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Old 06-10-2014, 06:07 AM   #1
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When will I see results???

I have a been walking back/jogging for 2 1/2 weeks now. I go for 45 to 50 minutes five days a week and I go a little over 3 miles. I have been eating 30 carbs or less every day. I have not lost a single pound. When can I expect to start seeing some results?
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:34 AM   #2
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Well... how much do you need to lose? NEED, not want. Are you close to a healthy weight for your height? Are you overeating protein and/or fat... overeating zero carb foods will prohibit weight loss. What's your diet history? Are you drinking water? Do you have any hormonal issues? Are you menopausal... or close to starting your cycle? SO MANY factors play into weight loss that it could be anything. Or nothing.

Give us some more info and maybe we can spot something! Otherwise we'd just be guessing.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:46 PM   #3
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A lot of people (and I was one) assume that you don't have to be accountable for the calories you take in, that there's no counting. If I remember correctly, the book(s) say to eat all the steak and lobster you want until you are satisfied. Well, yeah, maybe, if you're a big burly bricklayer, but the reality is, you aren't going to lose weight if you are consuming upwards of 1500-1700 kcals a day.

You need to find out how many calories you need. Get a food counter (google it) and keep track of your food for a couple weeks, after that you will know instinctively.

We don't know what you're eating, but don't eat processed low-carb bars. Eat unprocessed food. Forget that net-carb business for now--you could be taking in a lot more carbs than you think. You may want to cut your carbs back to 20-25.

Other things: Drink plenty of water, avoid artificial sweeteners, and give up alcohol (sorry).

Sometimes it takes a while. You do have to be patient. It will happen. Best wishes to you.
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Old 06-11-2014, 03:09 AM   #4
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Yup... we don't have to count calories, but they do count.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:07 AM   #5
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Also when i was doing cardio my loss came to a screaming holt but that was early in my WOE.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:57 AM   #6
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Feel free to post a typical daily menu. Other relevant info includes how close to goal you are and your age. Specifics help sharpen the advice given.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:04 AM   #7
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Ok, where do I begin... Yes I'm having hormonal issues. I'm just getting over a double mastectomy and breast-cancer. My breast cancer was estrogen strong so I just started taking tamoxifen about two weeks ago. I can tell that my waist has shrunk in size but it's not showing it on the scales.
For breakfast before my exercise I usually have an Atkins breakfast bar which is about 2 to 3 carbs. I also have a cup of coffee with part of an Atkins shake in it for creamer and some liquid sweetener. Then about mid morning I usually have two hard-boiled eggs and either two pieces of sausage or three pieces of bacon. Then midafternoon I usually have some kind of meat you like broiled chicken or pork chops with our green leafy vegetable or low-carb vegetable. I might have a few pieces of sugar-free candy throughout the day, and then a lot of times in the evening I have a low carb ice cream bar which is 4 to 6 carbs.
I did the low-cut carb diet before and lost 70 pounds in seven months, I'm not doing anything differently now & I don't know what the problem is I didn't lose weight this time like last time so I added an exercise and that doesn't seem to be helping either.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:08 AM   #8
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Also, when I went back on the diet I didn't experience the Adkins flu like the first time. I had just been diagnosed with diabetes when I went on it the first time and it worked great, this time it's not working for me and all. I'm afraid to start eating carbs & go on a calorie restricting diet, I'm afraid that I won't be able to control my hunger like I do on Atkins.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:13 AM   #9
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I'm 5 9" and I weigh 238, I was down to 207 the first time. But while on chemo the doctor told me to go back to eating everything & I went back to 249. It just sucks...
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:15 AM   #10
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Ok, where do I begin... Yes I'm having hormonal issues. I'm just getting over a double mastectomy and breast-cancer. My breast cancer was estrogen strong so I just started taking tamoxifen about two weeks ago. I can tell that my waist has shrunk in size but it's not showing it on the scales.
For breakfast before my exercise I usually have an Atkins breakfast bar which is about 2 to 3 carbs. I also have a cup of coffee with part of an Atkins shake in it for creamer and some liquid sweetener. Then about mid morning I usually have two hard-boiled eggs and either two pieces of sausage or three pieces of bacon. Then midafternoon I usually have some kind of meat you like broiled chicken or pork chops with our green leafy vegetable or low-carb vegetable. I might have a few pieces of sugar-free candy throughout the day, and then a lot of times in the evening I have a low carb ice cream bar which is 4 to 6 carbs.
I did the low-cut carb diet before and lost 70 pounds in seven months, I'm not doing anything differently now & I don't know what the problem is I didn't lose weight this time like last time so I added an exercise and that doesn't seem to be helping either.
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You've faced some tremendous challenges, Lisa. I'd suggest cutting back (or better yet eliminating) the Atkins bars and shakes, and the low carb ice cream bar in the evening. 4 - 6 carbs is a lot to expend that late in the day. Could you start your day with the eggs and breakfast meat instead of the Atkins stuff? I think tweaking the diet might give you returns faster that the exercise (although I am not discouraging the exercise), but the weight loss may come first from adhering to a clean eating plan.

