After doing four months on Noom at 1200 calories per day plus working out with zero results; and the most recent, very expensive, nutritionist I hired back in October, who gave me a 1500 calorie per day “diet” eating 5-6 times per day, I have decided to not follow any of them.
I gained 12 lbs with the nutritionist who insisted I had been starving my body (said I was probably doing IF incorrectly) and I had to gain weight before losing it (bullshit) or that I was somehow “cheating” and NOOM was supposed to help me take them off (it didn’t), it just helped me maintain that weight gain, I have decided to try the only thing I felt, in my gut, (pardon the pun) that would help me lose these unwanted 50 lbs, Intermittent Fasting or IF.
I just finished reading “Delay, don’t Deny” by Gin Stephens and it’s the only thing that makes sense to me. I also just ordered Dr. Fung’s book, “The Obesity Code” to gather more information. I know I’m highly insulin resistant. I know my hormones are playing a huge part in my inability to lose weight, and I believe with the correct IF schedule, I won’t be “starving” my body like the nutritionist kept telling me I was doing. I don’t plan on weighing myself every day like NOOM wants you to, talk about depressing. And even though their eating plan is psychology based, weighing yourself every day can be depressing, it makes or breaks your day.
Oh I forgot, saw a commercial on a GOLO plan so ordered their supplements, made their foods (some are delish) and they also push the hormone reason for not being able to lose weight, so you take their capsules with every meal and still nothing! Thankfully their plan is 100% guaranteed, so I will be requesting a refund! I followed their plan to a tee and saw no results for the last 2 months…
I’m so tired of this…really. I’m tired of people saying “well, you know it’s all about calories in/calories out (CI/CO)” Horseshit! Pardon my outburst. Not everyone is the same, and that is purely old school, especially if you are insulin resistant. There are so many factors as to why some of us can’t lose weight, no matter what we do. I haven’t been sitting around eating bon-bons all day. I’ve been working out, riding my bike for miles at a time, walking, limiting my food intake to 1200 cal per day. And still nothing. How can that be normal?
After reading Gin Stephen’s book, it truly reiterated what I’ve been thinking all along. All those calorie restricted diets, the low carb/high fat, the macro counting, all of them have screwed up my metabolism. It isn’t my thyroid (I’ve been checked every 6 months and my meds are right on). I can only blame myself for my metabolism being screwed up because I was so desperate to lose weight, to get down to my pre-cancer weight, that I would try anything out there that promised quick results. I thought Keto was the cure all, and it turns out, for me, it wasn’t. But I always had high hopes whenever I started a new eating plan.
Well, tomorrow, I start my IF plan. And with the help of Gin and Dr. Fung, I will do it correctly. I will fast all day long and open my window at 4:00 pm for snacks and dinner and close it at 8:00 pm to start. If it needs tweaking, then I will tweak it. I will only drink water/sparkling water (no flavor), black coffee (most likely will do it with ice), or unflavored herbal tea, I will try starting with 20 hours of fasting, and then 3-4 hours of eating. If it’s too extreme, then I will cut it back. I have to find what will work for me. I won’t be weighing myself every day, I will take a current picture of myself, and will measure every month on the 4th of the month along with another snapshot.
I have added a picture of Gin Stephens and Dr. Fung’s books for your reference. I’m not saying if you are trying to lose weight and have had no success that these are the cure all’s. But it’s worth a try. After all, what do you have to lose? And if you want to join me, grab a copy of these books (no, I don’t make any money by promoting them), and get on Gin’s facebook page (just search for Delay don’t Deny on Facebook) answer the 3 questions, and let’s make ourselves accountable. Who’s in?