Slow Or No Weight Loss Isn’t Time To Throw A Hissy Fit

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ May 4, 2007

Your weight and/or health is in dire need of help, so you decide to start livin’ la vida low-carb on the advice of a medical professional or even on your own. The first couple of weeks are going along well for you helping you lose weight and feel better than you have in a long time, but then WHAMMO BAMMO–SCREEEEECH!!!–the weight loss just suddenly stops on you.

At this point, you decide to throw your hands up in the air and say to yourself, “Why the heck should I keep doing this crappy diet if I can’t even lose weight?” Frustrated and discouraged, you stop this diet and start stuffing your mouth with carbs, carbs, and more carbs which puts the weight you lost back on your body and then some.

Stupid diets!

If that story is funny because it reminds you of yourself, then welcome to the club. We’ve all been there allowing mind games to take over where rationality has been thrown completely out the window. We know livin’ la vida low-carb is healthy for us and yet somehow we think the scale has to constantly show a loss or we think we’ve failed.

Rather than asking whether low-carb is working or if there is anything inherently “wrong” with us, the better question we should ask is, “What’s the alternative?” Think about it…if you weren’t eating a low-carb nutritional approach, then how would you be eating?

Low-fat? HA! Not on your life–I don’t like being hungry and irritable.

Vegan? Riiiiiiight! NOT!

Slim-Fast? Couldn’t stop pooping!

Lots of fruits and veggies? What makes THAT healthy? Don’t they fatten up pigs by feeding them that most prevalent of all vegetables known as corn? EWWWWW!

One of my readers presented this exact dilemma regarding her low-carb experience in an e-mail this week.

Click here to see what’s bugging this reader and my attempt to help her see the low-carb light.


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