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Edieandkoala Thu 21-Aug-14 12:57:28

Started low carb two weeks ago today and have lost a total of.......2lbs.

Why? I've done low carb before and lost much more than that in the first two weeks.

I am eating scrambled eggs for breakfast, tuna or egg mayo for lunch and some kind of meat plus it's skin/fat with dark green veg for dinner. Lots of water.

I know from past experience I can't eat cheese, cream or bacon or I stall so I haven't touched any.

I'm 5 stone overweight so I really thought I would have lost more? I am feeling so demoralised.

ChickenFajitaAndNachos Thu 21-Aug-14 13:04:07

Are you having any carbs in drinks and sauces etc?
2lbs sounds good to me, I always think if it comes of quickly it will go back on even quicker.

Edieandkoala Thu 21-Aug-14 13:25:20

No drinks apart from water and I have no sauces, only full fat mayo.

I really don't know what's going on. I was eating loads of carbs before I stated, so I should have lost water weight at least!

ChickenFajitaAndNachos Thu 21-Aug-14 13:35:30

Have you got to the bad breath/funny taste in your mouth stage yet?

JimmyCorkhill Thu 21-Aug-14 14:19:47

Are you adding fat to your meals (over and above the mayo/fat on meat)? What are you having with your tuna or egg mayo? What are you cooking your green veg in?

Are you eating because it's a meal time or because you are actually hungry?

I lost the most rapidly when I had no dairy at all apart from butter. I was having boiled eggs mashed with either butter or mayo for breakfast. Same as you for lunch but with an oily side salad too. And the same as you for dinner but I was choosing really fatty cuts of meat and adding lots of garlic butter to my meal on top of cooking it all in butter or coconut oil. I had one or two bullet proof coffees too.

Edieandkoala Thu 21-Aug-14 14:20:31

Yep, butter and olive oil added!

I'm doing it to the tee!

Edieandkoala Thu 21-Aug-14 14:21:24

Dinner is mostly fatty pork joints to be honest, so enough fat.

JimmyCorkhill Thu 21-Aug-14 14:32:08

Well it sounds like you are due a visit from the whoosh fairy as they say on the bootcamp threads! If you're enjoying eating this way I would keep going. I bet the weight will start to shift soon. I took ages to lose half a stone then the next half came off really quickly.

ChickenFajitaAndNachos Thu 21-Aug-14 14:42:12

I lost weight low carbing but with lean protein only and the occasional egg. I ate low carb but also low cal. It was hard work but I went from 13 and half stone to 9 stone in 7 months.

Edieandkoala Thu 21-Aug-14 14:52:15

I'm mostly pissed off as my husband has eaten exactly the same and has lost a stone in two weeks! He isn't as overweight as me, only two stone to lose.

ChickenFajitaAndNachos Thu 21-Aug-14 15:35:48

That would piss me right of too. I bet the weighg will come of very soon. Once I lost nothing in 3 weeks and then half a stone came of!

MillyDots Sun 24-Aug-14 12:02:43

Did you keep it all off Chicken. How long ago was it. smile

ChickenFajitaAndNachos Sun 24-Aug-14 12:12:23

Nearly 3 years ago. Just under a stone has gone back on and i have ended up a size 12 which I am more than happy with as I used to be a size 18.

loombands Sun 24-Aug-14 14:06:51

me too!

i lost 4lb in the first week...and put 3lb back on in the 2nd week. Although i was on holiday and cheated a little bit 2nd week. But not enough, i didn't think, for that to be the result.

feeling really demoralised, like i will be 3 stones over weight forever and ever, and maybe i should just get used to it

but...i will persevere...are you going to continue edie?

Edieandkoala Mon 25-Aug-14 07:45:04

I've still lost nothing since I last posted!!!!

I measured too, not a mm lost!

What am I doing wrong? I am still following everything to the letter.

No coffee, no alcohol, no diet drinks, no cream, no cheese. Just eggs, mayonnaise, tune, meat, dark green veg, fat and water.

I am getting seriously pissed off.

MilliCariad Mon 25-Aug-14 10:44:38

I understand your frustration. Are you eating too much confused . But that aside it has only been four days so you need to give it a week at least if not two. If your not overeating then it will come off all if a sudden.

ChickenFajitaAndNachos Mon 25-Aug-14 10:48:05

You could try ditching the mayonnaise and fat to see if that helps.

