I don't know, Chris, because I've been stalled for 6 months. In my case, I have not exercised as much as I did before and I know I've succumbed on several occasions to eating food I shouldn't have. I figured those are the reasons in my case. On the whole, though, I have stuck to the same way of eating as before with the exceptions of the slips. I've read that the body reacts to any restricted diet by frequently going into a preservation mode because it thinks it's starving, so it will stop losing weight even if you reduce calories. Also, muscle weighs more than fat so it's possible that as more muscle mass is increased, so is the weight but then you should notice that you are more toned and clothes fit better. (Not in my case anymore!) Then, there's the possibility of constipation which might add to weight.
Since insulin builds fat and the more carbs we eat, the more insulin we produce, the more weight we put on, but in the case of low-carbers, this can't be the case. It could be that the body has reached a normal stall. Dr. Bernstein says to cut out some protein then if you've cut out the carbs. But I'll tell you that I'm not measuring how many ounces or grams of protein I'm eating and I'm not about
to start! Way too tedious. So, despite the fact I'm disappointed in the plateau (and that I've actually gained back some pounds), I'm still keeping with the way of eating and I'm getting back to more exercise. Good luck. I'm in the same boat. (PS It's leaking.
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds