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Old 03-15-2011, 11:12 AM   #1
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How long should it take to start losing weight on induction?

Hi! I have been yoyoing around Akins for a few weeks... cheating every week and screwing it up... I am determined to stay on this time!!!!! How long does it take to show weight loss on induction?
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:44 AM   #2
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Usually on the third day I see a 2-3 pound drop. Sure, it's just water, but I'll take it.

The important thing to do is figure out why you've been cheating, and devise a stragegy to avoid it next time.

Example 1 - "I got hungry and didn't have any food on me, so I got a hamburger."

Solution - Carry some beef jerky or almonds in your purse, or next time stop by a convenience store for those kinds of things, instead of the fast food joint.

Example 2 - "I had a bad day and ate a bag of chips for comfort."

Solution - Remind yourself that bad food will make you feel worse, not better. Find other sources of comfort, like a phone call to a friend, a short/long walk, a manicure, whatever.

Good luck to you.

Edit - Just want to emphasize that it's not enough to say "This time I won't cheat!" even if you really, really mean it. It's much more effective to deeply think about the whys and hows, and make a plan for dealing with them.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:11 PM   #3
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THANK YOU! I live with my boyfriend who is CONSTANTLY eating... and not just constantly eating but eating everything in this world that is delicious! He has started doing this with me so I am hoping for a change... usually it's just 'I REALLY want to cheat'... I was just around it too often and couldn't take the smell of fries and pizza day in and day out with no real break ... also... eating is fun! Food is fun! But now I have gained 30/35 pounds in a year because of that mentality so... looks like I need to really buckle down!
He really needs to lose weight... like 100+ kinda weight... So it's really important that he not cheat... and as a result I won't either...
I feel like I really need to see results in order not to get discouraged... as does he... and he's looking to me for help with this... I'd like to be able to tell him when he can get on the scale... I’d also like to know when I can too
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:20 PM   #4
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Water weight will be shed in the first week, but will come back. Impratant to Stray hydrated durring this time!!!

Please journal you food intakes and figure out how much you should eat in order to loose somewhere between 1-3 lbs per week, which is the reasonable zone for weight loss, no matter what diet or WOE you follow. Anything more drastic, might cause problems. Remember we didn't get to our current size in a blink of an eye, so it will probably take just as long or longer to undo what we have done to ourselves.

Also remember, "weight" is not a good thing to track unless you want to set yourself up for an emotional rollercoaster subject to multiple factors including water wight, food/fecal weight, muscle weight, etc...

Intead you should focus on measurements using a tape measure, and body fat% using calipers or a special scale or hand held unit.

Also better start strenght training major muscle groups so that the weight you do loose will be mostly fat as opposed to fat and muscle. Additionally, building muscle increases your metabolism and your BMR.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:51 PM   #5
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I'm joining the gym this week... and have been 'speed' walking the past two days- I was hoping to be down to at least 135 by June... is that setting myself up for failure...? I have been drinking water... about three 16 oz glasses a day during work and possibly one more when I get home... is that too little...? My metabolism is NOT good… and it’s not easy for me to lose weight… which is why I never let myself get past 135 up until this year… I really need this to work... :/
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:56 PM   #6
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May I scare you? If you gained 30-35 lb in a year, what will you weigh in ten years? in 30 years? could be 300 if you don't get a handle on this!!! you need to find a way of eating you can stick with forever that won't result in this weight gain. those temptations are not going to go away. best of luck!
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:00 PM   #7
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ravenrose!!!!! HELP! hahahaha! Don't scare me and then offer no words of wisdom! HAHAHAH!
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:10 PM   #8
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I usually lose a pound after an entire full day on Induction and then another 2-4 about 4 days later. I don't weigh everyday so it might actually show up sooner.
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:13 PM   #9
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Remind yourself that bad food will make you feel worse, not better.
This. Proof is in two words: Taco Bell.
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:23 PM   #10
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HAHAHAHA! This is true! I just want to lose this weight... that's all- and I have a problem doing that without seeing results- when I see no results it makes me feel like I should switch up diets... which as everyone knows does not work...
I also want to make sure my BF see's results as well... not only is it important for his health but I know for a fact that he will abandon this diet if he doesn't see anything on the scale... SOON! He is 300+ pounds right now and 5'11" ... not good!
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:42 PM   #11
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I went to look at my weight loss log from when I started back in September. It looks like I lost 2 lbs by the 2nd day of my candida diet.
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