Around August/September/October I tried Atkins and didn't lose a single pound. It was irritating considering most people lose at least water weight. Then, I stopped caring because I figured the baby weight was here to stay, but then I still wanted to be healthier so I switched to Primal.
I started trying primal a couple months ago and I have lost a pound or two, but it still fluctuates which makes me think I haven't lost anything. I'm eating meats&veggies. Mostly ground beef in either chili or patty form (don't like chicken or turkey), bacon once a week and veggies like broccoli&spinach. I don't like eggs either =( I usually only end up eating twice a day now because I get busy with other things and didn't get very hungry until recently where I seem to be ravenous. Not sure what changed, if anything, but I am always hungry now and it doesn't matter what I eat.
I tried IF and I just ended up binge eating pizza because I felt so hungry and I felt deprived and it was there - quick&easy.I know it's no excuse but I'm starting to not care anymore since I'm not losing weight anyway. To me, not being able to fast was a bummer because I thought my mind could handle it since I ate more than usual yesterday.
I tried the 30 day thing but also ended up binge eating. I don't know what my problem is but I end up just not caring since I've been exercising the primal way and eating as primally as I can and absolutely nothing is happening.
I just don't even know what to do anymore. I'm at a loss because I have lost any weight and it's not like I eat crap every single day it's like a slip up once every couple of weeks because I feel like it doesn't matter what I do I won't lose a pound anyway. I just feel so frustrated because everyone seems to have such an easy time and I am struggling so much and not enjoying anything I do. All I think about is how I want to lose weight and feel confident again and now I just feel destined to be fat and it makes me cry. I don't want to be heavy anymore and I've been working really hard and it doesn't seem worth it if I'm not going to lose any weight =(
Am I just supposed to stop eating and start running?! That sounds really stupid but it seems like the only way I'd lose weight now.
I also tried those ketosis strips to see if my body was actually burning fat and (I don't know if they're all the same) but my strip never made it past the light pink. I'm not sure if that really pertains to why I'm not losing this weight but I thought I'd mention it anyway.
I drink lots of water. I'd guesstimate 85-100oz. I have a water bottle that's 2.2L and I drink about 1 1/2 of it every day.
I'm 4'9" 168lbs. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd really appreciate it. I know I need to stop binge eating I'm just not really sure how. If anyone was a binge eater and learned how to stop that would be really helpful.
It'd be nice to find some kind of hack since Atkins or Primal alone are enough hacks for some people and my body's just like "HAHA you fool, nothing will EVER work for you!"
It makes me very sad =(