Low carbs can be effective in losing weight, but why do people stop losing before reaching their goal?

You can lose a lot during the 1st week or so because most of the loss is water loss. Other reasons can be:

*Too many carbs: Go to calculator.net/carbohydrate-calculator for your specifics.

*Too much fruit: Berries are okay at breakfast or as dessert. For some people, the sugar and fructose are too much. While berries are packed with antioxidants and nutrients, they are not your friends if you are overweight and trying to lose.

*Dairy: While full of protein and calcium, it also has approximately 5% carbs. Butter is fine and won’t spike your insulin.

*Nuts: Very easy to overeat. Cashews have highest carbs (20%). Make sure the nuts don’t include dried fruit. Trail mixes are the worst. Walnuts, pecans, Macadamia, and hazelnuts are lowest in carbs.

*Not enough good fats: Avocados, olive oil, and coconut oil keep your appetite under control.

*Too many sweeteners (i.e., artificial, honey, agave, nectars): Get off the sugars. They affect appetite and trick you into thinking you can eat more if there is no real sugar in a recipe. Ditch the diet sodas.

*Fake Foods: avoid or limit low-carb products like protein bars, low-carb breads, and sugar-free chocolate.

*Cheating: With even “small cheats” your system enters a “fight or flight” scenario and slows weight loss.

*Too many calories: They DO matter at day’s end. *You may have an issue with some medicines. Talk to your doctor. Some meds will tend to cause weight gain.

Healthy weight loss takes time. Don’t have unrealistic expectations. Be patient! Everyone is different. This is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. One that can be won with steady and consistent methods that work for you. Also remember, healthy exercise is also a key component of this process. Talk to your doctor before beginning any exercise regimen.

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