I am 8 weeks into my low carb way of life. I have lost 5 kg (starting from 105kg, or 231lb) - not the avalach of fat loss the was fantising about, but 5kg closer to healthy.
I have known for about 15 yrs that I should not eat carbs - basically since I spent 6 months slogging it out at a gym every weekday morning, baffling the staff with my failure to drop a single dress size UNTILL I went Atkins and lost 2 dress sizes in 8 weeks. I got so much flack about my eating, esp. from my Dr., that I quit. I always felt that Atkins done the right way was a healthy way to eat, so I’m releived now that very low carb diets are more mainstream, and that these is so much more info & support available.
One thing that is new to me, and that I am currently doing Mon-Fri, is OMAD. OMAD has just been a natural progression for me, as my appetite and drive to eat is now so low in ketosis. I have never been a keen breakfaster and for years I have just had a meal replacement shake for breaky, so it was no biggie at all to replace with a BPC. I then found myself having to force mysef to eat dinner, which just didnt seem right. It made me feel a bit ill. OMAD just felt right so I’ve now been doing OMAD with about a 3 hr eating window for 5 weeks. I was doing 23:1 but just could not eat a days worth of nutrient in 1hr.
My weight loss has slowed (AKA stoppped) the last 3 weekly weigh-ins, and I’m wondering if it is because I’m doing OMAD. Perhaps I’m killing my metabolism? I recently read Michael Moseleys Fast 800, and it seems that killing metabolism with low calorie is a bit of a furfie based on bad studies. I have read other sites they suggest leaving OMAD for maintenance.
So, I’d be really keen to hear the thoughts and experiences of people on this forum.
And just to clafiy, while the slowdown on the scales is certainly disappointing, I am by no means at risk of derailing. My way of eating now is SO much better now that it was 9 weeks ago that my body has no choice but to shape up. I was a comfirmed snacker adrif in a sea of choc bars, chips, biscuits, etc. I’m still surronded by all these thing, mainly at work, but I now sail right past then without a thought of partaking. They have no hold on me anymore.
PS: I am female, 155cm tall (5:1), 49yrs.