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Old 06-13-2014, 08:06 AM   #11
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I agree with Patience. Those Atkins products are well known stallers and very addicting! I quit buying them because I would want to eat the whole box. Plus I would never lose while consuming them. Try to go a week or two eating very clean foods like meat, little bit of cheese, eggs, etc. I'm sure that will jump start your losses. Best of luck to you!
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:19 AM   #12
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Ok Gracie, thanks! I'm going to start with really cutting back tomorrow & see what happens...
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:27 AM   #13
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Ok Gracie, thanks! I'm going to start with really cutting back tomorrow & see what happens...
Don't forget you can also have fats - mayo, butter, coconut oil, etc. Those really help you stay full too.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:20 AM   #14
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If you are taking prednisone or any other post cancer hormones, you might consider staying off the scale for a while. Those hormones can cause incredible amount of water weight gain. Eat less sodium, more potassium (hard on a low carb diet, consider supplements). Cutting out the process foods will help reduce your sodium.

And don't expect any changes in your scale until your body adjusts to any hormones/steriods you might be taking. That does NOT mean you aren't losing fat! You just can't see it on the scale because of the water retention.

The good news is that you are seeing a difference in your waist!
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:28 AM   #15
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Eat less sodium, more potassium (hard on a low carb diet, consider supplements).
The low-sodium salt substitutes sold in the USA & most of Europe are actually potassium-based and I saved myself a small fortune in supplements (if I don't supplement potassium I get heart palpitations regardless of weight and WOE) so that might be a budget-friendly thing to research online if you decide to supplement this.

(Hope it's okay to post this & apologies in advance if not.)
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Old 06-14-2014, 07:01 PM   #16
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No sweetie, your post is great! Thank you!
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Old 06-14-2014, 07:02 PM   #17
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Thank you very much to all of you ladies!
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:58 AM   #18
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Which version of Atkins are you doing? I've been doing A '72 for almost a year with excellent results... it's pretty restrictive, but I'm very carb sensitive and at maintenance now, I eat 10-12 carbs and 1400 kcals or less a day...

Wishing you heartfelt success on your LC WOE journey!!!

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Old 06-17-2014, 04:41 AM   #19
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Wow Jo, that's great! I was doing to latest one I guess. But I cut out artificial sweeteners & Atkins products & I'm losing again! Yay! I think I'll be able to have that stuff a little once I get to the maintenance part of the diet. Thanks again!
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Lisa,
Sorry to but in but I have one thought.
After surgery, Zinc is very helpful in helping the body heal.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:03 AM   #21
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Wow Jo, that's great! I was doing to latest one I guess. But I cut out artificial sweeteners & Atkins products & I'm losing again! Yay! I think I'll be able to have that stuff a little once I get to the maintenance part of the diet. Thanks again!
Lots of people stall with the LC "franken-foods" glad you realized that and are losing again!!

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Old 06-17-2014, 07:08 AM   #22
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Thanks MeMe & Jo! Any advise is welcome! I have more surgery to go thru for reconstruction ect. And Jo good for you! I refuse to regain also! The only reason I did this last time was because of chemo & doctors orders. I had hit a platue before I got diagnosed, but I was maintaining what I had lost. The plateau then was do to my artificial sweeteners and Atkins products then too, I'm sure of it... Anyway, back on the horse, back to losing weight!
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:48 AM   #23
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I have lost 8 to 10 pounds in about 2 weeks! Yay!
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:26 AM   #24
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I have lost 8 to 10 pounds in about 2 weeks! Yay!
WOW!!! That is amazing Lisa.....YEA
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I have lost 8 to 10 pounds in about 2 weeks! Yay!
Wow!! Huge lisa!!
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Looking at the pictures/info to the left of the screen....What is "woe" and "hHcg" ?
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Looking at the pictures/info to the left of the screen....What is "woe" and "hHcg" ?
They are acronyms.

WOE = way of eating
HHCG = homeopathic human chorionic gonadotropin
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They are acronyms.

WOE = way of eating
HHCG = homeopathic human chorionic gonadotropin
Easy for you to say (especially the last one)... what's the last one mean, is it a way of eating?
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:19 PM   #29
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HCG is a hormone women produce when they are pregnant. It's also being used as a weight loss method. HHCG is a homeopathic version. I've never done it... it's basically using HCG to control hunger. The diet is a very low calorie diet... like, 500 cal a day. I have no interest in doing that.

Here's a link that will tell you more about it as a weight loss diet.

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HCG is a hormone women produce when they are pregnant. It's also being used as a weight loss method. HHCG is a homeopathic version. I've never done it... it's basically using HCG to control hunger. The diet is a very low calorie diet... like, 500 cal a day. I have no interest in doing that.

Here's a link that will tell you more about it as a weight loss diet.

HCG Diet Facts
Thanks for the explanation, Tril!!

Oh it controls hunger (like ultra low carb does). It's basically what I did when I first started: no more than 800 kcals and ultra low carbs...

I agree, I wouldn't do it either because I have to learn how to eat to suppress & control my hunger but not do it artificially.

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