At this week’s Group Coaching, Dr. Tro and Health Coaches Amy Eiges & Brian Lenzkes held a Q&A session with questions submitted from participants. The team shared their thoughts and experiences and took live questions during the meeting. Dr. Tro announced information on the future live LowCarb MD Podcast recordings and additional Group Coaching meeting available to Patreon supporters, currently enrolled clients/patients, and Group Coaching members through Dr. Tro’s practice and Dr. Lenzkes’ & Dr. Baier’s practice at LowCarbMD San Diego.

Main questions and answers discussed at the meeting:

Q: Difficulties on low carb such as insomnia, low energy and constantly going to the bathroom, How long does it take for the body to adjust to these changes?
A: It usually takes about 3 weeks to adjust, the main causes are the bowels time to adjust to a new way of eating, salt and hydration are key for an easier transition.

Q: Why are so many people on Facebook losing more weight than me in the same amount of time?
A:  People start at different ages and weights, their general health and activity level may greatly differ from yours, also medications and hormonal differences play a big part in how fast and much you lose.

Q: Why do I start falling apart at a certain time or weight?
A: When the scale isn’t moving draw upon your non-scale victories to keep motivated, losing inches, feeling better and better sleep are better indicators things are still moving in the right direction.

Other Considerations:

  • Others on social media don’t always show their struggles and arent always honest about their results.
    Self-forgiveness and self-love is key to longterm success, we all have bad days, and when we do, we need to know they happen and we can only do the best we can in those moments and move forward.
  • Constantly re-evaluating and asking yourself what’s driving you to eat, what’s making you hungry, what are you doing bad & what are you doing good can help your make adjustments to get things going in the right direction if they are moving in the wrong direction.
  • Support is a great tool to have, find a friend, social media support group, or health coach you can contact that understands what you’re doing and reach out when you need help.
  • Waist to height ratio is a much better marker than BMI for health.

Article by Brian Wiley

Brian Wiley is a Certified Health Coach who struggled to lose weight for most of his life. He attempted most of the mainstream approaches, along with the standard advice to “eat, less move more.” This advice resulted in minimal short-term success, or no success at all. Brian then adopted a low-carb lifestyle in 2009, and succeeded in losing 100 pounds. He has maintained that weight loss ever since using a low-carb ketogenic IF lifestyle. "I see people every day, both in real life and on social media, struggling, going through the same cycles of unsuccessful dieting like I did. I want to serve as an example that this approach can be successful, is not a fad, and is a healthy long-term lifestyle solution." Brian is also an ACE certified personal trainer.