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IF What am I doing wrong ? Ready to give up.

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WhyAintItWorking Fri 05-Jul-19 08:54:54

I started IF on 6th June weighing 14st 4lbs.

I’m now 4 weeks in and I seem to have stalled already !

I’ve been stuck at 13st 13lb for around 1.5weeks.

I don’t weigh every day because I’m finding it de motivating .

I’ve weighed again this morning and I’m still 13st 13lb in spite of doing a 24 hour fast just yesterday angry.

My period is due in just over a week and I’m feeling tetchy - could this be PMS weight retention ?

I use MFP to measure calories and I always stick to 1000-1300 mid week and Sundays .

I have Saturdays as an “off” day .

I’m fasting every 24 hours (OMAD) every day other than Friday - Saturday where I do 16:8 and use Saturday as an off day .

Then I do 16:8 in to Sunday before starting a 24hr fast at noon and continuing 24hr fasts mid week.

I’m unable to exercise due to injury .

I expected better results 4 weeks in . Where am I going wrong ?

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stolis1 Fri 05-Jul-19 09:02:36

Weight loss is calories in VS calories out. You've got to burn more calories than you take in order to lose it. Maybe on the day off on a Saturday you're consuming more than you realise, resulting in slow/no weight loss. I used to do exactly the same until somebody pointed it out to me and I realised I was eating triple the calories I usually would on my 'cheat day'.
It might be worth counting your Saturday in My fitness pal just to see.
I've been tracking and having 1500 calories a day and have lost 10lb in 2 weeks. I've still had occasional treats but just counted the calories as part of my daily allowance.

smeerf Fri 05-Jul-19 09:04:37

You need to eat fewer calories than you expend to lose weight. If you're not losing weight, can you try counting up the calories you're eating in a week in an app like MyFitnessPal and trying to drop it by a set amount? To lose a pound of fat, you need a calorie deficit of 3500, so if you want to lose a pound a week, you need to reduce your intake by that much.

managedmis Sat 06-Jul-19 02:18:36

You're only four weeks in

You need a calorie deficit

If your maintaining amount of calories is 1300 and you eat 1300 then you will not lose weight.

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