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MOM2SDA1 SparkPoints: (2,475)
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9/16/13 3:07 P

Congratulations on your initial success!

You don't mention whether you are exercising or not. If you are, you will gain weight as you build muscle. You also could be retaining water or not eating quite enough calories.

Make sure you are in the right calorie range, exercise moderately, drink water, focus on staying the course. Pay attention to how you feel and how your clothes feel, not what the scale says.

Be patient and you WILL see results!

BESTMENOW70 SparkPoints: (1,876)
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9/10/13 1:07 P

After a while of lower calorie and carbs your body decides it needs to conserve it's energy and your metabolism can slow. What works for me is to up my calories for one day now and then. Enjoy something you've been craving then get back to eating low cal. It sounds weird but then you start loosing again. It's worth a try and like I said it works great for me and I don't feel so deprived.

JIBBIE49 Posts: 56,733
9/8/13 1:39 A

Being down 9# is fantastic. I lose well on a low carb diet, too. I'd say to not eat more often than every five hours. Richard Bernstein M.D. in "The Diabetes Solution" says ALL obese people are Insulin Resistant and we should not spike our insulin levels by eating more often than every five hours. I got his book at the library and learned so much since I have Insulin Resistance. I don't want Type 2 diabetes, like 25 million people have. He says all obese people can benefit from taking Metformin to help with weight loss. He has great lectures on YouTube. He is 78 now and has had Type 1 diabetes since he was 12.

ANNIE633 SparkPoints: (6)
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9/7/13 11:50 A

Help!! I'm a 50 yr old woman that ways 231lbs I went on a low carb diet under 20 carbs a day and between 1300 and 1500 calories. I have been on it for approximately 2 weeks lost about 9 lbs and have stopped the scale says I have gained a pound!!! Whats going on?? Any suggestions

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