Our expert says:
If I read what you say, then it also puzzles me why you are not losing weight if you adhere to WL faithfully and exercise so diligently. One factor that can of course interfere with your progress is stress. I you are constantly stressing about not losing weight you may be producing hormone like cortisol which can cause water retention. I also hope that you are not drinking more than 2,5 litres of liquid in total per day? This includes water and everything else you drink (e.g. coffee, tea, fruit juice, milk, that glass of wine, etc). If you exceed the safe volume of liquid a day then you may develop what is called an electrolyte imbalance because the high liquid intake leads to loss of sodium, potassium, magnesium and even calcium via the kidneys. When this happens you can also retain water which will make you weigh more even if you have not gained any fat. If the Ciplatrim is not helping (it should suppress your appetite and make you feel more energetic), then stop using it because it is not good to take medications if they are not working as they can cause negative side-effects. Also don't cut down on carbs, just stick to your WL prescription. Try to reduce the daily glass of wine to every second day and be strict about the exercise to stimulate your metabolism.
And stop fretting to reduce those stress hormones.
I hope you can get going properly again.
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