For those of you about to say well you have been strength training again and various other excuses . . . that would not put on 2.5 lbs. It might make me hold for a week or two but it will not put on weight when I am burning nearly as much as I am eating.
So now, I re-assess. I decided three weeks ago to work towards being a Vegan. It is such a healthy way to live and I thought that as long as I still counted calories it would be fine. I have been watching my protein levels but of course, they are not nearly as high as if I was eating meat.
After processing this yesterday and talking with my Mom and Jason I have decided now is not the time to go Vegan. LOL! I discovered why I can put on weight so quickly. I found this and it explains a lot about my hunger last week and my weight gain:
Eating a super high-carb diet increases NPY, a brain chemical that decreases metabolism and increases appetite, so you should ensure that less than 50 percent of your diet comes from carbohydrates. Make sure most of your carbs are complex, such as whole grains and vegetables.
- Dr. Mehmet Oz
So many lessons learned on this journey. Here's to yet, another one. LOL! I am going back to what works!! Maintaining a balance between carbs and protein. I had better see a 5 lb loss next week, at least!!! :)
Oh and I purchased the Psyllium Husk Capsules yesterday. I read quite a bit about it but here is a nice summary article. http://www.livestrong.com/article/278058-psyllium-husk-for-weight-loss/
I will let you know how it works.