Quoted TextWas your friend blood type A?
How much carbohydrates do you eat?
Are you gaining muscle?
Quoted TextHave you had a secretor test done? If you find that hard to obtain where you live, you may want to give the non-secretor diet a try and see if you do better on it. Or, you could just cut out soy without implementing the rest of the A nonnie diet and see if that makes a difference for you.
Could you be peri-menopausal? Unbalanced hormones can lead to weight gain, and you may need to get your hormones balanced before you can lose the weight.
why is my weight going up so much on this diet??? I've cut out junk, I'm exercising and I haven't touched alcohol. >:(
From today I've been sugar free and I've cut out processed carbs to see if it makes a difference to my weight,...
I'm pretty sure I'm insulin resistant as well as no matter what I do I cannot shift this weight, very frustrating! is there a supplement for that?
Quoted TextProcessed sugar or carbs are the first food type I would look at to reduce weight gain, since you cut them out today, it is too soon to see the effect. Eat more protein or fat, if needed, to cut cravings...
I'm not sure what her blood type is, I'll ask.
I was eating waaay too many carbs IMHO. I'd switched to gluten free bread but it was too easy to snack on it after dinner. I do eat rice cakes but no more than four a day usually with some hommus spread on them. As our office has a kitchen that is constantly stocked with sweet biscuits and crackers it was too tempting so I've stopped going in there and I don't eat a lot of rice or pasta, maybe twice a month at the most.
I haven't gained any muscle that I've noticed. I am going to the gym about four times a week but I alternate the yoga classes with either spin or body step/pump.
Quoted from SandrArubaCut out grains as much as possible for the time being. It makes us A's gain weight. Try more veggies, more protein. If you want to eat rice, eat it as cooked rice not in rice cakes. Bring a bag with compliant nuts (walnuts, almonds and raisins) to work to snack on. The raisins take care of the any sweetness desires.
Quoted TextI think you answered your own question. It seems that you are not really following the diet strictly, which is necessary to lose the weight you want to shed. You also mention a sugar addiction. IMHO, sugar and carb addictions are very difficult to overcome. The first thing you will need is WILLPOWER!!!
Quoted TextCut out grains as much as possible for the time being. It makes us A's gain weight. Try more veggies, more protein. If you want to eat rice, eat it as cooked rice not in rice cakes. Bring a bag with compliant nuts (walnuts, almonds and raisins) to work to snack on. The raisins take care of the any sweetness desires.
Quoted TextSulis, check out Dr. D'Adamo's Menopause book if you can (I borrowed it from my local library, but will probably buy a copy of my own soon). It has some good info for bloodtype foods and supplements that address these issues. I am going through the same thing for the first time in my life: really struggling to lose. Progesterone cream (from wild yams) has helped with the PMS symptoms I was having practically constantly due to low progesterone; but I am having hot flashes now (symptomatic of low estrogen). The hot flashes came and went, and now they are back again. I do believe that diet and exercise can help alleviate at least the intensity of our symptoms. You may NOT be perimenopausal, but it may be something else causing hormonal unbalance
I'm pretty sure hormones are playing a part, I've just started taking Krill oil for the pms symptoms and joint mobility and reducing fructose (sugar) is helpful to reduce the peri menopausal symptoms. Since my sister cut out sugar from her diet her symptoms and weight have dropped and she feels fantastic, hardly any hot flashes and her moods are more even.
They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit, it will be interesting to see how my next cycle goes now that I'm off the sugar. Previously I've tried wild yam and the other popular female supplement chasteberry with limited success but I was eating a ton of sugar while taking those so I'll wait to see how I am next cycle before supping for hormone balance.
Quoted TextAlso, as a former sugar addict, I also went cold turkey on both the diet and the sugar. This means I gave up wheat, most dairy, corn, sugar and coffee all in one day. Cold turkey just seems to work better for me as well. Don't under estimate the power of will power. You may find by day three or four, the only thing you have is your will power. It's what helped keep me on track. I was even more addicted to coffee than sugar, so I DO understand. I was a former pastry chef
Quoted TextMaybe get more Spartan with it. Within the context of the diet of course......... You just may need to shuffle around whatever your doing to find some way to eat less. Your metabolism may also be stuck if you eat the same amount every day etc. Switch things up and see what happens.
I thought hommus was ok for A types? :( rats!
Quoted Textget T3 and T4 tested
I'll ask about those tests next time I'm at my doctors :)
I weighed myself this morning and my weight has dropped a bit! cutting out sugar and processed carbs seems to be helping and I was at the gym 3 times this week.
Let's see if I can can keep the weight dropping :)
I'm back in hormone hell though, this is week 3 of the period from hell and no sign of it ending. I'll be booking that endometrial ablation procedure for sure. Changing my diet over the last few months has not done anything to alleviate it unfortunately so I have to resort to surgery :(
Quoted from MotherAblation was one of the best things I ever did. I just wish I hadn't waited so long...
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Have you had your hormones tested? I am assuming you have endometriosis which is a condition of estrogen dominance. My sister has/had that, had her ovary removed. I have read endo is fueled by insulin resistance.
I read a positive testimony online last night on a low carb forum from a lady who says she started losing weight again from doing intermittent fasting..... it helps reduce insulin.
I've read good things about ablation, hope you feel better.
Quoted from ruthiegirlIf I'd been bleeding for 3 weeks straight, I'd look at herbal options before considering surgury, and then I'd research everything I could find about the procedure my doctor reccomended before scheduling it.
I'm not saying you shouldn't have this procedure done- I'm saying you should research the procedure itself, the possible complications, treatment for those complications, and alternative treatments for the condition before doing anything.
I've hit 86 kilos, my heaviest ever :(
why is my weight going up so much on this diet??? I've cut out junk, I'm exercising and I haven't touched alcohol. >:( From today I've been sugar free and I've cut out processed carbs to see if it makes a difference to my weight, I'm craving them but not caving so far but I'm concerned about eating soy as the possible cause, one of my friends told me that she gained a ton of weight by eating a lot of soy products, has anyone else experienced this?