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Weight gain upon changing my diet!

Limitlessrun
Limitlessrun

Almost 3 days after I've had changed y diet from High carb, low P and low F. I started to eat more P and more F, but I noticed that I have gained some weight meanwhile.

I have a calorie counter and I am sure that am staying within my caloric requirements, however, during these days I have not done any sort of excercise, it could be bcoz of this? :)

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moreless
morelessAdministrator

Without seeing your menus, Limitlessrun, it would be impossible for us to offer any meaningful advice, but you should be aiming for high fat, moderate protein and low carb and 3 days is nowhere near long enough to see any meaningful benefits of the change.

Why not log your meal plans on the daily diary, so we can better assist you?

Ok :)

I tried to post on daily diary, I couldn't post over there so will write down my meals here:

Bkfst:

1 teaspoon butter

2 Eggs largs

100 g mushroom

Lunch:

Seitan 200g

1 cup lentils

1 teaspoon butter

Snack:

Peanutbutter 2 tbsp

Dinner

Seitan 200 g

1 teaspoon butter

1 cup succhini or broccoli(depends on availability)

1 Oz cheddar cheese

Snack:

1 cup walnut

I drink around 3-4 Litres of water during the day.

I don't know if my diet is bad or worse, but I am trying my best to keep carb intake to the minimum :)

I am using calorie counter on my phone, according it saying am eating around 2388 Kcal, and my allowed Kcal intake should be 2785.

TheAwfulToad
TheAwfulToadMaintainer in reply to Limitlessrun

I'd say the problem here is the lentils and the peanut butter. Seitan and walnuts are also quite high-carb.

The key point with low-carb dieting is that you must stay low-carb, consistently, for at least a couple of weeks. Any large dose of carbs (eg., 2tbsp of peanut butter) will prevent your body adapting to a fat-based diet.

I'd also say that sounds like a very modest amount of food. I would avoid snacking and focus on eating proper meals.

I assume you're vegetarian, so eat more vegetables! Try going to an Indian grocer - they usually have more interesting stuff than supermarkets - and have a look on the internet for some more inventive recipes. Nothing wrong with eating plenty of eggs and cheese, but most of what's on your plate should be green veg, at least to start with.

Finally ... as moreless said, 3 days isn't enough to see any meaningful result. When people are profoundly insulin-resistant, it can take a month or two for weight loss to kick in for real.

moreless
morelessAdministrator in reply to TheAwfulToad

It looks like we're singing off the same hymn sheet!! :D

moreless
morelessAdministrator in reply to Limitlessrun

Why couldn't you post on the daily diary?

I'm going to assume that you're a vegetarian?

You're eating very few vegetables, which should make up the bulk of your diet.

You're eating a lot of seitan, which is virtually all gluten and could cause bloating. With eggs, cheese, lentils, nuts and beans, I don't see that it's necessary. Change to macadamia nuts.

If you eat enough at mealtimes, snacks shouldn't be necessary.

If you Google low carb vegetarian recipes, you should find lots of ideas.

I was looking into old daily dairy post, Fortunately, I managed to post on the new daily diary post!

So if I stoped peanut butter and lentiles, my protein intake also will go down? I did some research online, and found that Seitan provide 8 of the essential aa, and lentil has the missing aa (Lysine).

TheAwfulToad
TheAwfulToadMaintainer in reply to Limitlessrun

if in doubt: more eggs. Or cream/yoghurt/cheese. Most animal proteins are complete.

It's tough trying to do this vegetarian-style; your options are severely limited. Depending on exactly why you're vegetarian ... perhaps you might consider adding (say) mackerel or salmon? Fish is an excellent source of EFAs and protein.

Oh thankyou for the suggestions, I am mainly against animal cruelty and I also believe in soul incarnation in animal forms in the afterlife!

Speaking of my diet, Yes I am struggling to find suitable stuff that's high in P &F and low in carb in the same time. I don't want to consume too much of eggs not to have high cholesterol(there's a debate whether too much eggs are beneficial or harmful for our bodies). About yogurt and milks, it is still high in carbs

Elibee48
Elibee482 stone in reply to Limitlessrun

Hey just seen this post. Love that your veggie and your reasons! I am too since I was 5..

There are so many ways to get low carb meals in our diets. Have your tried making a filling veg soup/curry/stir fry? As mentioned above you definitely need more veggies for weight loss and overall good health.

I find bbc food recipes so good for veggie low fat low carb have a google and check them out! Lots of protein in chick peas too and they can be used in many ways...

Good luck you can do this 🙌🏻👌🏻👊🏻

TheAwfulToad
TheAwfulToadMaintainer in reply to Limitlessrun

Unfortunately, the entire modern farming system is built upon animal cruelty - eating vegetables just makes you party to cruelty to different animals; those which are less visible, but which are killed in much larger numbers to make way for the vegetables. It's not a nice thought, but it is what it is. It doesn't have to be this way, so your best bet in that regard is to boycott industrial farmers and try to buy your food direct from ethical producers - there is a rapidly-growing number of them. For example, there are people all over the place raising 'happy chickens' (not the cynical industrial 'free range' ones) who can sell you happy eggs at more-or-less normal prices.

Don't worry about dietary cholesterol: even the authorities have finally caught up with the fact that dietary cholesterol has nothing to do with circulating cholesterol (your body mostly makes its own), and they no longer place limits on it. Eggs are a great food for vegetarians because there are so many things you can do with them.

There's a slight technicality regarding things like yoghurt. The key parameter is the size of your insulin response, not carbs per se. Foods that are very high in fat, like Greek yoghurt, provoke a much lower insulin response than you would expect given that they still contain some carbs. This, in my opinion, is why nutritionists are no further along with their theories than they ever were: they insist on boiling everything down to carbs, fat and protein instead of talking about food. But yes, you're right, milk is not a good choice. Substitute cream, which contains less lactose relative to fat.

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