So I just had a meeting with the primary care physician. I haven't been to see a primary doctor in a few years. I just hate to find out bad news. But I thought this doctor, just like the GYN would be harsh. It's so funny I told her about my battle with my weight. So the nurse weighed me before I saw her. The scale said I gained 2 pounds. I'm like what the hell is wrong with your scale? She was like it was calibrated last week. I'm like this is beyond me. 4 years ago I lost 29 pounds. It was like the weight fell off. But now this weight is stubborn on my 5'2 frame. I've been literally trying to work my ass off in the gym lately. But I'm not losing like I should.
So back to my doctor. She came in and was like, you may be eating more than you think. I wanted to roll my eyes at her and suck my teeth. But I realize I don't know everything and that's why God gave us doctors who are not aware of our thoughts and can give good guidance. So at this point, my wheels have come to a halt. I'm all ears.
She recommended I started counting calories. She suggested a calorie intake of 1200-1400 calories. I'm like are you effin kidding me. You're trying to kill me!! But as I left the office for the day I started to think about how my body had been feeling depleted of energy lately since I amped up my workouts.
So today I used my off day to go check out this new Whey Protein supplement at GNC. Once I got home I dug into research about complete essential amino acids and why whey protein was an excellent source. They help build muscles and help repairing the muscles you rip up while training. And this research led me to an article that suggested daily protein intake of .36 grams of protein per pound. So my recommended grams was about 85. I'm like Whoah!!! All these salads were not doing anything for the type of training my body endures. So for the first time in my life I'm making adjustments to my diet based on thorough research.
So this is a new and different journey for me. A new awareness of myself and what energizes me. Let's go!!!
I needed to jumpstart my weight loss with something back in November. I had been hearing about this detox system through Dherbs. It's an all natural herbal detox program that lasted 20 days. While on the program, they recommend eating only raw, uncooked, and unprocessed foods. It came with a guide and a few tips to keep you going.
So I set out on the journey. Actually I enjoyed the journey in some weird kinda flush-all-my-guts kick kinda journey. Like, I swear, that cafeteria pizza from the fifth grade finally exited my system. I didn't feel any cramping except that day I forgot to eat lunch. But after that day I made sure I had something to eat.
Now as much as I want to say I adhered to the raw food diet, I can't. I ate lots of salads and cooked veggies but the way schedule is set up...I found myself eating protein products and a few processed meals from fast food joints.
I did not exercise during this time because I needed to give my body time to heal in the process. Plus I had a few personal issues going on so I could only take on so many changes.
At the end I did manage to lose 10 whole pounds. I really felt clean on the inside. I would definitely do this cleanse again but this time I'll be equipped with more recipes. I may even do the 10 day cleanse instead of 20.