I had another visit with my naturopathic doctor this morning to give her feedback on my progress with the supplements I’m taking. Well, it’s been a mixed bag over the last 2-3 weeks.
The first 2-3 weeks I started taking the supplements, I felt G-R-E-A-T; I started shedding some weight and my energy was at an all-time high. Right around week 3, my weight loss started to plateau. Now 5-6 weeks into this new regimen, virtually all the weight I lost is slowly creeping back. Luckily my energy levels have stayed the same.
I could feel a subtle difference in my appetite, my body had a hard time getting to the point of feeling satisfied. So I knew this wasn’t just all in my head or a matter of just forcing myself to eat less. Because I had experienced that brief period of having a normal appetite and my body did feel satisfied with a normal amount of food. I knew my body was starting to become unbalanced again.
I explained my issues with food cravings and the inability to feel satisfied after a meal with my doctor. She thinks it may be one of two things: 1) my serotonin is low or 2) my thyroid is acting up. So she took some blood to check my thyroid, serotonin & DHEA levels.
In the meantime, she’s up’d my dosage of TravaCor (helps to naturally boost serotonin) and AdreCor (supports adrenal function, adnrenal neurotransmitters, epinephrine & norepinephrine). Hopefully I’ll start to feel some relief and see a difference within the next couple of days.
This is yet another reminder that nothing is guarenteed and there is no one answer. Rather it’s a dynamic solution that’s constantly evolving.