Are there some tea recommendations that you can give me? I am currently drinking Stash and while it's OK their green jasmine has a bitter after taste. Does anyone have any recommendations for tea that they love? I'm just looking for ideas... I generally like most flavors of tea and like trying new ones. I used to drink a genmaicha tea from the Asian market but since I cannot read their labels as it is written in a foreign language I have no idea if it is safe.
I will preface this by saying: Yes, I understand that the size I am at is ideal for many people. I am not asking anyone to critique my choice. I am a body builder so please bear with me.. this is not your typical goal. I want someone to see if I'm being unreasonable with the demands I'm putting up on my body... here we go..
I work out 5 days a week: I lift heavy weights for an hour to and hour and a half. Twice a week I do high intensity interval cardio on the spin bike for 15-20 minutes.
I started this 'cut' at over 2000 calories and have dropped 10% each week to get where I am at currently -- this has been 2 months in the making. I eat 1900 calories at day, at 204 g carbs, 174 g of protein, 43 g fat each day. This puts me in a caloric deficit to lose approx. 0.8 lb/week (not including exercise). This is not drastic by any means nor do I feel like I am depriving my body at this number. HOWEVER.. weight loss (on the scale) appears to have stalled. The scale will not budge from 144.5-148 lbs. I am 5'8" and 28. I am 6 months post celiac disease diagnosis, my titers are normal as of March.
I have no symptoms from before EXCEPT my GI tract is not quite right. It seems to wax and wane... Some weeks I am great and others I am pooping fat, whole veggies, even rice. This is not normal.
I have an appointment already scheduled with my PCP on Monday to figure this all out. So far I have concluded that it could be a) I'm just not healed enough yet pancreatic insufficiency c) carbohydrate malabsorption e) I'm impatient f) microscopic colitis (this is based on previous convo with GI guy) g) Hypothyroid (even though was 'screened' by old PCP in December but she did not run full panel)
Now I don't want to say I haven't seen progress.. but the progress is SLOW. My measurements have barely budged and no change on the scale (and it's normal to fluctuate on a day to day basis due to water retention) I find this is unusual for my body not to respond to what I am asking of it.
So.. as I write this I may realize that it could be too much.. but please weigh in... THANKS!