Congratulations on the changes you've made so far. I'm sure you are getting a lot of benefits outside the significant weight change that you've achieved.
When we make a lot of changes initially we can lose weight quite quickly - but remember a long term sustainable rate of weight loss is 0.5-1kg per month. You've exceeded this by a lot in your initial phase, this is normal, but it does mean that it will slow down. Also normal, but can feel like it's not when you compare the more average rate of weight loss with the initial fast phase of loss.
When we make changes to lose weight our body automatically starts to change behind the scenes to slow or stop the weight loss. This doesn't mean it's impossible to lose weight but it's just good to know how the body reacts - the body sees weight loss as a threat to survival - even if losing weight is the very thing to help our health issues!
My advice would be to continue with the changes you are making, ensuring you are including a balanced food intake and not being too restrictive (all the evidence shows that restrictive eating ALWAYS leads to weight gain backlash eventually). I'd encourage you to think about how your appetite, hunger and satisfaction cues are changing and adjust your intake to them accordingly.
While you can only exercise for a short time as your fitness increases you should be able to increase the intensity of your exercise (of course consult your physio/doctor/EP around this).
While it's tempting to want to lose weight quickly the key is keeping the weight off. Focus on making sure the changes you've made are sustainable for your lifestyle and that you can maintain them regardless of change in weight. You might also find it useful to focus on the other benefits you are getting from the changes you've made - this is not about disregarding weight loss but just helping to put it into perspective and also giving you some other motivators when you hit those inevitable plateau periods.
Keep up the great changes that you've made and keep focussing on all the benefits to your body, mind and health.
Accredited Practising Dietitian
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