I’ve been on a somewhat Med Style BSD diet for about 6 weeks now. I’m doing the fast 800 shakes twice/day plus 2 pieces of fruit plus a healthy dinner. Usually I’m around 1000 cals/day. I swim twice/week and go for a brisk walk the others days.
I also just hit the menopause, so I was prepared that this is going to be difficult. It is! Bloody hell! I’ve been losing weight rather slowly the first 4 weeks (a bit over 2kg) and now I hit a wall. It’s almost like that damn scale is glued to the number!! I’m 5 kg away from my goal so I’m still really only at the beginning 🙁
I never really do breakfast anyway, so I have my first shake/meal around 11 am in the morning. I’m just not hungry before then, so that’s easy for me. Lately things are changing though. I’m feeling lightheaded in the mornings before having a meal, just like you feel after a sudden drop in blood sugar levels. This usually only happens to me when I have anything sugary (like a piece of fruit) in the mornings – my body just seem to be able to handle sugars in the morning. I’m not diabetic, I’ve been checked. All good. But now it happens before I’ve eaten anything? And I get hungry… and I mean… H-U-N-G-R-Y…!!!
WTF is going on? And how do I get out of this?