Yes, there will be stalls, and they are really, really frustrating, but they are not a cause for alarm, provided you stay within your low-carb protocol.
BUDGETMAW is right, the best thing to do is just hang in there and look at the bright side: The scale might not be cooperating, but your body is hard at work figuring things out.
During my active weight-loss phase, I was surprised to see how my body tended to "rearrange" itself, which was evident in the inches lost. The weight doesn't come off uniformly across all areas. Sometimes you lose more around the waist, other times it's the arms or legs that "shrink". Quite amazing how the body figures out how to stay "shapely".
I like to compare my body to my banker watching my savings accounts (body fat).
If the banker sees me spending recklessly (rapid weight loss), she will "freeze my accounts" for a while (stall). After doing some calculations how quickly I will run out of money at the current rate, she might then put me on an "allowance" (smaller weight losses each week).
After all, my banker does not know that I am not planning to irresponsibly squander my savings until there is none left. It's kind of a trust issue.
Right now, my body has put me on a spending moratorium, so to speak. After losing close to 60 pounds rather quickly, I have been on a plateau for an extended period of time, but I do still see changes in my body shape.
I have a feeling that my "banker" is topping me up with fluid to replace the fat I have been burning. Let's hope that I will see that "whoosh" anytime soon now!
Highest weight ever: 220 pounds
Followed the IP protocol with slight modifications from June to December 2012 and lost 58 pounds.
In Maintenance mode from December to July. Didn't re-introduce any of the carbs recommended by IP for Phase 4 and Maintenance. Increased fat intake and was able to maintain my weight.
Back on Phase 1 of IP to get to 140 pounds. Hitting some snags, though.
| current weight: 163.4