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Old 03-09-2010, 08:37 PM   #271
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this has been on my mind today.. bc i just got Atkins 72 book and began reading it...
in it he says this..word for word..

"Question:"Whenever i get upset..i go to the refrgerator and eat..how can you possibly help a compulsive eater like me?"
Atkins Answer:"GOOD!! I think that is wonderful! i want you to go straight ahead and eat some protein..I do Not want to take away the Role that food plays as a salve of injured feelings or as a lifter out of depression..I merely want to make sure..that the food you eat is not carbs...But i think that going to the refrigerator is Exactly what you Should Do when you are upset...eat some cold fried chicken or some left over pot roast..
or have some cheese..or cheesecake..
Proteins and fats have satiety value..
whereas carbs have hunger provoking qualities..
so if you eat protein/fats when you are upset..
the thing that will happen is when the next meal comes around you wont be as hungry..
Overeating On Plan is not so bad because the next day you wont be as hungry.."
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:39 PM   #272
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How many almonds? Do you mean 15-20 almonds (one serving in my book) or 5 fists full?
HAHAHAHAHA..
let me check my fit day..

8 servings..almost 1400 calories..45 carbs..27 fiber..
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my only happiness about what i did..
is that i felt oh so happy doing it
and..it was lots of potassium..
next day i was like grrr..
but the wieght i gained came off but it knocked me out of ketosis..bla..
i was very stressed that day and didnt cook any meals for myself.
it was the third day for my hubby to go to Emergency Room for heart troubles..
and i was not sleeping the night before..
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Lots of fiber too how was the bathroom effect for you?

I'm so glad he removed that "go ahead and over eat proteins and fats" from his later books

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....Proteins and fats have satiety value...
sounds like the good doc never met many of the folk with accounts on atkins weight loss sites cause bunless cheese burgers, low carb creese cakes or any low carb induction legal dessert, nor naked hot wings have a saiety factor for most. Most eat like a bottomless pit and then the next meal is a normal one for them too. no day of light eating cause the previous day is still satisfying them.
it is the rare individual who will post I had a piece of .... cause I was upset and ate.
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[quote=2big4mysize;13237152]Lots of fiber too how was the bathroom effect for you?/QUOTE]

well i didnt notice anything different in my body..
but i get a lot of fiber every day..if for some reason i see i am not going
to meet my fiber requirements that day..i take xtra fiber choice..

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I'm so glad he removed that "go ahead and over eat proteins and fats" from his later books

sounds like the good doc never met many of the folk with accounts on atkins weight loss sites cause bunless cheese burgers, low carb creese cakes or any low carb induction legal dessert, nor naked hot wings have a saiety factor for most. Most eat like a bottomless pit and then the next meal is a normal one for them too. no day of light eating cause the previous day is still satisfying them.
it is the rare individual who will post I had a piece of .... cause I was upset and ate.
everything you posted here gives me great curiousity...
bc when i first got into Atkins WOE..i would do that...
overeat fats/proteins when eating for stress or emotion....
if i did that..i got good control over my situation..
i felt in control..if i did that ..it didnt mess me up in any way..
and i could analyze the mental and emotional aspects of overeating..

sometimes i would slip up and turn to carbs..
if i overate on carbs..Forget it..
those times..i was going a full step Backwards..
i could eat way more carbs than legal foods..
and it would set me back very bad..
and i was so focused on the set back and just trying to get back on plan..
that i could not focus on my real issues ...
or focus on changing my old habits..

i think it certainly beats drowning ones sorrows in a bag of doritos..
or a pint of ben and jerrys..
at least the person will feel some element of sanity..
and be able to begin dealing with emotional eating..
beyond that..i think there is always a level of emotional eating..
from time to time..with any healthy weight and lifestyle..
sometimes ppl just need to suck their thumb..
but running to food to stuff down problems has got to be dealt with..
if there is going to be success..
at any rate..
it worked for me when i did it..

when i ate all those almonds the other day..
i couldnt eat my lunch until dinner the next day..
i didnt eat breakfast..and i skipped dinner but did have my night shake..
i dont like to skip my dinners..but i just couldnt eat it..
another reason not to eat almonds as meals..
but i was stressed that day ...
and dealing with my husbands medical emergencies..
and it was easy to eat almonds for fuel..
for me it balanced out.my average is still at 6 percent carbs ..
and 29 percent protein since i restarted induction on feb 14..
even with my mess up..

