I’ve been gaining weight again, and it is not in proportion to how much I’ve been eating. This means that it’s likely water weight, or maybe due to my medications or thyroid issues. It’s always frustrating to me when this happens, and it seems to happen typically during the winter. Sometimes it seems like no matter how much I exercise during the winters, I still gain some weight, and then have to lose it over the spring and summer. I know that my thyroid tends to go hypo in the winters, too, and hyper in the spring, so that could be the culprit. But all of this is frustrating for me and triggering since it makes me feel out of control.
So I told my dietician about this yesterday. She talked to me about how I need more protein in my breakfasts, bigger lunches, and more carbs (particularly vegetables) in my dinner. This poses some problems for me, though. When I’ve been able to lose weight in the winters before I ate eggs in the morning with toast. But then I developed an allergy to eggs. So that is not something that I can add in during the mornings. It looks like I’m going to have to eat bacon or ham in the mornings, then, with toast or pancake bites. Which is more work for me in the mornings, but doable. I think that we’re going to buy some ready made bacon and ham actually to make it easier for me.
Then last night I did add some extra veggies to dinner and it turned out really good! We made Thai basil beef and simply added broccoli and zucchini to the mix and it was very tasty, and filling. And there are leftovers for lunch today.
I still haven’t eaten breakfast yet this morning because I slept in and have to wait an hour after I take my thyroid medication to eat. But this morning I am going to cook up some bacon for myself. Hopefully these changes will keep me feeling fuller and prevent some weight gain and snacking.
I’m also going to try to do a 45 minute Vinyasa flow today. Hopefully I’m up to it. If I get tired or something I can always modify or stop early.
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