In ketosis so why pounds on?

Discussion in 'Atkins Diet' started by minxie, 21 April 2011 Social URL.

Post New ThreadFind New
  1. minxie

    minxie One day at a time!

    Posts:
    870
    Likes Received:
    29
    Start Weight:
    15st3lb
    Current Weight:
    14st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8lb(3.76%)
    Diet:
    Low carbs
    Hello I'm Minxie and I'm addicted to scale hopping;)

    Does anyone know why, after a great loss last week, and despite still being in ketosis and drinking all my water, the pounds are going back on again? :cry:

    I'm afraid I weigh every day and while last week they went down each day this week they are creeping back up - 3lbs back on:eek:

    Where can I be going wrong? I thought if you were in ketosis then the weight had to be coming off right?

    Anyone else had this happen or any clue as to what's happening - btw it's not totm.

    Help!!
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

    Posts:
    27,825
    Likes Received:
    249
    Start Weight:
    25st0lb
    Current Weight:
    13st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    13st1lb
    Lost(%):
    11st13lb(47.71%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Atkins Maintenance
    how do you know you're in ketosis, because as you say if you are you should be losing or at least STS Minxie, are you having carb creep maybe
     
  4. minxie

    minxie One day at a time!

    Posts:
    870
    Likes Received:
    29
    Start Weight:
    15st3lb
    Current Weight:
    14st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8lb(3.76%)
    Diet:
    Low carbs
    Hi Jim, I've used testing sticks to check and they are def coming up quite dark purple (and they are in date, used ones on the ward at work). This is why I'm so puzzled - I have done everything exactly as the same as last week and have been so good avoiding all temptation such as chocs, cakes etc at work - I'm proud of myself for managing that but disappointed that the results are not there this week:(

    I do have 2 cups of normal tea a day but also did this last week so don't think it can be that......

    Yesterday I ate

    B: 2 eggs, gammon steak, mushrooms
    L: gammon, cauliflower and leeks in a little cheese sauce made with cheddar and marscapone
    D: prawn cocktail with half an avocado and a little lettuce, half a dozen small meatballs (about 3g carbs)
    Snacks: small pkt of peanuts (less than 6 carbs for the packet)
    small pkt chicken snack things (practically no carbs)
    matchbox sized piece of cheddar

    Drank about 3litres of water, 2 cups tea, 1 cup decaff coffee

    Am I having too many snacks? Don't normally have so much processed food but was at work and forgot to take snack with me so had to rely on the hospital shop.
     
  5. Leanne1

    Leanne1 Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,398
    Likes Received:
    5
    Start Weight:
    14st10lb
    Current Weight:
    13st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st3lb(8.25%)
    Diet:
    Low carb
    The same happened to me early on. I cut the cheese and salt and started losing again. I read somewhere that salty snacks cause water retention so maybe those peanuts? Cheese stalls me I find.
     
  6. LVLLM

    LVLLM Gold Member

    Posts:
    21,060
    Likes Received:
    65
    Current Weight:
    11st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Diet:
    Carb Cycling
    yes maybe water retention. I have those scales with water on so i know if its that x
     
  7. rosebug

    rosebug Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,347
    Likes Received:
    21
    Start Weight:
    14st10lb
    Current Weight:
    13st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7lb
    Lost(%):
    1st10lb(11.65%)
    Diet:
    Atkins
    It will be water fluctuation. I don't weigh daily but every few days and my weight goes up as well as down over the course of the week but - usually - ends up lower by the end of it. Drink loads, stay off things like Atkins bars (guaranteed to make me show a gain) and salty foods. You'll be ok.
     
  8. Weaver78

    Weaver78 Full Member

    Posts:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Agree with Rose :)
     
  9. minxie

    minxie One day at a time!

    Posts:
    870
    Likes Received:
    29
    Start Weight:
    15st3lb
    Current Weight:
    14st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8lb(3.76%)
    Diet:
    Low carbs
    Thanks everyone - I'll cut out peanuts, reduce cheese, increase water and see what happens! Don't want to give up as I really like eating this way as it enables me to socialise:)
     
  10. andi

    andi Bye bye bellies!!!

    Posts:
    824
    Likes Received:
    29
    Diet:
    JUDD
    Hi Minxie

    Snap! Im the same - 7lbs off and 2 back on as of yesterday and im in ketosis. It totm for me so im putting it down to that. Despite what I have said im back on those scales .....I have to try harder because it really de-motivates me. I was wondering if I was eating a bit too much?? I will have an official weigh in again on Monday and see how its been.

