Originally posted by simone50m
Hey ATSers, about a week ago, I got sick and tired of looking frumpy. I am over 50. I decided to ABOLISH all GRAIN. I was only eating fruits and
vegetables. For real. After a few days, I ate like a deprivation dieter, because after all grains were out of my system, I lost my appetite to pig
out. This evening, I found out that I am MINUS 30 pounds. I'm not kidding you, I am not exaggerating, I am not lying to you.
I have NOT been constantly pooping and peeing, but my number two has been big and fluffy. Is all.
HOWEVER. All day today, I have been feeling week and dizzy, like a dying person who drank beer. I also have a headache, and have been feeling cold,
So I ran to the store and bought some fresh though lean, meat. Beaf, turkey, and chicken. I got them home and made myself try and pig out on them,
but I still feel the same.
Is there a Conspiracy going on here? Did the PTB make all the grains to put us as obese sheeple, and also addictive? I do not crave grain right now,
but I SUSPECT if I were to eat a slice of bread and a bowl of cereal, this weirdness would stop.
Please let me know what you all think, I'm not in the mood for cuteness, as I don't feel well. THANKS, and as Dutchsinse always says, "Much Love".
I worked as a strength and conditioning coach for 5+ years, and dealt with this a number of times. Take from this what you will, if you have more
questions feel free to pm me.
What it sounds like you did, was cut your caloric consumption by well over 50%, by only eating fruits and veggies, which contain far fewer calories
than processed food, or really anything which falls into the unhealthy category. What would really help, is if you told me what you were eating on a
daily basis before hand.
When you're only eating fruits and veggies, after cutting out everything else, you will retain far less water. In fact, your body most likely has been
flushing itself the past few weeks. That is where most of the weight loss comes in. Unhealthy, fatty, or processed food causes everyone to retain
water. It is not uncommon for someone to switch to a healthy diet, all natural foods, and end up dropping 7-10lbs of water weight in just a few days.
Although, because of the low caloric consumption, you have lost muscle as well.
Now, while you're eating healthy, natural food, I will not say your diet is healthy. You need healthy fats and proteins, which you aren't getting.
Something as simply as adding eggs and nuts would help. I'm going to guess that your caloric consumption is far too low. That is why you don't feel
well. On top of that, your glycogen storage, which is fuel for your muscles, is not getting replenished. That adds to the feeling of feeling "weak".
I don't know why you cut all grains out of your diet. Some are healthy, and needed. Find bread which is 100% whole grain, or 100% whole wheat. Cutting
chips, white bread, crackers, and the like would make sense if you're trying to eat healthier, as they are all processed. But natural, 100% whole
grain is a must for a healthy diet.
What you have basically done to your body, is depleted all its energy, and energy sources, flushed all the excess water out of your system, flushed
out your intestinal track, which is the cause of most of the weight loss, but also left your muscles starving, negated any positive energy source, and
put your body in a state where it is constantly trying to recover, and does not have the nutrients to get the job done.
Imagine running a marathon, and only having a bagel afterwards. Your body will break down. It will crash. It will not be repaired without proper
nutrition, and caloric intake. Your body is fighting to recover, from the lack of nutrients it has received, but doesn't have the necessary nutrients
to repair itself.
I don't know why you cut grains out of your diet. But you didn't replace those calories with anything. Also don't know what you ate before. What
you're doing is not healthy. Increase your caloric intake immediately, while resting. I couldn't tell you what foods to eat, or not eat without
knowing more. Hope this helps.
edit on 24-9-2011 by MysticPearl because: (no reason given)