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ozrock1

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 08:34
I am curious to hear if anyone found that they are stuck at a certain weight and cannot lose any more weight. I dropped from 200lbs. to 188lbs. and have been stuck at this weight for quite some time.
eaikau

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 08:46
Yes I had the same problem. Went from 195 to 187 and couldn't break it. I solved this by eating more often. I now eat snacks (carrots, cucumber, celery) between meals. It seems to have boosted my metabolism.
mummydee

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 10:31
Ozrock1, I'm not sure what your eating plan is, sometimes you're low carb and sometimes not.

First I would re do your RDI , try this site, I find it to be much better than FS http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html as you lose weight you should be resetting it regularly.

Watch your sodium intake, I stick to about 1200 mgs a day and if I go higher it makes me retain, yes it's only 'liquid' weight but its there!

And speaking of liquid, another item that just might be holding you back is that one lovely glass of wine you have a night! I love mine too but the alcohol can slow your metabolism and the wine is full of sugars so maybe just for a week or two cut it out and see if that helps.

Congratulations to both of you on your weight loss so far!
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
corifeo

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 12:26
christinemarquez90 18 pound of what? Water weight or muscle and fat weight… and without much exercise this I have to know.

ozrock1

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 18:37
Hey everyone thanks for the advice and insight. Yes sometimes I stick to eating low carb, and sometimes not. I am very very busy and do the best I can. The one glass of wine is like a treat after dinner, and a long day, but mummydee I didn't really think about one glass of wine having much affect, but it very well might. I actually am drinking the last glass from the bottle right now, as the bottle is now empty. I just won't go to the liquor store now, so there won't be any in the house.

mummydee

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 18:57
I know ozrock1, I so enjoy getting home at night, kicking off my shoes/boots, losing the bra and getting into my comfy pants and pouring that glass of wine.. it's habit, it's hard to get out of and I've tried tea in a wine glass and nadda at all but wow, it's hard,.... however that being said, it works.... why , don't know, can't support with scientific studies etc. just that with us females, it sucks.
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
Irishgirl57

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Posted: 23 Mar 2014, 08:24
I was stalled for 4 months and for lent I gave up diet soda, my occasional vodka, and cream cheese. It worked. Not sure which one(s) was the culprit, but in the previous year I lost 75 lbs until the long stall. The less you have to lose, the harder it gets so you have to tweak. These items are often mentioned for stalls on low carb diets. I gave up wine in the beginning because it doesn't fit with low carb. Too many sugars. Vodka with diet soda occasionally didn't seem to stall me for that first year, but I think it is a problem now.
mummydee

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Posted: 23 Mar 2014, 09:14
Sometimes we just need to give ourselves a kick by eliminating something that might be stalling us. For me it was grains, I'm not gluten free and have not jumped on that bandwagon, but grains in any form bloat me, so getting rid of them has made a huge difference.

and don't forget to re set your RDI as you lose. going from 200 to 188 will mean your RDI will need to be adjusted.
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
Christina...

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Posted: 23 Mar 2014, 09:22
How does that work? Or I should have said, how does one figure that out?
mummydee

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Posted: 23 Mar 2014, 09:36
this is my fav site for calculating my RDI, FS is high so i don't use it.

http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
ozrock1

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Posted: 23 Mar 2014, 09:58
I have cut out wine, which does not make me a happy camper, but if it helps than so be it.
ozrock1

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Posted: 23 Mar 2014, 10:01
Thanks for posting the calculator mummydee. Wow. I am not regulated to 1290 calories a day. This should be interesting.
ozrock1

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Posted: 23 Mar 2014, 10:02
Meant to type now regulated, instead of not.



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