Fat fast starts tomorrow,,,, sick of this plateau!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Well, I’m feeling frustrated. I’ve been staying on plan and exercising and I woke up yesterday to a half pound gain and today to a 1 pound gain. I touched 156 and here I am back at 158. My body refuses to leave this level even when I am careful what I eat and exercise. I’ve monitored my calories to make sure I’m eating enough and I’m eating about 1100-1200 per day. I think this is my dreaded pleateau. When I was in high school I regularly weighed 160 so it makes since my body is wanting to stop with the weight loss here. SO, the only thing I think I have left for this battle is a fat fast (and no, I don’t want to hear your opinions on it if you aren’t someone who has done low carb or don’t know the difference between diabetic ketosis or low carb ketosis). I thought about how and when to do it this morning and maybe starting the beginning of next week but I don’t think I can take any more days of disappointment. I did some preliminary research this morning and will continue on this afternoon but it is highly recommended for people in stalls or people just starting that can’t seem to get into ketosis. I’m starting tomorrow and I plan going through on Monday. Nothing sounds particularly appetizing and I don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen trying to make something great out of awful ingredients. I’ll keep it simples, cream cheese, macadamia nuts, and heavy cream for my daily cup of coffee. Sweet, simple, to the point. It’s only 4 days, but I predict them to be a long 4 days. I hope I can get my body jump started back into losing weight…. Anyone else do one? Advice?
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    Google Bulletproof Coffee, I have been drinking this for a while and it worked great.

    I had a time where I gained almost 10 pounds in 2 weeks and was not over eating plus really exercising and was miserable. I started drinking this in the morning and dropped almost 10 pounds in 4 days (but it did take about a week for the coffee to start working). Still trying to figure out why I gained so fast and how I lost so fast. I know I tend to under eat and drinking 300 calories of pure fat make sure that I get some easy calories in.

    Under eating and over exercising can cause issues too (see my blog for an article on this). That has been my issue for years.

    Good luck.
    1956 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/17/2013 3:43:26 PM
    I second Katie's advice. Not that the fat fast will do any harm, but if you're already in ketosis, it might not do any good either.

    Eat hearty and take a break from the exercise for a day. At worst, you've lost a day.
    1956 days ago
    You'll get no argument from me. For anyone else who might be tempted to argue with you:

    "Lipolysis cannot take place if there is a significant source of glucose. Since all carbohydrates and some protein convert to energy by way of glucose, eliminating almost everything but fat from the diet forces even the most resistant body into lipolysis. That explains the 90 percent dietary-fat component. Lowering the caloric intake accelerates the need to burn up body fat—thus the 1,000-calorie limit."

    Hope it gets you back in the game. Most people, once they blast past one of those set-point weights, get back to losing steadily. Hope you're one of those!
    1956 days ago
  • KATIE2247
    While I haven't gone the route you're considering, I do have another thought.

    I've plateaued a few times. When I do, I turn to my older brother aka Mr Fitness. His suggestion is almost always the same, and it has helped me along. Have you ever considered trying to "jolt" your system? Take a day, eat about 3,000 calories (or double what you normally would) and then jump back into your normal routine the following day? It's almost like it gives your metabolism a jump start as over time, with a lower caloric intake, your metabolism DOES slow down.

    Routinely eating minimal calories gives you really nowhere to go. My "goal" range is 1,200 - 1,550. I eat at the 1,500 mark so when I do plateau, I can lower my intake a little bit. If you're always on the low end, it really leaves you nowhere to go and your body truly goes into a starvation mode, retaining all of the nutrients you bring in, if your caloric intake is low.

    This is all purely food for thought, maybe you've tired going this route, maybe not. But it allows you to keep eating the foods you enjoy and is sometimes a more realistic approach.

    I hope you find what helps you through! You CAN do it! :)
    1956 days ago
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