    Andi x
     
  11. Crazybecky5

    Crazybecky5 Green tea advocate!!

    Posts:
    509
    Likes Received:
    5
    Start Weight:
    18st7lb
    Current Weight:
    15st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    13st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st7lb(18.92%)
    Diet:
    Atkins/Low Carb
    Same thing happened to me - stick in there, it will start to come off :) I've been loosing a steady 1lb a week and it soon adds up! Good luck!!
     
  12. minxie

    minxie One day at a time!

    Posts:
    870
    Likes Received:
    29
    Start Weight:
    15st3lb
    Current Weight:
    14st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8lb(3.76%)
    Diet:
    Low carbs
    Thanks again! Today the scales are back to where they were on weigh-in day and still have time to lose before weigh in on Sunday morning. Fingers firmly crossed and I'm still sticking with it and not been disheartened by gain......what I have realised is that I need to stick with something long term - it's no good just jumping from one diet to another and not giving any of them sufficient time to show real results. Have managed to be out and about, eat out and avoid all sugar laden goodies (or perhaps they're baddies;))

    Have a great day everyone.
     
  13. andi

    andi Bye bye bellies!!!

    Posts:
    824
    Likes Received:
    29
    Diet:
    JUDD
    Hi Minxie
    Me too lol! I weigh in on Monday so fingers crossed for a loss for you and me. Im eating out this weekend - what did you have? I think I might stick to the steak and salad.

    Have a great day.

    Andi x
     
  14. Jools

    Jools Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,749
    Likes Received:
    19
    Start Weight:
    16st8.0lb
    Current Weight:
    16st8.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    I lost 8 in the first week, 2 in the second then so far I've STS for the last two weeks. Weigh in tomorrow so we shall see

    Xx
     
  15. andi

    andi Bye bye bellies!!!

    Posts:
    824
    Likes Received:
    29
    Diet:
    JUDD
    Good Luck Jools! Fingers crossed for you.

    Andi x
     
  16. mustdoit

    mustdoit susan

    Posts:
    1,941
    Likes Received:
    87
    Diet:
    atkins
    and the result of weigh in ............................. Jools xx
     
  17. Jools

    Jools Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,749
    Likes Received:
    19
    Start Weight:
    16st8.0lb
    Current Weight:
    16st8.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Bladdy stayed the same for the third week running ....

    Xx
     
  18. marsad

    marsad Full Member

    Posts:
    73
    Likes Received:
    1
    Diet:
    Atkins
    Daft question to the knowledgeable folks on here but I get confused. I understand that even though you are in ketosis you might not lose weight but can you be in ketosis and put on weight?
    Thanks in anticipation: )
     
  19. rosebug

    rosebug Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,347
    Likes Received:
    21
    Start Weight:
    14st10lb
    Current Weight:
    13st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7lb
    Lost(%):
    1st10lb(11.65%)
    Diet:
    Atkins
    I'm no scientist but I would imagine you can in certain situations. Some things can certainly stall you in ketosis and eating too much of those foods could make you gain. Also if you're drinking or eating polyols, the body burns off alcohol stores before it burns fat, so if you're in an alcohol burning state for too long I'd imagine you can put on fat.

    Most gains shown in ketosis though are false gains - just water weight.
     
  20. marsad

    marsad Full Member

    Posts:
    73
    Likes Received:
    1
    Diet:
    Atkins
    Thanks Rose.
    I don't use scales but I do use kitostix to check if I am in Kitosis. It occurred to me that I am putting as much faith in the stix as others have in the scales and I could be living in false hope.
     
  21. girlygirl1

    girlygirl1 Banned

    Posts:
    1,964
    Likes Received:
    38
    I would say from personal experience yes indeed you can put on weight whilst in ketosis! You might be accidentally taking in too much food for your body - and I emphasise, your body. We are all different.

    I can't eat large quantities of anything, however low carb and virtuous, without seeing an unfortunate result on the scales.

    On the Atkins Community site this subject often comes up and they say that if you are not losing despite moderate amounts and following the rules then it may be time - their words - to 'get real' about calories.

    Sometimes it is the balance of food that is wrong and needs adjusting as well as the type of food as many can stall badly or cause gain.

    Good luck experimenting!
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...