TODAY I START FRESH!
I am going on 7 weeks now on the Atkins plan and it has been nothing but constant frustrations
I started off well by losing 12 lbs during induction
then my weight has just fluctuated between 215.3 to 220.7. I thought I was sticking to the plan because I have never been a big eater. My weakness has always been sweets so I added Atkins bars, shakes, and sugar-free jello with heavy cream. I'm pretty sure now that explains why my weight hasn't budged. Last night, I read all I could on Atkins and one blog I came across on another site just opened my eyes! Someone had asked the same question I keep asking myself over and over again and even though I have read 2 Atkins books completely, one women said it best. She explained that when she was in induction, she ate 'CLEAN' meaning, NO Atkins shakes, bars, artificial sweeteners, soda, heavy cream etc...
She said that since you are only allowed no more than 20 net carbs, she used them solely for vegetables, LOTS OF VEGETABLES and ate only WHOLE FOODS; meat, eggs, veggies, salads and LOTS OF WATER. She kept her fat intake high and added olive oil to salads which is VERY HEALTHY. She stated that within a few days, her cravings subsided and she was always full and satisfied and the weight just dropped off and continues to drop. A light bulb went off in my head
and I realized that there are no shortcuts. Having an Atkins shake in the morning is NOT 'real' food and i needed to make changes NOW so as of today, NOV 1, 2012, I am starting over by taking this women's GREAT ADVICE and the most sound advice I have come across so far. I know the Atkins plan works and even though they make tasty products, it is not food.
They are snacks that I just don't need right now as long as I am in induction. They also tend to spike my cravings, especially at night. WISH ME LUCK because I am so determined to lose this weight and keep it off.
The Atkins Plan works if you follow it correctly. I want to make it a part of my life ; )