Dette ifølge den nye vekten jeg har kjøpte mandag. Den gamle så ut til å slingre et par kilo, og det ble jo uholdbart når jeg prøver å følge med. Vet nå ikke lenger om startvekten var 123 kg. Uansett, kommer til å bruke den nye vekten videre. Håper ennå at kiloene skal renne av da det er jo hele vitsen?
Om 2 dager er det lørdag som jeg har utnevnt til offisiell måle og veiedag.
Prøver å si til meg selv at det er håp i hengende snøre :-)
Fant dette på en engelsk forum hvor en ekspert svarte på et spørsmål lignende det jeg opplever nå:
Hi All.. .
In the first week of a VLCD you can lose a tremendous amount of weight, this can be seen daily on the scale, dropping 1-2 or even 3lb each day. Although encouraging and this makes you feel immediately lighter - this is not a true fat loss. This is mainly due to an empty stomach, water, and stool release.
Your true fat loss will come after day 4 when you are in Ketosis (fat burning) and the only way you can put this lost fat back on is to over consume food, carbs and sugar mainly. Your weight in the first weeks should be great and dependant on how much you need to lose, age, dieting history etc it can range from 7lb to 1stone for some clients, (the biggest loss we have recorded is 23lbs for a gentleman who was over 30stone). After this in your second week it is normal to expect to shed at least half the weight loss again, and therefore the first two week are generally a great kick start to your journey. This is one reason it is recommended to follow a VLCD plan for a minimum of 1 month.
The weeks that follow should bring a weight loss of approximately 3-4lb for most ladies and a little more for men. This generally averages out to 1stone each month and is a good bench mark for your weight loss, (if continuously lower it is worth checking your plan to ensure you are in ketosis, and not over measuring foods). Weight loss on any programme can plateau and we generally find a small loss in week 3, the body tends to think there is something wrong due to the great weight loss and may pause for a little, if this happens just continue and it should correct itself for week 4. The worst thing to do is give up or eat as this just confirms to the body that it was right to pause.
The figure of 3-4lb is quite scientific and I will try to explain - for each pound of fat you lose you need to consume 3,500 calories less than your body requires, using the concept of a VLCD of around 500kcal over a week you consume 3,500kcals. The average ladies requires 14000kcal per week / the average man 17500kcal you are therefore just over 10000kcal short of your body's energy requirement and this should bring a weight reduction of 3lb each week. Add to this the structure of the diet, ie Ketosis, Low Carb, Low Sugar etc you generally find that you can lose extra as well, especially if you can drink plenty of regular water. 3- 4 Litres of water (this must be steady through the day and not all in one go !!!)
Hope this has helped... remember if you step on the scales they can go up or down some days, dependant on water retention, stools, body temperature, time of the month and others, a weekly weight is a better idea & always remember when you feel so down that you may cave, it is scientifically impossible not to lose weight on a diet of around 500kcal - 800kcal - Both are considered a VLCD - if staying the same or not losing there is always, always another reason or the body is just resting for a short while to catch up with itself,
All the best
There’s so much buzz out there currently on ketogenic diets but what are they and why are so many slimmers keen to try?
What is a ketosis diet? The ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate (breads, pastas, cereals, grains) diet some have higher levels of fat than others but most include adequate levels of protein.
What is Ketosis? Ketosis is a metabolic state the body enters when it has used up its energy reserves of carbohydrates and instead starts to burn the fats from its fat stores.
Why does the body go into ketosis? If there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, either due to a reduction in calories overall or a reduction specifically in carbohydrates, the body will enter ketosis. This generally happens after 2-4 days.
Will I go into ketosis on this VLCD diet? Most people will enter ketosis when their carbohydrate consumption is below 60-80g per day. This is achieved on a either a low-calorie or low carbohydrate diet such as our VLCD.
Is a low carbohydrate diet similar to a low-calorie diet? A low-calorie diet is a low-energy diet. The goal of a low-calorie diet is to create an energy deficit by providing fewer calories (from all food types) than your body needs so that the body has to draw upon the energy stored in body fat. Similarly, a low carbohydrate diet also forces the body to draw upon these fat stores.
Why are ketogenic diets so popular? Ketosis diets are proving very popular with slimmers as the metabolic shift from burning carbohydrates to fats can accelerate weight loss.
