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  • 4 days into PB and I have not lost a single pound, what is wrong with me?

    Hi you all,
    I am pretty new to the hole PB thing, I was introduced by a friends website and everything made a lot of sence to me-still does.

    I am a 37 year old female and way to heavy, I hit 250 pounds on a 5.6 foot frame. ( I am also German, so pls. excuse my English:-))

    I thought it would be very easy to change to PB, and I am actually not missing any carbs. I did not have any for the 4 days I am doing this. Also no dairy and almost no fruit. But I am doing something wrong, I think I am actually eating way to much. It really shocked me to see my calories that first day when I thought I had eaten a lot less than I usually do ( around 4000 calories that first day). I mean, I am not 250 pds. for no reason...

    Here is what my day looked like today, the last 2 days were a little higher in the fat:

    Calories
    2,604
    Fat (56%) Carbs (11%)
    Protein (32%) Alcohol (0%)

    Anyway, it seems to me that I am not eating right since I do not loose weight. Clearly cutting out the carbs is not enough, should have known itīs not that easy:-)

    Any ideas where I go wrong here? I appreciate the help,
    Vanessa
    5'6" female, 37 yo

    4/23/11: #250
    main goal right now is to loose weight and to have more energy

  • #2
    First of all, have patience.
    Second, tell us what exactly you're eating and how much.
    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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    • #3
      Could you tell us what exactly you are eating?

      I would have to agree with you, I think you may be eating too much. But why are you eating this amount? Are you still hungry?/carb flu? Keep in mind that it's only been four days so your food intake may regulate itself and decrease naturally over the next few days/weeks.

      Do you have any health problems?

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      • #4
        Hi Grumpy Caveman,
        I am trying to have patience, I really do. But reading all those incredible success stories I was hoping for some weight loss quick.

        Anyway, here is what I ate today:

        B: 2 eggs scrambled with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp worcester sauce, 1 zucchini, 5 mushrooms, 1 red bell pepper, 1 onion, 1/2 acocado, leek and 2 slices of ham.

        L: 1 leftover chicken breast with veggies cooked in coconut milk

        D: huge beef steak (14 oz) with 1 tbsp olive oil, asparagus ( l think about 10 strands) with olive oil and vinegar and cooked in 1 tbsp butter

        That is all, no snacks and only water to drink...

        Vanessa
        5'6" female, 37 yo

        4/23/11: #250
        main goal right now is to loose weight and to have more energy

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        • #5
          Hi Isamin,
          no health problems, besides being obese...
          5'6" female, 37 yo

          4/23/11: #250
          main goal right now is to loose weight and to have more energy

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          • #6
            Oh, and I feel pretty hungry at meal times. I think my calorie intake prior to PB must have been at least 4000 or more. I am truly ashamed...

            The first to days I ate veggies with a gravy of heavy cream and eggs cooked in that gravy and it seems to satisfy me longer...
            5'6" female, 37 yo

            4/23/11: #250
            main goal right now is to loose weight and to have more energy

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            • #7
              First of all, have patience.
              +1

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              • #8
                What did you use to calculate your calories? I have trouble believing that that came out to 2,604 calories. Seems like 1800 - 2000 at the most.
                You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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                • #9
                  I used fit day, I think it was recommended here...
                  5'6" female, 37 yo

                  4/23/11: #250
                  main goal right now is to loose weight and to have more energy

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                  • #10
                    The meat alone brings me to 1500, the olive oil to another 500...
                    5'6" female, 37 yo

                    4/23/11: #250
                    main goal right now is to loose weight and to have more energy

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by VanessaM View Post
                      The meat alone brings me to 1500, the olive oil to another 500...
                      So you are having about 6 Tbsp of olive oil per day? Just want to make sure you are calculating it correctly.

                      If you are going to track, you need to weigh out the food as well. 2,600 calories should be a deficit for you. It might take a few more weeks before you see anything. I gained 8 lbs in the first 2-3 months but lost a considerable amount of body fat.
                      People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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                      • #12
                        meat calories on tracking sites can be REALLY hit or miss b/c there is so much variation in fat even in the same cut of meat.

                        It's only been four days...any noticeable weight loss in only four days is going to be water weight which can go wildly up and down...I can gain or lose 10lbs in a week just by eating lots of carbs or by cutting carbs out and working out a lot.

                        Give it time. Focus on eating quality food to satiety. Get in some exercise. Make sleep a priority.
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                        • #13
                          I've been learning to have a bit of patience for myself too. It is hard especially when you want to SEE results right away. For immediate gratification results, pay attention to how you FEEL vs how you look or weigh. I did this in January, and it confirmed my belief in what the PB can do for me personally. Everyone has different reactions to switching to the lifestyle, so you have to experiment. If after a month you're not seeing results, change a little something about what you're doing. I didn't really see results in January as much as I would have liked, but I felt them. The biggies were way less bloating which made my clothes fit better; more energy, mental clarity at work, and overall just HAPPIER. Not just because I was proud of myself for doing so well, but I'm sure it was because I was giving my body what it's been craving for decades. I am no expert, and I have a long way to go, and unfortunately I did slip a bit the last couple of months, but I'm back on track, and taking it one moment at a time.

                          Plus if you're lift weights and building muscle at the same time you're losing fat, then it is likely the scale will ready a weight gain! For that very reason, I stay away from the scale and am paying attention to how I feel.

                          Just keep at it, and don't get discouraged or beat yourself up if you slip!

                          Good luck to you!
                          Last edited by zsadie; 04-25-2011, 11:43 AM.
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                          • #14
                            @Icarian, yep 4 tbsp of olive oil. Is that much? To me it does not feel like it is a lot, I am used to much more than that.

                            @Kennelmom, yes, I should sleep more:-)

                            @Zsadie,, you are right. I do feel better, actually. I`ve got a lot done today and I am not as tired.

                            I guess I just have to wait, bur I really wanted the "I lost 50 pounds in a day" result:-)

                            Vanessa
                            5'6" female, 37 yo

                            4/23/11: #250
                            main goal right now is to loose weight and to have more energy

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                            • #15
                              @Icarian, FitDay calculated 477 calories for 4tbsp of olive oil...
                              5'6" female, 37 yo

                              4/23/11: #250
                              main goal right now is to loose weight and to have more energy

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