super slow progress

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Meghan Williams

08 Feb, 2015 01:24 AM


I've been on Dr. Rosedale's program for 6 weeks. I'm finally getting my blood sugar in the normal range, under 85, which is a huge improvement for me. I'm using the Supplement Plus Plan along with Dr. Rosedale's protein and eating guidelines. I have purchased a Tanita weight scale and I am not losing any fat, which I find very frustrating, although my stomach, where I carry most of my weight, is not as bloated. I'm a 65 post-menopausal woman.

I know this way of eating is my future, otherwise, I will become diabetic. Before my FBS was 110, now I'm 85 or less. This is a big change in the right direction. But unlike others, my fat stores are still clinging to my body. I am exercising after dinner. Any thoughts on why it's taking me so long to see results?

I would greatly appreciate your advice. I read Dr. Rosedale's book again and again.

Thank you,

Meghan Williams

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 08 Feb, 2015 01:45 AM

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    Hi Meghan

    Sounds as though you are heading in the right direction - give it more time, you body has some adjusting to do yet. It will work, it has for me and many more as well.

    This is a great resource that will be of help.   Weight Loss Slow Down - PDF format

    Hang in there .. It will happen .. For some it takes a little longer so don't give up. I had basically the same experience along the way.

    Ken/ Rosedale Support Team

  2. 2 Posted by Meghan Williams on 08 Feb, 2015 01:51 AM

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    Thank you Ken, I appreciate your input sooo much! Glad to know I'm not the only one! I don't see myself not doing Dr. Rosedale's program because it's the only one that addresses my blood sugar issues. My doctors have told me to get my blood sugar down but not one told me how to do it. Dr. Rosedale's program has done it with diet alone.

    Again, I appreciate your feedback so much. Thank you.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ken on 08 Feb, 2015 02:00 AM

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    You are welcome Meghan.

    I started out on Dr. Ron's diet with a 42 inch waist little over 2 years ago and I now am very comfortable in a pair of 30 inch waist pants - I know it can happen, I too am 65 years old and my overall health has improved greatly.

    Keep us informed on how you are doing, we enjoy hearing from folks.

    Wish you the best of health & we are rooting for you.

    Ken/ Rosedale Support Team

  4. 4 Posted by Meghan Williams on 08 Feb, 2015 02:08 AM

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    Thanks again Ken....but does this mean I must count calories now???


  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Ken on 08 Feb, 2015 02:20 AM

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    • Hi Meghan

    No need to be concerned about calories, the low carb - moderate protein - high fat will do you well.

    Let me ask:

    How much protein do you have in a days time - per meal? It's recommended not to have more than 20g per meal - the body will only use a certain amount protein in a given period.

    Protein is the one thing that Dr. Ron wants folks to keep a close eye on.

    How tall are you and what would you like to weigh?

    Ken/ Rosedale Support Team

  6. 6 Posted by Meghan Williams on 08 Feb, 2015 02:42 AM

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    Ken, your progress is inspiring!

    At the start of this program my waist was 35.5 inches. I'm an apple shape. I haven't measured myself again but I am currently fitting into pants (not wearing yet...)that I haven't been able to wear in 4 years.

    Currently my protein amount is 80-84 grams. I don't always eat that much because I find if I eat too much protein at night it sends my blood sugar above 85.

    Breakfast 25.7g

    Snack & Lunch 18.3g

    Snack 10g

    Dinner 12g--that's tonight as I'm only having homemade chicken broth w/ some fish sauce..

    Going back over my food diary I'm keeping protein low. I don't go over 84 and most days I'm around 64g. I just find it easier to have most of my protein for breakfast and lunch and then do a veggie dinner which I might add a little fish sauce to sautéed green leafy vegetables. Fish sauce has about 6g of protein per 1 tablespoon. I find if I eat too much protein at night my blood sugar is high in the morning even after doing a bit of exercise on my rebounder.


  7. 7 Posted by Meghan Williams on 08 Feb, 2015 02:47 AM

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    Oh forgot!

    My height is 5' 7", I currently weigh 181-182, and my goal is 168 or less, if my body wants to go there on it's own....I'm not hungry and I don't like exercise but find it helps with my blood sugar. I've just started taking the supplement Vanadyl Sulfate and find it really helps to get me into a normal BS range.....

