I'm confused? I thought beans were good!
I've just started , I'm so excited about the program I think it's great & exactly what I need. I followed the plan exactly(I think) as listed ! Today is weigh in day #1 and I've gained 3 lbs? I went back and re read all the posts, cheat sheets and grabbed the book of my shelf to be sure. What went wrong? What I'm most confused about is that often the suggestions are to limit the beans or cut out the beans/legumes. I thought they were the reason this program worked where other
"no carb, low carb" plans didn't work? I thought it was scientifically proven etc. etc.?
I'm sure most people couldn't weigh in not knowing specifically what I've done or didn't do however if you have info regarding removing or limiting the beans I'd be grateful and any suggestions that might help a women, who just completed week one, followed the program to the T and not only didn't lose weight - I gained 3 lbs?
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Any chance you can provide what an average meal looks like for you? Like how much beans are you eating, how much veggies, and meat per meal? I know there are some beans that have more insulin than others
Are you eating enough calories throughout the day? In the 4hb, tim mentions you don’t have to eat legumes at every meal (but you do need to eat larger portions of non-legumes to make up the calories).
Are you eating 30 grams of protein first thing in the morning? A lot of water? Are you working out?
More details on your daily meals or what you're doing would help us give you better advice:)
You should share your typical daily intake so that the people on here can evaluate your situation better. Is "weigh in day #1" the morning of cheat day before breakfast?
What they all said. Mostly, give it time. I think everyone that fails SCD or CKD doesn't give it a chance to work. Changing your body requires some ramp up. Your lipid profile returns to normal, changing the way you feel hungry or sated, and changing the rapidity with which insulin is circulated to store fat. As you spemd more and more time in ketosis, your body becomes efficient at burning fat for energy instead of carbs, and your blubber will steadily melt away. The whole bean deal is explained elsewhere, but in a nutshell: eat them if you're hungry, skip or reduce if you're not. They have a very low glycemic response so they will give you a slow release of energy instead of being stored as fat. Without them, the diet is called cyclic ketogenic diet, and is equally as effective but more demanding on the body and hunger. Don't cut or reduce beans at least until month 2. Gotta race, good luck and welcome to the forums (and a new awesome lifestyle!)
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