I Am In Ketosis And Not Losing Weight

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Why Am I Not Losing Weight On Lchf? (pt.1 - Calories & Carbs)

Based on the number of page views my post called “The Truth About Weight Loss” has gotten, people are far more interested in reading about losing weight than they are in cancer or the disastrous consequences associated with chronically elevated insulin. And, based on the comments that post garnered, right here on the blog as well as on various LCHF sites, this post and the next few in this mini-series are among the most hotly anticipated posts I’ve ever written. (Except for the next cancer post. I know, I know…I keep promising to get back to those, but then I get sidetracked by other equally fascinating things.) With that in mind, I’m feelin’ the pressure, everybody. I’ll try not to disappoint, but, the truth is, I don’t have any magical formulas for you. I don’t have the secret to THE ONE THING you’ve never, ever heard of for kick-starting fat loss or breaking a stall. I haven’t discovered the only unsullied superfruit with mystical fat-melting properties, found deep in the Amazon Rain Forest, and known only to me and one indigenous tribe untouched by Western civilization. (But if I ever do stumble upon that, it’ll be available through my website for just $ Continue reading >>

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  1. Scouser

    I started the Atkins diet at the beginning of the year and I am making slow progress. During the induction phase I lost 6 lb in this first week and then nothing after that. The second week I stayed the same weight and at time appeared to gain a pound or two and lose a pound or two! The whole time this was happening I was using the urine analysis strips ( and still am) and it was showing during the whole time I was producing a moderate to large amount of ketones! It has been a month now and I feel like I should be making more headway in this. Over the past month I have lost an additional four pounds (but I don't really count it because I have been known to put it on again some time in the week and then just stay at that weight). I have not increased my carbs from the inital amount suggested in the induction phase. I am concerned that I am not able to lose. I work out everyday (either yoga or step) for about 40 minutes, although I do have a desk job. Has this happened to anyone else? If so, what can I do?

  2. AngelaR

    It's normal to slow down after the induction period is over. Your body is thinking baout what is going on and trying to adjust. You are also exercising whish is replacing fat with lean muscle, and muscle weighs more than fat.
    Have you taken measurements? Sometimes you don't lose pounds, but you lose inches.
    The big question is, How much water are you drinking?
    Also, what are you eating? Are you eating any of the things that would slow you down? Are you eating foods that have hidden carbs? If you start a journal in the Bootcamp/Journals section, and post this kind of info regularly, then it will be easier for people to take a look at your patterns and give you some guidance.

  3. Natrushka

    Scouce, welcome to the forum.
    The first thing that comes to mind is are you drinking enough water and are you eating enough food. You should be drinking at the very minimum 64 oz of water a day (water, water and more water - anything else you drink should be above and beyond this). Guidlines for calories are 10 - 12 times your body weight a day - eating too little will stress your body and force it to hold onto fat and water. Put the two together and slow or nonexistant fat loss is not surprizing.
    Starting up a Journal in the Bootcamp section might be a good idea - just to give us some idea of what you've been eating and drinking. Remember to include quality and quantity! You might also be interested in checking out www.fitday.com It's a free online site that lets you keep track of fat/protein/carbs etc. It is usually a very eye opening experience.
    Hope to hear more,

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