Is this typical?
I have been on a low carb diet for 15 months
I've lost 8 inches and around 26 pounds
- 6 months agoFavorite Answer
That’s a lot of inches compared to pounds
- ChristineLv 56 months ago
You're doing great! Keep it up!
- MamawidsomLv 76 months ago
Typical in what way? "Low-carb" can mean a lot of things. How much a person loses over a period of time depends on how overweight they are and how many calories they eat more than how many carbs they consume. People on a ketogenic diet often lose weight without constricting calories simply because they find they don't have carb or sugar cravings and end up eating less.
If you aren't actually dieting -- as in decreasing your calories to create a calorie deficit -- then a pound or two a month is pretty darn good. If you are actively trying to lose weight -- or have a lot more weight you want to lose -- you may want to makes some adjustments. A safe and reasonable weight loss rate of 1 pound/week is double what you've experienced so far.
- PippinLv 76 months ago
YOu got shorter? 26 pounds is a slow but steady amount of weight loss, especially if you weren't extremely obese to begin with.