I have found the last few pounds very difficult to loose. (see my other post). They seemed to go when I actually started eating MORE and being satisfied at mealtimes (not to mention the improved sleep patterns).
It has been suggested to me that as you approach the END of a diet you enter an area of diminishing returns. IE, because the body has lost so much weight already, and “knows” that it has done so, it actually starts to alter and slow the metabolic rate in order to PRESERVE what is left. As a result, you have to diet even harder to loose a little more, and the body responds by slowing down even more. Etc.
Maybe it has something to do with the level of ketones in the blood.
Does anyone know anything about this effect?
Obviously it is an end game plan, and will not help at the start of or in the middle of a weight loss regime.