DharmaBeans Posted May 6, 2014 Share Posted May 6, 2014 Please help! I know this sounds ridiculous. I'm on day 7 - and yes I know bloating, etc is anticipated, but my thighs and butt have been rapidly expanding this past week. My "fat" pants are tight and I'm trying not to feel panicked, but.... I've been following a low carb diet for over 15 years. The past two years I tightened things up and went to very low carb - 20 grams or less per day - with the intent to finally finish the job with respect to weight loss. I'm 5' 9.5" and managed to get my weight down to 160 and felt good. It has crept back up and I'm certain it is well over 170 at this point although I'm staying away from the scale as advised. Transitioning to Whole30 - for me - meant ditching dairy, the limited artificial sweeteners I was having (including gum), and wine. My desire to drink wine socially has been the big battle because I seem to gain 5 pounds when I have it - pretty much overnight, and then have to starve on a meat and egg fast to get it off. I have gain and lost the same 10 pounds over and over again and that's why I'm here. I'm tired of being angry, frustrated, and hungry all the time. I'm enjoying eating this way so much. My eating is now clean and I've added more veggies. It has been a major treat for me to be able to have a handful of baby carrots every day. Last night I had some baby carrots and a sliced strawberry on top of a salad. It was so yummy you'd think Ben and Jerry made it! I'm desperate to hear that things will be ok. That people can do this after following a very low carb diet and that the body adjusts and weight can come off. Is that true? Or am I screwed because once you go low carb you can never go back? I want to be healthy and slim and vibrant and happy and I don't want to fight any more. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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