Why is it a called ketosis diet? When fats are broken down we get three molecules called ‘keto acids’ (hence ketosis). Two are used by the body as energy and the third is excreted in urine and through the process of breathing, hence the common urine stick test or breath test you may have heard slimmers talking about.
Will I go into ketosis on a Saints & Slimmers VLCD plan? Most people will enter ketosis when their carbohydrate consumption is below 60-80g per day. This is achieved on a either a low-calorie or low carbohydrate diet.
Are all very-low-calorie ketosis diets the same? Diet plans will differ – some 600 kcals plans require four products a day which contain 15g of carbohydrate each, others (like Saints & Slimmers) only require three products containing 20g of carbohydrate each – at the end of day (literally!) most plans will be around 60g-80g.
Remember even those not on a diet will enter a ‘mild’ state of ketosis in a 24-hour cycle – usually when asleep. After 4/5 days on a VLCD most will enter a ‘constant’ state.
Are there different kinds of ketosis diets? Yes there are. Some exclude carbohydrates completely others such as Saints & Slimmers VLCD contain carbohydrates but at very low levels so that ketosis can occur.
How long should I stay on my ketosis diet? We would advise a plan of no more than 12 continuous weeks. It is then important to take at least 1-2 week interval.
Can I have tea and coffee on my ketosis diet? Only black tea and coffee or green tea. Herbal teas may contain citric acid or fruit which can bring you out of ketosis.
Why will milk bring me out of ketosis? Milk contains milk sugar and so it isn’t recommended on a ketosis diet.
Can you enter ketosis on general food? Yes, you can enter ketosis by eating a predominately protein / fat diet but we would recommend that as much as possible you stick with our meal replacement products. These are designed to ensure you get all the nutrients you need.
Can I have fruit on my ketosis diet? We would not recommend fruit as certain foods may take you out of ketosis due to the citric acid contained within fruit.
Can I have sweeteners on my ketosis diet? We recommend that you use tablet sweeteners, as powdered ones contain extra calories and carbohydrates.
What research has been done on ketosis diets? There is much research into the benefits of a ketosis diets in managing certain health conditions although the evidence of its efficacy when it comes to weight loss specifically are mixed.
A 2006 study comparing ketogenic and non-keto low carbohydrate diets concluded that both diets are useful for weight loss, but the researchers found that the ketosis diet was associated with greater metabolic and emotional effects.
Another study indicated that ketosis diets work great for the first three to six months compared to other dietary routines, but that the difference is no longer apparent after a year. The researchers found that the ketosis diets is associated with an increase in all fat types. Reporting changes in triglyceride and HDL cholesterol levels as well as higher LDL levels than conventional low-fat diets.
Nancy Krebs’s 2010 study is probably the most favorable in terms of its application to weight loss. Her team concluded that a high-protein, low-carb ketosis diets may be effective for severely obese adolescents in the long term.
Can anyone start a ketosis diet? VLCD’s are suitable for those who are overweight (usually BMI over 30). If you have an existing health condition it’s advisable to speak with your GP before making any changes to your diet. VLCDs are not suitable for people with certain health conditions, such as eating disorders and epilepsy, or if you are taking daily medication.
More about VLCD’s? Read it here…
Want to lose weight?
If you want to lose weight why not check out our diet plans? Whether you’re looking for an easy-to-follow complete diet, a low calorie diet where you cook a meal yourself, or a faster very low calorie (VLCD) or 5:2 fasting diet, we’ve got a plan for you.
Very Low Calorie Diets – Your questions answered
If you’re trying to lose weight, healthy eating and being physically active is the key. Although for some, a very low calorie diet (VLCD) could be the right choice.
How do very low calorie diets work? The recommended daily calorie intake for women is 2,000 calories per day and 2,500 for men. Our VLCD provides just 600 calories, which means you are consuming far fewer calories than your body needs to maintain your current weight. Meaning you lose weight at a much faster rate.
What impact will reducing calories have on my body? This causes your body to enter a natural metabolic state called ketosis – which generally happens after 2-4 days. Ketosis occurs once your body has used up its energy reserves of glycogen and instead starts to burn the fats from its fat stores. As a result, you’ll quickly lose weight.
