I did this diet a couple of years ago and had excellent results, and then the weight crept back on for various reasons including starting HRT (I know that’s supposed to be a myth but every woman I’ve talked to, including the HRT nurse has had HRT weight gain).
I started again on Monday 27 January, lost 5lb in four days then plateaued, then today I’ve put on 1.5lbs. I’ve lost virtually nothing round my hips or waist and my blood sugar has only gone down by a fraction. I’m sticking to 800 calories a day tracked by Cronometer. I’m not gaining muscle mass as I have PoTS and have to strictly limit my exercise as my body can’t cope with anything strenuous (but I’m still active with over 5000 steps a day and planking). My daily carbs rarely go above 50g. I’ve drunk 2l-3l of water a day for the last 20 years so I don’t think it’s water retention. I’m not constipated. I’m a dairy free, gluten free vegetarian (and have been for 25 years).
Any clues on how shift the weight? Last time I dropped 10lbs in 10 days then plateaued for three weeks before reducing my net carbs to 50g or below.
Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks!