(Closed) Just had a breakdown–NWR

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Do you think it’s possible that you aren’t eating enough?  If you don’t eat enough calories for your body to maintain basic functions, it goes into starvation mode and stores all the calories that you eat because it isn’t sure when you are going to eat again.  The best way to get a gauge of how much you are eating is using a program where you record everything that you eat and figure out the proper portion sizes.  Some girls on here love sparkpeople.com.

Post # 4
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149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You may need to analyze the types of foods you are eating. Many essential nutrients (when eaten in excess) can also be converted and stored as fat. Even when a person is not consuming a lot of calories, they can still be over consuming certain nutrients.

http://www.mypyramid.gov is a website created by the USDA and is filled with diet information. You can also create a personalized diet plan where you keep an ongoing record of your everyday meals. It will allow you to input a goal weight and then give you safe steps to reaching your goal. 

Good luck!!

Post # 5
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2867 posts
Sugar bee

I agree with both of the previous posters.  What types and how much are you eating?  If you aren’t eating enough, your body will freak out and start conserving energy.  If you’re eating a lot of refined sugars, dairy, carbohydrates (breads, pastas, etc) you may want to decrease those and increase your protein and vegetables.

Also, what type of working out do you do?  Is it cardio or weight training?

Have you noticed any other symptoms?  Could it be PCOS or depression?

I have hypothryoidism so that made me gain like 75-90 lbs since my junior year of high school (yeah, it’s A LOT) (5 years ago).  However, I’ve accepted by body and don’t listen to a**holes who try to make me feel badly.  I’d suggest layers, empire waist outfits.  My sister has PCOS and she’s gained a lot of weight from that.  If all else fails, maybe seek a different physician?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

honestly – and i may catch flack for this…but check into low-carb.

i was EXACTLY the same as you a few years ago – I ate very low fat, no junk – low calories – exercised 3 x / week and couldn’t lose one ounce of weight. literally i was the same exact weight for 6 MONTHS! i went to my doctor – she did some blood tests and figured out I was insulin resistant – basically high sugar foods (which is what a lot of low-fat foods are) kept my insulin pumping out and because of that i kept staying fat.

my DOCTOR told me to go on atkins – I did – and I lost and kept off 30 pounds! I also DROPPED my cholesterol and all my other levels improved dramatically!

check out: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com – it’s worth a shot and you have nothing to lose (but the weight!)

i know it’s not the more popular idea and it does take some dedication, but it’s TOTALLY worth it. if you have any questions, feel free to PM me! good luck!!!

Post # 7
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2867 posts
Sugar bee

@JuneBride_26June2010:  I agree, I think lower carb diets are best–I like my breads and pastas a little too much 😉

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@nqz100: You should seriously try Weight Watchers. Sign up to do it online and track everything you eat and all the exercise you do. It might be an issue of portion control, not enough water, or not enough fiber etc.. I was the same way – never ate unhealthy, got a good amount of exercise but still gained weight. After joining weight watchers I was able to see that I had some sneaky bad habits that were sabotaging my effots. There is a 3 month for the price of 1 month deal that they usually have (check out their website). I’m willing to say with 99% certainty that if you stick with it for 3 months and really work the program you WILL lose weight!

Good luck!! I know the feeling of helplessness, but weight watchers seriously helped me turn everything around and I now weigh less than I did in HS!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I know the feeling. :-/ I’ve had many mini-breakdowns in department store dressing rooms.

Like JuneBride, I had to cut waaaaaay back on carbs. Which sucks, because I have been a vegetarian for over a decade. I have now started eating chicken, turkey and fish. I’m like the reluctant carnivore now. But, I am losing weight, I have more energy and I stay fuller longer.

It can’t hurt to try different things with your diet to see if that makes any changes that you would like to see.

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