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Old 03-20-2016, 17:13   #1
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Default Lchf-- weight gain in first week?

I know the answer because I think I read it when trolling the site, but I need to be reassured that weight fluctuations are normal in carb detox -- right? 22 g carbs average; then 80% fat/ 15% protein. Only two pounds but I get nervous with numbers going upward.

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I know the answer because I think I read it when trolling the site, but I need to be reassured that weight fluctuations are normal in carb detox -- right? 22 g carbs average; then 80% fat/ 15% protein. Only two pounds but I get nervous with numbers going upward.
I'm not eating the macro proportions you are, but my weight over the past 48 hours has fluctuated between 152.8 and 156. Weight fluctuations, generally, are more typical than weighing the exact same amount every time you step on the scales.

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MACBARBIE...................Yep....weight fluctuations are perfectly normal....at all times, including when you are on LCHF! I have been on LCHF since May 2015, and although my goal was controlling blood sugar, I also saw a loss of 50lbs! 320lbs to 270 lbs. Still need to lose another 50, but sure glad about what I did lose.

My wife who is not diabetic but if following my eating LCHF has also lost about 15% of her starting weight. But day by day and even during the day she fluctuates by 2-4lbs. I can see a varience of 3-6 lbs per day, but I know most of that is water, not fat....so don't be so focused on weight.

if you really want to track you success, use a tape measure, I have lost 6" off my waste and my wife has lost a lot from around her rear end....happy we are

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If you can do it, I second the notion to use a tape measure instead of a scale to track progress. And avoid obsessively measuring every day.

The weight fluctuations are completely normal. Here's a bit of TMI, but I've found that just weighing myself before vs. after my morning poo made a difference on the scale. Which is silly, gross and really not measuring the right things obviously.

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Hi macbarbie. I commend you for your efforts. Eating LCHF is a challenge, but so rewarding. My problem was meal size and portion control issues. Once I settled for less food, my weight dropped significantly. Even eating the required percentage of fat, protein, carbs etc.

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Portion control is one of those terms from "traditional" dieting that can be misunderstood when being applied to following LCHF. LCHF portion control refers to knowing the carbs, proteins, and fats you are consuming daily as compared to you goals. In traditional dieting you focus on cups and caloric intake and in many traditional diets you actually starve your body to drop weight going lo/cal and no/low fat or no/low carb, etc. .

On LCHF because you are offsetting the carb drop with fat, your body has some adjusting to do, but you are not starving. Therefore after the initial transition, it is unusual to have hunger or cravings....which for me was the saving grace of LCHF!

It is recommended that we use some sort of food scale to weigh our meals as we start learning LCHF. Then using the nutritional data provided on the package or some website you convert the weight of your helping to carbs, fats, proteins. By doing that you can manage your consumption and mix of each element. Couple that with your 'Testing to your Meter' you can quickly learn what and how much you can eat and the total carb intake you are consuming (and fats, protein).

See page 70 in Blood Sugar 101 or in chapter 6 of the online version where they talk about Portion Size and how it applies to LCHF model...

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For most people, it doesn't take long for them to shed pounds immediately after going LCHF. For others, it's not so easy as that. Everyone's body is different.

My advice to people new to managing their BG with LCHF is to focus on BG control and not dwell of their weight. As a diabetic, BG levels are the most important thing. It may be that as you tweak your diet to get your BG down, you'll eventually find that your weight also goes down.

In my own struggle to lose weight, I found that increasing fats and decreasing protein helped a lot. I never dropped below my minimal protein needs, but I do have a tendency to want to eat a lot of meat.

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Portion control is one of those terms from "traditional" dieting that can be misunderstood when being applied to following LCHF.

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I find myself eating massive amounts of food to get that full feeling and it ends up to be too much of a good thing. So what is the correct terminology for me to use when stating "Portion Control'" when I tend to over eat to the extreme of bringing on Acid Reflux let's say. I'm over doing a good thing.

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I find myself eating massive amounts of food to get that full feeling and it ends up to be too much of a good thing.
I do the same thing. It seems my "full" indicator is delayed. Then, after about 30 mins to an hour later I feel way too full to be comfortable. And that's with eating slowly, too.

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I do the same thing. It seems my "full" indicator is delayed. Then, after about 30 mins to an hour later I feel way too full to be comfortable. And that's with eating slowly, too.
Same here VeeJay! I eat very slowly. I think there is something to it that we broke our full gauge indicator! Oh well, the older I get the more that falls apart, really!

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