Originally Posted by patns
Sorry I was going by Dr Tran's book.
The original poster has gone down to zilch fat. I had made the same mistake and went for several months with no loss. My coach didn't pick up the fact that I was eating only white chicken and fish and WF dressings. I spent a fortune to remain the same weight for several moths and got a blast each time I went in because she thought I must have been eating things I didn't put in my journal. The problem actually was what I was not eating.
I noticed the only time I lost was after I went out to a steak house for dinner and realized I had olive oil on my salad and had fat in my steak.
It was actually 1 TBSP of olive oil I went up to which is 3 teaspoons.
I hate to see someone else spending as much as I did with limited results. I will change my original post but still stand by my very strong belief that you can't lose weight on almost no fat daily.
I think many coaches go to restricting MORE first, instead of looking at the whole picture.
They want to cut restricteds, altho very few people really need to cut them.
They don't look at how much oil is being consumed, nor how many veggies.
After all the responses, donnanrg
, in a nutshell,
EAT your daily restricted.
Make sure you're eating all FOUR cups of veggies daily (lettuce isn't counted as a veg in IP)
Eat as much lettuce as you want (not all greens are lettuce. Only "lettuce" is lettuce)
Be sure to get 1-2 teaspoons of oil/day, ADDED to your food
Don't be afraid of meat that has some fat in it occasionally.
Be patient. You won't lose as fast as someone who starts 100 lbs higher than you. They burn more energy just moving 100 extra lbs around. If your coach is comparing your losses to that, you have an uninformed coach.
This needs to be a plan you can live on. Over-restriction on an already highly-restrictive plan can lead to failure. We want success!