What are the effects of a very low calorie diet on your body? The body’s preferred energy currency is glucose which we get from carbohydrates and store in the liver and muscles as glycogen. Glycogen can be quickly used as fuel. When we have depleted our glycogen stores the body will start to break down fat as an energy source instead.
…this is fat burning.
You may have heard this stage being referred to Ketosis. Read more HERE
Why is weight loss accelerated in the first week of a very low calorie diet? This rapid weight loss is mainly due to the depletion of stored carbohydrates (glucose/glycogen). Basically to store glycogen you need water at a 1:3 ratio, so that’s a lot of stored water. As you start to lose the glycogen the stored water goes with it.
So if we lose the glycogen and water weight – won’t they go back on after the VLCD? Yes, as soon as you come off any plan that involves a big reduction of calories or an exclusion of carbohydrates you will no doubt regain around 4lb of weight. As soon as you start to eat carbohydrates they will convert to glycogen and be stored along with the water.
Remember that the weight you regain is not fat weight. You will gain approximately 4lb in the first week of re-feeding perhaps more as the body remembers the loss and stocks up! This is temporary and will regulate.
What amount of weight can I expect to lose on a very low calorie diet? There are obvious variables to weight loss, such as beginning weight and physical activity levels throughout the plan. Most on a very low calorie diet lose more pounds in the first few weeks. Average numbers are around 4-4.5lbs week for those with a starting BMI of 30+.
Will I feel really hungry on a very low calorie diet? Ordinarily, if you tried eating just 600 calories a day you’d not only feel hungry all the time, you’d also miss out on many of the vitamins and minerals you need to consume as part of a healthy diet.
Our meal replacement products contain lots of protein and fibre to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
What are meal replacements? Designed to replace a conventional meal, meal replacements are highly nutritious, fortified foods that provide the recommended amount of nutrients needed for good health. Each product has at least 25% protein, essential fatty acids and 30% of 23 vitamins and minerals – allowing you to cut calories not nutrition.
How long should I stay on a very low calorie diet? No more than 12 continuous weeks. It is then important to take at least 1-2 weeks interval.
Can anyone start a very low calorie diet? VLCD are suitable for those who are overweight (usually BMI over 30). If you have an existing health condition it’s advisable to speak with your GP before making any changes to your diet. VLCDs are not suitable for people with certain health conditions, such as eating disorders and epilepsy, or if you are taking daily medication.
Can I drink flavoured water on a very low calorie diet? Not if it contains citric acid.Saints & Slimmers Water Flavouring is citric acid free.
Can I drink tea/coffee on a very low calorie diet? Without milk and Green tea is fine. Avoid herbal teas as they may contain citric acid.
Can I have milk on a very low calorie diet? Milk is not recommended.
Can I do any exercise on a very low calorie diet? Daily exercise as part of your normal routine is fine, or some light walking. However, long sessions at the gym are not recommended until you increase calories.
Can I have general food instead, as long as I stick to under 600 calories for the day? We would recommend that you stick with our meal replacement products. This ensures that you will be getting all the nutrients and vitamins from our products, and the protein and fibre will help to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Can I have fruit on a very low calorie diet? Fruit is not recommended.
Do I need to take a vitamin supplement on a Saints & Slimmers very low calorie diet? No, the meal replacement products contained within this bundle have 100% of your recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamins and minerals.
Can I have sweetener in tea/coffee on my very low calorie diet? We recommend that you use tablet sweeteners, as powdered ones contain extra calories and carbohydrates.
Possible side effects whilst on a very low calorie diet: As with any weight loss programme, some customers may experience side effects, particularly in the beginning. These may include:
Headaches – make sure you are drinking 2-2.5litres of water a day to keep yourself hydrated. Nausea / upset stomach – this may be due to the levels of vitamins and minerals, so try having a glass of water before and after. Constipation – as you are not consuming as much food as normal you can feel constipated as you don’t want to go to the toilet as regularly. Drinking plenty of water may help to relieve these symptoms.
Want to get in shape quicker?
If you want to get into shape even quicker, why not check out our diet plans? Whether you’re looking for an easy-to-follow complete diet, a low calorie diet where you cook a meal yourself, or a faster very low calorie (VLCD) or 5:2 diet, we’ve got a plan for you.
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