I have tried before. Nothing seems to work. I work out 5 days a week. I do a combination of running, elliptical machine, and lifting weights. I have tried Weight Watchers, South Beach Diet, and even a short time on the Paleo Diet. I haven't lost any weight yet. After a while, I would give up and go back to bad habits.
For those of you have have been following me for a while, you know I have Hashimoto's which causes a slow metabolism as it destroys you thyroid. While my endocrinologist has my thyroid hormone levels under control with medication, the weight lost just has not been possible yet. It has been frustrating dealing with a doctor who thinks I simply can not stick to a plan. Probably time to find a new endocrinologist too.
Not this year. I refuse to give up. I will lose the weight. I took the first step yesterday. I saw a Naturopath doctor to help me figure out how to fix my diet. Although my calorie count is pretty good, the snacks I was eating were often empty calories. Those 100 calorie packs of crackers are not exactly nutritional gold. The same thing could be said of those diet frozen meals.
I am going to be focusing on eating good whole foods. There will be a lot more planning and cooking of healthy meals.
Although the calorie count probably will not have to change much, the foods will. Some of the foods I use to eat like diet soda and microwave popcorn can actually effect how your body processes things negatively. The Naturopath believes she can help me lose the weight. I hope she is right. Even if she is not, I will not give up. I will find a way.
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