Thanks, Rava!Wow! @Vikki - firstly congrats on your over 20kg loss - that is amazing!
How long were you on Duromine for and what strength?
In regards to your questions, I have a couple of thoughts:
It could be water weight. The week leading up to menstruation is the time that a lot of us start to feel bloated and uncomfortable, the extra water starts hanging out between our tissue and cells as our bodies prepare to menstruate..
- The first was how close is your cycle?
The more saltier or higher sodium content in our food, the more our bodies retain water to keep our sodium blood levels at a healthier level. The sodium actually attaches itself to the water in our bodies and it can be anywhere up to 5 days, for your body to flush the sodium and return to a normal balance.
- How much sodium are you consuming?
If you are using any type of protein shake - just have a look at the sodium content.
- The recommended dietary guidelines for Americans are no more than 1 teaspoon (2,300mg) of salt per day.
- Australia puts the guideline at 460–920mg which is no more than 2.3 grams of salt per day. (less than half a teaspoon)
Sometimes when we start out with the something new, the muscles we aren't used to using give us aches and pains which is actually inflammation, again causing our body to retain water.
- Have you started any new type of exercise that you haven't done before?
It might be worth checking with your food tracker to see if there is an increase in carbs, sugars or salts.
- If your calorie intake is the same - have you introduced any new foods?
I hope these might give you some idea, and would love to hear your thoughts back
I haven't changed anything. My food intake is the same and my exercise routine is the same. I wondered if it was just my body adjusting. I still have quite a few kilos to go, so don't want to make my job any harder by putting weight on. I was on Duromine 30g from late June until October last week. I didn't have one week where I plateaued so consider myself very lucky. Unfortunately, my doctor won't let me have any more Duromine until I've had a break. He has recommended I go on the 5:2 diet in between, but I've been just eating the same as I was on the Duromine. Could I not be eating enough? I track every mouthful and probably only consuming between 400-600 calories a day.