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Dutchie, I can’t remember, but have you been able to have your hormone levels checked? I only ask because I refed and gained like 55 pounds, but my estrogen levels were still extremely low and my progesterone levels almost non existent. Do you use progest-e? The progest-e has worked wonders on balancing my hormones and also resting and napping has helped. The weight gain in the mid section could be excess cortisol production. It was discussed recently over at the Peatarian forum. I’m the same Jennifer over at that forum.:)
Also, are you or have you recently been under weight? The fast weight gain could be from your body trying to hold on to the calories you give it. That’s what my body did. It sucks, but my weight started coming back down as my thyroid numbers have improved on their own. It took about a year and a half total from the time I started refeeding so definitely a slow process.
But yeah, I understand how stressful being unemployed and feeling like you have no life is.