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Old 04-18-2014, 10:38 AM   #1
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It looks like NK is the plan for me

Several years ago, I lost 35-40 pounds doing Atkins. Life crap happened (I talk about it on my personal journal here), and it all came back, plus more.

I returned to low carb, doing all the same things I did before (I thought), but nothing was working. I also couldn't get into the right mindset, and went off the rails hard over the holidays and GAINED a couple of pounds. I was super depressed, and I knew something serious had to change.

I looked at the info for Nutritional Ketosis, ran the numbers, and figured out that it was actually much closer to way I was doing Atkins last time! I think through my personal food choices, I "accidentally" did NK when I lost all that weight before.

So this week, I started somewhat fresh (I'd already been eating LC for two weeks, but with pretty much no change on the scale, and I wasn't in ketosis), but going by NK guidelines. After doing the calculations, I'm shooting for 100g of protein per day (range is 74-123), with 70-80 percent of my calories coming from fat. My carbs should be under 50 per day, but I've been right around 20.

I've seen a drop on the scale, finally! 3.5 pounds so far this week! And I'm back in ketosis! I guess I found the plan that works for my body.

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Old 04-18-2014, 01:41 PM   #2
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Congrats on the loss & finding a plan that may work for you.

I've had a similar story. I lost more than 30 lbs back in my 20s doing a calorie-restricted diet (I was probably, accidentally, low-carb.). Unsurprisingly, I gained the weight back over 15 years and two babies.

Because I *thought* I'd had success restricting calories in the past, I've had lots of failed dieting attempts in recent years. I would withstand hunger for a month or two, exercise, and take off only a few pounds. Then, my willpower would break and I'd discouragedly quit.

So glad I've found NK now. I've lost 10.5 lb in my first month and, although it's been a learning process, I haven't been hungry!! This is by far the easiest weight loss I've ever experienced.

Here's hoping we both continue to see results and have good NK experiences.
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:50 PM   #3
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Welcome to NK - I've been LC off and on for many years, but this feels right to me. I've lost 10-11# in the past month and hope to continue with a 1.5# per week loss through at least the end of the year.

Be patient with getting into ketosis - initial ketosis can be within a few days, but the experts suggest that it can be up to 3-4 weeks to become keto-adapted.

There are some other threads on here about other benefits of NK, above and beyond the weight loss - they are very compelling and motivating!
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:28 PM   #4
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:06 AM   #5
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That is great! Congratulations and welcome!
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