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Top 15 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight On A Low-carb Diet

Low-carb diets are very effective. That is a scientific fact. However, as with any diet, people sometimes stop losing before they reach their desired weight. Here are the top 15 reasons why you're not losing weight on a low-carb diet. Weight loss isn't a linear process. If you weigh yourself every day, then there will be days where the scale goes down, other days where it goes up. It doesn't mean that the diet isn't working, as long as the general trend is going downwards. Many people lose a lot of weight in the first week of low-carbing, but it is mostly water weight. Weight loss will slow down significantly after that initial phase. Of course, losing weight is not the same as losing fat. It is possible, especially if you're new to weight lifting, that you are gaining muscle at the same time that you're losing fat. To make sure that you're losing, use something other than just the scale (which is a big, fat liar). Use a measuring tape to measure your waist circumference and have your body fat percentage measured every month or so. Also, take pictures. Take note of how your clothes fit. If you're looking thinner and your clothes are looser, then you ARE losing fat no matter what th Continue reading >>

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    Two things:

    Well said. These two things should be required reading.

  2. johnaustin454

    @Rookie , You mention your macros and they seem to be in line but, you don't mention how many calories you are eating.
    I used to eat NSNG (no sugar, no grains) and was not losing weight. I called Vinnie Tortortorich for a consultation and he figures out that the fat I was eating was totally feeling my fat fuelled body. My body never needed to go to my fat stores so I wouldn't lose any weight.
    Once I dropped my BPC (I was using to much HC) and started losing.
    Maybe we could get @carl to interview you on the podcast since there are so many people on this post that are in the same boat.
    The other thing I don't think you mentioned (I may have skipped past it) is how much you have to lose. On a good week I can lose 6 pounds. My Wife has lost 11 pounds over 3 months because she has a lot less to lose.
    Just some thoughts.

  3. Rookie

    John, I eat around 1200 daily but I don't really follow calories...I use mfp so they track me around 1200. Maybe I need to lower calories?

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