MilliCariad Mon 25-Aug-14 10:49:36

And I mean four days since you posted. If you look on the web you will find that for some reason people DO have trouble with losing in the beginning when they have done it before. But, if you did it before and lost and then re gained then maybe this woe isn't for you. To keep weight off for life it has to be sustainable, not a quick fix. When you stop low carbing and start carbs again you generally regain five pounds water weight instantly.

MilliCariad Mon 25-Aug-14 10:50:45

How do you eat now* Chicken* smile

ChickenFajitaAndNachos Mon 25-Aug-14 11:14:00

I can't eat breakfast and have a latte mid morning. Lunch is usually a large roll with prawns/tuna/ham, salad and a bit of light salad cream. Dinner is just normal stuff roast with lots of veg, fish, jacket potatoes and roasted veg. I drink about 3 nights a week and have a snack such as packet of crisps nearly every night.
When I was on holiday recently I didn't have any carbs for 2 weeks as is was easy with all the lovely salad, veg and lean protein already prepared and cooked.

Edieandkoala Mon 25-Aug-14 12:17:58

MilliCariad I only gained because of pregnancy. I was so sick, on all kinds of meds. The only thing that stopped me being sick was eating mashed potatoes and white bread! 36 weeks of doing that almost constantly every hour I was awake saw the 5 stone gain. Before that, I'd actually maintained for 11 years. I lost ten stone (half my body weight) in 18 months on Atkins after my ds was born.

So I don't know what's happening this time, I am doing nothing different.

MilliCariad Mon 25-Aug-14 12:18:36

Thanks. You have done really well. Can I ask how old you are though and how is your skin. One of the things I found in women my age is that you can tell the ones who have eaten low fat for most of their lives. They do not look as young as those who eat good fats and their skin doesn't have the same glow and youthfulness and seems "older". I also find good fats very healthy for your body and we don't really do well without them long term.

Edieandkoala Mon 25-Aug-14 12:31:08

My skin is great, I am 34 but have always looked younger. I put it down to the good fat over the years!

And I guess I could stop the mayo, but then I'm just left with butter!

I also don't eat sausages, bacon. Just proper meat with no crap in it.

I mean today I am hacked off, it's bank holiday, the in laws are here, all having miLs amazing Italian cooking with the children.

So I am having a 'day off' strict and dh and I got ourselves some treats, but it's still low carb! I am. Just about to have black farmer sausages, bacon and a fried egg and our dinner is a pork shoulder joint. I might even have a bit of dh posh cheese and GASP a can of coke zero. So even when I have a day off, it's still low carb food (first time I've done this this time round though).

MilliCariad Mon 25-Aug-14 12:45:33

Thanks Edie. I have really good skin too, few lines or wrinkles and I am thought of as 37. I did the low fat diet in the 80s and although it kept the weight off I couldn't eat like that for life. I craved fat and real butter. In the nineties I started eating mindfully and only ate when I was truly hungry and stopped when satisfied. I ate anything I wanted. Food then lost its hold over me and I no longer craved anything because if I wanted it, then I had it (but usually only a couple of bites before I had enough). I still eat this way but I tend to always make sure I eat enough protein and fats to keep me satisfied. I don't eat lots of carbs through choice as they give my IBS but if I want them I have them. I think as you get older your body needs essential fats to keep things working well. Meat in its natural form comes with fat and that's how its best to eat it from a point of view of taste and flavour and keeping you full and how it would be eaten naturally. Im now in my early 50s and would like to go back to my younger self and say to stop dieting. Food is medicine and everything you put in your body is creating every new cell. Ahh but that's not how it works is it. ha ha. I guess in the end you have to find what works for you best and that you can sustain it for ever. I found that with low carbing if you stop then the weight piles on incredible quickly so I couldn't do that either.

MilliCariad Mon 25-Aug-14 12:51:01

Eddie sorry missed your earlier post. Wow. You did well maintaining all that time. It obviously is a woe that you love and that's great and of course its healthy (apart from sweeteners and articifical crap). As I mentioned before (I think) there are a lot of people like you who found doing Atkins the second time round or third etc very difficult. Not as easy as the first time round. Maybe have a look on the web and see what there experiences are. Some say the body remembers ketosis and resists going back (confused]. I think India Knight says this in her book Pig to Twig as well as she experienced it herself.

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