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LC help. I've just realised I've bounced around the same weight since 29th April.

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NaturalBlondeYeahRight Sat 16-May-15 09:58:33

Just this, what the heck am I doing wrong? Joined BC at end of Oct 14 and until April lost a very respectable 35lbs. Since then I've bounced around the next 4lbs daily.
I have another 2 stone to loose, so not close to goal. I have one wine/gin a week (that reduction alone should get me consistently loosing weight)
I feel like I know the rules inside out and back to front and they worked perfectly before. Log stuff on map to have a rough guide to what I consume. No excercise particularly (I could change this bit)
It's been 6 months, I should be nearing my goal. Someone help me please, it needs to change.

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Sat 16-May-15 10:00:03

Omg, that should say 29th March, not April. That wouldn't be much of a stall at all!! blush

SayraT Sat 16-May-15 21:04:25

Are you really really sticking to the rules?

I haven't lost anything since November last year but that was because I wasn't being strict enough, I was letting a few things slip in here and there. Not always the obvious carby things but things like berries, dark choc etc.

Since this BC has started I have been properly strict and stuck to the rules and I have started losing again.

Thats all I can really suggest at the moment, has anything else changed since April?

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Sun 17-May-15 08:28:47

sayra I would say I'm sticking to the rules 98% of time. I had a bread roll one weekend which made me gain temporarily and one weekend lots of alcohol was involved. No berries or fruit and I do have 90% choc once or twice a week (as always)
When I've tested myself, dairy doesn't seem to make any difference. I also have 3/4 diet cokes a week (I know, but don't drink tea or coffee and again, this has always been the same) I'll try giving up these this week.
Water is fine. Into a system with the 3 litres now.
Maybe I eat too much protein... I just can't figure out what has changed from first four months though. Should I see a Dr?
Sorry for waffling, I'm just talking out loud really.

SayraT Sun 17-May-15 15:53:21

I'm not really sure natural confused it sounds like you are doing everything right and not cheating yourself like I was.

Maybe see how this week goes with the no diet coke and maybe try some really high fat/low carb days and see if that kickstarts you again.

miffy49 Tue 19-May-15 11:11:30

This is exactly what happened to me Natural. I have lost 35lbs with around 2 stone left to go and then stuck. I think it can often mean that your body is just taking stock.

I made a huge mistake and went over to 5:2 to speed things up at the beginning of last year and it seemed to mess up my metabolism big style. It took me until just before Christmas to get a slight down turn on the graph but then a bit more crept up on me over Christmas. I didn't go crazy and I can't drink alcohol but I think I'm just mega sensitive to carbs.

From my experience the worst thing to do is to fall off the wagon or to mess about changing plans. Your body is like a belligerent toddler. It really is more designed to store fat rather than shed it and if you persistently swap plans or go on and off diets it will hang on to the weight and try to wait you out!

This BC I have gone right back to basics but I have also cut out yoghurt and every scrap of chocolate. I have followed it to the letter with no cheats whatsoever and I think the tide may be turning. I have also increased my water so that I now have at least 3lt of water/herb teas and any black coffee is extra to my allowance.

Like you, I have tried giving up dairy and didn't think it was worth the misery! I noticed though that in plans like IPD and Atkins they are very anti-yoghurt in the induction stages and dropping it has made a huge difference to my fasting blood glucose. I do still eat moderate amounts of cheese and cream.

If you feel well on the plan then just stick it out. From what I've read real stalls can last a long time but as long as you aren't gaining just KOKO!

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Tue 19-May-15 20:00:55

Thanks for having a look for me anyway sayra I had a day off on Sunday, just because a few other LCHF sites do this occasionally. Its bizarre how eating 'normal' carbs feels so strange and wrong after 6 months. Im right back on it this week now. Lets see if it makes a difference.

miffy Its so good to here from someone who is in the same boat! It was so easy at the beginning and I felt like I was going mad lately. I DO think my body is holding on for dear life, even though I'm not a bad yoyo dieter. Funnily enough, I've read a bit about 5:2 and this woe, think I'll give that a miss then. I will drop the yogurt for a bit - I'm not so fussed about that part of dairy anyway.
Right, getting to it. Feel a bit more motivated again now. Cheers.

SayraT Tue 19-May-15 21:30:21

You never know, maybe your carb refeed will help. I think stunt did one or two of those when she got near goal weight and stalled.

miffy49 Wed 20-May-15 13:04:52

I tried it too SayraT but for me it just set off the sugar cravings. I didn't go for sugary carbs but it seemed to trigger the old cravings just the same. I really don't like carbs such as potato and grains now so it seems counter productive. Plus, a lot of them do affect my joints so I tended to steer off going down that route again. Stunt also did the egg fast didn't she? I've done the Atkins style fat fast but that was disappointing so I haven't tried the egg one.

I really think that stress levels play a big part for me. Theres a whole lot more to weight loss than food when you start to look into stalls. I suppose that's why there are so many people making money out of us!

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Thu 21-May-15 10:11:17

Ok, so the day off resulted in a 6lb gain!
Not bothering with that method anymore!! shock
A few more people have commented on weight loss though, must measure myself again.

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