I've been cutting back on calories since late December, given the weight gain I've faced over the past year. I am still gaining weight. How low can I go?
I posted a couple of weeks ago about my injuries and weight woes
. I'm doing core exercises and walking. I have a desk job. Since my last post, I've gained 2 lbs. My blood work has come back with no issues. So it's not my thyroid or whatever.
What do I do now? Should I go below my BMR? I'm now officially beyond being overweight. I am aware that 2 lbs can be a fluctuation, but I'm looking at the longer term trend here.
I don't think I am grossly underestimating calories. I am not sneaking extra bites, tasting what I'm cooking, eating off the kids' plates or eating Costco samples without writing it down. I swear. I'd have to be forgetting a lot to be gaining weight at this rate.
My doctor is away right now for vacation and I won't do anything drastic without consulting her. But should I be looking to eat below my BMR or something?
I am writing everything down. The math isn't working. I am under a huge amount of stress and I have a chronic health problem.
If you need my height, weight, info about my health problem or info about my dietary problems as a teen, feel free to private message me.
Please, if you're here to rant about how I must be overeating, go post somewhere else or find something more helpful to say.