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No Carb, lost 5 stone in 5 months, so how do I stop?

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oopsadaisyme Tue 13-May-14 23:11:41

I'm now about 9 stone, 5'8 and getting told I've lost alot, and to stop -

I am just not hungry anymore, I do avoid everything carbs, will eat some meat occasionally, but I can't eat meals.

I know I need to eat, and I do, but I also know I am loosing weight every week, I just cant bring myself to eat carbs now or sugar etc -

LadyWithLapdog Tue 13-May-14 23:13:56

Have more fruit? Have you seen your GP about the weight loss or are you totally healthy with it?

TheWorldAccordingToJC Tue 13-May-14 23:15:03

Either see a doctor because it's becoming an unhealthy eating type disorder for you or eat some carbs

oopsadaisyme Tue 13-May-14 23:16:18

Feel okay, have had some problems with my gums, but okay now -

Fruit = sugar = carbs, just couldn't -

TheWorldAccordingToJC Tue 13-May-14 23:18:58

Then see a doctor because if you ' just couldn't ' eat a piece of fruit, you have a problem that nobody on here can help you with.

I seem to recall similar threads from you relating to this issue. Either eat something or get proper help for these issues

MarshaBrady Tue 13-May-14 23:19:04

Do you mean low carb rather than no carb? Ie do you eat vegetables?

Joules68 Tue 13-May-14 23:19:13

Introduce a small amount of fruit?

I did this ( lost 5 stone also) looks like I have now given myself a wheat intolerance!

TheHoundsBitch Tue 13-May-14 23:19:48

What are you eating? We might be able to suggest some non scary ways to increase your over all food intake.
It does sound like you need some help from your GP too.

Wolfiefan Tue 13-May-14 23:20:32

You can't eat meals?
Serious problem. Please seek medical help.

EvaTheOptimist Tue 13-May-14 23:22:40

You've done really well there Oopsa that is a very fast rate of weight loss. I lost 3 stone over 10 months on the mumsnet bootcamp low-carb way of eating, so a much more gradual rate.

I found it took me quite a while to get my head around "maintaining" my new lower weight.

However - I was looking forward to reintroducing some of my favourite foods that I hadn't eaten for 10 months, do you feel the same way?

While losing the weight, I'd also had some weeks where I'd stayed the same or gained slightly, so I thought, well at least I know this can help me maintain.

I realised that "stopping" or "maintaining" will involve continuing to eat, basically and generally, low-carb. But, with room for treats, higher-carb veg, more dairy foods, fruit etc.

I'm slightly concerned by your statement that you can't eat meals. I've found low-carb food very enjoyable and delicious and certainly enjoyed my meals. What is the normal food you eat each day?

nikki1978 Tue 13-May-14 23:23:05

When you are your ideal weight (which it sounds like you are under at your height). You should be slowly introducing some carbs. You sound like you need to see a gp soon as you have developed or are developing an eating disorder sad

oopsadaisyme Tue 13-May-14 23:27:31

I eat celery and hummus, snack wise, I just can't bring myself to eat a meal or anything substantial -

I have talked before, maybe I'm just more comfortable talking anonymously than at a GP for now, sorry

TheWorldAccordingToJC Tue 13-May-14 23:28:36

But talking anonymously won't help you.

What do you want people to say? They'll all say the same thing. Ad infinitum

MarshaBrady Tue 13-May-14 23:29:05

What do you usually eat in a day?

Joules68 Tue 13-May-14 23:29:18

I couldn't 'eat meals' when low carbing either so I get what you mean. You just aren't hungry enough to sit down and eat much.

But once you start to introduce some higher carb foods I think you'll find it starts to change a bit

piratecat Tue 13-May-14 23:30:39

can you think of some food you used to like, something healthy?

don't be scared. I know being in control of what you eat is satisfying, but a little of something would help.


PatriciaHolm Tue 13-May-14 23:30:58

Well, the advice won't change. Please seek qualified help, as everyone on the previous thread suggested. You are seriously damaging your long term health.

nikki1978 Tue 13-May-14 23:31:03

Are you saying you are only eating celery and hummus? !

Figster Tue 13-May-14 23:31:14

9 stone sounds very low for your height op have u seen a dr at all about this?

oopsadaisyme Tue 13-May-14 23:35:22

I'm just not hungry at all anymore - so I can't even think what I would like to eat -

I will have a tin of tuna if I'm ever hungry, tomatoes, or celery and hummus -

But I can't eat a meal -

Joules68 Tue 13-May-14 23:35:25

What do you base that on figster?

TheWorldAccordingToJC Tue 13-May-14 23:38:51

The title of this thread asks how you stop. The answer is to see your doctor.

I think you just like to talk about this and have no intentions of changing anything for now . So I'll leave the thread and wish you the best of luck

EvaTheOptimist Tue 13-May-14 23:41:12

There are many many delicious foods you can eat which will still be low-carb. Celery and hummus isn't a low-carb way of eating, its just a low-calorie diet.

You do now need to introduce some more foods for your health (and they can be low-carb).

How about egg (scrambled, boiled or fried?)

If you can't introduce other food then I do agree you are in eating disorder territory and you really must get some help. You won't "put it all back on" if you eat a healthy low-carb diet - but 3 proper meals a day.

Feel free to chat but I have no experience or expertise in eating disorders and you need to find someone who does have this knowledge.

oopsadaisyme Tue 13-May-14 23:42:44

Theworld I haven't been on MN for a while and yes I have talked before, maybe because its easier than talking about in RL, sorry,

ExcuseTypos Tue 13-May-14 23:43:38

Could you just introduce small amounts of carbs?

I lost a stone low carbing, I only wanted to lose half that, but I too found it very hard to start eating many carbs apart from veg and fruit. So I started by having half a slice of wholemeal toast with poached egg or a couple of oat cakes with humous. Just build ot up very slowly.

You will have to start eating carbs again or you won't be healthy.

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