So I am wondering if what i am thinking is backwards or not...
So i was on the Pill for about 10 years..went off...went through a hormonal storm..started seeing my naturopath and shes giving me Bio-identical Progesterone to try and get balanced.
Things have been feeling better with regards to energy-not many sign of depression-overall feeling a little better..
BUT!---of course my weight and body comp has changed. Now, when i was on the pill through exercise and careful diet I could get very lean on my upper body..have definition in my arms etc, but couldn't get my lower body to do ANYTHING (most likely the estrogens in the pill)
Now that I am off and lowering estrogens through herbs and Bio-iden. Progest. my body fat % has increased and mostly in my upper body..my arms are very flabby (i've been lifting weights to try and tone them) to no success, and i just have a very round, soft look, and can't get leaner no matter how much i try..
Wondering if it is possible that because i am off of the pill, and now trying to ovulate and cycle on my own, my body is thinking "ok we might have a baby coming" so it is holding on to body fat for prep/protection? Is this possible?
Bottom lined question is : Is it possible that while on the pill I could get leaner because my body already was tricked into being pregnant synthetically, where as now off the pill my body is holding onto/storing fat in prep for potential pregnancy?
Anyone know anything about this? I have heard SOOO many women who say they get leaner when they go off the pill...is it possible I am the opposite?
INfo: Been off the pill for a couple months, 27, female, 5'9, 10lbs from ideal weight...workout 5-6 times per week, balance of cardio, weights, HIIT and Yoga. Strict 90% Paleo..
Thanks in advance!