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Old 05-05-2014, 08:20 AM   #1
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Is second time around harder?

I've read and been told that if you lose a lot of weight with atkins then gain it back, that the second time you go on atkins it is much harder to lose? Is there any truth to this? I was 40yrs old the first time I did atkins and lost over 100lbs, then gained back 75lbs. So now I'm going my second attempt before my 45th bday next month but I'm worried it's going to be a lot slower weight loss?
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:21 PM   #2
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For most of us it is slower, but I think it has more to do with age, hormones, health issues, etc. when I was in my 20s I lost 100 pounds in just a few months with Atkins. At 46, it's taken me a lot longer. The good thing is, since it's taken longer, I've completely made it a lifestyle and changed my life, so I know that this time I will be keeping it off. Don't let slower losses discourage you, be patient and very consistent and it will happen.
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:36 AM   #3
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I guess I'm one of the lucky ones, I've always lost weight with A '72 rather rapidly because I religiously followed the plan and I've done A '72 too many times to count (lost 100s of lbs in fact). This time was way faster, the big difference is TOM (sorry if I offend anyone ) -- use to stop me dead in my tracks for like 10 days every month. I understand that men tend to lose weight faster doing this LC WOE because they don't have the hormonal issues we women have.

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