|01-20-2013, 11:46 PM||#1|
Junior LCF Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Weight not coming off!
Hi I'm female, 22, 173 pounds, 5ft6.
I've been on atkins and dukan and in the last 14 months I've lost 48 pounds.
I'm back on atkins induction, I'm on day 4, I've been on the treadmill every day, eating around 15 net grams a day and lots of water.
I got weighed today and I've not lost but GAINED half a pound in that time.
Very disheartening when I've stuck to the diet verbatim and worked out.
|01-21-2013, 12:32 AM||#2|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Co. Mayo, Ireland
Start Date: August 2004 (properly)
Give it time. After losing 48 lbs, your rate of loss will be much slower than people coming into induction from scratch, plus of course weight fluctuates on a daily basis, so one weigh-in does not a trend make! Wait and see what happens in a week's time - if you continue to gain, or remain the same, then perhaps post a daily menu so we can see if there's something you need to tweak
I'm 50 something lbs down (since August), and I'm losing a steady 2 lbs a week at the moment - but I expect that rate to slow down the closer to goal (17 lbs away!) I get. If I were to start working out I'd expect to see a small gain, because exercise can do that - but it's a good gain, because I would assume I was gaining muscle (which weighs more than fat).
So, wait and see what next week's weigh-in brings (don't be tempted to weigh more than once a week, that way madness lies!), and report back!
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|01-21-2013, 02:38 AM||#3|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
WOE: Atkins >20 carbs a day
Start Date: 2016
Perhaps add fat and keep carbs the same. Don't know if it's different since you already lost so much though. I see that upping the fat on induction is a common answer to those who struggle.
Start weight: ? lbs, ? kg (BMI ?)
Goal 1: 136,4 lbs 62kg
Goal 2: 120, 55kg (BMI 20,7)
Haven't weighed myself in a while, but I will when I start Atkins again in 2016.
|01-21-2013, 04:40 AM||#4|
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: NW Arkansas
WOE: Low Carb!
Start Date: May 21 Yet Again!
First, you've lost a great amount of weight! So like Darkginger said it's not going to be as fast for you to lose since you've already Been losing. Can you post a menu of an average day?
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