Originally Posted by Sonoincucina
Just a snip to pass on to those on diets. My daughter had loads of problems with her weight a couple of years ago but she had the fortunate advice to go to a paedetrician. He did loads of tests. Now his advice was to keep all her carbohydrates to before midday and just to have protein in the evening. It worked for her and she still carries on this practice and she also found out she was intolerant certain foods and she produced too much cortisol. She cut them out and the weight just dropped off. She tries to introduce her illiminated foods back gradually. Maybe it s worth a try providing no one has other health problems. Good luck.
That's interesting--cortisol production is the cause of a number of problems with dogs (I used to be very involved with dog rescue and testing cortisol for aggression was one of the things we did). Time for me to go back to Goggle U and do some research on cortisol and weight gain/inability to lose weight.
I eat my protein in the morning and restrict my carbs. I know the "Bernstein" diet includes not eating carbs after 3:00 p.m. Two friends lost a lot of weight on that diet, but when they went off it, they gained it all back. By switching up when I ate my big meal, I shrunk 2 sizes (from a 14 to 10). That was last June. I still eat that way and have not gained the weight back.
A friend of mine went off birth control pills and lost a lot of weight. Two years later, she's still slim.