Hi all, Im still having success with the BSD plan. Since I said I wanted to lose a stone in 8 weeks I have manage 6lbs in 4, so still on track. Now I am fully back on the 800 cals I hope that it will be more than a stone.
Welcome to chocolatemonster. I think the problem you are having is you have already lost weight and this is your last 5 or 6 kilos which are always so difficult to get rid of. 2 reasons, your body is so used to being on a diet it isnt happy to let go of any weight. Sometimes you have to give it a shake up. Change the foods you eat, change the exercises you are doing – eat a bit less, exercise a bit more. Or just accept it is going to take you a bit longer. I always suggest it is counterproductive to make yourself miserable so trying to eat more might not be a good idea. You say you are on minimal carbs but it would be helpful to know what these carbs are. They might be just the wrong thing right now. Have a think about it.
The people you are comparing yourself with have maybe started the diet 20 or 30 kgs over their goal weight and it is not unusual for them to lose say 5 or 6 lbs in the first week, then 3 or 4 in second week, with it then slowing down and maybe having a short plateau at week 3. That is when they go off the diet because they dont think it is working. I have been doing the BSD for over 6 years and lost around 13 lbs in the first 8 week run, so not a big loser. 6 years on I am around 2 stone lighter than I was and now aiming for another stone before Christmas. I dont always stick to the calories strictly but, as a diabetic, I just dont eat simple carbs.
Stick with it and stick with us. There is always someone who has had the same problems/results/worries etc.