One would think that taking in a pittance of calories a day would result in rapid and large amounts of weight loss, right? Especially if one is active while not eating much..and what they eat is very healthy. So why have I not been able to lose one pound?!
Let me give you the rundown of my situation. I am type 1 diabetic with a lot of complications of diabetes. I have been following Dr. Bernstein's teachings since early November and during November I was able to regulate my blood sugar very well and lost almost 20 pounds. December I fell off track and gained several pounds back and suffered many high blood sugars, so bleh to December. January I was back on track, regulated my blood sugars very well, eating very little but very healthy, exercising a lot more (but still not as much as I need to), but have not been able to lose not even one frickin' pound!
Here is a general rundown of an average nutrition in an average day for me:
Daily totals (spread out over the day of course):
Calories: 666 Maybe it's the number that's cursing me!
I have no energy issues, I never feel hungry and rarely have cravings anymore. I require an average of 20 units of N per day and an average of 7 units of R per day. I drink an average of 72 ounces of water a day, and 1 liter of diet soda. Occasionally, but not on a daily basis, I drink tea without anything added, and coffee (black).
For reference, I did some research on several websites, and reviewed Dr. Bernstein's recommendations and as follows is what I determined is healthy for me, and only me, according to my lifestyle, biology, health issues, etc.
Carbohydrate: No more than 30
I also use many herbs and spices in my cooking (no nutritional value, just lovely flavor). I also take many nutritional supplements:
Evening Primrose Oil
Red Yeast Rice
So, please, can someone shine some light on why I can't lose weight?! My only suspicion here is that I might have PCOS.