Jessicaanne, You are most welcome, I hope that you are able to meet your weight loss goals. Give it time and be patient. It will happen.
Mekkie, When I went off of the Zoloft I also had some side effects for about 3 weeks that went away. If you have been off the Zoloft for 2 months and are still have problems I would suggest maybe speaking to your doctor about this.... The Zoloft shouldnt be in your system any longer. Please keep us informed of how you are doing and come back any time!
Hi Nivram, Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Once I started eating like this and cut out sugars and starches it took about 8-10 weeks before I noticed any weight coming off. Then I lost about 1-2 pounds a week after that. It took about a year and a half to lose all the weight once I changed my diet. I think it is important to note that I have been on an antidepressant during this whole time too. I was on Luvox and just recently changed to Effexor XR about 2 months ago. I went to the doctor yesterday and have lost another 6 pounds that I didn't even realize. So I really happy about that, doctor scales always weight heavy. I made homemade macaroni and cheese last night with whole wheat pasta and it turned it really good, I couldn't even tell a difference.
I hope that this answers your question. ~elisha
That is perfectly alright. Actually I did do some exercising, walking, sit ups (on good days ) and light weights, nothing really too strenuous so as not to aggravate my MS. You are right and most of the weight I gain was in the stomach, hips and legs which is the hardest place to get it off. I have noticed that some people are stating that this diet was from a book and they have ordered it or whatever, like the South Beach diet or Adkins. I wanted to note that I didn't follow these diets, some of the principles of the changes of eating that I made may of been similar to these diets but as an individual person you have to find a plan and eating habits that you can stick with not just for 6-8 weeks for the weight to come off but for long term. I was able to do that. I did cut out all whites, no potatoes, no white bread, no sugar on flour products. The bread has been the biggest change that I made though and watching labels to make sure that it is multigrain and not refined flour, sometimes just plain wheat bread can be deceiving and is still made with flour. Anyway, most any recipes that has sugar as an ingredient can be substituted for Splenda and you really cant tell a difference. I watch my portions even though sometimes when it is something I really, really like I over do, and try to drink a lot of water. There are studies out that are saying that more than 2 diet sodas a day can make people gain weight. So I recently cut back on that, I love Diet Sprite.
I hope that she has a GREAT senior year! With so much coming up she shouldn't have to worry about her weight...... much luck to you both!