you have witnessed so many different ppl eating Atkins WOE..
for a long time..
so i would like to know..
what is your observation ..
as to Why ..
emotional eating of protein and fats..
does not have a saiety factor for most?
i mean maybe you dont feel you know the answer to that..
but i hope you will share whatever insight you hae on the issue..
do you think proteins/fats gave saiety in a 1970s culture?
or do you think it was the same back then ..as now?
do you think that general society today is that far removed
from the signals of the body?

and...
what on earth will help ppl then if they cannot feel saiety on proteins/fats?
in that case..it seems all rather hopeless...
ppl are going to mess up..
and when they do..they have to deal with any behavioural problems..
it is part of the process..
i dont see ppl ..especially those new to Atkins..
coming on board with their bodies out of whack ..
and less than desirable lifestyles ..attitudes ..behaviours..and so on..
being able to Never Overeat..


always appreciate your input
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there are several answers to your question the first deals with learning

Learning saiety from foods is a lesson plan in Atkins that Dr Atkins doesn't spend a large amount of words on, but he basically tells us to eat 1/2 the food on the plate and ask ourself if we are still hungry. if the answer is no put it away. if the answer is yes then have 1/2 the remaining food and stop again. Answer the questions and repeat until hunger is satisfied. By forcing us to focus on what and how much we are consuming we can learn what it feels like and how little food it really takes to reach that point. The human brain has a feed back system in place that if we concnetrate on the food will tell us we have eatten enough but if our brains are distracted like watching TV while eating or talking on the phone with our BFF while emotionally upset will allow us to consume whole cartons of food and not realize we have even eatten a bit until we discover the container is empty. So no distractions when eating helps overeaters learn about the amount of food it takes to feed hunger.


emotional eaters are basically a drug addict using food as a drug. Those who emotionally binge on fats and proteins will never cure themselves until they realize the food regardless of high carb or low carb isn't improving the emotions driving their wanting to use food as a drug eating.

Becuase of the fantastic cross referencing our brains can and do do we have foods eatten stored with how we felt when we ate them, how we felt afterwards and did the intake of that food alter the emotions we were feeing at that time. Many foods contain pharmacological chemicals such as chocolate that can for a short period of time actually medicate the feeling.
Some foods have no physical effect on what was bothering us but have a placebo effect cause our parents used it to make us feel better when we were little or we ourselves believed something we saw read or were told about that food and how it would fix the bad feelings we were having.

My doc when I was 4 was shocked my Mother gave us coca-cola when we were sick with sore throats because he felt the coke should burn and make our throats feel worse. Becuase we were only allowed coca-cola when we were sick we treated it like a magic medicine and she could keep us hydrated, cooled, and happy with ice cold coca-cola


So we have Dr Brain prescribing based on past memories of foods and emotions the foods which it knows gave some relief to those feelings it feels you should be cured of.
Since most of us were high carb eaters those placebo and real chemical effects are from high carb foods.

We can as low carbs retrain Dr Brain to not prescrib foods if we use nonfoods as the "cure" but the new not food thing had to make a physical change in our brain chemistry for it to work. So if you are sad, mad,stressed or blue any vigorous exercise will work cause the process of exercise reacts the bad for us chemicals those emotions are producing and will generate some feel good brain chemicals. The more we use the nonfood cure with success the stronger the nerve link to that memory of how to cure those feelings becomes and soon that will be the first "drug" Dr Brain prescribes. However if we revert to old high carb cures those high carb memories will be reinforced and they will again be the "drug" of choice for Dr Brain.

it basically comes down to a person deciding, just as a drug addict or alcoholic will decide, to give up over eating as our drug of choice.

