Wk 3.5 On Intermittent Fasting, Heavier Now Than When I Started
Newbie query. Week 3.5 on intermittent fasting, heavier now than when I started.
Not a huge meat eater but I LOVE VEGGIES AND BUTTER!
Starting weight: 170lbs
4 days ago: 160lbs (10 shy of goal)
I donâ€™t know what I am doing wrong, I lost 10 lbs in the first 2 weeks and now I have gained 13 in the past 4 days. How does this happen without a serious cheat day? I am eating in the window 8hr window on most nights (Iâ€™ve had 2 slip ups of 9-10hr windows in the past 18 days, because I was hungry). I am having 1-2 carb reefed days, I started with 1 but I read women do better on 2 so I switch to 2 last week. I feel AMAZING but gaining weight in my gut in the middle of the summer isnâ€™t cute. I had a glass of wine on day 6 and I used BP charcoal and I felt fine the following day.
Here is a look at what I am eating. I fear I have been eating so low carb that I have given myself a thyroid condition. I recently ordered every single supplement Dave talks about today I can because I am so spooked by all of this rapid weight gain. It would be one thing if I was cheating constantly but I am being super anal about IF.
I eat this with very small variations
BP coffee + 3Tb butter +1.5Tb mct oil (sometimes I add extra butter)
Lunch= GIANT baby kale salad, boiled egg (sometimes 2), 2Tb mct oil, 2Tb ACV wild salmon (or avocado w/salt or I make a salmon salad with mayo to top my salad), tons of cucumber, olives, pickles
Dinner=spiraled zucchini (or spiraled squash or sauted fennel), bok choy (or baby kale), 2 poached eggs, garlic, 4Tb butter, olives, sea salt
On my carb refeed days= I make my coffee for breakfast, carrot fries with garlic aioli for lunch, and 2 sweet potatoes and a ton of butter for dinner. I eat olives/pickles if I am hungry btw lunch and dinner I am getting all of my produce from a farmers market (veggies, eggs, honey).
I drink 10-15 glasses a water a day
I do HIT 1-2x a week, I go to yoga once a week (I used to workout a lot more but Iâ€™m afraid with all of my weight gain that to do more would be un wise)
3-4x week I eat a half a bar of 85% dark chocolate
1-2 week I eat 7 rasperries with the chocolate
1tb of honey 2Tb of mct oil + sea salt before bed as a sleep hack (I stopped doing this 4 days ago when my weight started to skyrocket-I am sleeping worse as a result)