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Am I doing this wrong?

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Jelly15 Sat 24-Aug-13 13:15:22

I have been low carbing for 10 weeks. I lost 9 lbs in the first two weeks but since then I have lost only an average of 1.5 a week. This is my average day;

B: 2 poached eggs and 2 rashers of bacon
L: Green salad with 45g of strong chedder drizzled with olive oil
D: 2 pork chops with fried leeks and 20g of melted cheese
S: 100g full fat live yogurt and 15g of mexican cheese

I drink 3 mugs of coffee with a splash of cream

I love the diet and have so much energy and all my PMS has gone but I would like it to come off a little faster. Any suggestions would be welcome.

HeySoulSister Sat 24-Aug-13 13:16:57


HumphreyCobbler Sat 24-Aug-13 13:18:26

I think you are losing the correct amount though - this is sustainable weight loss.

BlackAffronted Sun 25-Aug-13 09:14:05

1.5 a week is very normal! The big weightloss in the first weeks is made up mostly of water. You cant really lose more than 2lb a week of actual fat.

BlackAffronted Sun 25-Aug-13 09:14:39

Another thing, your menu is cheese/dairy heavy! You could cut down on that for a bit.

SamanthaJones Sun 25-Aug-13 09:17:31

Cut back the cheese. Take vitamins. Don't be afraid of (good) fat.

Yes, you are doing it right! I'd probably up the green veg too.

TheNaughtySausage Mon 26-Aug-13 13:56:41

Nope, read this as it answers your question in perfect detail!

Well done on your losses so far, keep going!

Jelly15 Mon 26-Aug-13 16:58:52

Thanks for the replies. Really interesting article that has given me motivation and I will cut back on the dairy.

BIWI Thu 29-Aug-13 23:23:47

Firstly, how much do you weigh now, and how tall are you?

Second, well done on your weight loss so far - that's fab! But the best way to lose weight is slowly. This makes it more sustainable in the long term. And that means 1-2lbs a week, which is exactly what you are doing.

As others have said, though, you are eating a lot of dairy - so it might be worth looking at cutting that down/out and see if that helps increase your rate of loss a little.

Jelly15 Tue 03-Sep-13 14:01:57

I have really struggled this week to cut down on the cheese, I think I have replaced my sugar addiction with a cheese one!

I walk a around 15 to 20 miles a week at a fast pace but I really can't find anymore time to exercise. I now weigh 12 st 6 lbs, I am 5' 3" and 44 years old.

BIWI Tue 03-Sep-13 18:25:59

What have you been eating over the last few days then? And have you lost any more since your OP?

BIWI Tue 03-Sep-13 18:30:15

But please be assured, you are definitely doing nothing wrong! This is a good and sustainable rate of loss.

One thing to warn you of, though - in weeks 3, 4 and/or 5 it is very common to see weight loss stop altogether. No idea why, but it definitely happens. If this is what is happening/has happened to you, don't panic but just keep doing what you're doing. The weight will start to shift again.

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