Increased calories to1,400 per day (from 1,2000) Now About 112g carbs. Keeping up with walks and now the gym twice a week. And over the last 4 weeks I’ve lost… nothing… stayed the same. Best maintenance diet as not put any weight on in a year. Still 12st 10! Body more flexible and tighter but no less weight.
Still stuck but not in tears.. - Weight Loss Support
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Well done, and take some satisfaction from, the changes in your body and keep tweaking your food to find what suits you. I follow LCHF which i know isn't for everyone but find my body's preferred carb level is 50g or under and protein quantity around 60/70g per day.
If you don't, or haven't already kept a diary of everything you eat for a week, that could be something you try. We sometimes under or over estimate what we really eat throughout each day.
Best of luck. You will find what suits you and then the weight will come off xx
I keep a calorie app so know amounts. Low cal is difficult as I’m a strict veggie/vegan and my calories go real low. So people tell me then to increase my calorie levels. Ended up living on processed cheeses.
Its hard getting the balance right isn't it. I don't calorie count on low carb but use MFP so it does tell me what i'm consuming. I've learned along the way that calorie counting and eating low carb don't really mix so i aim for a certain number of grams of protein, fat and carbs and that seems to work for me xx
Well done on maintaining. Do most of your foods have minimal impact on insulin stimulation? ses.library.usyd.edu.au/bit...
You mirror what happened to me as I did MFP on 1200 cals and felt so drained that I upped to 1450 cals . The energy increased my fitness levels and I feel more toned but the weight doesn't drop off - in fact if I eat a little more I tend to put weight on very quickly . My stomach is flat which I want and I don't want to be super slim as I feel at my age - 61 if I was the 'ideal' weight I would enhance wrinkles and there is a balance where I don't want saggy skin .
It is so frustrating when the scales don’t change!! But well done on keeping going and increasing your activity levels.
Have you tried measuring yourself to see any changes? Maybe you have added muscle and lost fat and that is why you are not seeing any reduction on the scales?
Perhaps try and reduce your carbs again - I stuck to around 80 when I was losing weight and that seemed to work for me.
Good luck and keep going - you will get there 😊
As a veggie I find that when I was controlling carbs my calories went down a lot! Can’t win.
Yes it is a difficult balance - quorn and other similar meat substitutes are low carb - if you like them. Cheese is a good way to keep calories up and carbs down if you eat dairy. There are lots of good low carb veggie recipe ideas on the diet doctor site.
Good luck 😊
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