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4 weeks of no sugar....

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chalkyc2 Wed 26-Apr-17 08:53:16

..And I have not lost a pound!! I'm so bloody upset. No birthday cake, no easter treats. Cut out all chocolate, biscuits, sweets. Eating normal sensible meals and being careful. Cut out most snacks and fruit. Hitting my exercise targets on my Apple Watch. Cut out juice and only water with the odd Diet Coke and glass of wine at weekends. And nothing! I need to lose 7 stone and I am honestly feeling so rubbish! It's not much of an incentive to keep going - any recommendations?!?

GivenupontheGarden Wed 26-Apr-17 08:55:35

Sorry, Can't give any recommendations but thinking of doing this as well, so watching.

hellomarshmallow Wed 26-Apr-17 08:56:01

Could it be muscle gain? I haven't lost much weight, but I've definitely lost fat and inches. Have you measured? Are you drinking lots of water and avoiding caffeine?

You've done brilliantly and will be healthier too. Don't lose hope!

skyzumarubble Wed 26-Apr-17 08:57:05

With 7 stone to lose I would have expected a big weight loss in 4 weeks. Can you detail a typical days food?

shockshockhorror Wed 26-Apr-17 08:58:51

Exactly the same here! 3.5 weeks sugar free and I've actually put ON a pound!

I am eating more savoury in the evenings so I don't reach for the sugar but I'm hoping once the cravings go I won't be doing that anymore.

Do you feel different in other ways? I'm less tired, but my skin is terrible.

Wallywobbles Wed 26-Apr-17 09:01:01

Wow I'd have said that's impossible. I loose most during my periods if that's any help. I've lost a lot (4 1/2 stone but using a VLCD). I lost more during the 2nd month I think.

LaContessaDiPlump Wed 26-Apr-17 09:03:15

What's your daily calorie intake though?

TittyGolightly Wed 26-Apr-17 09:04:41

Did you replace "sugar" with other sugar? Potatoes, bread, rice etc?

Hulder Wed 26-Apr-17 09:05:55

How much actual food are you eating the rest of the time? How big is a normal sensible meal?

You may have just cut down enough to keep you from gaining more.

Wallywobbles Wed 26-Apr-17 09:28:13

Try using the MyFitnessPal app to calculate actual intake. You do not to weigh food though.

Wallywobbles Wed 26-Apr-17 09:28:36

Not = need

chalkyc2 Wed 26-Apr-17 09:46:00

Trying to avoid carbs like pasta, bread etc. Usually have an almond milk and berry smoothie for breakfast, either dinner leftovers or a sandwich if in a hurry for lunch and normal evening meal. A few savoury snacks in the evening as I tend to feed the kids around 6.30/7 and get them to bed and then have dinner when my husband comes home - so I need something (like last night had gluten free crackers) to keep me going.

I've lost weight successfully eating like this in the past. But seriously every morning the number in the scales stays the same. Drinking lots of water.

Must just be eating too much! I suppose I will just have to calorie count but I generally hate that! Like my smoothie this morning - some frozen berries and almond milk - I have no idea of quantities! Lunch is leftover leek, onion courgette and prawns in tomato sauce - again - have no clue on quantities!

chalkyc2 Wed 26-Apr-17 09:48:56

Shock - it's so depressing right?!? I feel fine, just normal. First couple of days had sugar comedown headache but fine since. I nearly ate all the Easter eggs in the house last night as so dispirited.

FrenchLavender Wed 26-Apr-17 09:53:24

I think you need to cut almost all carbs to kickstart yourself, not just the obvious sugars. In the end, as much as fruit or whole meal pasta might be healthier than a Mars Bar, it's still going to be converted to body fat if you don't do enough excercise to burn it all off.

If you want to see real progress quickly then you need to go full on with a LCHF diet. Anything else is just softly scraping at the surface of the problem.

cleanjean Wed 26-Apr-17 09:56:28

It'll happen, it just takes time for your body to adjust. At the end of the day, it's better to be healthy and slowly losing the weight than to lose loads of weight quickly but ending up not being able to maintain. Keep up the good work!

I've been very on and off with sugar but have been mainly off it since the start of this month (had a hot chocolate the other day at a cafe that was horribly sweet, whoops, felt terrible the next day). I was off it for many months last summer, and between that and joining a netball team (even though I hate sports) I never felt better or healthier in my whole life. Slipped up with the sugar over winter and became lazy and sluggish again (no surprise) so I stopped netball, but I'm more determined than ever now to feel that good again.

cleanjean Wed 26-Apr-17 09:58:11

Oh, and I do eat fruit, I'd never cut that out, but was eating loads less last summer after being off sugar for a while. I found as I got over the sugar cravings, my fruit intake evened out naturally.

honeyroar Sun 30-Apr-17 21:35:13

Ive been doing no sugar and no processed food since mid January. I've lost just under a stone and a half. It started off very slowly with hardly any weight loss for the first two or three weeks, but I did notice my clothes getting a bit looser.

Hang in there, if you're really eating sensible food it has to come off (sooner or later - that's what someone said to me when I was frustrated). I still ate fruit (loads!) and carbs.

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