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Low carb AND low cal... where's the catch?

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Bleurghghghgh Tue 04-Jul-17 22:13:58

Hi not sure if in the right place but...

I'm on day 4 of a lowish carb (under 80g a day) AND low cal eating plan (under 1500 a day - averaged 1300 so far) and I'm finding it bizarrely easy... I'm also doing 10:14 IF so that may be helping. Here's an average day:

Breakfast- lunch: black coffee and water
Lunch: 4x eggs, tsp butter, 40g smoked salmon
Snack of an apple or a carrot
Dinner: loads of (roasted in a bit of olive oil) veg, chicken. Sometimes a bit of cheese

I had a glass of wine today which brought me up to 1500 (and upped the carbs) but I'm a bit confused as to how I'm finding this so easy... I've lost 3kg of what is most likely water weight and although overweight to start with (BMI 28) I was eating total shit. High fat high carb no veg.

Why is this so easy so far?! I'm not hungry at all... should I count my blessings?! Or is there something wrong with me? I'm weighing everything and if anything overcompensating for cals so I'm not overeating by any stretch

Bleurghghghgh Wed 05-Jul-17 22:48:44

Any ideas?

squoosh Thu 06-Jul-17 10:28:54

Are you eating enough fat? From my understanding low carb combined with low cal is counter-intuitive as when you reduce your carbs you actually need to increase your fat intake in order to burn fat.

But @BIWI is your woman with the science and she should be able to explain it better than I can.

squoosh Thu 06-Jul-17 10:31:03

So even though you've initially lost weight this may dramatically slow unless your start introducing more fats to your food.

ShastaBeast Fri 07-Jul-17 01:35:25

I find increasing my fat intake naturally reduces my calorie intake- fat makes me fuller quicker and for longer so I eat less overall. It didn't make sense at first but does now. I found I could eat carbs all day long but the same calories in low carb/high fat would make me very sickly after a short time.

hippadoppaloppagorillapig Fri 07-Jul-17 06:49:31

Agree with Shasta - the fat keeps me full, therefore I naturally don't eat as much.

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