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My weight is stuck! Fed up.

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by keitjones, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. keitjones

    keitjones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all

    I was diagnosed 1st Jan 17. I cut out bread, pasta, rice. Sweet things processed foods. I lost 16lb. Since March my weight has fluctuated around 12st. I can not get the weight to fall any further.

    My bmi is 24.5.

    I run 5k twice a week, do weights at the gym and walk 10k steps 5 out of 7 days. I am active. If I believe my phone I am in the top 30% of active people in the UK. Yet my weight refuses to go down. As I say that is now 12 weeks.

    A friend of mine who is on the Olympic rowing team said that with all this activity i am adding muscle. And not to worry too much.

    My bg appears to be under control average 6 or hba1c 35.

    So what say you all?

    Do I need to worry and accept it. Or change something around to lose another 10 lbs?

    Thank you
     
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  2. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Hi there and welcome!! What did you replace those starchy carbs with?

    Some of us need to keep protein moderate or even saturated fat. Are your carbs low enough? Do you know how many you're eating?

    Carbs pack loads of pounds on for some of us. Dairy as well. Too many nuts too

    Are you on any meds?
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Rachox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    FullSizeRender.jpg I know BMI is not always so useful for athletes as they tend to have more muscle mass (hubby's a personal trainer!). But saying that your BMI of 24.5 is in the healthy zone anyway.
     
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  5. keitjones

    keitjones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kristin251, I am on 1 500mg metformin per day. I replaced them with fats, butter, cream, olive oil, coconut oil, salads, seeds, nuts and avacardo.lots of fish and chicken and vegetables not potatoes . Some fruit
     
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    keitjones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Rachox, my problem being any older man is my fat is all round my middle quite lean elsewhere. Of course fat round the middle is a cause of t2. My waist is 36in. So not too bad. Just want to shift a few more pounds get that T2 totally reversed
     
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    keitjones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Goonergal I will give that a go.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh right. The person who invents a diet which can target specific areas will be a millionaire very quickly!
     
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    MollyLarkins HCP · Member

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    You should eat more healthy food, this is the best solution! More time for sport![​IMG] :)
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Portion sizes do matter. Low carb higher fat is not an eat all you want of fat. Some find they need to eat low carb and moderate fat to lose weight or keep it stable
     
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    fati2 Prediabetes · Active Member

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    Blood sugar
    My morning reading is 7.3 is that good or bad after I had full fat yogurt and fruit yesterday eve
     
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    fati2 Prediabetes · Active Member

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    Sadly portion size matter no matter how low carb you are eating, I find it very difficult when eating with family.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    The simple fact is muscle weighs heavier than fat.
    Your hba1c is great so things are working well. Your bmi is great too.
    Continue as you are. Healthy bones, muscles and MIND. Is all anyone can aim for.

    Hopefully soon I'll be able to have your same dilemma. ;)
    Personally I'd vote for muscle over fat everytime.

    Remind me again why you want to weigh less?
     
  14. Sparrow456

    Sparrow456 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You are not alone - I have also stalled and just can't get it restarted. Lost 4 stone in the early days, but nothing for months. Keeping my exercise at home up, gym every week, cycling and walking. My hba1c was 36 at my last 2 test with the Nurse says is great. Most of my fat is around the stomach and my BMI has actually risen as I have lost 2 inches in height. The BIG thing for me is I FEEL WELL. I can do much more than when I was 4 stone heavier. I am enjoying my life much more and getting out and about. Stop worrying so much on the numbers, worry leads to stress and will only make you feel worse.
     
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    bobrobert Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Google for leptin. It decides what your ideal weight is and it probably decided it is 12st.
     
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    Many people on a low carb diet hit a weight loss plateau pretty fast. I have come across this many times, people in the gym, other people complaining on other forms etc.
     
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    here is a great article that explains this phenomenon- , maybe its time to refeed some carbs.

    http://www.tuitnutrition.com/2015/11/why-not-losing-weight-1.html

    What works for you at one point may not be what's suitable for you forever.

    We have seen this over and over again in the LCHF world. Listen, you know me. I’m not jumping ship here. I’m simply pointing out that there are an awful lot of accounts of people who had not had great success with LCHF, who mustered up the courage to add in more starch, along the lines of Perfect Health Diet, and they’re doing great.
     
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  18. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I developed a waist when not losing much weight at all.
    Initial weight loss when dying under the influence of Metformin and a statin was from arms and legs, after I stopped taking them and was able to get far enough away from the bathroom to do some exercise my waist shrank
    It was when I got my Hba1c down below diabetic levels that the change became most obvious.
     
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    sarah_chadwick Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I seem to have hit the same kind of plateau, it happended earlier in the year but then picked up again, but I will keep going with
    LCHF 5:2, i'm sure it will pick up again at some point (she say's with hope!!) well done on what you have done so far :)
     
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  20. Art Of Flowers

    Art Of Flowers I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 85 Kg when diagnosed with type 2 last October. Reduced carbs and my weight reduced to about 76 Kg in March. It plateaued there for several months until recently when I cut out breakfast or just ate a small piece of carrot with some hummus for breakfast. Since then it has started to gradually drop again and now I am down down to 73.8 Kg.
     
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