So, I've suspected that I am stalled on low carb due to dairy. I had not lost weight in 6+ weeks. This, in spite of eating in a calorie range of 1200-1800 and carbs (mostly veggie) between 11 (must have been right before grocery shopping) and 28.
Given my weight, I should have been losing. I've read several threads, mostly women, who seem to stall in terms of weight loss on low carb when they eat dairy.
I decided to give it up and see if that changes things. I had already purchased some low carb dairy products. My budget is so tight that I had to finish those before I could start (and the kids aren't here this month, they are with their Dad, or they would have helped with the yogurt and cheese).
Here is the site I based my next few weeks on: Whole 30
I started 3 days ago. Day 1 was no change. Day 2, I had lost over a pound. This morning, I was down an additional 2 pounds. I am not a terribly anxious daily weigh-er. But I do find it interesting that after 6 weeks of no change I am down 3 pounds in as many days after dropping dairy.
Yesterday's food included:
Steak and marinated, roasted veggies for breakfast
A plate of raw veggies and guacamole at a friend's home
some wonderful ribs, cooked with a bit of bbq sauce which is probably not "legal"
coconut oil bark, small piece
strawberries, blackberries in coconut milk
coffee with coconut milk and sprinkle of cinnamon