Thank you to everyone who responded when I posted that I was very unwell the other day…
And now I’ll tell you what I very STUPIDLY did:
Weekend before last I was so sick of my weight (just under 12 stone)… even though I have a ‘careful’ diet… that I went on a very strict diet. Cut out nearly all carbs (apart from a couple of Ryevita) & fats & was living on salad and lean meat or fish.
The first week went well and I lost 5lb… which motivated me even more… so I cut down even more.
I then started to feel very unwell. My fatigue levels were much MUCH worse than usual… ie I could barely get out of bed.
Also I stopped going to the loo. I’m normally constipated but this is much worse… even laxatives aren’t working.
I just assumed it was normal MS stuff and carried on the strict diet.
This morning, feeling like death… I weighed myself for first time since last weekend, and found I had put ON a pound!
A bit of googling later, I found out that I had put my body into ‘famine mode’. This is when the body believes there is a shortage of food (something left over from our ancient ancestors) and starts grabbing hold of every carb it can and turning it immediatly into FAT.
Also of course I now realise that the reason my bowel has basically stopped working is because I have been eating hardly any fat at all.
SO… at lunchtime I ate a proper meal… new potatoes, chicken and broccoli.
Result? I am already feeling my energy level improving a bit.
I’ve got the bread machine on baking me a nice wholemeal loaf (haven’t had any bread for a fortnight).
What a bloody fool I am!!!
Take it from me… don’t try a strict diet. From now on I’ll stick to sensible eating and will keep OFF the scales!
Have a good weekend everyone,