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Demonica 04-13-2013 12:52 PM

I'm stuck! What am I doing wrong?
I'm not one who likes to actually ASK for help, but I'm really frustrated right now:annoyed: My weight is refusing to budge. I have more or less gone to Atkins 72' induction. I know I am in ketosis, I do the JUDDD every other day (BP coffee is my main staple on those days). I read alot of the advice from you all when other people ask for advice. So...please critique my menu!

Breakfast on regular days is 3 slices of bacon, 3 eggs scrambled in 1 tbsp of CO and the bacon grease, coffee with CO and HWC (3 cups with 1 tsp of each in each cup)

Lunch is usually steak with butter or salmon with 1 tbsp Frisch's tartar sauce (it has no sugar in it), 1 cup of lettuce with 2 tbsp of shredded cheese, 1 tbsp EVOO and 1 tbsp of ACV, topped with a hard boiled egg.

Dinner is usually a couple hard boiled eggs with 1 tbsp mayo and some mustard all smushed together to make an egg salad type thing, 1 cup of lettuce with 2 tbsp shredded cheese, EVOO and ACV topped with 1 tsp bacon bits.

When I snack, it's either on hard boiled eggs with mayo, tuna with mayo or pork rinds. I drink alot of hot tea without sweetener. I don't drink soda. I have cut out my salad dressings (I love ranch and blue cheese). I keep my splenda servings to 3 or less a day. Maybe my fat intake is too low and protein too high?:dunno: Open to suggestions!!

nolcjunk 04-13-2013 01:01 PM

What are your calories like? You are near goal and that tends to be a problem. How long have you eaten like this?

Demonica 04-13-2013 01:05 PM

For awhile now. I do try to keep an eye on calories (on "down days" I've been sticking to a little less than 500 with no problems) On regular days, I try to keep them less than 2000. Some days it's alot less than that, closer to between 1500 and 1600.

nolcjunk 04-13-2013 01:17 PM

Have you been doing JUDD for long? Because your calories would be around 1250 average and that should lead to weight loss. Have you tried going back to induction levels/foods? You are also eating dairy at every meal/snack, and that can cause a stall.

Demonica 04-13-2013 01:24 PM

Been doing JUDDD for over a year. I thought I had gone back to induction foods, maybe I missed something. I am trying to stick to the induction list in the original DADR book. It may sound like I eat alot of cheese, but only eat the 3- 4 ounces a day he recommends. I only eat 1 tbsp of mayo at a time. I can cut back even more on cheese if that would help, or at least not eat it so often.

nolcjunk 04-13-2013 01:34 PM

Is lettuce the only vegetable that you eat? He recommends a wider mix, even on induction. I would try to get some more in and limit/cut out dairy for a week or two if you can and see if that helps .

What do you eat on down days?

Demonica 04-13-2013 01:46 PM

On down days, I usually drink a BP coffee for breakfast, 3 regular cups of coffee with 1 tsp HWC in each throughout the day, plenty of water and hot tea. I eat closer to evening and its usually 1/4 C tuna with 1/2 tbsp mayo and a hard boiled egg with 1/2 tbsp mayo and a little mustard all mixed together, but not both "snacks" at the same time. That little bit keeps me satisfied till morning.

The lettuce is the only thing I eat veggie wise right now. I am dying because I am desperatly missing broccoli, green peppers, and mushrooms, but according to DADR 1972, those were for the next level, which I am ready to go up to eithr tomorrow or Monday. I was hesitant about going up to the next "level" because I haven't really lost anything. (although I am back down to my "current" avatar weight.)

lisamt 04-13-2013 02:03 PM

1500 to 1600 calories on UD's seems low. Even if you are petite, the JUDDD calculator recommends a minimum of 1720 calorie UD's for someone at your current weight; more if you are taller.

nolcjunk 04-13-2013 02:06 PM

Have you ever tried the later DANDR? The one with more vegetables and a bigger variety, where they advise get 12-15 of the 20 from vegetables. I just can't imagine sticking to only lettuce, and limiting all the other veg. that must be hard.

I think you need patience most of all, getting to goal requires some extra effort and is the reason why many never get there. Stick to it and it will pay off. You've already lost 50 pounds, which is a huge accomplishment, so you just need more time.

Demonica 04-13-2013 02:11 PM

I originally started out with the original DANDR. That's the version I lost the majority of my weight on. (I lost the rest of it on a carbed out version of JUDDD, but didn't like feeling bloated all the time, so went to a LC version of JUDDD) Then I made the mistake of trying the NANY (New Atkins for a New You) I followed that book for a little while, but nothing happened. I mean NOTHING, except gassiness and stomachaches from hell. Too many veggies that did not agree with me at ALL! So I decided to try the 1972 version. So far my favorite version is 2002.

Leo41 04-13-2013 03:49 PM

Perhaps I missed it, but how long have you been 'stuck' with no loss at all?

I notice that you've done a lot of 'tweaking' from plan to plan, and perhaps you just need to settle down for a while.

I lost my last 100 lbs on JUDDD, very low carb (lower calories on UDs than the calculator), and although I steadily lost a pound a week, at one point, the scale would show NO loss for 3 weeks, and then the final week of the month, it would go down the 4 lbs, so my loss for the month was the same as the previous month, but I 'appeared' to stall for 3 weeks. This happened twice.

So perhaps you just need to stick with what's worked for you for a little longer.

clackley 04-13-2013 04:50 PM

It is really impossible to know what (if anything) is wrong with your menu without the actual amounts of your macro nutrients. Anyway you could weigh and measure and then track over a few days.

Mommie22boys 04-14-2013 02:46 PM

When was the last time you checked your UD calories with the calculator? Maybe they need adjusting. And then, and here's the hard part, hitting those numbers very closely every UD. No more trying to just keep it under 2000, but sometimes being 300-400 short of that. Besides, it seems like shooting for almost 2000 is too much. I am 40 pounds heavier than you, and that's my UD #...unless you are much shorter than my 65 1/2 inches.

Another thing to look at is your DD calories. Dr. J. says 500 for the first two weeks, then transition to your 20-20% number on DDs. Once you recalculate your UD # (assuming it comes in under 2000), your DD # is gonna be below 500. Being close(r) to goal, you're probably going to have to really respect and hit those numbers pretty closely.

That said, I think your menus look pretty good. :up: KUTGW!

mom23kids 04-14-2013 03:40 PM

Fellow Juddd bud here and I also stalled towards the end. Called goal early and just took a maintenance breather for a few weeks. Then back at it and my last few pounds fell off in just a few days-my body just needed to rest. Maybe try your Juddd maintenance numbers for 2-3 weeks and then go back to weight loss mode and see if that helps :)

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