Hi there, What are you looking to change health wise? For me I wasn’t getting my period and nothing I did for almost 3 years brought it back. I want to have another baby so to me it was a big reason to give this a shot. I gained about 25 lbs but now I’m pregnant. I was a normal/thin weight to begin with and am now almost 18 weeks pregnant and weight what I did at the end of my last pregnancy. Hard to handle at times but worth it.
The reason why I shared my story is that for me gaining the weight was worth it and I had tried meditation, mindfulness, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, homeopathic medicine, intensive therapy individually and in group, mayan massage, strict paleo/primal, and maybe a few more things. And I did them consistently. For months and months at a time. Have you tried other things to fix your health problems? Stress management can be huge. Even though paleo/primal has a bad name on this website there are good things to be said about it and I think if you take not a too strict approach it can be good- eating fruit, rice, potatoes since you said low carb isn’t good. I agree on the low carb front. Sometimes I wonder if I could have fixed this all just by adding a good amount of carbs in and not going hog wild. Anyway, I think eating consistently and to appetite is really important. Don’t diet since that’s not the answer. I think sometimes people need to eat a lot of food and rest to get their metabolisms back to normal but for some they may just need to make some adjustments (salty, carby, sweet) and eat consistently and not restrict calories.