rubywoo wrote:Must be the day for strange losses, Tarz - I ate a parmi for dinner last night, PLUS a chocolate bar, and managed to lose 0.1kg overnight
By cheating on my special diet, I have at least confirmed that I do have an intolerance to either dairy or gluten, because my stomach has been really unsettled since. I'm off to the naturopath this afternoon so I can hopefully move onto the second stage of this detox (probably shouldn't have cheated last night, eh?).
pinkperfection wrote:Trainer was completely different tonight. I only lost 200grams this fortnight but he just said to up the intensity. I'm hoping to join his Tuesday and Thursday mornings group pt sessions from next week. I feel skinnier, FH is noticing it so I'm hoping for a good loss next week.
Had am awesome training session. Burnt 600 calories and I really pushed myself. He was really impressed with how I went. Positive thinking from here on and I will lose lots of weight!
rubywoo wrote:miss_anne wrote:Who did you see first Ruby? The naturopath? I have always had tummy issues (bloating etc) and have been to the doctor several times about it - apparently the symptoms sound a lot like caeliac (however you spell it) but I have been tested a couple of times and it always comes up negative. I still do eat bread but a very small amount and it seems to help, I really notice if I eat more, but I'm not sure if that is just because I have cut back so much I'm not used to it?
My doctor didn't seem all that concerned about it, but I knew something wasn't right, so that's when I started visiting the naturopath. I get post-nasal drip from certain foods too (but it's hard to pinpoint which ones) so I'm trying to work that out at the moment as well. My detox diet is even helping with our sex life, because my post-food bloating is non-existant now so I feel much better in myself
ETA: Post-nasal drip is where mucus builds up in the sinus, so I constantly have to clear my throat for about 1/2 hr after eating. Seriously gross.
rubywoo wrote:miss_anne wrote:My doctor was the same! I know it must be hard for them when you can't pinpoint the symptoms but seriously it's so frustrating! I even had a colonoscopy because I was having so much discomfort, but that didn't come up with anything either. Do you need a referral to see a naturopath?
Nope, I just called up and made an appointment. I did ask for recommendations from friends and family first which I am glad I did, because it can be quite overwhelming finding one that doesn't try and force heaps and heaps of supplements onto you (so they earn more money).
Before my first appointment, I had to take a HUUUUGGGGE online survey which asked every question under the sun - the naturopath then analysed my responses to determine where my problem areas are (hormones, food intolerances and immune system).
rubywoo wrote:miss_anne wrote:I always worried about that, there seem to be so many out there and all the supplements etc are a bit overwhelming!
Is your naturopath in Geelong? If so could you please PM me the details? Thanks xx
Done and yeah, the supplements are a bit overwhelming, but I now swear by them. Normally I'm a very sickly person, but I haven't had a single cold, sniffle or stomach bug since seeing the naturopath.LittleMissBride wrote:I haven't lost any weight yet this month and have been sitting on 63.4kgs for 2 weeks now, my goal is only 62kgs so it's not far off, but my wedding is only 4 weeks away EEEK! If I got down to 60kgs that'd be my ultimate all time goal, but I'm not too bothered if I don't. I start physio for my ankle injury on Sat so am hoping the physio will let me do some sort of exercise even if it's just aquaerobics or pilates.. just something.. anything. I haven't done anything bar a bit of situps and arm small weights since Feb and I'm dying to do something. If not I may have to reduce my calories more to get ride of that last 1.4kgs
Sounds like you're champing at the bit to start exercising again! And hey, at least you haven't gained any weight while being unable to exercise - I reckon that's a huge achievement in itself! Good luck with the last tiny bit of weight!
rubywoo wrote:TMI Warning:
Be wary though - since significantly upping my protein intake, I've had err, regularity problems which is apparently very common with a high protein diet, so my naturopath has now put me on some foods with good oils to help in that department (chia seeds, laxseed oil) plus some herbal "bowel support" capsules (ingredients are ginger, chamomile, cinnamon, rhubarb) for immediate relief.