I purchased a big container of Isowhey in Vanilla, so that I could add my own flavourings (eg fruit) to it. My reasoning was - to remove temptation AND to make it possible to 'eat' more than once a day. Also, this product is high in protein to help protect against muscle loss during weight reduction. Apparently a calorie restricted diet results in 50/50 fat and muscle loss.
A dietician once told me that my daily calorie intake was too low - but the reason my body held onto my fat was that it was in starvation/conservation mode. The only way I would be able to break through my plateu would be to increase my daily calorie intake - but to break it into several snack sized meals instead of only one meal per day.
I also chose Isowhey because it has no soy as soy products provide a form of plant estrogen which can cause problems. Apparently, in order to be suitable for human consumption soy should be fermented - but that is a whole other topic.
I need to make more changes. I have discovered that grain based starches cause me to hold onto weight - and they are in almost everything. I was doing ok - then came Easter, when I usually make dozens of yeast buns for friends and family. AND eat them, too.
I am finding it difficult to eat more often. I have only been eating once or twice a day for years, and my digestive system has slowed accordingly.
The exercise side of things is difficult. MS causes fast fatiguing.
Hubby is very resistant to any changes in the menu. I need to go to a high protein low starch eating plan - starches are his favourite food group.
I must away - I need to be miles away before 12:30 today. This weekend is going to be a loss, healthy eating-wise.
On the plus side - I find most foods palatable and adore my vegetables, especially broccoli. I am experimenting with kefir fermentation to up my probiotic intakes (couldn't hurt)