Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Main Lowcarb Lobby
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-24-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 37
Gallery: ktsandoval
Stats: 191/184/150
WOE: Low carb 30g or less
Start Date: Feb. 2013
How low are you keeping it????

Hi friends. A few bumps in the road the last 2 weeks but not giving up. I've lost about 5 inches since starting low carb 5 weeks ago. Here's the dilemma.......I've read alot of posts on here about folks losing 10-15 lbs the first few weeks to a month of low carbing. How low are you guys keeping your carbs to get that kind of loss??? I remember doing low carb last summer without any bumps in the road and only losing 4 pounds!! But definitely saw shrinkage in my body pics that I took from beginning to end. Just kind of frustrated i guess.
Kat
ktsandoval is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 03-24-2013, 10:09 PM   #2
Major LCF Poster!
 
jazills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Toms River, NJ
Posts: 1,275
Gallery: jazills
Stats: 241.8/241.8/145 - 5'2"
WOE: VLC/NK
Start Date: July, 7 2014
I can tell you that the first time I did LC I was eating less than 20g carbs per day for 10 months and I lost 40lbs. My body becomes used to that less than 20 and it became easier as time went on. Realistic point of view our body doesn't need that many carbs to live on. Some people will even tell you they don't eat any and that's just the way the cookie (eh...bacon..) crumbles. It's more for you to decide how fast you want to lose weight and how much weight you have to lose.
__________________
Jana
I am in control!
jazills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 37
Gallery: ktsandoval
Stats: 191/184/150
WOE: Low carb 30g or less
Start Date: Feb. 2013
Thanks Jana for your great advice. It gives me that push that I need.
Kat
ktsandoval is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 10:36 PM   #4
Senior LCF Member
 
kitcub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Gladstone, OR
Posts: 369
Gallery: kitcub
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 01/19/09...this time
I originally did a 6 week Atkins induction - 15-20 grams a week, then followed the carb ladder until I discovered I go out of ketosis somewhere near 45 grams a day. I followed the plan for 1 year keeping my carbs in the 20-40 gram range, tho most days are on the lower end. In 1 year, I lost 80 pounds, an average of a little over 1.5 pounds a week. Sure, I had weeks I lost more, and weeks I didn't lose at all, but it was a pretty good rate all in all.

I'm currently doing a much less structured plan and don't keep track as well as I should, and the scale shows it. It's ok for me right now tho.
__________________
Fat people are harder to kidnap!
kitcub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 11:22 PM   #5
Blabbermouth!!!
 
Ntombi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Boston, then OH, then NYC, now SoCal. Whew!
Posts: 38,349
Gallery: Ntombi
Stats: Restart: 360/284.4/190
WOE: Atkins for weight loss, NK for maintenance.
Start Date: Restarted: 1-3-13 Original: 8-23-02
I eat under twenty net carbs (only subtracting fiber, I avoid sugar alcohols), and almost always under twenty total carbs daily.

Most of my carbs come from non-starchy veggies, then dairy and eggs, and then a moderate amount of higher carb veggies, like peppers and onions. Every once in a while, I'll have meat with carbs, like organ meat or shellfish.

I stay away from packaged foods, though I do drink some diet sodas. I drink a ton of water.

I've lost just over thirty pounds since January 3, which is slower than I used to be able to lose, but I'm older, on a bunch of meds (some of which interfere with weight loss), and hypothyroid now, so it is what it is. I could go stricter, but I wouldn't want to eat that way long-term. I can eat this way for the foreseeable future.

Don't forget that the less you have to lose, the less you'll lose in those first two weeks. If you were at your weight now when you lost those four pounds, that means you lost somewhere around ten percent of your perceived excess weight in two weeks. That's nothing to sneeze at! I bet the people who are reporting 10-15 pounds gone during induction also had a lot further to go to goal to begin with.
__________________
<-- Buddy
Ntombi: 5'6˝" 40 years old
Started Atkins 8-23-02 325+
bought scale 9-7-02: 318/259.6/180?

Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (and other conditions) Summer 2005 after years of misdiagnoses--> food plan went out the window!
Restarted--again--January 3, 2013.
Ntombi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 05:51 AM   #6
Major LCF Poster!
 
raindroproses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Lansing, MI
Posts: 1,053
Gallery: raindroproses
Stats: 5'6" - 203/151/150 - Size 14/6/4
WOE: NK (less than 20 total carbs daily)
Start Date: January 25th 2013
I aim for under 20 total carbs for the day lately, but I sometimes I allow myself a little wiggle room for green veggies since I don't subtract the fiber. Yesterday I only had 12 total carbs in my menu, so that was a good day

Like Ntombi said, the closer you are to goal the harder/slower it is to lose. I lost a decent chunk of my weight pretty quickly within that first month or so, but then it's started to slow down considerably. It's because I'm getting closer to my goal, and so I try to look at the slow loss as a good thing since it signifies that! The more people have to lose, the quicker it'll come off. I bet pretty much everyone you see with a dramatic quick weight loss fits into that category. It's nothing to be bummed out, just something to be aware of. I think that struggle to put off that last chunk of weight makes it that much more gratifying anyway! At least it has been to me
raindroproses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 06:30 AM   #7
Major LCF Poster!
 
Knittering's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,709
Gallery: Knittering
Stats: (250) 236/172/150 5'8
WOE: LC
Start Date: Restart: 2/18/13
Inches >>> Pounds
Knittering is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 06:48 AM   #8
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 98
Gallery: Spod
Stats: 240/189/160
WOE: South Beach
Start Date: February 13 2013
I follow south beach, so I'm allowing for more carbs than most, an average of 60-70 per day consisting mostly of vegetables, 1-2 glasses of milk and lean meats. I also keep total fat under 30g and around 1200 calories. It's very liveable and in the 5 weeks I've been on plan, I've lost 16.5 pounds (9 in 2 weeks, 2-2.5 a week thereafter) and definite inches. LC plans seem to vary greatly and whatever works for you is great. But for me, I find SB a nice approach to ongoing clean eating and when watching carbs, fats and calories, the weight seems to come off faster than when I just limit carbs. I'm also working out 4x a week for about 45-60 minutes.
Spod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 07:08 AM   #9
Senior LCF Member
 
Shrinkingviolet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Guernsey
Posts: 133
Gallery: Shrinkingviolet
Stats: 248/243.2/140
WOE: Atkins but probably with tweaks
Start Date: Oct 2010, restarting July 2014
I stick to 20 - 25g carbs per day. Occasionally I get a real real craving and I eat higher, and more often than not I lose more the following morning. I dunno. I used to use ketostix but it became something of an obsession and my mood would be affected by them, the shade of purple etc so I've stopped. I try not to weigh too often either
Shrinkingviolet is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 07:32 AM   #10
Senior LCF Member
 
GAVIV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 909
Gallery: GAVIV
Stats: RNY 12/26/12 234.4/148/125-130?
WOE: Trying to stay low carb as possible
I generally eat somewhere between 10-15 TOTAL carbs a day, lower at times. Most comes from veggies - romaine, broccoli, cauli, cabbage in small amounts. I focus on mostly getting protein.
GAVIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 07:47 AM   #11
Blabbermouth!!!
 
wastednuffime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Here!!
Posts: 5,130
Gallery: wastednuffime
Stats: 330+ / 172.5 / ???
WOE: Healthy eating and T25 baby!!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ntombi View Post
I eat under twenty net carbs (only subtracting fiber, I avoid sugar alcohols), and almost always under twenty total carbs daily.

Most of my carbs come from non-starchy veggies, then dairy and eggs, and then a moderate amount of higher carb veggies, like peppers and onions. Every once in a while, I'll have meat with carbs, like organ meat or shellfish.

I stay away from packaged foods, though I do drink some diet sodas. I drink a ton of water.

