I’m starting to lose weight again. I don’t know why either. It could be because my migraine medication was increased (doubled) about a month ago and unlike most migraine (ie epilepsy) medication it actually has a side effect of weight loss.
Or .. my gradual weight loss could be from the extra stress that I’ve been under over the last month or so. There’s been extra stress here at home and I’m sure that’s affected my appetite to some degree.
I do have one other idea about my weight loss. No it’s not phenphedrine although I”m sure that works for some people. LOL … No I’m talking about Bell Peppers.
Back in September when I lost about 15 pounds in three weeks I had started my migraine medication and I happened to be eating grilled chicken and grilled peppers pretty much the whole month. I think the combination of diet and my new medication caused the weight loss. Bell peppers are certainly known for helping to boost the metabolism and I personally think that when I eat them they help curb my appetite or rather cravings for sweets and carbs. The last couple of weeks my husband and I have been having grilled peppers with our dinner pretty much each night and I’ve found that I don’t feel the need to snack later. Even during the day I have less of an appetite so I’m almost certain that they must lower appetite, or at least my appetite.
I haven’t weighed myself lately and oddly enough I saw my family doctor on Tuesday, the one who weighs me every single time I see her (monthly!) and she didn’t weigh me … so I don’t know how much I’ve lost in the last month, but I’m sure I’ve lost five to eight pounds and since the beginning of January that would bring my total lose to 12 to 15 pounds again. My clothes are getting lose again. Especially this week.
It’s a good thing we like bell peppers! I think we’ll continue the experiment. Maybe if I eat them daily for another month or two I’ll be in bikini shape for summer?