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

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Joined: Aug 10
Posts: 553

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.
this damn tracker below hasn't been right in months! My current weight is 137!

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

Joined: Aug 10
Posts: 553

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.
this damn tracker below hasn't been right in months! My current weight is 137!