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Low Carb but not losing Weight?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by kevkevkev, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. kevkevkev

    kevkevkev Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am eating a low carb diet and for the first few weeks i lost a decent amount of weight about 8lbs. The last couple of weeks I've stayed the same and this week I have gained 2 lbs. I don't make food (no time) I just buy low carb food, My typical day would be coffee for breakfast then maybe a fry-up for dinner (no bread or hash browns) tea-time Maybe halloumi fries with sausage and beans from the tin..... for snacks i eat nuts and rasberries and double cream maybe the odd hotdog type sausage also babybells. Some days I'll have a salad or a tradional chicken dinner. I'm wondering without making recipes and stuff where I'm going wrong and why I lost to start with then not anymore. I weighed 13 st 13lbs when i started got down to 13st 4 lbs now back up to 13st 6lbs. Can anyone help as I am stumped?

    Also my Sugar levels are very good.
     
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  2. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    are you counting the carbs in sausages and beans?

    Also, some of us also have to watch our fat intake otherwise we dont lose weight.
     
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  3. kevkevkev

    kevkevkev Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not but the confusing thing is I haven't changed how i eat but the weight stopped coming off?
     
  4. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Could be due to eating too much fat?
     
    #4 Listlad, Jul 1, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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  5. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    How much weight do you have to lose?
     
  6. kevkevkev

    kevkevkev Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I thought that was the point of LCHF?
     
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  7. kevkevkev

    kevkevkev Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Replace the Carbs with Fat?
     
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  8. kevkevkev

    kevkevkev Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    About a stone now
     
  9. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    It seems that you have to regulate the amount of fat you eat to regulate your weight.
     
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  10. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    true, you replace the amount of carbs you would eat with fats and protein. But not unlimited fat. Fat has twice the calorific value of carbs. Many find they can eat unlimited fats, others find that a much higher fat intake cn cause weight gain or the weight to stall.

    How are you counting and working out your food intake? How do you know how much carb, protein and fat you are eating?
     
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  11. kevkevkev

    kevkevkev Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't really I just "wing it" really ha. My Hba1c was 73 so I knew I had to do something about it and as far as my sugars go it's spot on, Maybe more salads and veg and less Fat is worth a try......... I eat lots of cheese and Nuts, maybe cut back on those
     
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  12. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    are you testing your blood before and 2 hours after meals to see thier effect on your blood sugars? Diabetes, even Type 2, is not something to wing and rely on 3-6 month blood tests. Daily fluctuations matter, especially if trying to low carb. How do you know you are low carbing if you are not counting carbs and tracking the results of meals?
     
  13. kevkevkev

    kevkevkev Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I test before food and 2 hours after eating and my sugars are usually between 5 and 7 my highest reading was 9.2 over the last 6 weeks so sugars and my Diabetes is back on track just the lack of weight loss is the problem
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I eat lots of cheese and nuts. But am still losing over a kilo a month. But we are all different.
     
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  15. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    All nuts are not created equal.. which nuts and how many are you having?
    Same with sausages.. you want to look for high meat content ones.. 97% pork are the best. Beans best avoided too mushrooms cooked in butter would be a better alternative?
     
  16. kevkevkev

    kevkevkev Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank You I will check the meat content and i mainly eat salted peanuts (not the best i know)
     
  17. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    A they're not even nuts...plus they are usually roasted in rubbish seed oils
    B they're kind of ok carb wise but very very easy to eat more than you should!
     
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  18. kevkevkev

    kevkevkev Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep soon as I open the pack I normally eat them all
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    "not losing Weight"

    hmm that might be a clue...
     
  20. kevkevkev

    kevkevkev Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Which Nuts would you recommend?
     
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