It’s time for Weightloss Wednesday! As of this morning I am at 239.3 lbs which means I am down 160.7 lbs so far. As awesome as that is, it’s a little frustrating that a few week after finally getting under 240, the weight loss has slowed to a crawl. I’m not 100% sure what is going on but I’ve decided to change things up a bit with my routine. Here’s what I will be doing for the next few weeks.
#1 I’m going to stop Intermittent Fasting. It was a crucial component of losing the last 10 lbs or so but maybe if I cycled it on and off, I would see more progress. I also noticed that I was eating much bigger lunches than might have been helpful after the fast. I’ll do this for the next week or so and see what happens.
#2 Getting back to exercising. After I stopped going to the gym, I haven’t been as dedicated to my workout regimens as I was. I wasn’t riding my bike as much and I stopped doing the other exercises. This is my fault and drives home how important building muscle is to improving insulin sensitivity and for using the calories consumed for something other than long term storage.
As important as a low carb diet has been to my weight loss journey so far, it might be time for me to realize that what got me this far might not be sufficient to get me where I need to go. I think that even though I have been very strict on a ketogenic diet, I may have just also been consuming too many total calories. It’s not uncommon for my dinner plate to have enough food for 2 or 3 people on it and I’ll eat every bite. As powerful as a LCHF diet can be, it’s entirely possible to eat too much food on any diet. In short, I am very bad at listening to my body and stopping when I’ve had enough.
So this is my plan for at least the next week. A much more concerted effort to limit my portion sizes and be more comfortable with eating enough food to be satiated but not so much that I feel “over full” if that is even a real thing. I guess check back next week to see how it goes!
How are you progressing? Let me know in the comments below!