Continued diet advice!

Wendyjoy18

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Can anyone else advise... on the low carb high fat diet... is there a point when you just stop losing weight? After losing 3 stone relatively easily, the weight is now remaining static even though I’m doing nothing differently. I really want to lose another 2 stone. Getting frustrated!
 

EllsBells

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Type 2
From previous experience of weight loss (4-5 stone) - I found that at certain points I plateaued as my body was realigning itself. Bit like when water is about to boil. Congrats on the 3 stone and keep at it! If we're talking longer than a couple of months then it might be that you've hit equilibrium calorie intake = calorie burn.
 

DaveB

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1.5 LADA
Hi. As a very general rule it's the carbs that control your weight. Once things have settled and plateaued I would reduce the carbs a bit further if you can. For fats you don't need to have high fats as such but higher fats and the same for proteins. We all have different natural metabolisms and my wife, for example, has to run very low carb to avoid weight gain; I'm a bit luckier. Exercise always helps as it increases the body's metabolism
 

Wendyjoy18

Active Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
From previous experience of weight loss (4-5 stone) - I found that at certain points I plateaued as my body was realigning itself. Bit like when water is about to boil. Congrats on the 3 stone and keep at it! If we're talking longer than a couple of months then it might be that you've hit equilibrium calorie intake = calorie burn.
Thank you. I’ll stick with it. It’s only been a couple of weeks that I’ve not lost but I’m really impatient. Lol. I was losing 2lb a week so to not lose any is now frustrating!
 

Wendyjoy18

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Hi. As a very general rule it's the carbs that control your weight. Once things have settled and plateaued I would reduce the carbs a bit further if you can. For fats you don't need to have high fats as such but higher fats and the same for proteins. We all have different natural metabolisms and my wife, for example, has to run very low carb to avoid weight gain; I'm a bit luckier. Exercise always helps as it increases the body's metabolism
Thank you. Not sure if I can go much lower on carbs.... like you say May have to move more. Not so easy in current climate.
 

adrian1der

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
I find my weight bounces around a figure for a few days (up to a week) and then drops and bounces around a new figure. It is like my body needs time to accept my new weight and then says "here we go again". I've got two stone to go as well.
 

EllsBells

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Hi. As a very general rule it's the carbs that control your weight. Once things have settled and plateaued I would reduce the carbs a bit further if you can. For fats you don't need to have high fats as such but higher fats and the same for proteins. We all have different natural metabolisms and my wife, for example, has to run very low carb to avoid weight gain; I'm a bit luckier. Exercise always helps as it increases the body's metabolism
Sorry, so used to thinking in terms of calories that it's proving difficult to find the right language!
 

Drummer

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Personally, I would just wait. Your body had probably had to make a lot of changes, and probably still is - just because one of them is not losing weight it doesn't mean that it isn't busy.
 

adrian1der

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
It is tempting to think of weight equating with fat but of course in addition to fat you have muscle, bone and water in your body. If you are exercising regularly I think your bone mass will rise as well as your muscle mass. Your muscle mass increasing will likely lead to your body water increasing as well. My best guess is that every so often your body takes a while to re-adjust these various components and achieve a new equilibrium. Do we have any dieticians who can check if I'm talking nonsense?
 

Wendyjoy18

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
I find my weight bounces around a figure for a few days (up to a week) and then drops and bounces around a new figure. It is like my body needs time to accept my new weight and then says "here we go again". I've got two stone to go as well.
Ha ha ha Well it’s bouncing a little too much! I really want this weight off! The good thing is my blood sugar was 107 three months ago and now it’s 41! So not all bad!
 

trophywench

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Type 1
One heck of a proportion of weight that comes off fairly quickly is actually water, before the body even starts on getting rid of fat, and you may also lose more fat which you can see outwardly before you start on getting rid of the fat around internal organs that you can never see in a mirror. I agree with Adrian here - the body simply takes time to adjust and gird its loains up again to start on the next thing on the list.

Nobody puts huge amounts of weight on in a week so nobody will get rid of it again that quick either.
 

Loobyloo

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Ha ha ha Well it’s bouncing a little too much! I really want this weight off! The good thing is my blood sugar was 107 three months ago and now it’s 41! So not all bad!
Snap, i am in same situation as you with same weight loss and Hba1c. I had hit a plateau too at around 3 stone loss and found the way to keep losing is exercise. I too want to lose another 2 stone. I am walking 3-4 miles daily and the weight is moving again. Lost 2lb in last week or two. Bonus is feel much healthier too and less breathless. Good luck!
 

Christy

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
I too have hit a plateau with a 3 stone loss. I've taken my eye slightly off the ball though and have enjoyed too much dark chocolate and cheese but I'm back on it and also exercising.
 

Wendyjoy18

Active Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
One heck of a proportion of weight that comes off fairly quickly is actually water, before the body even starts on getting rid of fat, and you may also lose more fat which you can see outwardly before you start on getting rid of the fat around internal organs that you can never see in a mirror. I agree with Adrian here - the body simply takes time to adjust and gird its loains up again to start on the next thing on the list.

Nobody puts huge amounts of weight on in a week so nobody will get rid of it again that quick either.
I need to be patient.... not my strong suit!
 

Wendyjoy18

Active Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
I too have hit a plateau with a 3 stone loss. I've taken my eye slightly off the ball though and have enjoyed too much dark chocolate and cheese but I'm back on it and also exercising.
Well done you! I’ll keep going...
 

Wendyjoy18

Active Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Snap, i am in same situation as you with same weight loss and Hba1c. I had hit a plateau too at around 3 stone loss and found the way to keep losing is exercise. I too want to lose another 2 stone. I am walking 3-4 miles daily and the weight is moving again. Lost 2lb in last week or two. Bonus is feel much healthier too and less breathless. Good luck!
Wow that amazing. Well done. The dreaded exercise... I know I need to do more! I got so used to losing 2lb a week by diet alone, I started to get a bit lazy.
 
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