Eating cleaner, avoiding dyes and eating a bit less has slowly gotten me on the right track. We emptied our pantry and fridge before vacation so it was a good opportunity to fill everything up with healthy foods. My husband has his own junk food stash though. 🙂
My BMI is under 21 now which is good, on the way to under 20, which will be better. I am likely going to start body fat measurements again soon now that my allergic reaction water weight has gone down some.
A couple things that tripped me up with yellow dye were vanilla ice cream and natural trail mix with dried fruit. But, since I have avoided dyes so well everywhere else it was easy to know what caused it and when ingredients were check it was confirmed.
Be back next week!
The human body amazes me. So much progress made last week (likely all water weight) and seemingly all because I had no allergic reactions. I had reactions more days than not this week and almost all of the weight is back on. People can say what they want about water weight, but when it doesn’t belong there, you want it gone. It is real weight, it does effect the tightness of clothes and make a stomach unrecognizable.
The dr. is pretty sure that it is yellow dye and carmel coloring and I am pretty sure I agree. The only unexplained phenomenon right now is apples. Because I did not test positive to them with the scratch test. However, so many storebought items that make me sick contain yellow dye. I have to be better about reading labels. I did not even expect it to be in italian dressing or vanilla frosting. Just another reason to make my own food at home. 😉
So I am discouraged again this week after such a success last week. I still have 10-14 pounds to go to reach my goal. My workouts are great…have a few intense ones that I love… and if I tape my foot most of the day I can do a lot with it. There are swelling days and normal days, but in general all is well. I guess I can say the same about food at this point. Swelling days and non-swelling days.
I think after the extreme weight losses and gains and swellings my body has been through I can rationalize the point I am at now. But, no more excuses. I have a game plan that is healthy, slow and steady, and yellow dye free. I am hoping the results come now and stay.
Be back next week!