How Much Sugar?

not losing weight

  • 25 Jan 2013 5:14 AM
    Message # 1188483
    Deleted user
    I have been sugar free now for well over 4 months, I have only lost 1kg and I am just so disappointed.  I have lost some puffiness and I do feel much better, but not losing much weight is depressing.  Has anyone else had this problem please?
  • 28 Jan 2013 8:08 PM
    Reply # 1191882 on 1188483
    Deleted user
    hi lyn 
    i'm in the same boat an have wondered if its because its only 5 or 6kg i need to lose, but have got to that stage that i dont really care anymore I can't and wont go back to dieting again, its like a switch has been turned off I'd much rather be eating no sugar an full fat an be over my recommended weight. Sorry if thats not really any help to you, I do feel smaller so have actually stopped weighing myself now as its really just another addiction, I just plan to try on those clothes that got bit tight to judge whats happening.
  • 07 Apr 2013 6:48 PM
    Reply # 1262536 on 1188483
    Deleted user
    Hi Lyn
    I too am struggling to lose weight. I have been off sugar since last September and nothing at all happened with the weight loss.
    I am guessing that it is the sudden intake of more fat but I am not eating as much so do not know if that is the problem. One thing though...for me it could be age as I am going through menopause. I went back to sugar in foods for a week that I was away thinking a break in routine might help but it did not...just gave me a craving back again that I had to get rid of again. Was nice though for a change.
    I never had sugar in tea and coffee or ate much things with sugar anyway so maybe the change was not great enough for a weight loss to start happening.
    It may help to track calories just for a week to see how much you are really consuming in that regard.
    Good luck.
  • 09 Apr 2013 12:50 AM
    Reply # 1263793 on 1188483
    Deleted user
    I had already started doing the liteneasy diet before discovering this way of life-it definitely made withdrawal easier but I hadn't lost a lot of weight on it because I was insulin resistant & in menopause. Now I'm doing both- liteneasy which is essentially calorie counting & portion control, as well as having kicked the fructose habit, the weight is literally dropping of. Maybe you are insulin resistant? I have not had any weight loss success before this in the twenty years I've been trying. I'm elated
  • 09 Apr 2013 12:54 AM
    Reply # 1263794 on 1188483
    Deleted user
    something else I read in a book talked about certain supplements that a body may need to lose weight that kick start when you are weight loss resistant. The book was by DR Phil seven things to control weight -it mentions e.g. magnesium, chromium & a few other things-you could look it up online
  • 09 Apr 2013 7:32 PM
    Reply # 1264554 on 1188483
    Deleted user
    Hi Lyn, I too have been a little frustrated with the weight loss.  At times it has felt like 2 steps forward and 1 step back.  This is however, the first time I have been able to cut out chocolate from my diet and not feel deprived.  I am doing more exercise and certainly feel better for cutting sugar out of my diet.  My first week I lost 2 kilos then the 2nd week my weight went up.  I have been sugar free for nearly 6 weeks now and have lost 4 kilos.  I have found the weight loss to be very up and down, even though I have stuck rigidly to the no sugar.  I have found that I just have to be strong through the times when my weight goes up for no reason.  May I suggest that you perhaps monitor some of your carbs, this may be affecting you weight loss, or if you are having too much high fat foods.  Good luck and I hope your weight loss kicks in soon.  I know some people will tell me to stay off the scales, but this is an addiction for another day 
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