In short, I'm a 5'5" 30 year old female about 126 pounds. I would like to be closer to 118-120. I've been trying very hard!
I exercise about 4 times a week, running 2-3 miles each time and sometimes doing some weights...I also garden/walk, etc. I don't like breakfast and I'm not hungry in the morning, so I usually start eating around 11-12. I'm a snacker. I don't like the feeling of full until dinner time. So, I usually munch on carrots and hot sauce. I'll end up eating about 2 pounds of carrots. Sometimes I will throw in an apple or a cucumber. Then at dinner it's potatoes or a dish from Jeff's dvd. Last night I made his mexican fiesta...but I served the kids and husband's over rice...I had mine over greens and a little rice...about 1/2-3/4 cup total. (Beans...no matter how I make them wreak havoc on my intenstines...and yes I've tried every method out there to make them more digestively friendly. I end up look like I'm 4-5 months pregnant when I really haven't eaten much...maybe 1/3 cup.) Then before bed I usually have banana ice cream. (1 frozen banana + 3/4 cup frozen mixed fruit.) And that's my day. (My favorite dinner is 3-5 small potatoes or 2 medium size with ketchup.) I haven't budged on the scale. I eat super healthy all of the time (except on Christmas and Easter) and it hasn't gotten me anywhere. Any ideas on how I can get the scale to budge? Thanks so much in advance!!!!!
Sounds like you are eating just fine--if anything, I am wondering why you are skimping on the rice--this IS a starch-based diet, after all! I hear you on the beans, too--they are not a requirement, so don't worry about not eating them...
How long have you been trying to lose the weight? I'm 5' 3'. It took me 5 months to go from 132 to 125, and I have been fluctuating from 125 to 120 and back since January. It may just be that your body is fine at 126...so if you want to change, see what you can vary. Try waiting until you are truly hungry to eat, rather than snacking, even on carrots. Or, on the other hand, you could try eating a small breakfast, just like an appointment, and then see how it feels the rest of the day. And just out of curiosity, what is the not
"super healthy" stuff that you eat at Christmas and Easter? And is that only the one day each, or is it the season?