How to halt weight loss
My enviable problem right now is that I cannot seem to stop losing weight.
I am 48yo, 5'4", 59kg (more or less, depending whose scales I use). I attend a weights class twice a week.
I started eating primal in June and rapidly reached my goal weight since I really only needed to lose a few kilos. I started out low carb, but for the last few months I have added starchy veges and fruit back into my meals.
Still my weight is dropping. It's gradual and I'm not too upset yet, but I was satisfied two kilos ago, and I would like to know that I can stop when I want to. I love everything else about this way of eating. The food is fanTAStic and my health is great.
I guess my problem is that it comes down to fine tuning and I'm not naturally that kind of person. I would rather just eat and be happy. And I mostly do.
I have been adding cheeseANDbacon to my omelettes, avocado and olive oil to my salads, sour cream and butter to my vegetables, and a milk drink in the evening. This afternoon I made a smoothy with cream and banana and berries.
I'm sure others will have experienced this, how did you cope? Any suggestions??
For the most part if you're eating until you're full and have plenty of energy, your body will stabilize at some point. That being said I just use my carb intake to control my body weight. More carbs=more weight [be it fat or muscle].
Of course you could just eat, sleep and workout until your heart is content and call it good, whatever the scale might say.
Oh Annie, I would so like to be where you are right now !!!!!- but alas - still a ways to go !!!!!
Yes, I know, it doesn't seem fair. But still...
You will get there, keep it up. And all the best for tomorrow.
The smoothies with heavy cream are a good way to add a ton of calories in a very easy and tasty fashion. I am in the same boat as you, although I am not bothered by losing the weight. I had a 2 week stretch where I only fasted 1 day and lifted one day, simply eating as much as I wanted of my normal food and I still lost 3 pounds.
It's not rocket science. Just eat more. Add calorically dense foods to your meals.
[QUOTE=Damiana;999657]It's not rocket science. Just eat more. Add calorically dense foods to your meals.[/QUOTE]
Well, yes. I am actively doing this.
Actually I suppose this issue could be called a perk of the primal diet since I do love to eat. It's just that I've never encountered having to make sure I eat enough.
I suggest adding more sweet potato and white potato. As you say, it's a nice problem to have!
Hey, I'm in the same boat as you, but I don't see it as a problem. Either eat more or let the pounds keep dropping--your body wants to keep shedding weight, who are you to tell it "no, you were supposed to stop 2 kg ago?"
Weight loss pretty much halts for me up around 75-85% fat, regardless of calories. And I am plenty full on fat. That is what my tracking has shown me.