Jane Anyone started a low-carb diet about six months ago. She is 5'6" tall and 35 years old. When she started her diet, she weighed 250 pounds with a BMI of 40.3 (obese).
After six months of fairly steady weight loss, she is 200 pounds and she stalled. After thirty days she is frustrated and asks you for help to figure out why her low-carb diet isn't working anymore.
You ask to see what she's eating and she tells you it is the same as she's eaten since she started and she provides the following framework for you to look at:
4 large eggs
3 slices bacon
1 ounce cheese
1 tablespoon of butter to cook eggs
1/8 (wedge) of honeydew or canteloupe
2 cups of coffee with 4 ounces heavy cream
6 cooked ounces of meat (usually a buger)
Topped with 2 sllces bacon & 1 ounce of cheese
1 tablespoon of ketchup (if a burger)
6 cherry tomatoes with 2 tablespoons mayo
16 ounce fresh brewed iced tea with 1 wedge lemon
8 cooked ounces of meat
1 cup of cooked vegetables
2 tablespoons of butter on vegetables
1/2 cup blueberries or strawberries with 2 ounces heavy cream
16 ounce fresh brewed iced tea with 1 lemon wedge
In addition she drinks 32 ounces of plain water, takes a multivitamin, fish oil and vitamin D. She isn't sedentary, instead she would be considered "light" activity as her level of exercise.
Keep in mind, this is how she has eaten since she started her diet and lost 50 pounds, that is until she stalled recently. Now she's frustrated.
What would you advise and why?
In one week, I will share with you what I advised and what happened after the changes I suggested were followed.