    I usually have 4 ounces of wine per day and feel I would miss it if I cut it out....


  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Ken on 08 Feb, 2015 03:03 AM

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    • Mehgan

    Keep a close check on B S while using Vanadyl Sulfate ...

    Small frame or medium frame? 125lbs - 135lbs is a good weight for your height.

    That weight would require in the neighborhood of 50g to 55g protein daily, not more than 20g per meal. 80g - 84g daily is too much.

    Ken/ Rosedale Support Team

  9. 9 Posted by Meghan Williams on 08 Feb, 2015 03:09 AM

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    Ken, if I weight 135 pounds you would not be able to find 160 I am super slim.....I have a large frame....but I'll find out as I go along...

    Good to know that I'm eating too much protein.....gosh, I thought I was eating too little! I'll start tomorrow to eat less and keep it in line with 50-55g

    Thanks Ken, I really appreciate your help....

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Ken on 08 Feb, 2015 03:22 AM

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    • Meghan

    145lb to 155lb is good for a large frame..

    55g to 60g protein daily is good for your large frame - I stress again, not more than 20g per meal.

    Having some olive oil on a salad will help with training your body to become a fat burner instead of sugar burner. How many sugars are in your wine. It's critical to keep sugar containing foods or drinks out of the picture. That much protein (80g to 84g) may be preventing you from beginning that fat burning stage. Therefore, no weight loss. Too much protein will convert to sugar.

    Ken/ Rosedale Support Team

  11. 11 Posted by Meghan Williams on 08 Feb, 2015 03:32 AM

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    Thank you again Ken...I'm excited to fine tune this process so I can get the results I want. Yippee!!!

    Ok, tomorrow I'll start on the 55-60g of protein. The wine I'm drinking is 1.4g sugar for 5 ounces and I'm drinking 4 ounces....

    I'm so thankful for your pointing out I'm eating too much protein....I'll get on that right away!

    P.S. I would kill for a 30 inch waist!


  12. 12 Posted by Meghan Williams on 08 Feb, 2015 03:37 AM

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    Oh yes, one more thing, I have a salad every day for lunch and I always use olive oil on it. When I do my veggies at night I use avocado oil. I also eat nuts and olives.

    But now I'll be eating 55-60g protein per day.....

    thank you again....


  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by Ken on 08 Feb, 2015 03:41 AM

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    Be sure to include the protein in those nuts also - they can add up.

    This has been a great dialogue and I believe it would help many others if it were made public. Your email and address will not be viewable. This is not necessary but I think others would benefit.

    Rooting for you and don't be a stranger - keep us informed on how you are doing.

    Ken/ Rosedale Support Team

  14. 14 Posted by Meghan Williams on 08 Feb, 2015 03:46 AM

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    yes, I keep track of everything I eat and it all goes into my daily protein amount/daily food diary.....but as you have pointed out, I'm eating way too much protein, period. And I won't go over 20 g per meal. And I'll monitor the Vanadyl Sulfate...may not need it after I get my protein amounts in the 55-60g range......

    Thank you again Ken, you have really helped me tonight. I feel a weight has been lifted off my shoulders!

    I'll let you know how I get on....


  15. 15 Posted by Meghan Williams on 08 Feb, 2015 03:48 AM

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    Ken, if you want to post this discussion, please feel free to do so.....I would want to help anyone else wanting to get their health in line....


  16. Support Staff 16 Posted by Ken on 08 Feb, 2015 03:54 AM

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    Thank you Meghan - I will open it to the public.

    Thank you also for giving Dr. Ron's diet a go. 
    I believe you will be surprised in the coming days 
    as I was and still am.

    We enjoy hearing from folks and like to know how they are doing.

    Ken/ Rosedale Support Team

  17. 17 Posted by Meghan Williams on 08 Feb, 2015 03:57 AM

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    God bless you darling Ken for helping me....I can hardly wait to report back that I'm totally surprised at my success with Dr. Rosedale's diet and on my way to 145-155 pounds! Love it!


  18. Support Staff 18 Posted by Ken on 08 Feb, 2015 04:04 AM

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    Glad I could help Meghan - thank you for your kind words - much appreciated.

    Remember let you body make adjustments .. and try not to rush :-)

    Ken/ Rosedale Support Team

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