I started back on the Fast800 two and a half weeks ago having lost over 2 stone a couple of years ago on it (and gained back sadly). Last time my weight loss was slow but consistent and I never plateaued. This time round I’ve lost 8.5lb in two and half weeks but now completely stalled for four days, and yes I know 8.5lb is amazing and I know all about plateaus and the science behind it (I’m a biochemist) but I have so much to lose (98lbs) and it feels very overwhelming and I can’t help feeling a bit despondent.
I literally have stuck to this by the letter, I’m combining it with TRE so having lunch at 1, dinner at around 7 and then nothing until 1 the next day (roughly 16:8). I’m not particularly hungry – that settled in the first few days, and I’m doing around 20-30g carbs a day, about 50-60g protein and fat it around 50% of my daily calorie intake. I’m using MFP to track my macros, am weighing everything, have not eaten any fruit except an apple as part of a salad (with a Greek yoghurt dressing as I know fruit should go with fat wherever possible). I am not eating any root veg, only above ground and I’m tracking this. Only having say 5 nuts, and only as part of a meal if I do. Drinking at least 2L plain water a day plus black tea/coffee and herbal tea with no milk. I’ve also upped my exercise significantly and am walking 5000 a day – I know this isn’t 10000 but I have a busy job (working from home at the moment) and I simply cannot fit 10000 in – this would take nearly 2 hours and I just don’t have the time. I also have joint problems and ME/CFS which make exercise extremely difficult to me and I’m very frightened of overdoing it and causing a relapse of my ME – just this weekend I had to spend most of Sunday in bed because I just felt completely rough and drained and I knew it was post exertional malaise from overdoing it.
I guess I’m just looking for a boost really to spur me over this plateau because I really feel like jacking it all in at the moment!!