posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 11:28 AM
This is a personal-ish topic, but I feel embarrassed discussing it with my partner or my close friends, I'm a very private person. That being said,
the judgement of random people online doesn't phase me at all, and the objective nature of most opinions is helpful to me.
In the past 3 years I've gained over 30 pounds. This is troubling because I eat fairly healthfully, have a garden, cook at home 99% of the time,
drink maybe once a month, eat moderate portions. I walk the dog every day, I'm running around at university, yoga once per week, I'm not sedentary
in any way.
To lose the weight I've tried clean eating, low carb, keto, slow carb, and low calorie. I have a lot of willpower, and I stick to the laws of any
diet I set out upon, but have never managed to lose more than 5 pounds. My water weight fluctuates wildly, and I mean wildly. I'm not sure if this is
more of a woman's issue, but it's normal for me to wake up one morning weighing 161lbs, and the next morning weighing in at 172lbs. Any amount of
salt I seem to eat immediately presents itself as water weight. I feel bloated and sluggish, and not like myself. I've become self conscious of my
body in ways I've never thought about before.
I have PCOS, which I've rarely thought about in the past, I was diagnosed at 18; and I've recently been diagnosed as having a low thyroid function.
I can't claim this as scientific fact, but from what I've read, both of these things can make weight loss a struggle.
Recently I've read about something called the "Master Cleanse", now, I'm a science minded individual, so I realize this isn't going to cleanse me
of anything, as my liver and kidneys do that just fine, but I am interested in the weight loss. By all accounts, the weight loss isn't something that
will last forever, but am I foolish to think of it as a jump off point? I would still be consuming about 1200 calories each day, so it's not really a
Has anyone done this for 10 days, more than 10 days? What were your results?
Does anyone have a similar struggle with losing weight that they would feel comfortable sharing?