Female SCDieters slower to reacte than Men?
I'm 5'8" 130lbs female and a first time Slow Carb Dieter. I started, 3 weeks ago, at the same time as a male colleague who has seen incredible results. I've stuck strictly to the diet, except from a couple of sweeteners in my coffee a few times. However, you've guessed it, my results have been no where near as impressive as my male colleagues.
I know the menstrual cycle will have an effect on my results but I've only lost 2lbs in 3 weeks. Prior to the diet I didnt eat many carbs hardly ever touching bread, rice or potatoes, but I gorged on fruit which has been a challenge to cut out. I'm wondering why my results are so slow?? I am also going to the gym 3 times a week and will often have a protein shake straight after my work out.
Here's what an average day looks like:
Breakfast: Spanish style tortilla (with butter beans instead of potatoe). 1portion contains 1 whole egg, 1/4 can of butter beans, ham, onion, spinach
Lunch: 2 chicken breasts, 1/2 can of kidney beans cooked with mushrooms and onions, green beans or broccoli
Dinner: Fish (salmon or mackerel), broccoli, beans OR chicken salad with lentils
The Best Answer
Hi. I am a female, 33 y/old and also 5'8. However, I started at 220 and I do not even think I want to be 130 lbs. I am med frame. My BF% is about 10-15% higher than I would like.
My point is that you being 130lbs seems like a nice weight for your height and you likely have very little fat to lose? Please tell us what your goals are. If you have only a few lbs to lose, it will go slowly - very slowly.
Are you measuring, taking pics? The scale WILL deceive, particularly for gals, I think, as we deal with hormones and such. My first 4 weeks I saw a 12 lb loss and 5 inches from my waist. Again, I am sadly in the "obese" range for a 5'8 woman ( not for long, though!)
Now, as for your meals... you eat a tortilla at breakfast? That's not allowed on this diet on non cheat days. Also, one egg and beans will hardly get you to 30g protein. Try 2-3 eggs with egg whites, maybe some bacon or sausage. You need to have 30g at breakfast.
Your legume intake seems high. I would only consume 1/4 c to 1/2c beans per day, and only at breakfast and/or lunch.
Also, make sure you are getting at least 3L water.
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