Not Losing Weight on Low Carb?

No matter which plan you are following, weight-loss plateaus and weight-loss stalls can be frustrating, especially if you haven't lost any inches either.

If this isn't your first time on a low-carb diet, you might be comparing what's going on today with how things were before. Stalls and weight-loss plateaus are extremely common when this isn't your first low-carb rodeo.

If you are new to a low-carb diet, or any diet for that matter, you might not understand how fat loss actually occurs. It won't be linear. Some weeks, you'll see the number go down on the scale; other weeks, you won't.

But the overall trend will be downward.

If it's not happening that way, if it's been 4 to 6 weeks since you saw any weight loss on the scale or lost any inches, (your clothes don't feel any looser and your belt is still pretty tight), it's time to investigate what's going on.

That is the main purpose of this weight-loss plateau page.

Here, you'll find a variety of articles and posts that focus on the many reasons why you might not be losing weight on your low-carb diet. We tackle the hard questions, like:
  • Can you be in ketosis if you're not losing weight?
  • Will genetically modified foods affect weight loss?
  • Do food sensitivities play a role in what's going on? 
  • Why does a low-carb diet stop working?
We also:
  • share several methods for breaking stalls and plateaus
  • reveal the truth about dietary fats and calories
  • explain why eating out can slow down fat loss
  • offer the honest truth about insulin and ketosis
  • reveal what to DO if low carb doesn't work
  • clear up many low-carb myths
Plus, loads more.

You'll also learn what you can expect to experience if you are returning to low carb for the second, third, or even fourth time.

Our aim is to give you all of the information you need about stalls and plateaus, so you can evaluate what's going on with you and make the right decision in how to proceed.

The answer won't be the same for everyone.

Sometimes, you have to do a bit of tweaking to get the scales moving again, so our blog posts provide all of the facts you need to make that happen.

If you have any questions, or can't find what you need, you can contact me at:


31 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight on Atkins (The Ultimate Guide) - If you're struggling to make a low-carb diet work for you, this is the article that will help you diagnose the problem, so you can get to work correcting whatever is blocking you from achieving your weight-loss goal. Even if you're not doing Atkins, the same issues for not losing weight apply across all low-carb diets. Find out what you're doing wrong, and get yourself back on track.

Is the One Golden Shot Theory True? - Are you losing weight slower than you did the last time you did low carb? Many people believe that you only get one good chance to drop the weight, and if you leave and come back, weight loss won't be identical. But is that true? This article explores reasons why you might not be losing weight as quickly as you did before.

Can You Be in Ketosis and Not lose Weight? - This blog post tackles the hard questions of how and why you can reach a weight-loss plateau when you are in ketosis. While many low carbers believe insulin must be high to store fat, that isn't how or why a low-carb diet works. This post unveils the truth behind insulin, ketosis, and low-carb weight loss myths.

Why Does a Low-Carb Diet Plan Stop Working? - If the fat has stopped coming off and you're still miles from goal, you really need to read this post. Myths about fat and fat storage have reached epidemic proportions within the low-carb community. Time to arm yourself with the truth, so you can bust through that plateau and finished your weight-loss journey today.

Dr. Atkins Suggestions to the Metabolic Resistant - Are you resistant to weight loss? If you have reached a weight-loss plateau, or think that you might be metabolically resistant, Dr. Atkins offers two vital suggestions for helping you bust through the blockage.

The Low Carb Whoosh Fairy - If you know that you've been faithful to your low-carb plan, but you are still not losing weight, you might not be doing anything wrong. Learn what the body does as it adapts to a low-carb diet and when you can expect the Low-Carb Whoosh Fairy to show up.

Not Losing Weight After Atkins Induction - It is typical to go into a lengthy stall or weight-loss plateau after you complete Atkins Induction. This article explains why it occurs, how long that stall will last, and what you can do to get the scale moving again.

Trouble Losing Weight on Low Carb? - Get a link to the Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. (ANA) letter posted at the Low Carb Friends forum, which explains weight-loss stalls and what you can do about them.

Why Am I Not Losing Weight? - When weight slows way down or stops, you might start questioning if you're doing something wrong. This article addresses the role of dehydration, exercise, and excessive ketones in stalls and plateaus. It also clears up the myth of metabolic advantage.

Why Am I Not Losing Weight on Atkins 40? - If you were told that you need to start with Atkins 40 instead of Atkins 20, but it's not working for you, then you really need to read this article. Atkins 40 doesn't work like the standard Atkins Diet does. Discover the 6 top reasons why you might not be losing weight and what you can do to fix the problem.

6 Reasons Your Weight Loss Might Have Stalled - This article looks at the top 6 reasons why weight loss stops cold on a low-carb diet. Expect to get asked some difficult questions about your every day behaviors that might be interfering with your weight-loss goals.

Are You Falling for One of These 3 Low-Carb Lies? - If you've found yourself in a lengthy weight-loss plateau, you might be clinging to one of these 3 low-carb lies. This article reveals the truth about each misunderstanding and how that truth is applied to losing weight.

Are Genetically Modified Foods Affecting Your Low-Carb Diet Plan? - GMOs come with a lot of controversy, but they are much more prevalent in a low-carb diet than you might think. It takes a lot of awareness and investigative work to figure out where all of the GMO corn is hiding in your low-carb diet. Learn what happened to my blood sugar when I tried to remove as much corn as I could.

Does the Paleo Diet Cause Weight Gain? - If you're not losing weight on a low-carb version of the Paleo Diet, it is not the diet's fault. Although the latest research featuring a Paleo Diet showed a low-carb high-fat diet backfiring, this must-read post looks at what the researchers actually did to come to that conclusion. It's more than a little bit shocking.

Special Diets to Break a Weight-Loss Plateau

Heard About the Egg Fast to Break a Stall? (It Works!) - This article introduces you to an egg fast, originally created by Jimmy Moore. Discover what you need to do to go on an egg fast, why it works, and what you can expect to get from eating mostly eggs for 3 to 5 days.

Why is the Atkins Diet Not Working This Time? - This article explains the consequences for having elevated cortisol levels and offers a special diet for stubborn fat loss cases that Dr. Atkins called: the Fat Fast. The Fat Fast is a 1,000 calorie high-fat diet that can help you break through that stall.

3 Ways to Jump-Start Ketosis When Stuck - This article talks about the problems of hunger and deprivation on a weight-loss diet. It explains why some folks need to go very low-carb and offers 3 temporary crash diets to put some life back into your weight-loss plan. Provides tips, cautions, and advice for making these 3 kick-starts more effective.


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