I've lost just over thirty pounds since January 3, which is slower than I used to be able to lose, but I'm older, on a bunch of meds (some of which interfere with weight loss), and hypothyroid now, so it is what it is. I could go stricter, but I wouldn't want to eat that way long-term. I can eat this way for the foreseeable future.

Don't forget that the less you have to lose, the less you'll lose in those first two weeks. If you were at your weight now when you lost those four pounds, that means you lost somewhere around ten percent of your perceived excess weight in two weeks. That's nothing to sneeze at! I bet the people who are reporting 10-15 pounds gone during induction also had a lot further to go to goal to begin with.



That is awesome Ntombi!!!!!!!!!!!
wastednuffime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 08:04 AM   #12
Blabbermouth!!!
 
Ntombi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Boston, then OH, then NYC, now SoCal. Whew!
Posts: 38,349
Gallery: Ntombi
Stats: Restart: 360/284.4/190
WOE: Atkins for weight loss, NK for maintenance.
Start Date: Restarted: 1-3-13 Original: 8-23-02
Thanks, Anna! My scale is doing a bouncy bouncy right now, so it helps to remember that I'm doing okay overall.
Ntombi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 08:27 AM   #13
Blabbermouth!!!
 
wastednuffime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Here!!
Posts: 5,130
Gallery: wastednuffime
Stats: 330+ / 172.5 / ???
WOE: Healthy eating and T25 baby!!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ntombi View Post
Thanks, Anna! My scale is doing a bouncy bouncy right now, so it helps to remember that I'm doing okay overall.



Absolutely!!!,
and,...my neighbor had WLS beginning of December and has lost to date; about 35lbs. You are losing even faster than she is!!! Your current average of 10-pounds a month is fantastic, all things considered .... Unless I missed your post -weight loss wise,...You kinda "Slipped" that one in on us huh?

Oh and "bouncy bounce", I'm no stranger to that , I do allow myself a little leeway, since I am no longer strict LC'-ing and I have set a *high* goal for myself of 175. Coming from 330+ and having never been thin, I'm content with that

KUTGW and continued success!!
__________________
Anna........(" wasted enough time!!)
EXERCISE!!

Ask~~~.Believe~~~Receive....

*Look* *Speak* *Act* ...in the direction you want to go, be or do...
wastednuffime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 08:37 AM   #14
Major LCF Poster!
 
juliekaboolie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 1,378
Gallery: juliekaboolie
WOE: Whole30
Start Date: 1/7/11
I eat between 40-100g of carbs daily now. When I first began low carbing, I avg'd 20 net grams per day for 18 months, roughly. I then switched to Paleo after dabbling with nutritional ketosis before I've settled on the Whole30 which is strict Paleo. For me, getting rid of all processed foods except coconut milk in a can and coconut oil, has helped me lose weight and inches along with giving me enough energy to exercise or be active every day of the week. When I did just low carb, I lost only 12lbs and maintained that for 18 months. So this new plan really fits my body. Just took me awhile to accept and figure it out! Lol!
__________________
~ "Before"- 227lbs (2008)
~ "Current"-185lbs (April, 2013)

**My goal has changed from mere weight loss to health, quality of life, and longevity. This is no longer a diet but a way of life.**

"NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP!"~Winston Churchill
juliekaboolie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 08:41 AM   #15
Blabbermouth!!!
 
reddarin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,460
Gallery: reddarin
Stats: 6' 47y/o 265/193/170
WOE: NK
Start Date: Aug 13, 2011
I just checked my spreadsheet and my daily average for the last 8 weeks is 26g. I count total carbs not net.
reddarin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 10:11 AM   #16
Major LCF Poster!
 
Demonica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Eastern Indiana
Posts: 1,465
Gallery: Demonica
Stats: 210/164.9/150
WOE: Stillman's
Start Date: February 2010
Right now I allow myself 30, but some days I don't even reach 20.
Demonica is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:26 AM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.