I need some help/advice please! I'm not on the official boot camp thread but lurk a lot... you are all very inspiring!
I've been low carbing for 8 weeks now. My starting weight was 14st 8lb and I'm 5 foot 5 and a size 18, so I have a fair amount to lose. We went away in week 3 where I managed to stick to it some of the time but not all and put 2.5 lb back on. It came off again though .
I'm currently at 13st 5lb but the scales haven't moved for a fortnight now. I don't drink caffeine, I try to drink lots of water, some days I don't drink enough.
A typical menu: Breakfast: scrambled eggs made with butter, ham Lunch: Salad leaves, avocado, prawns, cucumber, mayo Dinner: another salad if it's a hot day, but with lots of tasty goodies like cheese and salami and eggs and whatnot. Or something like roast chicken thighs with med veg and a nice sauce.
I follow the Idiot proof diet and I'm exclusively breastfeeding my 5mo DD.
Well, you've lost a whopping 17lbs in 8 weeks, which is pretty good going, especially if you went off piste during one of those weeks!
I'd say that you're probably just being a bit impatient.
As others have said, weight loss isn't linear, and all kinds of things can affect it. Things like your menstrual cycle, how much stress you're under or even if you're not sleeping well can all impact on weight loss.
My advice to you, other than to relax a little , is to make sure that you're eating enough fat and drinking enough water.
Also, make sure you're not eating too much dairy and processed stuff. Avoid artificially sweetened foods and drinks.
But you can reassure yourself that the way you are losing weight is much more sustainable in the long term.