Plateau in weight loss

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08 Aug, 2012 08:37 PM

I have been on the Rosedale Diet for about 6 weeks when I first started I lost an average of 1 lb every two days. I have lost 15 lbs. total so far, but the last week I haven't lost anything.

I was just wondering if these Plateaus are normal.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fiona on 09 Aug, 2012 10:06 PM

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    Dear Cindy,

    It is very normal to reach a plateau where the body feels is it's "normal" set point, but that will shift and your body will then realize and aim for a new lower set point. You are doing a great job, don't forget you will be gaining muscle and bone so measure yourself and also get a scales that has a fat and water percentage as you will not get the true results with just weight alone.

    Wishing you the best of health.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Fiona on 28 Aug, 2012 07:25 PM

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    Is there a usual time frame for these plateaus? I have been reading on line and people on other weight loss programs say to change eating habits or exercise more. Is this something that I should be doing, or will it just take time to adjust. I am losing inches, but am frustrated with the weight plateau.

    Dear Cindy,
    Often we are set with restrictions in our mind thinking there is no progress when in fact the progress is happening. You said you are losing inches, that is the goal! Dr. Rosedale often says forget the 'numbers' but measure yourself as you will be gaining like I said muscle and bone which weigh more than fat so your scales will not reflect this, but your health and your dress size will.. is that not the ultimate goal? Adding some exercise will help, and also some times either reducing a little or increasing a little your fat consumption. It does vary with people how long they hover at this stage, but if you are losing inches you are not at a plateau, a plateau is when nothing is changing, well visually anyway. Getting some scales that also show the fat and water percentage might help as well. Don't be so focused on the numbers, getting stronger bones is far healthier ;-) but they do weight a little more.

  3. 3 Posted by Ray on 27 Sep, 2012 07:05 AM

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    RE: The Plateau....My observation (and I just heard this is common...)
    I have been on the Rosedale health plan for about 4 months, and was dropping weight (and inches) regularly until about a month ago.

    I was stumped by the stall. So I went back and looked at what I was doing daily. Simply, I found that I had become complacent in how easy the first three months has been and thinking I had this ketosis thing licked. I confirmed this by testing my blood ketone level (no keto-stix). I was no longer in ketosis and my fasting glucose was up. I had not thought I was doing anything wrong, but I had slipped into snacking on multiple small hand-fulls of nuts through out the day rather than just a mid-afternoon snack, having a heavy-cream and fresh berry dessert every-night rather than once a week as a treat (also later at night) , and also while my carb intake remained low, my protein increased to over 150 gr/day (due to the nuts and larger portions during meals). Slowly I slipped away... For the last week, I re-aligned myself and have started to drop some lbs again. Look-Out: Excess protein will stall you even with carbs at 50 gr/day!

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Fiona on 27 Sep, 2012 07:17 AM

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    Thank you Ray.. it is easy to have the treats make their way into everyday life. I loved the fresh blueberry season at the local farm just a few blocks away but I too started having my treat of blueberries and sour cream every night.

    Keep up the good work and for figuring out what was not working anymore. We appreciate that you shared ;-).

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Ken on 06 Nov, 2012 03:24 PM

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    Plateau ..
    I started Rosedale diet mid June 2012, with a weight of 232lbs @5' 10" with a 42 inch waist - it is now Nov. 6, 2012 and my weight is 183lbs & waist is 33". I think it was sometime in Sept that I did this "peaking moment" and was wondering about what was going on - I kept eating as I had been and around two weeks later I started losing weight again but not as quickly as I had previously "but still losing" - I am assuming that it is my body taking a break and re-adjusting to the new me - it took 40 years to get in this shape and it is easy to expect things to change over-night. During this time I have managed to get off all meds plus an injection for type2 diabetes, down to one (from 3) med for my high blood pressure - my liver problem has cleared up - I can take a shower, "even get in some good walking time" without almost passing out because I could not catch my breath, found out the extreme shortness of breath was a side effect of the diabetic injection - my blood pressure is still a concern, however, it is a 1,000% better than what it has been for 30 plus years - I have a enlarged heart but it no longer hurts when I go for my fairly fast walk - I believe with being on Dr. Rosedale's Plus Plan has done some healing to this old "ticker" of mine along with a host of other things as well - I encourage all to hang in there and not give up - give Dr. Rosedale's diet ample time to do its thing - let "your body" adjust at its own pace..


  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Ken on 25 Jun, 2014 01:39 PM

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