Low Carb Q&A – What happens if I stop losing weight?
If you have been following a low carb way of eating for a decent amount of time inevitably you will hit what people in the weight loss business call a plateau. This is where you are doing everything right and you still aren’t losing weight. The first thing you need to understand is that this is 100% normal, your body is excellent at adapting to situations.
So the next logical question is how do we break these plateaus? There are a few things you can try. What I recommend is if you have been eating really low carb say 20 or less carbs be day, one evening with dinner eat half a baked sweet potato(keep other meals similar to what you have been eating), then the next day go back to your low carb way of eating for 3 days. On the fourth day eat 1/2 a sweet potato again, then go back to low carb eating.
This will “shock” your body and help things get moving again.
A second thing to look at is to carefully analyze what you are eating. Often times as we evolve in this way of eating you can end up eating the same food all the time, this can be good but if you are eating some fringe foods that maybe low carb but aren’t ideal for everyone this call stall out your weight loss. Another possibility is your snacks aren’t ideal, be sure to check out our 50 Low Carb Snack Ideas post.