Why did my weightloss stop

Answered on February 19, 2014
Created February 19, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I was doing really well on weightloss for the first twenty pounds and now I don't seem to be loosing but I am still as struck as before , is this common ?



on February 19, 2014
at 08:12 PM

I am 5 10 230 lbs and I stay active all day as I am a mom of six I excersise basically only by walking around our park trail I eat grilled or baked meats usually chicken or fish lots of veggies one or two salads a day at least and I drink a half gallon of unsweetened green tea daily ..


on February 19, 2014
at 08:08 PM

Further details such as current weight/height, dietary intake, and other habits like exercise would be helpful.

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on February 19, 2014
at 10:52 PM

I have 3 guesses: 1. not enough calories. If you're semi-starving yourself, your body goes into survival mode and holds onto everything it has.

2. too much protein without the fat to go with it. Excess protein can be converted to glucose.

3. Sleep issues. If you're either not sleeping enough or sleeping with too much light, that could be detrimental to weight loss. Robb Wolf even suggests that waking up with an alarm clock could hinder weight loss.


on February 19, 2014
at 09:34 PM

I can't seem to find any flaws in what you're eating by your short description, but I suspect there is something else missing here. Meat, fish, chicken and veggies are all fine and good but then again you could be eating 2 pounds of baked potatoes with a pound of sirloin steak everyday and still fit into that description, in which case you would definitely be stalling. We need more information. All I can say right now is, if you're getting the bulk of your calories from either protein or carbs, you should reconsider your strategy and change your eating plan.

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on February 19, 2014
at 08:56 PM

Either you are eating too many calories or have cut back too much and your body is in starvation mode. How many calories are you taking in, if you don't know, start tracking them for a week. People usually underestimate how much they are eating. It is pretty common to get stuck at a plateau and losing a quick 20 is usually pretty easy when you have a lot to lose. I lost my first twenty in a short period and then took 2 years to drop the other 50+. This makes the loss a sustainable one - so keep at it !!

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