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Low carb diet - did it work and stay off for you? If not, why not?

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StoneToGo Sun 16-Feb-14 18:23:29

There is a very good thread in the 5:2 section asking why 5:2 hasn't worked for some people, so I thought I would ask the same question here (also in weight loss chat as presumably not many people will be here if it hasn't worked).

For me, I lost stacks of weight last year low carbing, but as soon as a I had carbs again (not massed, just a few glasses of wine and bit of Easter chocolate) it piled on faster than ever and I am pretty much the heaviest I have ever been (still normal weight, but a stone over where I would ideally be). I'm just not sure how I would have introduced carbs more slowly if circumstances hadn't allowed it - ie holiday/work trip.

So, if it hasn't worked for you, or has worked but you put it (and more?) back on, please tell me about it!

Joules68 Sun 16-Feb-14 19:37:23

I lost just under 5 stone last year low carbing

Over Xmas I ate normally, well, as normal as you can do over xmas. Put about 6 pounds back on

Lost that between jan and now.

Now I'm going to embark on my next 2 stone. Seems very effective for me

mercibucket Sun 16-Feb-14 19:40:49

is wine carbs?
oh no!

StoneToGo Sun 16-Feb-14 20:43:41

Fraid so mercibucket - gin and slimline tonic is better (don't really like it though). Or maybe I'm wrong - hopefully someone will tell me I am.

mercibucket Sun 16-Feb-14 20:46:55

oh no this is genuinely gutting information

no wonder low carbing didnt work lol

StoneToGo Sun 16-Feb-14 21:13:48

sad I hoped you were posting to tell me I was wrong. There must be a diet somewhere with wine as the central feature - non?

Joules68 Sun 16-Feb-14 21:33:48

You can have a little wine if you want, low carbing isn't a diet, it's a way of eating

Not on induction though

natray89 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:31:22

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StoneToGo Sun 23-Feb-14 13:39:00

Thanks natray - only just seen this.

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