I'm trying to figure out exactly how I'm going wrong.
My MFP says I should eat around 1500 cals. When I joined a year ago, I followed very closely to those goals. I lost about 20lbs and then stopped. Around holiday time I fell into the slump a lot of people fall into, over-indulging. I gained back 13lbs. I got sad and took some time and lost a couple of those pounds but nothing much else happens. I do exercise lightly, sometimes more, sometimes less. It seems to be my diet I can't get under control.
So for the last few months, I was going through some tough times. I decided to try a variation of high protein/healthy carb. I was still eating fruit a few days a week and only eating chicken breast (I eat it plain, I don't like stuff on it), brown rice a couple times a week or less and lots of veggies. I tried to cut out sugar, to cut out flour, to cut out candy/snacks. I was averaging between 900-1100 calories a day and I gained 4lbs in a month and a half. I gave up and started just eating whatever I felt like and now I'm in this low, low, crappy place. I'm considering going to a doctor to try and figure out if the issue is me or my body.
My mother in law insists that the fruit is the reason I gain weight. Other friends say it's because I'm not eating enough calories, and definitely not enough of the right kind of calories. I'm just tired of not doing anything right with this. I guess it's my inconsistency. Input is appreciated, please make your criticisms constructive and informative. I will appreciate and welcome, low carb thoughts, clean eating thoughts, and any and all ideas.