One can do it cold turkey if they like or they can practice carb harm intervention by making the high carb eating amounts smaller and smaller and getting right back on the low carb eating immeidiately since high carb cures only last about an hour Dr Brain will realize that high carb food isn't fixing the issue and stop prescribing it.
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what if the person overeats on protein/fats wont that eventually help them?
please excuse my ignorance..bc i thought i was a carb addict..
but maybe i wasnt an addict as bad as some others are,,
cant the Atkins patient revert to the comfort of overeating..
doing it on protein/fats.
and at the same time..
begin to feel in control?
and gradually step away from these habits?
cause that is exactly what i did..
what saved me..
i was able to binge on the protein/fats..
and then i was so full on it..
i could think straight..
cause the carb addiction was not fed.
the cycle was broken for me..
and on that full belly no way i could eat carbs..
but maybe i am not understanding a different level of carb addiction..
i want to help ppl i love..
i want Atkins to work for those i love..
not just me...
i need more information..
thank you so much for all this..
it is invaluable to me
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We had a seminar on nutrition today at school - the spring athletes are getting ready to roll for the season. Being health consious these days... and curious how I could improve my performance I attended along with the students.

Supplements were strongly encouraged
Treat the body like a machine
for girls 11 gm protein a day per pound (desired weight I think)
for boys 15 grams a day
6 meals a day.
The theory is that this keeps the body energized and allows the small meals to easily digest (vs having all that food sit in your stomach) and
It keeps your metabolism going all day long
They suggest doing something for 4 weeks - see the results... and then alter your eatting habits based on the last 4 weeks.... then do your new regimin again... 4 weeks... analyze (sp) results... make changes... etc
Shock the system / muscles - change things up - have 4 or things you can do for exercise / use different muscles / cardio - weights - yoga - floor exercises... etc....
When ever you eat a carb... MAKE SURE YOU EAT A PROTEIN WITH IT! (BITE THE PROTEIN FIRST... IT DOES SOMETHING IN YOUR STOMACH... AND THE CARBS HAVE LESS EFFECT... )...

I dont claim to be an expert or even recall things properly... so the above is not the word... and if you think differently... please share...

(I wish a serving of almonds was 5 fist fulls too!)

(I found some great work outs using a big exercise ball - doing sit ups/ push ups) anyone do this? I'm intrigued....
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what if the person overeats on protein/fats wont that eventually help them?
please excuse my ignorance..bc i thought i was a carb addict..
but maybe i wasnt an addict as bad as some others are,,
cant the Atkins patient revert to the comfort of overeating..
doing it on protein/fats.
and at the same time..
begin to feel in control?
and gradually step away from these habits?
cause that is exactly what i did..
what saved me..
i was able to binge on the protein/fats..
and then i was so full on it..
i could think straight..
cause the carb addiction was not fed.
the cycle was broken for me..
and on that full belly no way i could eat carbs..

but maybe i am not understanding a different level of carb addiction..
i want to help ppl i love..
i want Atkins to work for those i love..
not just me...
i need more information..
thank you so much for all this..
it is invaluable to me
see you made a change to break your cycle. You subbed one food drug for your other carb food drug but then you realized you had the power to stop the food as a drug issue totally and have gotten control of your emotional over eating if I'm understanding what you are saying.

there are people who over eat proteins and fats becuase of emotional reasons and just keep on overeating day after day after day. they have subbed one food as a drug addiction for a different food but are still drugging themselves with too much food with no stopping in sight.

Yes on atkins we can eat more total cals then on the USDA eating plan but there is a limit to how many more atkinseers can eat and not gain weight.
excess any kind of food will end up in the body reserves and show as weight gain on the scales.

we don't have a STOP don't digest that cause i'm full up switch to stop foods we have swallowed from being fractured and absorbed in the intestines. so if somebody doesn't stop the binging they will gain weight regardless of what they binge on.
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Can time of the month have something to do with not losing?

Been on induction for one week. Actually gained two pounds. It's getting close to "that time of month." Could this be the reason for the weight gain? Been following induction pretty faithfully.
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Been on induction for one week. Actually gained two pounds. It's getting close to "that time of month." Could this be the reason for the weight gain? Been following induction pretty faithfully.
Speaking from experience, yes. Your time of the month can definitely impact weight loss. Prior to our 'time', we retain water and have excess hormones swirling around inside of us which can make the numbers on the scale rise prior to the onset. I have found however that as the end comes, the weight falls back off again, plus some. Continue your induction and ride it out, you should see a nice difference on the scale after it's all over.

