I am very disappointed in my goals this week. I have been on a very strict diet since Feb 8. I have cut 99% of carbs out of my life (i eat the rice in my soup and quaker crackers as a snack), and this is what my regiment has been:
Breakfast- bottle of water and fruit (pear,apple, banana,orange)
snack- nuts or quaker crackers
lunch- soup, or tuna or leane cousine
dinner- salad and protein (chicken, fish, meat)
I have only lost 2 lbs since Feb 8th! Iwasnt even ganinig when i ate everything i wanted. What gives??? It really burst my bubble to have waited to weigh in and saw VERY little weight loss with very heavy effort!
Hey there LetAGrlShowU, that really sucks when it feels like your doing every thing right but seem to be achieving nothing. Don't despair, don't give up.
You may be in a plateau phase of weight loss, I really don't like it when I plateau. It is the hardest time to stay motivated. The other thing is that maybe your actually not eating enough food. I have read that bodies can go into starvation mode. In fact some over weight people, the LAST people that you would expect to have this problem, because of their extremely poor diets, totally lacking in the nutrients the body needs to function properly, have bodies operating in starvation mode. I heard a theory and I really believe it, if your body is in starvation mode then there is no way you are going to lose weight.
According to books that I have read the way to get your body out of starvation mode ( if you think that could be the problem) is to get away from processed food as much as possible. Looking at what you are eating I would say that you are not giving your body what it needs. If the soup that you are eating is sachet or canned then while it is low calorie it is also low in nutrients. The same with lean cuisine, those types of meals are very processed and will not be giving your body what it needs.
I started a whole new way of eating 10 days ago. I read a book called Accidently Overweight by Dr Libby Weaver, she talks about the bio-mechanics of the human body and how important it is to eat in season fruit and veg as much as possible - fresh is best. As I said I started my weight loss journey proper ten days ago and I have lost 2.2 kg ( I know that the initial weight does fall off easy!). Whats more I am eating like a horse, a horse that eats lots of fresh fruit and veg. Another person is John Gabriel, he also espouses the value of fresh un- processed food. I really recommend that anyone who wants to understand how and why our bodies hold weight check out these two authors.