Generally it isn't down to WHAT you eat, but how much, of what you eat. Of course, we still need to eat good nutrition - that is what our bodies work best on.
Some thoughts have to come mind:
* Do you use the Nutrition Tracker? If not, it would be a good idea to start doing so, because then you will be able to see where you need to make adjustments. It might also point out to you that your 'little bit of this; and 'little bit of that', has added up to a lot more than you thought! I put everything I eat into the tracker, even if it is only 2 or 3 calories.
* Has your weight-gain coincided with extra exercise? If this is the case, it isn't uncommon because we can develop muscle which needs more fluids etc. to allow this to happen. It should settle down soon enough.
* How are your clothes fitting? Often they become loose before we notice the scales shifting.
* Hormones - our body is constantly gaining/losing because of this. We can even gain a few lb in the course of a single day.
I would suggest just making baby steps, changing one or two things to start with and as your mind/body gets used to the changes, add another to the mix. It might be more water and less soda/juice/alcohol etc. It might be walking a bit further in your day - inside your own house if need be. That is in fact how I get the bulk of my exercise - I put my groceries and laundry away one at a time. I don't have to worry about uneven ground; if pain starts to set in I don't have to walk home because I am there already. I don't have to worry about the weather, or whether the environmental triggers are going to start my asthma off.
Even if you don't lose the weight, by eating much healthier food, paying attention to portions and getting exercise, you are doing a lot of good for your body. Weight is only a part of it.
I hope that this gives you something to think about.
| current weight: 151.0