Staying On Induction (Phase 1)

previous topic · next topic
MFD1979

Joined: May 12
Posts: 18

      quote  
Posted: 14 Jun 2012, 08:54
I have been on induction (with the exception of adding peanuts) for 9 weeks and don't plan on change to the next step until I loose at least 25 more pounds.

Just wondering how long others have stayed in the Induction phase before they moved on to OWL.
NightAngelX

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 4

      quote  
Posted: 14 Jun 2012, 13:35
I am only day 6 of doing Atkins but a few years ago my husband stayed in induction for 9 months and lost over 100 lbs (he started over 400 lbs got down to 280s). Towards the end he was doing modified induction meaning he ate some nuts and a few other OWL foods but kept it to 20-25 carbs per day. I plan on adding nuts and berries after 2 weeks but plan to keep the carb count down to 20-25 as well. Smile They say if you have a lot to lose its okay to stay in induction longer. Good luck!
purplepurple...

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 5

      quote  
Posted: 14 Jun 2012, 16:01
Do you eat the Atkins treats and shakes? How often?
MFD1979

Joined: May 12
Posts: 18

      quote  
Posted: 15 Jun 2012, 07:27
Thanks NightAgelX for the reply! I think at this point I might stay on induction for a long while... It scares me to start adding foods (other than nuts and berries), I'm afraid my cravings for carbs will come back!

Purple- I do not drink Atkins shakes or eat the treats, I do however always have a box of the Atkins Day Break Bars. I will eat them for breakfast if I am in a pinch, usually only 1/2 a bar though. I find that if I eat to many of the Atkins products my weight loss stalls or is very slow.
purplepurple...

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 5

      quote  
Posted: 16 Jun 2012, 10:57
Thanks MFD1979. I love those things, I started to throw them out cause alot of people say they can hinder weight loss. This is my 3rd day and I use about 2 snacks a day or 1 shake and 1 snack.
debbily

Joined: Mar 12
Posts: 119

      quote  
Posted: 16 Jun 2012, 15:12
I also stayed in induction for about 5 months. I lost over 60lbs and when I got close to goal weight I added nuts and berries a couple of times a week. What a treat that has been! So its fine to stay in induction for as long as you think that you need to. Its whatever works for you, as long as you do go through the stages and learn what your carb number is going to be you should be fine. Best wishes!
If you have the right mindset then nothing can stop you from reaching your goals! Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Losing Weight & Not Tryng To!
Rabbit - here's a link that says beer makes you smarter; http://www.inc.com/will-yakowi... There are scores of these studies. You're smart enough to know rabbit that these "studies" ...
by iluvmypets on 04 May 16 08:17 PM
Plateau
NO INTAKE DATA = NO USEFUL ADVICE If you are interested in getting serious, for the next 10 days weigh in and post every morning and religiously track 100% of your intake. If you haven't figured ...
by jimmiepop on 04 May 16 02:21 PM
My Buddy
:badgrin: Today my best friend and I decided to start on a new adventure. We will work together and encourage each other to lose some weight. We have both gained weight and both ready to get healthy once ...
by kitten1960 on 04 May 16 12:01 PM
THE BIGGEST LOSER - MUST NOT SEE TV
yes jamiqua, I agree, they do follow ups, they even air updates. It's still part of the show business production marketing tool. But to have extensive programs with the contestants to avoid such c ...
by iluvmypets on 04 May 16 07:39 AM
Nutrisystem alternative ... whole foods approach
Here are my breakfasts so far: 1. Omelet 1 egg plus 1 serving egg whites with 1 oz extra lean ham or Canadian bacon, at least 2 vegetables - asparagus, spinach, scallions, artichokes, zucchini, toma ...
by bmr1 on 04 May 16 05:32 AM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member mackie_purple
Keep it simple and easy. Eat real food!
03 Sep 15 for diet Atkins