First, I have to caution against the getting rid of all visible carbs. Any time you wipe out a an entire food group--you lose important macro and micro nutrients.
How old are you? How tall are you? How much do you weigh?
What kind of strength training are you doing? I am wondering with all that cardio if the problem isn't related to your metabolism slowing because of muscle loss and not eating dinner.
Losing 1-2 lbs per week is the optimal amount of weight loss for sustaining it. I really wouldn't worry about a little bit of a slow down. Make sure that when you added protein that the servings and sodium levels didn't increase too much.View Thread
Gennie, That sounds like a good plan. The important thing will be to change your diet and lower calorie intake. As long as your doctor hasn't said that walking will aggravate the back problems-it sounds like a good start. Join one of our diet clubs and learn to lose the weight for good--in baby steps that don't require you to cut everything you love to eat out of your life at once.
I hope you hadn't finished the prep before the car broke down--that would have to be double awful. I hope you can get rescheduled and the car fixed soon. Best of luck to you in your lifting and with the colonoscopy.View Thread