Hoping other maintainers can help me with an issue I’m having-
I was already in maintenance, (6 years), when I started doing LCHF last month, on April 16. At the time my maintenance range was 130lbs-135lbs and I was at 137.8lbs. I was actually over 140lbs in January, but had buckled down and was intentionally reducing my calorie intake again, tracking on cronometer etc, and had lost a few pounds already when I decided to try LCHF for the first time. My goal doing this was to shake things up in maintenance, (I had hit a pretty big mental wall at that point), and then lose a few more pounds to get back in my maintenance range.
Fast forward to today and my morning weigh-in put me at 128lbs. I’m absolutely loving this woe but I can’t get my weight to stabilize and I can’t stop losing-my BMI this morning 20.7 and all sorts of red flags are going off-I’m a 40 year woman and this is a bit ridiculous now
Even with the reduced appetite from the changes to my diet I’m being intentional about eating and I’m also still snacking. I’m also averaging around 30g-90g net carbs, so not really even keto levels. And I know calories aren’t supposed to matter so much with this woe, but I tracked calories for over 6 years and doing the mental math I’m eating a lot more calories than what I was before I stared LCHF, (and I weighed more before, so I should need less calories now).
I’ve been reading a lot here about your body naturally settling, eating intuitively etc. And that all sounds lovely in theory. However, what happens when you’re eating to fullness, following your body’s cues and can’t get your weight to stabilize? I’d hate to have to add carbs back in, but this morning I amost made my old breakfast of sprouted whole grains bread with cheese, just to get some carbs/calories in. Instead I stuck to my new norm, coffee with half and half, which has almost no carbs and only 45 calories
Would love any input anyone can give me, thanks so much!
4o yr old female
5 ft, 6in
2019 weight-trend -14.8lbs from a mix of calorie tracking/reduction and then LCHF starting mid-April.