- 3 years ago
I’ve been dieting for about three weeks now, and its definitely working–I’ve list 6 lbs so far! My BF is doing it with me for support. We’re pretty much cutting out carbs (something I never thought I could do, and while I still fantasize about pasta quite a bit, admittedly it has gotten easier), making sure everything is low in fat content, and eating only lean meats and veggies for our meals, sometimes with non-fat or low fat dairy (such as cheese, or sour cream) thrown in there somewhere. I’ve also been getting a lot of fruits in and have become hooked on vanilla flavored almond milk. It also helps that my job is decently physically demanding (working with animals) so I get my fair share of physical activity as well without having to go bore myself to death at the gym. We eat a ton of chicken, turkey, lean red meat, and pork here and there. A lot of avocado, spinach, tomatoes, brussel sprouts, bell peppers, mushrooms. I eat a banana and a greek yogurt every morning for breakfast, and when I get a chocolate craving, I grab a caramel-nut Fiber One bar (they taste like Snickers. for realz.)
We survive by having one cheat meal a week (chinese take out, a cheesesteak, etc) and one full-blown cheat day a week, where we go batshit insane and eat everything. Last cheat day, we had pork roll, egg, and cheese sandwiches for breakfast, some candy for ‘lunch’, and McDonalds for dinner. And brownies for dessert. However, this is only one day a week, and I am still losing weight and eating all the afore-mentioned veggies consistently.
Needless to say, I feel like I am getting plenty of nutrients in (and I do feel good.)
So, why the hell am I–
1. Very constipated. All the time. Sorry for the TMI, but Im genuinely confused by this. You’d think all the fruits and veggies I get in every day it would be flowing like hot lava. But I’m only going about every other day and in small quantities.
2. Breaking out like crazy! I’ve always been proud of my clear, porcelain skin. I (used to) get compliments on it nearly every day from complete strangers about how glowing and pretty it was. I’d get one pimple about every six weeks. Now, I have a bunch along my hairline, chin, and around my nose/eyebrows. Im not exactly looking like a Proactiv commercial but for ME, this is A LOT.
Any medical, fitness, and/or nutrition savvy Bees who can tell me what the heck is going on??