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Firstly, let me start by saying that I know weight loss is not the point of W30. I know it is about NSVs but given that I’ve achieved many NSVs already, my primary focus is weight loss as I am about 10-15kg overweight and have been trying to lose it for over two years. In the past two years, I have done 6 W30s and eat mostly paleo the rest of the time. During my first two W30s, I lost 4kg but did not lose any weight in any of my subsequent W30s. At the beginning of this year, I began another W30 to try lose a bit more weight – this time I cut out fruit of any kind as well as nuts (unless as a garnish on a salad). 6 weeks later, I have not lost a single gram. I exercise 3-4 x week. I have PCOS/insulin resistance – I know this makes weight loss difficult but I am so frustrated and disappointed not to be losing weight. I am ashamed to say I am considering re-adopting a Weight Watchers style diet. I know that WW is completely rubbish and is a terrible way of eating but I lost about 18kg using WW 5 years ago, which I have never been able to achieve with W30/paleo. Typical meals for me: Breakfast 2 boiled egg, roast sweet potato, cauliflower, kale, kimchi, olive oil Chicken thigh, roast vegetables, ½ avocado Beef mince, roast vegetables, ½ avocado Lunch/dinner Kale/spinach/lettuce base, roast chicken, roast vegetables, ½ avocado, olive oil, kimchi Beef mince, cauliflower puree, spinach, broccoli Kale/spinach/lettuce, 2 boiled eggs, carrots/cucumber/red pepper, ½ avocado, tahini, kimchi Kale/spinach/lettuce, beef meatballs, mixed roasted or raw vegetables, olive oil, kimchi Pulled lamb, spinach, cauliflower, tahini, ½ avocado Shakshuka/baked eggs (2 eggs) with ½ avocado, kimchi I think I am eating enough because I don’t get too hungry between meals (although I am always hungry by the time the next meal comes around). I rarely eat a pre/post workout snack as I normally exercise around dinner time anyway (30-40 min run or 1 hour strength training). I eat a lot of kimchi, drink kombucha and a use apple cider vinegar in salad dressings and drink a diluted glass of ACV most days. Does anyone have any advice? Am I doing something wrong?
Hi, I'm Lisa.....and I'm miserable. I looked at Whole30 a while ago...and when i saw no gluten and no sugar? Well....I thought "I can't do that" and I kept on keeping on. Then...my mild dry itchy patches of skin became aggravated...then blistered and sooo itchy. One small patch on my arm morphed into more patches on my neck, my face....finally in my ears! Miserable...i went to the doctor. I've been to the doctor for help with inability to lose weight...excessive periods....anxiety...asthma....diverticulitis... I always hear "Lose weight". I tried. I went to Weight Watchers. I tried Jenny Craig. I did a medically supervised fast. I'd lose about 20 pounds....and it would stop. For weeks, no loss or it would start coming back. They said I wasn't trying hard enough. They had no idea how hard I tried. i gave up on losing weight. I'm now 51-years-old, 5 feet tall and weigh my highest ever - 255. i figured I'd just be fat. i couldn't bear trying any more. Then...the skin thing got worse. A lot worse. My arms, my face, my neck....I look like I have some horrible disease - people stare sometimes and it's embarrassing. I went to a dermatologist who biopsied it and said "you have dermatitis - use this steroid ointment, $200 please". I asked what was causing this...."oh...you have really dry skin". I said, well, I've noticed when I give up gluten, it gets better. "oh, well, you had skin testing done, you aren't allergic to any foods..." and that was the end of her interest. I quit gluten and eggs earlier in the month - and things did start to improve dramatically. I could wear makeup again! I wasn't scrathing constantly. Then last week, a trip across the country and I ate what I wanted for four days. A week later...I'm rashed out like crazy, clawing at my skin in my sleep....and miserable. I never thought I could have my coffee black (french vanilla creamer addict) and no sugar...at all? Not happening. Well...it's happening. i can't live like this any more. So...I'm doing it. June 1. I'm sorta terrified to be honest, but I'm doing it!
I was SOOOO excited yesterday morning, Day 6, to see a fasting blood sugar reading of 81 (I've been averaging around 110). But today it's back up to 112. This is one of my the main reasons for doing Whole30, so I'd like to hear others' experience with this...did readings drop, level off eventually, keep bouncing around like yoyos, or what? I'm still waking up at 3:30 in the morning with an awful headache, but yesterday I had gotten back to sleep before I took the reading. Today I just lay there thinking so much about the fact that not sleeping is really messing me up, that I couldn't go back to sleep. Wondering if sleep disturbance is affecting blood sugar?