Group Forum: Fasting but still not losing or slow loss?

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Joined: Aug 10
Posts: 657

Posted: 06 Jun 2013, 09:02
Since starting the 5:2 plan I've really enjoyed some nice losses but I've known others who are doing this and they didn't see a loss or not as much. Since hitting my 40's I have noticed a slowed metabolism (I never used to have a problem shedding the few pounds I put on over winter). It seems to be getting harder and harder. A friend and I were talking and wondered if our hormones were playing a role in our inability to lose weight so it got me researching the topic.

I then found this episode of Dr. Oz where this woman recommends that everyone add hormonal balance to their weight loss goals. I started her tips around the same time I started the 5:2 and wonder if this has given me an improved metabolism.

Supplements I added which supposedly help with body inflammation:

-Super Primrose Oil
-Fish Oil
-Vitamin D (I heard this is a hormone not a vitamin)

Again, I'm not sure what clicked but I thought it doesn't hurt to share this information. I'd be curious to know if anyone else has any thoughts on this or are doing something different.

Joined: Dec 12
Posts: 22

Posted: 14 Jun 2013, 09:19
I might need to give this a try, Im only 27 but I know things are about to start slowing down. I know that losses have slowed or even plateaued.. not sure if it is because of how much I work out or what but it's annoying

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Posts: 657

Posted: 11 Jul 2013, 08:41
Here's an article I just found that sort of nicely summarizes each hormone and how to eat to maximize their benefit. I still believe you need to run a calorie deficit but by doing some of these tips, I think it's got my body running more efficiently as I still continue to lose weight each week.