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Me again! Separate matter. Ive gained about 8 lbs over the

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Me again! Separate matter. I've gained about 8 lbs over the past 6 months which is frustrating because I still had the last 20 to lose. I'd lost 30 lbs between 2009-2011. I'm 52 - still having periods - and can't get these 8 lbs to budge. I eat mostly lean and green, little processed foods, and eat small amounts 5-6 times a day. Any ideas? thank you!
Hi again--any idea of your daily caloric intake?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Hi, I'd been trying to do weight watchers on line - staying within the points.


I had used an iPhone app for calories - I was staying below 1400/day.


 

Kim--have you had your thyroid functions tested?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes. Thyroid is great. All labs are good - no diabetes, cholesterol good.

Give me an idea exactly what your diet consists of
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Breakfast - oatmeal (every. single. day. ha!)


mid morning - banana and protein - either string cheese or egg


lunch - chicken, tuna, garden burger and vegetables and grapes or an apple


mid afternoon - light and fit greek yogurt (every day!)


dinner - lean protein and a salad - maybe high fiber roll


 


Weekends - a little more lax - still not crazy - still monitoring portions - but I like wine. Probably 2-3 glasses over the weekend.

Sorry for the delay Kim. I have two suggestions here. Make sure your most recent TSH level was well below 3.0 because if it were 3.0 or higher, even though many doctors still consider that normal, I would consider you hypothyroid and put you on thyroid supplementation. Second suggestion--get the book Eat to Live by Joel Furhman M.D. That describes a nutrient dense diet of fresh green and leafy veggies and fruits, nuts, coconut milk, tofu or tempeh, and no more than three servings per week of lean meats, poultry and fish. While your diet isn't bad, I think tweaking it a bit with the nutrient dense diet should get those extra pounds off.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The Eat to Live - is the protein sources basically beans and "non meat" - doesn't sound like much dairy is included? thanks

Mainly cutting back on animal protein for the most part and the less dairy the better
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