Thanks for the support!
Okay, so my typical day is something like this:
Breakfast: (toughest meal for me, really) Boiled egg
Lunch: Big salad with tuna
Snack: Green beans
Dinner: Salmon with broccoli
A big challenge for me is that I do not like a ton of vegetables. (I know. I know. But I just don't. So, I try to eat a lot of the few I do like.)
When I get on week one of Phase two, a typical day looks like that, plus strawberries or an orange.
Weight gain as in, a couple pounds a week.
If I continue on through the weeks gradually adding in a "good carb" each week, for example, steel-cut oats, then the weight gain increases.
So in the past, I just stayed on phase one for an increased amount of time, every time I'd try to transition, the same thing would happen, and I'd go back to phase one (adding a week to how long I was on it).
Over a year ago, I lost to goal weight on SB, but... on phase 1 bc I couldn't transition.
The problem is: phase one is so restrictive. I'm not sure I'm getting the nutrients I need, and... eventually I fell off the wagon on it. I put some weight BACK on (scale at the bottom of my post reflects current weight, which is well above goal as you can see). So in Jan. I got back on phase one, determined to transition to phase 2 this time.
Well, the loss on phase one is much slower than the first period I was on SB. And months later I still can't transition, already so bored and fed up with phase 1 I just don't know how I can stay on this long-term.
But... I have PCOS and insulin resistance. I have to do something. But what? If every carb--including fruit and whole grains--blow me up, what's the answer?
I appreciate any insight. Sorry for the rant. I'm just so frustrated.