Will going KETO help break the weight loss plateau?


As you may know, I’m following a low carbohydrate diet as part of my quest to keep Diabetes Type 2 in remission, but I’ve hit a set point!

So far following a low carb diet has been working and I’ve managed to keep my sugar levels under control. However, although initially I lost 2 stone and have managed to keep this off, which is great,  I still need to lose at least another stone and unfortunately, I’ve hit a plateau – I lose a couple of pound and then put them back on.

The Brilliance Within 90 Day Habit Changing Challenge has helped me start to develop a new exercise habit, which if I say so myself has been working brilliantly, to keep me motivated to exercise every day. I’m 35 days into the challenge and am starting to enjoy exercise for the first time!

However, although I’ve started exercising, in addition to following the low carb diet, I’ve still not managed to break my weightloss barrier. I suspect this is something to do with my ‘set point’ i.e. where I see my limitations subconsciously, so I’ve been on the look out for some new recipe inspiration, to give me a boost.

As always, the Law of Attraction has come to my rescue. I received a lovely email from fitnesscrest tonight, with a link to some great new recipes for me to try. Hopefully, these new recipes will tickle my tastebuds and help me leap off my plateau, down to the next weight loss level!

Scrumdidlyumptious… What do you think?


120 Keto Snacks For Your Enjoyment [Tasty]



    • Wendy
      February 20, 2018 / 10:37 pm

      I haven’t but will now. It’s always useful to have alternative options to fall back on. At the moment, the low carb is working but I’ve reached a plateau with my weight and would like to lose another stone so maybe the fasting would help to spur me on. Thanks very much for popping across and for giving me another option to check out. Much appreciated x

  1. January 16, 2018 / 9:06 pm

    That avocado, bacon & egg snack looks SO GOOD. Best of luck to you! It’s not an easy journey, but it’s worth it.

    • Wendy
      January 17, 2018 / 11:37 pm

      Thanks Kelsey! Very much appreciated and hopefully I’ll get rid of this last stone that I want to lose! xx

  2. January 14, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    Hi Wendy – I’m not diabetic, but I have the same peripheral neuropathy symptoms that many diabetics have as a result of the chemo drugs I took when I was going through treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – so I was interested in your experiences as a diabetic. Over the last year, I’ve found that being on a keto diet is one of the best ways to minimize these symptoms. I tried going low carb, but not into keto to see if that could help, but truly it was pushing myself to go even lower (I stick to no more than 25 g of carbs per day) that really did it for me. If you ever want to “take the plunge” let me know! Good luck to you!

    • Wendy
      January 15, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      Hi Jamie, Wow – it sounds like you’re really taking control of your body, – very inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing your journey. I’ll definitely let you know if I decide to go for the keto.. I’m not convinced I could stick to the 25 g’s per day though – that’s really impressive. Thanks so much for connecting and good luck with managing your condition!! xx

  3. December 8, 2017 / 2:30 am

    This dish is almost as pretty as your beautiful face. You have been missed Wendy, I’m not sure you remember me, but we could really use your feedback. I’ve got a new short out called The Writers Block and your input would be great.

    • Wendy
      December 8, 2017 / 4:11 am

      How lovely – thanks! x

  4. November 19, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    Hi Wendy! You have so much will power, bravo!
    About the keto diet, I read an article about it a few days ago. Apparently it is very beneficial and you don’t feel hungry while on it.

    • Wendy
      November 19, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      Thanks Joelle – I do believe in the Keto diet but I couldn’t stick to it as rigidly as I was meant to. I’m sticking with the low carb but haven’t managed to break through my plateau yet. I may have to try the keto way again xx

  5. October 5, 2017 / 5:40 am

    My husband was borderline diabetic for a long time. The last lab work done before April pushed him over by 0.1 to make him officially diabetic. Ever since that time, he determined to have green smoothie as his regular diet. For brunch (he eats two meals a day), he eats mushrooms, tomatoes, apples, pears, avocado, and two eggs, and a cup of green smoothie. For dinner, he eats peas, mushrooms, salmon (5 days a week), and the green drink. He doesn’t have any bread. He likes cheese but cut back to the minimum. Once a week he eats meat. He exercise 4 days a weeks. He must have lost 20 lbs or more the last 6 months. The last 3 weeks, his blood sugar was below 100. He is very encouraged to stay on his diet. He even cut drinking wine. He does drink rum or vodka mixed drink.

    Best wishes for your diet and have the blood sugar under control!!

    • Wendy
      October 5, 2017 / 7:53 am

      Wow he really is sticking to his new regime isn’t he. I’ve found that I can eat a variety of foods by replacing just a few ingredients. There are some really nice low carb alternative recipes under the health page on my blog. I did a lot of research as I’m sure your husband has too. I’ve managed to make it a change of lifestyle without feeling deprived. But, to lose this extra stone now, I will have to be a bit stricter for a while I think. Well done to your hubby!! x

      • October 5, 2017 / 8:17 am

        He is rewarded by feeling energetic, and being able to wear some of his nice old clothes! xo

        • Wendy
          October 5, 2017 / 7:38 pm

          Wonderful! x

          • October 5, 2017 / 8:59 pm

            Thank you, Wendy! 🙂 🙂

          • Wendy
            October 6, 2017 / 9:30 am

            You’re very welcome xx

          • October 6, 2017 / 9:19 pm

            I enjoy reading Brigid’s post about your gift for her!

          • Wendy
            October 7, 2017 / 5:45 am

            Thanks so much Miriam.. It was a good timing prize for Brigid afte the really sad loss of her sister.. bless her for taking time out to write such a lovely thank you post. xx

          • October 7, 2017 / 7:24 am

            Yes, I was impressed that she could do such a lengthy post. Perhaps it was good for her to write and share about the loss of her sister. 🙂 xo

          • Wendy
            October 7, 2017 / 10:52 pm

            I know – bless her.. xx

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