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Old 07-07-2013, 01:40 AM   #1
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Why is my weight loss so slow?

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I'm getting married in 6 weeks and have about 28 lbs to lose. I've been on induction for 2 weeks and have lost only 4 lbs and don't look much thinner. I eat:

Breakfast: 2 devilled eggs with full fat mayo OR plain omelette
Snack: cucumber & 2 devilled eggs
Lunch: tuna mayonnaise & iceberg lettuce
Snack: 2 devilled eggs & piece of ham
Dinner: celeriac mayonnaise, iceberg lettuce & meat with the fat/skin on
Dessert: atkins induction cheesecake homemade
Drinks: water, no added sugar squash, coffee with a good dollop of double cream & a spoon on highlights chocolate.

On the 2 Fridays I have allowed myself ice cream & a chocolate bar.

I have done no exercise but plan to start HIIT again Tomo.

Where am I going wrong? I'm getting upset and likely to quit...
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:58 AM   #2
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I am certainly no expert but have been trying and trying what I thought was the Atkins plan and getting little to no results.....I happened on the Atkins '72 board on here and started reading....the long 50+ page thread at the top gave me a lot of insight and switching to that version of Atkins has made all the difference.....check it out
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:02 AM   #3
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ice cream and chocolate bar jump out at me as things high on the list to eliminate
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:06 AM   #4
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When you're on induction, and go off track with things like ice cream and chocolate bars, it can take several days to start to losing again. I know it's hard, but if you're really diligent and strict, it will work. If you really want to get as much off as possible, as quickly as possible, I would stick to a VERY strict Atkins induction.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:03 PM   #5
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-I would mix your fats up a little more, that's a lot of mayo. Butter, Ranch, HWC

-Most importantly, add more veggies for fiber, you have very little. I got stalled and added a half avocado per day and other veggies and started losing again. I also usually have a decent balance in carbs per meal. You probably have way too many carbs from other stuff.

-If you "cheat" make homemade ice cream from HWC or half/half if needed. I made some from whipping cream, hwc, and splenda. It's really good, just don't eat a ton. Ice cream makers are cheap or you can do the old ice in the two bags trick. Still try to limit your fake sugars...Too much can stall you, same with that induction safe cheesecake, I'm guessing there's a lot of fake sugar and/or dairy. That can stall your weight loss.

-I keep track of everything on a free app on my phone. Easier than you think, and you can save favorites and also scan bar codes...if you need that weight gone by then you need to find out what works for you quick. I'm around 65/30/5 fat/protein/carbs ratio. That's the biggest reason to keep track regularly so you know where you're at.

Good Luck!!!

p.s.-Cheating with anything isn't worth it if you want results, I have taken a week to bounce back to the same weight because of a pizza one time. My friends this weekend where like "It won't hurt you" No, those chips, potatoes, or pasta won't hurt me but it will take days or weeks to lose the weight they'll put on, they just don't understand!




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Old 07-08-2013, 12:06 AM   #6
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Your weight loss is slow because you're not following the plan.

Atkins isn't like a low calorie plan, where if you eat a little off plan it only affects that day. It matters for several days (meaning you will stop losing) when you eat something like ice cream or chocolate.

If you're ready to eat on plan completely, you'll see better results.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:43 AM   #7
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Thanks for everybody's advice. So I bought a couple of those atkins bars for my Friday treat, will that be ok? Also I must have gone way off the cream limit with that cheesecake! I want to add more veggies other that lettuce, but isn't it just 1 cup of things like broccoli? Also, I was wondering how much soy sauce I'm allowed as I can make nice sauces & marinades with that!
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:21 AM   #8
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YOu should get most of your carb allowance from veggies.
The old plan called for 2 c salad plus 1 c other veggies, but the new plan allows far more veggies, as long as they are the low carb ones.

The way to do it while staying low on carbs is to limit sweet treats and certain other things--- up to 4 oz cheese, up to 3 Tbl cream and/or sour cream, and some say 3 Tbl limit on mayo because it is made from a not-great oil.

Limit on soy sauce is 1 Tbl daily.

You can include bars and treats on your plan.
Or you can lose weight in the quickest way possible for you.
Rarely can you do both at the same time.

Better fats such as olive oil, butter, and the fat from meat are encouraged and to be used to get full/satisfied, but not stuffed.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:37 PM   #9
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I would be careful with the bars, they're notorious for stalling or slowing people's weight loss. Other than that, broccoli and soy sauce is fine.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:09 PM   #10
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Hey, there! Congratulations on your upcoming marriage and your desire to get healthier!

You are on the Atkins induction forum, so I am going to guess you are interested in the Atkins approach? I suggest reading about Atkins either from this site, the Atkins site, or a book. Your menu plan is not in compliance with induction.

With the ice cream and chocolate, you have disrupted the science of low carb, the "stuff" that happens in your body that creates the fat burning.
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:35 PM   #11
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Ice cream chocolate?? sounds like a high carb diet. You need to read the food list on the induction phase and stick to it, I understand the sweet tooth, but try sf jello with whip cream instead. Much better and allowed on induction.The low carb cheesecake is awesome too
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