Some people don't weigh at all during this time.
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Angiecakes, is it a week before that "time" that the weight doesn't seem to come off? I weighed yesterday and I gained back 2 pounds but then that "time" is coming next week...
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Angiecakes, is it a week before that "time" that the weight doesn't seem to come off? I weighed yesterday and I gained back 2 pounds but then that "time" is coming next week...

These questions are perfect timing for me since mine is just ending. But let me tell you...

The week before is when, for me, the weight starts to creep up. Last week I went from 173 to 176. Pure water weight and hormones associated with TOM. Don't be discouraged as I was. This week (during) I held steady at 174 for a few days and now, since yesterday, I have slowly been going back down. I saw a new low today of 172.5 and I hope it sticks around.

So in my experience, the week before TOM my weight will jump up and hold steady a few days. The week during I will hold steady and as TOM slowly starts to depart, my weight goes back down and I will see a new low. From what i've read around the boards this does seem to be a typical experience for LCers during that time.

I think last month, which was my first real month with TOM and LCing, the same thing happened, although the pre-TOM bloat wasn't as significant as this months.
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Thanks for sharing that. I think I would skip the weighing this week and do it next week (my weigh in is every Saturday) instead. Thanks again Angie and congrats on that new low! WTG!
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Thanks Dollkey! A lot of LCers skip weighing during the week of TOM. It's a good idea in that it's very easy to get discouraged when you rise up those few pounds. Even when you know it's temporary and you know the cause of it is natural. Personally, I need to try to stay away from the scale during TOM week also!!
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whatever your TOM did to your body weight high carb it will still do low carb unfortunately.

makes one wish Dr Atkins had been female so there would be at least one chapter if not a whole book on dealing with TOM while low carbing.

Tom effects blood sugar too so be ready for cravings to hit.
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whatever your TOM did to your body weight high carb it will still do low carb unfortunately.

makes one wish Dr Atkins had been female so there would be at least one chapter if not a whole book on dealing with TOM while low carbing.

Tom effects blood sugar too so be ready for cravings to hit.
U know what?! i NEVER knew/heard that TOM had an effect on blood sugar!! but that makes PERFECT sense!! the cravings! and the weight gain/or lack of loss! nasty little TOM! hehe

i always just thought it was some water weight gain and the cravings were just in my mind, due to the cramping and crankiness! but the blood sugar changing can cause bloating and cravings, so it makes much more sense to know this!

also for the first time this month i was checking my ketostix during my TOM and noticed that even though i was eating pretty clean i was still getting less/no ketones coming out some days! ntm the scale was kinda crazy so i stayed away from it for a couple days.

Thanks for the info! i love learning new stuff like this! and you are right, its too bad dr. A wasn't a woman! might have been able to offer some more input on these kind of things hehe.
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I lost 30lbs in 3 weeks, and then stalled. But, I was losing inches still so I kept going. Finally after a week and a half I am back to losing something on the scale again.
im on 1 mth but feel so bloated wat can be doing this i had 2 eggs with mushroom an lil chesse ,l had broccolli an chiken at lunch , dinner steak spinach an salad??? water an coke 0 ohhh a yogurt 0
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im on 1 mth but feel so bloated wat can be doing this i had 2 eggs with mushroom an lil chesse ,l had broccolli an chiken at lunch , dinner steak spinach an salad??? water an coke 0 ohhh a yogurt 0
drink more More and More Water!!!!
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can any 1 help me ?? i m on atkins 1 mth today i feel like a beach ball, today i had b 2 eggs an mushrooms a lil chesee L broccolli an chiken coke 0, yogurt 0 D steak an mushroom an salad???? still feel so bloated an no washroom no whosshie i can t go
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can any 1 help me ?? i m on atkins 1 mth today i feel like a beach ball, today i had b 2 eggs an mushrooms a lil chesee L broccolli an chiken coke 0, yogurt 0 D steak an mushroom an salad???? still feel so bloated an no washroom no whosshie i can t go
I would suggest getting some milled flax seed and making some ANYTHING u like with it.. has a ton of fiber

Also i used to get David brand sunflower seed kernels... they have one net carb per serving and they really kept me regular. just after SOOO long i have grown a little tired of them. but now i am all about the Flax
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Hey hey...

