More protein...that's my suggestion..
I'm hesitant to call 6 days a plateau....your body has to stop and adjust now and then...but if you think you should do something I would up the calories with more protein..
I wouldnt cheat.. I would do as much excercise as possible.. if you cant work out as much as you use too then thats ok dont beat yourself up. I honestly wouldnt add anything BUT maybe if you eat a bar try taking those out and replace with something else and see what happens...
Hey Sammy -.
I thought OK, I will mix it up a bit and eat a little bit more ... try some more carbs ... which turned into ... ok just a little bit more etc etc etc ... well here I am almost two weeks later trying to get that sweet taste back in my mouth! It's coming back but I have lost a few weeks, as you can see from my +2. So I wouldn't recommend kicking yourself out of ket.
(Little chicken bites from the grill in a ziploc baggie in fridge...right there ready to snack on when I open the fridge.) This seemed to really help and didn't disturb my ket. I wouldn't get too worried about the six days. You have done GREAT!! so far. You know you are getting close to goal and as that happens the weight loss slows..
Hope this helps you a little bit!.
Oh yeah...another thought...if you are thinking about the carbs/cheats (and have been for awhile) and ALSO have been craving them...RUN FOREST RUN...from any off plan carbs. If you get a little taste bad things can happen to good intentions..
All the best,.
Your body will get used to the same amount of calories and carbs week after week. Try upping your cals to the mis 900's and keep your carbs to low end of the scale. Every time my weight starts to stall, I use this technique and I have yet to hit a (enter P word here). I have been on Medifast since Dec 9th...
Thanks guys. I knew I was lossing my mind and you guys would help bring me back to earth.
I will try to up my protein a bit and vary my calories. I do tend to stick in the same range..
Who knows the scale may be kind to me come monday, as I over slept most of yesterday and didnt get in my L&G (I know very very bad, but I slept all day long). This morning the scale was down almost a lb!.
I will have all 5 and my L&G today and get up for my morning run tomorrow. Hopefully the stall will have ended.
I honestly dont know how people can stand to go weeks without the scale moving. I need to pick up some mental defenses so if it happens to me I will be prepared for it.
I'm still slightly surprised how bad it affected me to not see the scale move for only 6 days..
I never did measure. Perhaps it's time..
Thanks again for all the support. You're advice is much appreciated...
Oh boy how you would hate my body. It's normal routine is to lose ONLY on Friday or Saturday. Otherwise...I'm the same all the time. Ugh!.
Hang in there Sammy! One highlight I picked up on from your post is you probably dipped into Starvation mode when you missed your L&G. This may be the reason things stopped for a bit.
Adding some variation to your calories & protien should be a great way to get right back on to your normal.
Hang in there!..
Ok I'm a big fat idiot. today was weigh in day and I was down 2.6 lbs.
I was completely stressing for no reason. I'm actually kind of suprised at myself b/c I really let it get to me. This coming from the same person who didnt even weigh in for the first month..
I never would have thought I would have lost this much so fast. I'm thrilled!.
I guess I just needed a little grounding (thanks guys )..
I am so happy that you didnt' try the planned cheat!.
We are all so darn WIERD about that scale aren't we.
Thanks! Me too.
I think I was just looking for an excuse really. I have seriously been craving for the last few days.
I went to sleep last night thinking about cheese fries and bacon cheese burgers. What is wrong with me??.
I'm going to try and up my calories just a bit as I have been staying on the really low side since I started Medifast (usually 815-825 calories a day). With my increased activity my body may very well be actually hungry!! Imagine that??..
It's definitely time to measure!!! Especially because you've been lifting weights etc....
I agree with all the above comments...if you need to up your calories...do it with protein, not carbs...so you can stay in ketosis...and in control..
Also...remember that muscle weighs more than fat. So...you may be burning fat and building muscle. Which means the scale may not be moving...but your body will still be shrinking and becoming tighter..
So yes...measuring may help you...during the weeks when you're not losing pounds...you may find that you're still losing inches..
Keep up the good work...you can do it!.
Smiles - Wendy..