I have been on a whole foods, paleo type of diet since January, following a 'whole 30' elimination. I feel fantastic, have worked out a whole stack of food intolerances on top of gluten and lost 25 pounds.
I have about 50lbs more to go, but I have noticed that my skin is starting to look a bit papery and saggy under my chin (s!) and on my tummy.
Does anyone have any advice on minimizing skin sagging?
I am in my 40s (I didn't seem to have this when I lost weight in my 30s...).
I have had great improvements on the gluten-free diet but I have got a bit stuck. I think I have managed to gluten myself 5 times in 6 weeks. My symptoms are day 1 extreme tiredness and mood swings, day 2 migraine, day 2to3 sickness and D followed by a few days feeling run down.
The only other thing I have noticed is that it seems worse if I have much sugar or fruit. Like maybe half a satsuma would be a much as I could do in a day, or a small glass of juice. I won't touch apples, grapes, melon etc any more, and even my old standby banana is too much.
I also tend to get bad reflux from fruit and sugar goodies.
I have been having maybe 2 gluten-free brownies a week in a coffee shop, and pinching the kids chocolate around Christmas. Can't stand most yogurts any more.
I have found recently and in the past that sugar is very addictive for me, and after a few days upping my consumption fairly minimally (say a small cake or couple of cookies) I often end up with sickness and D.
I am starting the Whole30 programme on 2nd, which is a wholefoods paleo type diet, as an elimination.
I know that part of the answer is to cut it out, but how extreme does this need to be?
I wondered if anyone has any advice about this?
I have had negative thyroid tests and I am not diabetic. I wondered about fructose intolerance or SIBO but my GI was dismissive. I have a small hiatus hernia.
Sorry if this is a mixed up post - as you can see I am confused :?