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What Causes Constipation?
Stool softeners like Docusate sodium or docusate calcium work well, too. They draw water into the stool to make it easier to pass. Take 1 or 2 before bed and have productive "quality time" on the toilet in the AM.
by mleh (submitted 5 years ago)
Atkins vs South Beach
I have done both diets in the past and found Atkins too restrictive. South Beach was easier for me. I love onions and tomatoes and nuts which were all OK on SB but not on Atkins. There are other diets that encourage you to eat fruits....but if it is Atkins, you should look for haas avocados--the smaller ones with the bumpy skin rather than the larger smooth skinned ones. I did like the Adkins shakes but the bars were not very tasty to me. You can probably have the shakes shipped to you. I hope this is helpful and I wish you buena suerte!
by mleh (submitted 5 years ago)
fat smash slow losers
The first time I did fat smash, I lost 9lbs in phase 1. I will be done with phase 1 on Sunday, I lost 4lbs before I joined fatsecret, and we will see on Sunday. Bottom line: if you follow the diet, you will lose weight. Watch your portions, eat often, and exercise. You will do fine! If you can stand it, don't weigh yourself until day 9. The first time I did the diet, I waited and was blown away by 9lbs. This time, I'm addicted to weighing myself everyday.
by mleh (submitted 5 years ago)
WORK OUT-UNDER GARMENTS (ladies)
I wear biker shorts to avoid the dreaded workout weggie! They are cheap and if they do ride, you don't have to dig in your crack to get them out....you just pull at the leg.
by mleh (submitted 5 years ago)
Progresso Soup
Phase 2 if they have meat but OK for phase 1 if vegetarian.
by mleh (submitted 5 years ago)
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Weight Loss Ticker
That never worked for me, but for some reason, my ticker DID start to work for a while (while it did not for others)... Haven't figured out the 'secret' of the FatSecret ticker code yet!
by Draglist on 25 Jul 14 11:31 AM
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If you weight in daily, you have to be willing to accept the fluctuations for what they are and don't stress it constantly. You will not see yesterdays' workout resulting in an immediate drop ...
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Hpowderly19, how is it going? It's been a little over a month since you started this post so I wanted to see how you are.
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You don't do anything wrong, just the first month you've lost all liquid now you are loosing fat and it cant't be as fast as you think.
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This is tough......I,m spending 90% of my time trying to stay on meal plan and the other 10% going off it.....Resulting in an increase in weight..
05 Jan 14 for diet Atkins