I have been doing this lifestyle since january. It has been a roller coaster ride. Due to friends who invite us to these parties. I feel bad and they are offended when I don't eat their food that they worked so hard to make. That is very hard to deal with. I lost weight initially with out doing hardly any excerise. But then I started to crave salty foods and I am gaining weight again. I have just started walking now approx. 4 miles for 2 days & then 1 day of rest. I have started substituting salt with lemon on my rice. Am I on the right track? Approximately how long does it take for women to see results. I hate having this discouraged feeling.
I know that the weight gain and weight loss is different for everyone. Freelee said she herself didn't start to loose weight until about a year and a half into the diet. She also came from a restrictive diet so if that is not the case for you, you should see results much sooner than that.
I gained weight in the start too (now 3 months in), and not eating enough, not drinking enough, and salt were my biggest culprits! Once I cut my sodium down to 500mg or less a day I saw a huge difference within a week. Also I bought a large BPA free 2 liter water bottle to keep track of my water intake for the day. That helped immensely. I am one of those people that once I started eating OVER 2,500 calories I saw a difference and stopped gaining excess weight. My weight is starting to go back down to normal now. It may be slow but it is getting there. Don't be discouraged, I honestly expected to get a lot heavier before losing weight according to quite a few stories on here, but eventually the common consensus is that everyone will loose the weight in the end eating this way. The Journey is shorter for some and longer for others. Hope this helps! Sounds like you are on the right track to me. :)
Thanks keeping sodium under 500mg is a big help. Thanks for the advice
Everyone already beat me to the punch..salt, salt, salt. For most people, its the after 4 meal that might be problem in terms of salt. Drink water all day and yes your urine should be clear all of the time. You ultimately goal is to have your system running on all gears and the foods comes out of you as fast as you put it in(not literally but you know what i mean! lol) . Make sure that your fruits are ripe. Avoid added sugars, and oils as much as possible. It's normal to crave once in a while but most of the time,its means that you have no eaten enough carbs or vegs to counter that craving. Weight lost really all depend on how damaged your body is due to your past diet or fad diets/drugs/alcohol possibly age. Stay consistent and focus on your overall health first not the scale. Good luck!