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Created on: 05/02/12 04:01 PM Views: 2026 Replies: 10
Can't lose any more weight...
Posted Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 4:01 PM

I too lost 10 lbs. the first time through 21 Days, but since then I have not lost any more weight. I have been through another 21 days and have not lost another pound...I maintained a vegan diet through another 3 weeks, and still no more weight loss, and now am going through 21 days again hoping to lose again, but not very hopeful as it seems like I am stuck and going to stay stuck-I have 20 lbs. more to lose. really could use some help. I don't cheat, and I am very consistent with the plan.

RE: Can't lose any more weight...
Posted Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Are you eating processed foods?
Foods high in added oils?
Sugar?

Many foods are vegan, but not necessarily weight-loss friendly.

Vikki ~

RE: Can't lose any more weight...
Posted Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 4:42 PM

No not at all in fact I took Dr. Popper's wellness 101 coarse on vegan lifestyle, and I follow everything exceptionally! I have been told I am diet resistant. I don't know why; maybe because I was an Atkins. advocate for many years until it stopped working. I am seriously stumped..

RE: Can't lose any more weight...
Posted Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Maybe Susan will chime in and offer some suggestions. I've never heard of "diet resistant."

Vikki ~

RE: Can't lose any more weight...
Posted Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Hi,

Check out this site and use the words maximum weight loss in the search area

http://www.drmcdougall.com/store_mwl.html

Dr. McDougall's wife Mary has articles as well as books on this. I too am resistant to weight loss. If I follow their guidelines on eliminating fat to the letter then I lose. A tiny slip and I maintain. Simple as that. I am about 23 pounds from my weight goal and if I slip with any nutbutters or a handful of nuts, avocado etc... my weight stays the same. If I am super careful I lose weight consistently.

Good luck and best wishes!
Kym

Always offer kindness and a soft word to the beings around you; You do not know their journey. Your words can be the hug they need or the shove that breaks them.

RE: Can't lose any more weight...
Posted Friday, May 4, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Oceandog wrote:

Hi,

Check out this site and use the words maximum weight loss in the search area

http://www.drmcdougall.com/store_mwl.html

Dr. McDougall's wife Mary has articles as well as books on this. I too am resistant to weight loss. If I follow their guidelines on eliminating fat to the letter then I lose. A tiny slip and I maintain. Simple as that. I am about 23 pounds from my weight goal and if I slip with any nutbutters or a handful of nuts, avocado etc... my weight stays the same. If I am super careful I lose weight consistently.

Good luck and best wishes!
Kym

Yes, I think it's an especially common problem for women who've had 2 or more kids. Something to do with a mother's body holding onto it's reserves in case the mother needs to nurse a baby in famine times.

Wash your back

RE: Can't lose any more weight...
Posted Friday, May 4, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I fit that description! Two kids...now a grandma of two!

Always offer kindness and a soft word to the beings around you; You do not know their journey. Your words can be the hug they need or the shove that breaks them.

RE: Can't lose any more weight...
Posted Friday, May 4, 2012 at 12:54 PM

That must be it, Kym. This biological mechanism.

I wonder if Amead falls into this category also.

Wash your back

RE: Can't lose any more weight...
Posted Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 12:57 AM

No just 1 biological child but 3 adopted-2, 4, and 10 mos.! You would think I would be thin from sheer exhaustion! I'm careful about fat and oil but will check out the site. I was thinking maybe need to cut portions-eat smaller beans and brown rice maybe more fresh vegs. Will let you know how it goes, but any suggestions are welcome. Thanks so much.

RE: Can't lose any more weight...
Posted Monday, May 7, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Amead702 wrote:

No just 1 biological child but 3 adopted-2, 4, and 10 mos.! You would think I would be thin from sheer exhaustion! I'm careful about fat and oil but will check out the site. I was thinking maybe need to cut portions-eat smaller beans and brown rice maybe more fresh vegs. Will let you know how it goes, but any suggestions are welcome. Thanks so much.

Yes, if you've gotten into a higher whole grains and legumes habit, then filling your plate with more veggies and a little less grain can help. I know that if I start falling into a more grain-based eating pattern (lots of brown rice, quinoa, whole grain pasta; less leafy greens and other non-starchy veggies) I do tend to hold onto pounds. I may not gain anything back but I don't lose as steadily either.

--Deb R

RE: Can't lose any more weight...
Posted Monday, May 7, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Are you exercising? Try training for a 1/2 marathon or something--it will force you to train and make you convert fat to muscle, which increases your metabolism.


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