I've been on the atkins properly now for just over a week and going to the gym every other day and working my ass off (literally hopefully )... I havnt weighed myself yet to see if I have lost anything...Im waiting until the two weeks is up...

I just wanted a bit of advice... This is my usual menu...

Breakfast - Blueberries or Strawberries
Lunch - Tuna Mayo salad (lettuce / celery / egg)
Dinner - Chicken Ceasar Salad (Kos letuce / bacon / celery / egg)
Snack - Cheese strings / Celery
and heaps of water

Reason behind all the salad is because I have no cooking facilities so I have to by things as freshly cooked from the super market every other day (for now). I have very small portions because of the millions of out goings i've had this month, and basically cant afford to buy more than I do untill my next payday...

There are times when I am in work and Im starving, and I know Im not eating enough, but will this effect my weight loss? I have heard many people say you have to eat when on this diet for it to be successful.

Also, Im an taking slimming pills...Is this a good idea?

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Hey hey...

I've been on the atkins properly now for just over a week and going to the gym every other day and working my ass off (literally hopefully )... I havnt weighed myself yet to see if I have lost anything...Im waiting until the two weeks is up...

I just wanted a bit of advice... This is my usual menu...

Breakfast - Blueberries or Strawberries
Lunch - Tuna Mayo salad (lettuce / celery / egg)
Dinner - Chicken Ceasar Salad (Kos letuce / bacon / celery / egg)
Snack - Cheese strings / Celery
and heaps of water

Reason behind all the salad is because I have no cooking facilities so I have to by things as freshly cooked from the super market every other day (for now). I have very small portions because of the millions of out goings i've had this month, and basically cant afford to buy more than I do untill my next payday...

There are times when I am in work and Im starving, and I know Im not eating enough, but will this effect my weight loss? I have heard many people say you have to eat when on this diet for it to be successful.

Also, Im an taking slimming pills...Is this a good idea?

Thanks!!
i would say when you get paid..get some oil..like coconut oil or olive oil..
add it to your salad..
also..you can dip your cheese strings in mayo..it tastes good..
the added fat will keep you full..
but you might need more protein as your weight lifting progresses..
shake mix or whatever you can get your hands on over there..
i wouldnt do nuts cause they can make you gain if you eat too many..
but maybe invest in some fresh ground nut butter..
pills did me in..
i took ma huang and it messed my heart up for a few years..
i think you are going to lose weight just fine..
its Atkins..
as long as you do it..
it is science..you Will lose fat!!..
great idea not to get on the scales..
bc as you add muscle scales can stop going down or even go up a bit..
take progress pix if you can...
progress pix are the way to go..

Good for you on bustin ass at the gym!!!


EDIT..if you can get some protein powder..i suggest put your berries in that..
eat it all before you go to the gym..
dont know if thats convienent for you ..
but if you eat the protein and the berries pre work out..
it helps a lot in how well you preform at the gym

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Old 03-17-2010, 12:02 AM   #295
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i would say when you get paid..get some oil..like coconut oil or olive oil..
add it to your salad..
also..you can dip your cheese strings in mayo..it tastes good..
the added fat will keep you full..
but you might need more protein as your weight lifting progresses..
shake mix or whatever you can get your hands on over there..
i wouldnt do nuts cause they can make you gain if you eat too many..
but maybe invest in some fresh ground nut butter..
pills did me in..
i took ma huang and it messed my heart up for a few years..
i think you are going to lose weight just fine..
its Atkins..
as long as you do it..
it is science..you Will lose fat!!..
great idea not to get on the scales..
bc as you add muscle scales can stop going down or even go up a bit..
take progress pix if you can...
progress pix are the way to go..

Good for you on bustin ass at the gym!!!


EDIT..if you can get some protein powder..i suggest put your berries in that..
eat it all before you go to the gym..
dont know if thats convienent for you ..
but if you eat the protein and the berries pre work out..
it helps a lot in how well you preform at the gym
Hey, thanks for that You really helped me there!! I was getting a bit worried... Hmmm this protein powder..you mean blend it together? (nonse I know ) Great idea...definatley up for better performance at the gym!

The coconut oil seems great too..never tried that! Im loving this website!!

