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Just cant start!

#1
Hi Guys,

I tried LT a few months back and lasted 2 days then felt a little dizzy when I got up from sitting down so that was my first excuse to cave in which I did! :(

So I thought ok, new year new start I will try it again(yesterday). Had my shake in the morning but come the evening I just caved in again from hunger.

Whats most disappointing is the fact my wife was on this for 8 weeks(lost 4 st) and has now gone back onto it without any issue yet I cant do it!! WHY ???!?!?

Please someone give me some advice on this as I desperately need to lose weight for health reasons more than anything else.

I feel so weak! :mad:
 
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#2
Did you try FibreClear in coffee/tea when the hunger struck? It's a soluble fibre which is allowed on the diet, which helps to fill you up. You can get it from your pharmacist. I used it in the first few days when the hunger struck but you shouldn't have more than two teaspoons a day, according to the directions. I used to have it mid morning and late afternoon in a coffee. It's useful to have ongoing too while doing LT as it helps with the old bowel movements! You said you had your shake in the morning - when did you have your second/third shakes? Maybe you're leaving it too long between shakes. I know some people on here go all day and have all their LT options in the evening. I couldn't survive doing that. I have mine around 9.30am, 2pm and 7.30pm with coffee and FibreClear around 11.30am and 4.30pm. Other than that, I can only say that you have to drink your water and fight through the hunger pangs for the first few days until ketosis kicks in. I guess it's about deciding how important your health is to you. Good luck.
 
#3
Quoted from post by ChocChic

Hally I know exactly how you feel!! I am on day 8 now and starting to feel a bit better, days 1-3 were fine for me, yeah I was hungry but I managed to push through. Days 4-7 were sheer hell, I felt so ill and weak and desperately hungry and totally miserable. I was really feeling sorry for myself and how I managed to get through it I don't know, I think this site was my saviour as there were some wonderful people helping me to keep on going. Today I'm feeling much better and I lost 8lb in my first week which I'm more than happy with.

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I came across the above in another thread. As you can see, your experience isn't unique. You've just got to get through the first few days and things will improve.
 
#4
Wow thanks to the second comment, I never knew about FibreClear, I'll have to pick some up :) Hope you get back on it :-D Frankie
 
#5
Hi JayUK,

I know how your feeling believe me. I am on day 8 at the minute and for the past 24 hours i could eat the scraps in the bin I am that hungry :eek:. I think you just need to really focus on what you are wishing to achieve long term and keep reminding yourself why you are doing this, it really helps. I miss the social interaction alot, it is actually amazing how much time we spend eating and drinking/cooking during the day. Its funny when all you have to do is just open and packet and mix it with water and Hey presto over in 2 minutes.:wave_cry:

The best saviour I feel is when you think you need to eat and badly!!! go and take a look in the mirror and tell yourself is that what I want to see in 2 months time, if not put the food back into the fridge. The great bonus you have is your partner is right there with you for support, I have to look at mine stuffing his face every evening with Currys, indians etc :)

Give it your best shot, you deserve to look good.;)
and remember it wont take long before you see the results unlike other diets.
xx
 
#7
First it IS tough but I find its tougher in the first few days, I think your body adjusts and after a few days and ketosis you will start to feel a lot better.
I'm only on my 4th day (but i've done it before) and first 2 and a half days were very hard, now just hard!:) But seriously It does get easier, maybe say to yourself 'I'm only going to do this for 1 week. Dont think of the 'long journey'. I think this will help as after 1 week you will have mostly adjusted to the new regime, you should feel better and of course have a great weigh in to inspire you.
 
#8
I'm in week 2 and suddenly finding it very hard again. By the end of last week, I seemed to have my energy back and it motivated me and kept me going! But yesterday and today, while I have energy, my motivation isn't as good. I'm not stuggling to the point where I'm in danger of giving up, I just don't have the same feelings as last weekend! I have a WI on Friday and I hope I get good results there - because I do know its those good results that motivate for another week.
 


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