This is exactly what I’m worried about… is it medical… my doctor once mentioned that my thyroid was a bit “lazy” or low functioning… but he said it wasn’t that bad.
Is there anything I can do for that?
EDIT: DUE TO BEING UNABLE TO POST ANY MORE REPLIES TODAY (22 is the newbie limit I guess)
Thank you all for your amazing suggestions, lovely welcoming spirit and support!!!
A few things I wanted to respond in this edit, then I’ll be back in 24 hours… sob
I’m not fasting on purpose, I have never been a breakfast eater… so it’s a natural thing for me.
I was actually sooooo relieved to FINALLY find a way of eating that didn’t require “eating breakfast” or “6 small meals per day” ughhhhhh…
Twice is good in 8 hrs… it’s what I’ve pretty much always done. Even before keto.
I have been a vegetarian since I was a teenager, only eating seafood very occasionally, so no bacon for me! This is the most fish I’ve ever consumed in my life… the most protein period! My lifelong diet had mostly consisted of chocolate, salads, bread and starchy veggies… maybe my body is in a state of complete shock…
I don’t eat any refined vegetable oils… only coconut and olive oil… and butter… mmmmmm butter…
The shake has whey protein, 1g carb powder, usually add coconut milk or almond milk, unsweetened of course, nut butters, instant coffee, ice, water, cocoa powder, heavy whipping cream… all sorts of variations, depends on my mood.
I agree that it’s possible that I may not be eating enough. I was looking into carb cycling yesterday, and maybe just simplifying things by having a cheat day (still whole foods like roasted potatoes or squash… not birthday cake!) I may need a feast day, and then a few lower days… I think my metabolism is asleep.
Most of all, heartfelt thanks going out to all of you, with your beautiful words of encouragement on my wedding. This is hard for me. It’s been a short engagement, so I didn’t really have time to plan, prepare or transform myself as much as I’d like. I haven’t always been this size… it crept up on me… life.
Love it here, you guys rule!!!
See ya soon
Just to add… I’m definitely eating enough fat, I’m well within my moderate macros amount daily, sometimes over… and I’m beyond definitely NOT eating too much protein. I can barely hit the minimum of 70g (which is the macros calculated on my IDEAL weight of 165 lbs… not my current weight… which would require I eat 25 grams MORE! 95 grams ughhhh) The shakes are integral, because I simply cannot eat 70-90 grams of fish and nuts per day. I have several protein in powders, a few are whey… a few are organic vegan protein, I noticed no difference in loss/gain with either. I rotate them. I don’t eat eggs or cheese much at all… tofu is yummy, but a highly processed soy product… that is not low carb… so for me, organic vegan protein is definitely a more healthful choice.
I feel like I’m doing everything right… I’ll try not to focus on the scale as much but it’s very discouraging. When you’ve cut out over 30,000 calories you used to consume in a month… give up potatoes, chips, rice, butternut squash, lentils, peas, beans, quinoa, etc etc etc…and you’re a vegetarian… and see no results… it REALLY SUCKS.