Feel like quitting.


Hi there,

I’ve been losing weight with coaching methods. It took me about 4 months to lose 8 pounds. I gained them back in the last two weeks.

I was coaching myself for 2-3 hours a day and eating not a lot of food–maybe a salad with some avocado and chicken. I never, ever get hungry. Ever. I can fast forever. This is how I lost weight, even though I would have liked it to be faster than 2 lbs/month.

What changed? I visited my parents. I decided my new protocol was 18 hour fasts, minimal sugar/flour. By minimal, that means two tiny scoops of ice cream and a bite of a pastry in the span of the last two weeks. I ate with my parents, skipped anything with flour and sugar and tried to keep to small portions. I’m never, ever hungry, so it’s hard for me to tell if I’m eating too much or too little.

In two weeks, I gained eight pounds (consistently–not water weight. I know how my body fluctuates and this isn’t it.).

I feel like if I am anything less than “perfect” with my eating, the weight comes right back. I know there’s mind drama here and I’m working to manage it…but what about the physiological side? What gives? Any suggestions on why I’m never hungry?