Yes, I Gained Weight On Low Carb

My dog Burger and I being lazy

As the title states I have officially gained weight on low carb and I am not happy at all about this. I began looking very closely at any day to day changes I have made, I looked back at pictures and realized this may have happened long before I just started noticing it now. Its warmer so I'm wearing clothes that I can see more with, I am not happy with what I am seeing. So what the heck happened? What changed?

Novemember 2013 I started doing bulletproof coffee in the morning, I began intermittent fasting until 2pm with the consumption of bulletproof coffee for breakfast and finishing it slowly in the mid morning. I was stoked on finding this idea for breakfast because well....I get lazy in the morning and I loved the easy alternative to breakfast. I thought it was doing wonders for me...but apparently I was wrong.

I was having 3 tablespoons coconut oil and 3 tablespoons kerrygold grassfed butter in the morning with my coffee. I had great energy and I felt good, but I think the unexpected happened....I didn't burn all of the fat I was consuming as energy and I started gaining weight.

Yes the combination of all of this caused me to gain weight. Shorts that were loose are now tight and cellulite I had mildly is now rearing its ugly head and is full blown. No, not happy at all.

So what am I going to do about all this?

I thought to myself, maybe low carb just isnt for me anymore? Maybe I hit a plateau? Maybe I damaged my metabolism?

But before I throw a towel in on the thing that has changed my life I decided to look closely at what makes low carb work so well.

What does make low carb work so well?

Maybe its just a short lived fad diet that the body does drop initial weight but its unable to keep it off?

Bye bye bulletproof coffee breakfasts.

I think I need to switch this diet up. Low carb/Keto is not the long term diet I thought it was.

Until next time.....

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  1. I know that struggle :( I recently amped up my protein intake by using All-Pro Science Complete protein. Have you tried it? Almond milk and the strawberry are a match made in heaven. I think the link is allproscience.com (yep that is it).

    Keep it up girl! You got this.

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    1. Thanks sweet pea! I just now saw this! (can you see how often i'm on here...yikes!) I finally got this under control...finally! Almond milk and strawberry are amazing, yum! Check out my newest update: http://www.richmindemptypocket.com/2014/09/update-weight-loss-simplification.html

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  2. In my case, it was all the contrary. I upped my protein intake, and started doing 30g of whey protein isolate shakes in the morning, and then my usual high protein, moderate fat daily intake, and I added about 15lbs in 3 months. Mind you, that while I was on SCD, a good ole cheat day would bulk me up 10-12 lbs, but mostly in water. Now, I'm experimenting with full-on keto, trying to hit 85% in daily fat macros, and I feel SOOOO much better. I've lost about 8lbs in 2 weeks, but it might be from water. I'll report my results after 6-8 weeks.

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    1. Hey Christian, I just saw this as well! I've been slacking on this poor site. I finally got a hang of my weight gain. Check out my update here: http://www.richmindemptypocket.com/2014/09/update-weight-loss-simplification.html

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