Hi pinkmug! Thanks for the welcome back! I'm slowly getting caught up on everyone, it's fun to see what's been shakin' while I was gone.
And lvivianka, no, don't want to lose our hair, ha. Horrible, very upsetting. But it's much better now, and growing back in quite rapidly (it looks a bit ridiculous, my hair is long and I'm sprouting these oh, 3-inch long baby hairs all over the place, just like a new mom after the pregnancy hair falls out). Karky, interesting about the zinc and selenium deficiency. The multi take does include both, but I'll definitely monitor on fitday with my current food intake.
In the end I can't help but conclude that eating 1,000 cals per day and doing alot of exercise probably contributed to it. I don't regret it - it's what it took for me to lose the weight. And lose it I did, feeling good, strong, healthy and best of all, NOT STARVING! Love SLD. But for maintenance, I'll have to take in more cals, and that's OK. My favorite part about SLD is how much easier it is to stick to consuming more wholesome foods. We are so surrounded by JUNK, man, it's everywhere, and I am really coming to believe it has wreaked havoc with our (MY!) metabolisms and weight. We did not evolve to survive on highly processed foods. When I take in SLD calories (for me, oil), I'm much less tempted by "fake" food (cookies, chips, candy) and carbs (potatoes, rice, bread, cereal), and much more satisfied by meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts, fats. That's almost my goal more than not eating "too much" - to eat whole, real foods and limit alcohol consumption. Moderation, moderation, moderation - always moderation, ha.