I started induction 12 days ago, and I have been logging my food on fitday.com... However, I am not losing ANY weight! I have actually GAINED about 3 lbs!! It's not that I lost to begin with, then gained, I NEVER LOST ANY WEIGHT. I even purchased Ketostix to see if that was the problem, but they only read "trace amount" after 12 days. I know I am getting enough fats, and my percentages are usually about 26% protein, 69% fats, and 5% carbs (give or take 2-3 percent on each depending on the day). I am so frustrated.
Here is a bit of info about me so that hopefully someone has the answer, or at last some advice... I am a health care professional, but I am just dumbfounded as to why this is happening.
Start Weight: 181.0
Current Weight: 183.8
Goal Weight: 158-163 (to maintain in that range)
Date for Goal: June 1, 2012
Daily H2O: 42-85 oz.
Exercise: no formal exercise, but I am a pharmacist, so I stand up all day (not sedentary)
Meds: just started back taking Wellbutrin XL
Recent Diet History: I have been doing the HCG injections for about 2 years with success, but seem to cheat after a certain time and the weight creeps back on...
Highest Weight: 206 (Dec 2009)
*both of these weights are within the last 2-3 years (highest ever 217 (2001), lowest ever 157 (2006)... Yes, I have been up and down, mainly staying in the 175-185 range. I seem to plateau around the 177-180 range with HCG, but I think a lot of that was my fault, because I got complacent and cheated some... I want to be as honest as possible, because I really need for Atkins to work!)
Lowest Weight: 173 (Sept 2011)
This is a sample menu that I've been eating, so maybe this helps you get an idea:
2-3 eggs, scrambled in butter
2 oz cheddar cheese (rarely)
1 oz heavy cream (in cream and/or coffee)
5 oz coffee
5-6 ml Liquid Stevia (in coffee)
3 pieces turkey bacon *OR* 3 oz sausage links
2 cups Romaine lettuce
4 oz chicken breast
1 hard boiled egg
2 oz cheddar cheese
4 tbls ranch dressing (total 2 carbs)
1/3 cup fresh mushrooms
3 pieces turkey bacon
Large Rotisserie Chicken Breast *OR* Steak *OR* Fish (meats grilled, marinated, or sauteed in butter or olive oil)
1/2 cup mushrooms, sauteed in butter
1 cup broccoli with little butter *OR* green beans with butter
I hope this helps! I know you are not supposed to "count calories", but my calories tend to be between 1600 and 2000, depending on the day. Am I eating too much??
Thanks in advance!!