Introvert Weight Loss How To

I’ve tried a lot of weight loss advice I later realized was intended for extroverts. The last of these was trying out DietBet which has been proven to be very effective… but I realize now that the comment forum and competition made it uncomfortable and stressful and ultimately backfired for me, actually gaining weight over the 4 weeks. Likewise, I’m a long-time member of SparkPeople, but I’ve given up on trying to benefit from the supportive community I hear so much about because it just ends up being work for me, rewarded only with vague encouragement I don’t quite buy.

Ok, so maybe I’m a particularly jaded loner, but I have a feeling other introverts have come across the same problem: why are all these proven tools harming my efforts instead of helping them?

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Zucchini & Carmelized Turmeric (AIP)~

Yum, carmelized always gets me!

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There’s a zucchini theme emerging here.

And not just because it’s summer~.

Why We Eat So Much Yellow Zucchini

Matthew started Aglaée Jacob’s gut healing protocol (as described in her book Digestive Health with REAL Food) three months ago.

For the first two months, the only carbohydrates he ate were carrots & spinach.

Zucchini with Turmeric 2Aglaée recommends starting with four vegetables, but as one of them isn’t Autoimmune Protocol legal, and he had trouble with another, that left two: carrots & spinach.

As I’ve outlined in previous posts, Aglaée’s protocol helped reduce his mysterious nausea symptoms when nothing else would.

(And to be clear, Aglaée doesn’t recommend staying on an extremely restrictive elimination phase for more than 8 weeks. Matthew’s just kept at because he feels worse off it).

Then, with the help of Matthew’s Functional Medicine Doctor, we developed a new hypothesis about his debilitating nausea: perhaps it’s related…

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