So this past week I had a stall in my weight loss. Yesterday, while walking, I recalled something Pooti mentioned. She urged me to be cautious about using flax seed meal. Apparently, some people find it negatively impacts their ability to lose weight. Why? It's possible that it affects thyroid function.
I looked back at my menu history and noted that I began using the flax on the 14th (of February). I last weighed myself on the 23rd. Is there a connection? I don't know. I think I'll ditch the flax, for now, and see what happens. It's a shame really because flax meal does impart certain valuable health benefits. I even found a way around the whole phytic acid issue - by using sprouted flax seed meal.
Anyhow, perhaps I'll know better if it was the flax by next week or the following week. If nothing changes by then ... I'll reintroduce the sprouted flax.