(Closed) Stop the diet?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 31
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2022

Congrats on the weight loss! Sounds like you could cut back the gym work out a bit. Maybe go for less time or introduce yoga or Pilates which are gentler but great for tone? 

I had a period where I was eating mostly vegan and the weight kept falling off me, even though I was really full and satisfied with what I was eating. I eat a bit more diary now for the fat! I’m 5ft 5.5 and weigh 8st 6 lbs so just about a healthy weight. 

Post # 32
10997 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

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atalibrandi :  

I’m 5’3″ and at 118, everyone, including my doctor told me that was too low.  It showed in my face and made me look older.

Your calorie intake is concerning, Bee.  I fear you may be heading toward an eating disorder.  Have you talked with your doctor about your weight loss program?

Post # 33
1083 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Eat more and consult a nutritionist. You’re damaging your metabolism by only netting 500 calories a day. 

Post # 34
1000 posts
Bumble bee

Please see your physician about this issue.  They may refer you to a dietician, or to another specialist.  It sounds like you have an eating disorder such anorexia nervosa (since it sounds like you’re intending to lose this weight, or have been working at losing weight so long that you’re having trouble transitioning back to a maintain mindset), but you may also be suffering cachexia due to an undiagnosed illness.  Cachexia (and the illnesses that can cause it) can be very dangerous.  Lack of appetite and unintentional weight loss are a common symptom of many cancers, for example.

Post # 35
409 posts
Helper bee

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atalibrandi :  Sounds like your thyroid might be going hyperactive. I’ve worked in health and nutrition for 6 yrs, feel free to email me a more specific table of what you’re eating. I’m curious about what exactly is making you so full. Also I think you’re exercising too much. Working out too much can completely mess up your hormones. 

It might be all due to stress and everything could calm down after the wedding. But I know what it’s like, I’ve had thyroid issues before and also I drove myself to the brink of  anorexia due to extreme dieting. So, it’s good to be careful and take action well in advance. 

Post # 36
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island

guac on toast for breakfast will add healthy fat and calories to your diet.  adding chia and flax seeds to a protein shake as a snack will add healthy fats and calories (seriously, add 2 tablespoons of those little buggers, at least).  Put greek yogurt dressings on salad.  Put olive oil on your dinners.  There are ways to add healthy fats and calories to healthy food to give you a bit more calories to work with throughout the day without sacrificing your healthy lifestyle.

ETA: when I cut out fats from my diet in college (for completely unhealthy reasons), you could see my ribs, my shoulders and elbos were pointy, and my face looked gaunt.  You say that eating sugar and fats gives you anxiety, but you need fats in your diet to keep your skin (and internal processes) healthy!!

Post # 38
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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atalibrandi :  figure out what macros you need to not lose weight but to continue to be lean and not lose your muscle. Track your foods. Don’t stop eating healthy and splurge completely. You may just want to up your calorie intake and increase your carbs fats and proteins. My macros is awesome to use and has helped me a lot. I exercise every day but I have maintained my weight for awhile now with eating the proper calorie amount. You got this!! 

Post # 39
1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Increase your protein intake and it will help you maintain your weight without putting on fat. Especially if you are doing weight lifting, your body will need supplemental protein. You want to look strong and fit, not frail!

ETA: I just read your update. It’s great you are seeing your doctor. Your description of your heart rate combined with your progressive weight loss sounds like you could potentially have hyperthyroidism.

Post # 40
2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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atalibrandi :  In my (uneducated but experienced) opinion, your fears over fat and sugar are dangerous, as are your fears about your arms looking flabby at 128. I am relieved that you are getting professional help with your eating and also a full evaluation of your overall health, because losing so much weight could occur due to a number of reasons.

Not sure if it’s helpful, but I am 5’2” and probably weighed between 125 and 130 on my wedding day. Though I’m not sure because I don’t weigh myself anymore due to an eating disorder I will always be in recovery for. Still, I don’t think my arms looked flabby at this weight, and if you keep working out and doing arm work, yours will look just great on your wedding day.

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