Well, it's been a while, but I'm back (as I see others are - it makes me feel a little better to know I'm not the only one trying again) and have started strongly. Two weeks ago, bloated and up to an all time non-pregnant high on the scales, I went to see a naturopath/nutritionist recommended by a friend. She has put me on a four week detox which includes a LOT of supplements and I am currently excluding the following: wheat, alcohol, dairy, red meat, sugar, coffee and tea. This actually leaves quite a lot of choices, surprisingly! The eating plan is based on the Eat Right for your Blood Type diet, which normally includes red meat (I am cutting it out during detox). The supplements include chinese herbs to detox the liver, a chinese gut detox capsule, magnesium, efamol (evening primose and fish oil together), digestive enzymes and a few others.
I am two weeks in, and five and a half kilos gone!!!!!!!!!!!!
I lost nearly four kilos in the first week, so a lot of that was water and bloating for sure.
I can still have bread (but not wheat based - spelt bread or rye mountain bread) and no starchy carbs after 1.30 pm. I have borrowed the blood type diet book from the library and from the little I've read so far, it makes scientific sense to me. The naturopath did say though that I can still have things like wheat, dairy etc once I've lost the weight but only occasionally (ie. once a week). To know that I can still have a bowl of pasta every so often, or soft cheese (mmmm...cheese) makes me more determined to stick to this. It has certainly been a challenge starting this just before Easter
I am feeling pretty good generally. It would be great to actually get back to the gym and really consolidate everything, but school holidays and husband overseas for work has put paid to that! I'm also pretty pleased that I've lost this much weight without really exercising - hopefully when the hols are over and I'm back at the gym three times a week, it will be even better.
The naturopath said this should take me about 12 weeks or so to get to goal, so keep your fingers crossed! Really glad to see everyone else is kicking goals too - it's nice to be back and see everyone encouraging each other.
Onwards and upwards!