I wonder what would happen if you tried the strict diet for a week or two, just to see if you noticed a difference taking out those extra carbs and sugar?
Like right at the beginning of it? Before meat or anything?
I currently have the support of my girlfriend and family doing this. If I were to go on the strict forum diet I would lose that support and it would cause undue frictions and stress. Plus I know I would lose weight again. At the moment I am just a tiny bit underweight, but that’s been the case for me for a long time – I would always eat plenty and do lots of exercise. When I first went through die-off, though, I dropped to about 120 pounds which, even for a wiry frame, is hideously slim for a 5′ 10″ male.
I think the forum diet is just simply untenable for me.
You wouldn’t have to eliminate meat all together, just eat it two times a week, and get rid of brown rice, quinoa and millet, but you can replace those by buckwheat, oat bran and coconut flour, and also eat a lot of eggs during the day. It can be doable, but if you don’t have the needed support I can see how it can be hard. As far as for the weight loss goes, I may not be the best example, but I actually gained weight while on the diet, so everything’s possible 😉 Are you taking coconut oil? It’s a great antifungal, so you might try it if you aren’t using it already. I’m 5 months into the diet and also feel fatigued from time to time, sometimes I don’t have the strength to climb the stairs or do my yoga class, but I’m working 8 hours a day, so I suppose my fatigue is ok comparing to yours if you even can’t go to work.