I got a few days left on this batch of slimming pills, so I'll finish them and see how I have done on the old scales and make my decision from that...I think its just water tablets to be honest because im thirsty all the time...or im just dehydrated... :s

Thanks for you help!!
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:35 AM   #296
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Hey, thanks for that You really helped me there!! I was getting a bit worried... Hmmm this protein powder..you mean blend it together? (nonse I know ) Great idea...definatley up for better performance at the gym!

The coconut oil seems great too..never tried that! Im loving this website!!

I got a few days left on this batch of slimming pills, so I'll finish them and see how I have done on the old scales and make my decision from that...I think its just water tablets to be honest because im thirsty all the time...or im just dehydrated... :s

Thanks for you help!!
yes..you are prolly dehydrated..that happened to me when i started
Induction..especially bc you are lifting weights..
you just need more water....
gotta have water to flush out the fat
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hopefully someone can help me out. i am on my 4th week of induction and my 1st week i lost 9 pounds but since then i gained weighted and have not lost any week for 2 weeks! is it possible to gain weight?

so i started at 161 and did my weekly weigh in this morning and i am at 156! i am still sticking to it and not cheating. i did however discover the sugar free candy and may have had more then the 3 limit this weekend. could that cause a gain???

i did just have a baby 4 months ago and have already lost 30 pounds since having him doing low cal and low fat diet, but after a month of no losing, i thought i would try the low carb thing to see if that would jump start my weight lose again, which it did, but not as fast as i thought it would.

so total weight lose since march 1st start date is only 5 pounds! i am getting so discouraged when is all this weight going to come off???? i have 7 weddings this summer that i have to attend, 2 of which i am in. is this me stalling? i know i only want to lose like another 20 or 30 pounds. can someone please give me some insight?
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hopefully someone can help me out. i am on my 4th week of induction and my 1st week i lost 9 pounds but since then i gained weighted and have not lost any week for 2 weeks! is it possible to gain weight?

so i started at 161 and did my weekly weigh in this morning and i am at 156! i am still sticking to it and not cheating. i did however discover the sugar free candy and may have had more then the 3 limit this weekend. could that cause a gain???

i did just have a baby 4 months ago and have already lost 30 pounds since having him doing low cal and low fat diet, but after a month of no losing, i thought i would try the low carb thing to see if that would jump start my weight lose again, which it did, but not as fast as i thought it would.

so total weight lose since march 1st start date is only 5 pounds! i am getting so discouraged when is all this weight going to come off???? i have 7 weddings this summer that i have to attend, 2 of which i am in. is this me stalling? i know i only want to lose like another 20 or 30 pounds. can someone please give me some insight?
my total weight loss to Date..
is 6 pounds..
the scale goes up and down for me too..
i began on February 14..
losing weight takes patience..
i am sorry you dont feel like thats a good amount to lose..
i hope you find a solution
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hopefully someone can help me out. i am on my 4th week of induction and my 1st week i lost 9 pounds but since then i gained weighted and have not lost any week for 2 weeks! is it possible to gain weight?

so i started at 161 and did my weekly weigh in this morning and i am at 156! i am still sticking to it and not cheating. i did however discover the sugar free candy and may have had more then the 3 limit this weekend. could that cause a gain???

i did just have a baby 4 months ago and have already lost 30 pounds since having him doing low cal and low fat diet, but after a month of no losing, i thought i would try the low carb thing to see if that would jump start my weight lose again, which it did, but not as fast as i thought it would.

so total weight lose since march 1st start date is only 5 pounds! i am getting so discouraged when is all this weight going to come off???? i have 7 weddings this summer that i have to attend, 2 of which i am in. is this me stalling? i know i only want to lose like another 20 or 30 pounds. can someone please give me some insight?
Well, i think you've done great! Having a baby four months ago and you've lost 30 pounds?? Thats great going! I dont feel like I have lost anything...then again I still refuse to weigh myself so I can be sure! I'm guna jump on the scales in a few days and hopefully I will have some good results!!
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:12 PM   #300
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Hey guys, im glad I found this thread. Ok I have been on atkins induction for 17 days and i lost about 8 pounds, the first week. And nothing else :S. I am staying under 20 carbs. The thing is I drink alot of diet soda and coffee. Could this be effecting my weight lose? and sometime i eat late around 9. what could i change to kick in my weight loss again?
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