After losing so well for so long and then stalling out for months, this has become the 2nd time around. It is VERY discouraging.
It is coming off SO slow as to be nothing. The stall of many months makes a "Goal" look like an impossibility. (No, it's not an unrealistic goal, I'm 5'7".)
I'm tracking carbs at 20 & calories at 1200-1300. I work out with sweating cardio and tough weight machine levels to build muscle. I do not cheat. I've been all over the message boards and have given up all the possible culprits: nuts, cheese, artificial sweeteners, tried carbing up (zero weight loss after 3 weeks), etc, etc, etc. Viewing the low carb approach as the "logical" diet, it is nearly impossible for me to see how increasing starch & sugar percentages will change things for the better. So, I focus on increasing metabolism with supplements, cardio and muscle.
My question is... is the goal attainable or do we just hear from the few who reached it ont he 1st time around? Is there another mechanism whereby the 2nd time around must be approached in a very different manner and most importantly, what is that approach?