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Old 02-01-2013, 05:49 AM   #1
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Stalled

I have been doing Atkins Induction Phase I since 12/29/12 and have only lost 6 lbs. Well, it goes up and down a 1 - 1.5 lbs in days. So frustrated. I have not consumed more than 20g carbs in a day!!! What is up?
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:58 AM   #2
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Can you give us an example of what your menu is like for a day?
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Along with a menu and the portion sizes, what's your starting/current/ and goal weight?
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:15 AM   #4
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Starting date 12/29/12
Starting weight 178 - now 173

Cream, Heavy
1 1/2 Tablespoons
75

Milk, Almond, Original, Unsweetened
1/8 Cup
5

Lunch: 72


Dressing, Mayonnaise
1/3 Teaspoon
10

Celery, Diced
1/4 Tablespoon
0

Onion, Red, Chopped
1/4 Teaspoon
0

Crab, Special
1/2 Ounce
10

Ground Beef and Cabbage Casserole
1/4 Serving
52

Dinner: 531


Peppers, Bell, Green, Sweet, Chopped
1/8 Cup
4

Roast Beef, Slcd
4 Ounces
134

Celery, Diced
3 Tablespoons
3

Cheese, Colby Jack
1 Ounce
110

Cucumber, Fresh, Med
1/8 Cup
2

Salad, Leaf & Romaine
1 1/4 Cups
9

Cheese, Provolone, Slice
1 Each
98

Broccoli
1/8 Cup
4

Lunchmeat, Ham, Baked, Home Style, Svg
3/4 Ounce
26

Dressing, Caesar, Supreme
2 Tablespoons
140

Snacks: 140


Atkins Day Break Strawberry Banana shake
1 Serving
1

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:18 AM   #5
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IHOP SF Syrup
2 1/2 Servings
38

Low Carb Cinnamon Spice Pancakes
1 Serving
167

Sweetener, Splenda
2 Ind Packages
7

Oil, Coconut, Expeller Pressed, Organic
2 Teaspoons
80

Cream, Heavy
3 Tablespoons
150

Breakfast Sausage
1 Serving
170

Lunch: 626


Atkins Beef Merlot
1 Serving
310

Celery, Strips, 4" Long
5 Pieces
3

Cream Cheese, Original
3 Ounces
300

Olive, Green, Stuffed
1 Each
13

Dinner: 180


Carbquick Pizza
2 Servings
180

Snacks: 250


Gelatin, Low Calorie, Sug Free
3 Grams
12

Whipped Cream
3 Tablespoons
30

Fat Bombs
1 2/3 Servings
208

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:20 AM   #6
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Fat 94.2g 76.5%
Carbohydrates 23.3g 8.4%
Fiber 5g
Sugars 7.3g
Protein 42g 15.1%
Weight

5.5 lbs.
since Dec 30, 2012
You've lost a total of 6.5 lbs. from your maximum weight on Dec 11, 2012

You'll reach your goal of losing 23 lbs. on Apr 25, 2013
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:29 AM   #7
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Are you still doing induction?
Imo I think i'd get rid of the LC products like the carbquick, syrup etc and eat more unprocessed foods like eggs, meats, veggies etc, on the crab do you know if it's 100% crab meat? The imitation is high in carbs.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:35 AM   #8
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I have only done the carbquik and sf syrup the last 2 days. Before that I was eating like you mentioned. The crab was CRAB!! I guess I will eliminate the LC products and start all over!! Thanks, for you help, Shelly.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:37 AM   #9
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What about flaxseed meal
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:41 AM   #10
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Flaxseed meal is pretty much zero carbs because of the fiber. My suggestion would be to ditch the artificial sweeteners. Use liquid stevia instead. There are times I have had to up my fat a bit and lower my protein.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:42 AM   #11
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What about flaxseed meal
Calorie dense and a lot of fiber.
Keep in mind if you eat a high fiber food, you need to drink more fluids to "move it" through your system or it can cause you to retain water.
Flax is easy to over-eat, so measure it out before you use it to make sure you're not getting more than you realize
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:01 AM   #12
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Ok Thanks, girls. Back to the drawing board. Starting over !!
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:26 AM   #13
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there are so many stevia products to choose from.. I am looking at netrition. Which one do you recommend?
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:29 AM   #14
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My preference is: SweetLeaf 100% Natural Stevia Sweetener Packets in packets and liquid.
I find it doesn't have the strong aftertaste if you use a little too much.
Stevia is very personal though. I think some people are more sensitive to the licorice taste than others.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:47 AM   #15
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Thank you, Dottie.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:53 AM   #16
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Just a suggestion. I started to lose faster when I ditched the cheese. I only have cheese about 1 or 2 days a week now.

If you have access to crock pot and maybe a foreman grill, I recommend cooking up lots of meat at the beginning of the week. That really helps me. Keep posting and tweaking your menu and you will find something that works for you. Good luck!
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:57 AM   #17
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6 lbs in a month is great! You're losing at a perfectly good rate (1 lb a week is reasonable, and most people tend to lose slower than that).

Removing products, as the other posters suggested, may be a good idea. There's no need to remove cheese right now. It's a perfectly legal part of induction, and if you like cheese, it can be a huge help for sticking to induction. But keep the amount limited, as Atkins suggests. A simple, clean induction may be your best bet: 3 servings a day of protein (4 to 6 oz each); 3 oz a day of cheese; most of your carbs from veggies; some added fat but not excessive amounts. The Atkins website is clear--although most people on this board (me included) would suggest avoiding all the processed products.

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:43 AM   #18
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Thank you, LoriAS and Tiva. Everyone has been so helpful~
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One thing about stevia: It's in the ragweed family. If you have ragweed allergies, it *may* aggravate them, so use with caution until you make sure it won't bother you.
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Yes, I think you are doing pretty well. 6 pds a month is good. Also, how tall are you? If you don't have a lot to lose, it says you only want to lose 23 more pounds, is that correct? You will lose a lot slower than someone with a lot of weight to lose. I think actually you are doing really well if you only have 23 pds to go. 6 pds a month is pretty good.

I think all the above are great suggestions, but if what I mentioned is correct, I think you are on target.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:42 AM   #21
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One thing about stevia: It's in the ragweed family. If you have ragweed allergies, it *may* aggravate them, so use with caution until you make sure it won't bother you.
I had no idea! Thanks for sharing this. Over here in Sweden, there are lots of different stevia products (usually combined with erythritol), and I didn't realize that there were concerns with them for folks with certain allergies.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:59 AM   #22
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You have lost 6lbs in just over a month. That is technically very normal (1 to 2 lbs. per wk). A stall is 6 weeks with no lbs. or inches lost. Relax and keep with your eating plan.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:01 AM   #23
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I agree with the others... 6 lbs in a month is a GREAT success. I think we're all so influenced by magazine and TV ads that promise fast weight loss... X pounds in Y weeks! Hurry! Buy it now!

But even "just" one pound a week leads to over 50 pounds gone by this time next year! That's amazing loss, and at a normal rate that is more likely to allow you to keep the weight off.
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I agree with all the above and it sounds like you are doing very well so far! congrats on the loss, it is the step in the right direction. stay strong!!
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Just something to think about

1/3 teaspoon mayo?
1/4 teaspoon onion
1/8 cup broccoli

Are you measuring everything or estimating?
These seem like very small amounts, I know I couldn't get that precise on these
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