Not Losing Weight On Rflp. Help!
In a nutshell:
I started at 250 lbs. Lost 40 lbs. following low fat, high protein, low glycemic carb diet. Started Carbnite Sept. of 2012 to focus on losing just fat and retaining muscle.. Lost 10 lbs. in the the first 2 weeks. Stalled at 200 lbs. for an entire year following the protocol precisely! Made various tweaks to no avail. Had hormones checked and everything, no issues. After 1 year, I moved my carb refeed to once every two weeks instead of every week, lost 10 lbs in 3 weeks.
Continued to lose weight steadily about a rate of 2 lbs. per week. Shifted to Carb Back Loading (so about 80g of carbs 3x per week, the night before strength training) and continued to lose about 2 lb. per week.
Made it down to 175 lbs.!!!! My goal weight was 165! Woo hoo! Then life happened: Broke up with my fiance, had to have hernia surgery, got laid off. Diet went to hell (hello pizza, my friend!). Gained 25 lbs. Now sitting at about 205 lbs.
Ok, time to get back into the groove...so on April 1st went back to Carb Nite: BPC during the day, 8 hours of eating grassfed meats, pasture eggs, some veggies from Noon to 8 PM. Calories about 2000: 65% fat/35% protein.
It has been 5 months and I have not lost one freaking pound. I tried all kinds of tweaks, even going one entire month without any carbs. Then went to low carbs on Carb Nite, then went to high carbs, then low fat, high carbs. My carbs on Carbnite is rice, potatoes, and dextrose primarily, though I will have some ice cream at the end. The morning after Carbnite I weigh 205 lbs, the morning before Carbnite I weigh 203. And that has been the pattern for 5 full months. Strength training (stronglifts 5x5 3 days) with HIIT. Then switched to a walking regimen with bodyweight exercises for one full month. Still nothing.
So, I am like, screw this, I am going to a high intensity exercise plan (think Insanity) with a low fat, moderate carb diet. As I need to lose the 25 lbs.
One last effort before I abandon the keto/low carb lifestyle: RFLP. I had been afraid to try it before, so said let me see if I try it for 3 days if that will jump start things. I am now on day four and have only lost 0.5 lbs. One 1/2 pound. 8 ounces. Huh? I am giving myself until Sept. 1, but what gives. In all fairness, I had a Carbnite on Friday, about 450g of carbs and two intense HIIT sessions on Saturday and Sunday, so glycogen/water weight loss was probably not going to occur, but I thought something...