After six plus years of successful maintenance, I'm having trouble. I log and all the numbers looks good. But for the past year, every time I travel, I gain 5 pounds. These are short trips and I log the whole time - I know I'm not over-eating. I figure it's water from salt and flying (my ankles blow up like balloons).
It used to take me a week, then two, and now a month to get back down.
I'm still meticulous about logging. My calories can't get lower - I net 1230. I have started to exercise more. Since June I've added 45 minutes of elliptical 5 days a week to my normal 10K steps.
I took 3 trips this summer, bounced up 7 pounds (I swear it's not calories), and have only succeeded in losing 3. I am at a loss.
My current plan is to go on a strict Whole 30 plan for a month. That has been recommended by my doctor in the past and has worked well for me. Any other suggestions? I guess I could also go back to weighing my food.