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SOMEBODY PLEASE tell me why I'm putting on weight!!
OK, so I started feeling a little porky after working at a desk for a few months so I resolved to eat less and take more exercise. That I have been doing religiously - running loads and walking more. Eating less. In fact, so much less that I spend a lot of the time actually quite hungry. I wouldn't say I'm starving myself, but I'm eating the kind of amount that up until recently would have guaranteed I'd lose a few pounds in a few weeks.
I have been following my new 'regime' for three weeks now - and guess what? I've steadily gained three pounds! How disheartening. I feel as if I've got a real gut too.
Any ideas what on earth is happening? I could cope at this weight, worse things have happened , but I'm worried that there may be an underlying health issue or if I go back to eating normally I'll really bloat out.
Maybe it's increased muscle from the exercise you've been doing. Muscle weighs more than fat apparently. Do your clothes still fit the same? Do you feel / look like you've put weight on. This would be a better guide than weight I think.
Oooo blimey - thanks for the replies, wasn't expecting this response!
OK, to answer your questions...
Spidermama: no to asthma meds, I'm 33.
Jeannie: Clothes fit OK but tummy deffo more rounded and bulgy. Apart from that I feel more toned round the bum and legs but not sure how much muscle I will have put on in three weeks!
unavailable: No, I smoke v occasionally, like once a month max if I'm at a party. But I don't think it affects my weight as I've done it for years.
CKelpie: On the Mirena, have been using for 3.5 years. No other meds. Could perhaps eat more fruit and veg, thanks for advice.
Not starving myself. Gwarchowder, today I ate: two pieces of gluten free toast, a boiled egg, a few pieces of liquorice, a glass of pure orange juice, coq au vin with rice and veg for supper, (a moderate portion). One coffee, one tea, both with half tsp sugar. A small bottle of cider. I think that's it. Do you think it sounds a lot? Thing is, that is not much compared to what I normally eat. I eat supper early and by bedtime I'm starting to feel quite hungry.
Emmalina, hmmm yes maybe a thyroid check would be a good idea if I gain much more weight.
Are you tired? do you feel chilly easily and find heat hard to cope with? Do you look a bit puffy around the eyes? If so then thyroid is likely I would say, otherwise then maybe you are just gaining muscle mass,which is a good thing! Maybe measure yourself and keep a check on that rather than on how much you weigh.
A lot of what you listed in your daily food intake is listed in the foods to be avoided, and even though you have started exercising and cutting down on food consumption, it sounds like you are eating a lot of refined carbohydrates.