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somehow I have gained 4lbs this week!

I drink my water, I dont go over 1500 cals, all my proportions are right and I exercise.

The scales are creeping up day by day and its really disheartening me. I haven't deviated once and I have been in ketosis the whole time.

I'm getting to the point where I have just had enough
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Rach, I know how disheartening a prolonged stall or gain can be when you think you're doing everything right. Believe me, I know! :rolleyes:

I also know that everyone says you don't need to worry about calories, but I have to ask if 1500 is enough of a deficit? I was startled to learn how much I was taking in every day. :eek:

Can you plug your details into BMR Calculator and then work out what your calorie intake should be using the Harris Benedict Equation link?

Other than that, are you using a tracker such as fitday or fatsecret to accurately track your intake?

Sorry for being so blunt, but I was amazed at how much over my calorie deficit I was before I started scrutinizing things. :eek:

The flipside of course is that you might have too much of a deficit for continued weight loss and your body's refusing to shed any more!
I am using fatsecret, and to be honest I am rarely hitting 1500, the most really is 1200!

I wouldnt usually panic but I have 3 weeks until I go back to uni and I really wanted to get another 7lbs off

I am going to up my exercise today, and restart the 30 day shred see if that helps a bit x
Best of luck with that Rachael, love. I hope it picks up for you soon.

I was getting all excited about an apparent loss, but it's creeping back up of course as the days go on.


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S: 11st0lb C: 11st5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 29.1 Loss: -0st5lb(-3.25%)
I have to admit as someone who only believed for 30 years that I could only lose weight on 8oo kcals, even when I was a SW consultant. I haven't counted my kcals once on this. It was hard at first. I haven't cooked with oil for years, let alone butter. I only ever had butter in the fridge at Christmas & used mustard instead of any kind off spread. Cheese was eaten then or on holiday (even then I would feel guilty!) & I can tell you the calories count of a meal just by looking a the plate :(

I was too scared to count them at first on this & now I don't care. I know I can lose weight on this (if I stay off they wine or cider-they do stall me ;)) I don't even follow Atkins, just try to keep my carbs under 20g.

I know your both struggling & everyone is different, but I think what I'm trying to say is try to trust this way of eating without getting too tied up with calories, it might not be helping.

I hope this doesn't sound preachy, I've been 3 stone heavier than this in the past so I'm not someone saying I've only got a couple of stone to lose & this change is easy. I've struggled all my life & changing to this way of eating was completely terrifying. I did it firstly to try to control IBS which has ended in an op. It did within days so I'm not ever tempted by bread or pasta or grains, I don't want to go back to that pain & missing out on things.

I's sure I would pass out if I started to count the calories I'm eating & if I kept cutting down it would affect my loss.

Hope you both find the answer.

All the best with your journey

Love Sharon xx
S: 25st0lb C: 13st1lb G: 13st1lb BMI: 24.1 Loss: 11st13lb(47.71%)
Yes, unless you are seriously stalling for weeks and weeks it's not about the calories.