||06-21-2013 06:07 AM
Longtime DANDR girl looking for a solution
In November 2007 I ate so many carbs one day that I knew I was done being on the sugar roller coaster - it makes me bloated and moody, I would get too excited thinking about carb...not good. Mom had read DANDR and she and both my sisters had good results. I did induction until Christmas that year and felt great! Ever since i read the book, I used DANDR to maintain my weight. I'm a working mom with a more...ahem...traditional husband so I do most of the homemaking and social arrangements for our family plus I'm in college. It allowed me to maintain my weight even when I went 2 weeks or more without solid exercising!
Fast forward to now...have added another child to the family, he will be two next month. I have noticed since he weaned almost a year ago that small amounts of weight are creeping on even though I'm watching my menu and finding more time to exercise. So I went back to induction at the beginning of April for 30 days and lost only 3 pounds. I moved on to include a couple berries, macadamias or small amount of almond butter once or twice a week. Stalled. Now I actually weigh one pound more than I did on April 1...I know it's TOM for me and it was then too so I'm expecting a 2 pound loss of water weight but what the heck is going on?
I though I'd come to this group and see if a lower carb more pure induction would help. I only want to lose the 10 pounds that have crept on and mostly want to find a better way to maintain. maybe I've ruined my metabolism by lowcarbing for 6 years?? Is that possible?