prepared to flood my body with these chemicals at this point in time.

I am also questioning wether I really am sensitive to grapes or wether this results were just a fluke. As I mentioned Champagne had no effect. I will retest grapes as soon as the other foods are done.

So, it is time for me to look at the other 3 'secrets'. These are:

The Fourth Secret of Successful Weight Loss - Treat Yeast Syndrome if Indicated
The Fifth Secret of Successful Weight Loss - Reduce High Levels of Insulin (low carb diet!)
The Sixth Secret of Successful Weight Loss - Have Thyroid Levels Investigated

I will address each of these in a separate post, but I am thinking that Secret 5 is the one for me. I think knew this before I started this whole process too, but hey... It was good to do a disciplined diet and reintroduction process to prove to myself beyond all doubt that this is the case. It is also good that I have lost more than 5% of my bodyweight (essentially the weight I gained during my pregnancy which ended by miscarriage in October).

Here are the results!



Day
am weight (kg)
pm weight (kg)
0

84.8
1
-
-
2
-
83.7
3
-
82.8
4
82.0
82.6
5
81.9
82.3
6
81.7
82.4
7
81.3
81.8
8
81.1
81.6
9
81.2
81.3
10
80.8
80.9
11
80.6
80.9
12
81.0
81.7
13
80.6
80.9
14
80.5
80.8
15
80.4
80.8
16
80.3
80.7
17
79.9
80.6
18
80.2
80.5
19
80.0
80.4
20
79.8
80.3
21
79.7
80.0
22
79.8
80.0
23
79.6
80.4
24
79.5
80.0
25
79.3
79.9
26
79.2
80.4
27
80.1
80.6
28
79.8
80.1
29
80.2
80.3
30
79.5
79.9
31
79.3
79.7
32
79.3
79.7
33
79.3
79.7
34
79.3
79.7
35
79.2
79.4
36
79.1
79.9
37
80.0
80.2
38
79.9
80.2
39
79.5
80.1
40
79.9



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2 comments:

  1. I've always found lower carbs & sugar does the trick. A few years ago in my 30s I lost about thirty pounds just by severely restricting those two things, and adding in a simple ten minute Pilates routine every day. However I found this impossible to maintain long term, so after two years of constant exercise and never eating anything fun, I let myself gain a bit more. Right now breastfeeding is keeping me slender but I know I'll have my work cut out for me once I stop!

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    1. Yes I think that could be my answer too. As for breastfeeding though its not working for me. I have also read that the body is designed to retain weight while breastfeeding and I do have friends that found they lost weight when they stopped. Hopefully it will go away eventually

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