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Weight Going Up

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Ian_Laye, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Ian_Laye

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

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    Hi, I've been eating roughly the same LCHF diet for the last couple of years and maintaining good BG levels but over the last 2 - 3 months I have gained nearly 2 stone, my diet hasn't changed and at the moment my BG levels are still good. I don't understand why my weight has gone up, my exercise level has remained constant, to which Smokey my Border Collie can testify lol. Any ideas?
     
  2. Moggely

    Moggely · Guest

    That is a mystery Ian, could you be eating extra maybe and not realizing it. Or maybe more fats as that is what i am doing to maintain my weight as i don't want to lose more. My dog loves the walk to in fact he demands it.:hilarious:. But your blood levels are good so maybe that's more important. I know no one wants to gain weight though.
     
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  3. MrsGruffy

    MrsGruffy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You've been at it a lot longer than me, but I started to gain on LCHF a couple of months ago too. I have started mixing in some extended fasting, which seems to have jolted me back to losing again. I do a couple of days a week of water fasting. Sounds like your body might be desperately trying to regain it's weight set point. Are you feeling cold and tired at all?
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    We have had some wacky weather just recently in the U.K.
     
  5. Safi

    Safi Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    That does seem an unusually high amount to gain with no major changes in routine @Ian_Laye ! If it were me I might visit the doctor for some blood tests. Do you feel well?

    EDIT: Just another thought - have you started any new medications?
     
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    Ian_Laye Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give the water fasting a try.
     
  8. Moggely

    Moggely · Guest

    Also low thyroid can make you gain weight, could you be tested for that. Over active thyroid"weight loss". Under active thyroid "weight gain".
     
  9. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I have reversed my diabetes in the almost two years since diagnosis, and find I need to be very careful these days as I am back in the putting on weight easily state which my doctor po pooed as gluttony and sloth.
    I eat only twice a day, and suspect that I eat small amounts compared to many people - 40 gm of carbs, a dessert of berries and cream twice or maybe three times a week, but not often - it is a healthy state for me, as it means that my insulin resistance has reduced, but it means two eggs rather than three for breakfast, and dinner on a tea plate. Cooking the eggs in olive oil, adding cheese and a tomato does increase them to a meal, but I don't eat again until evening.
    I do think that it is a good sign, but it can be annoying.
     
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