Has anyone actually NOT stalled on Atkins bars?

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cobby

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Posted: 07 Mar 2011, 16:12
I'm just curious. I know everyone says they stall on the bars. Has anyone ever not been affected weight loss wise, while eating them? I don't eat them often, and if I do, I only have 1/3 or a bite here and there over a few days. I'm bored...entertain me.
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sophie99

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Posted: 07 Mar 2011, 16:21
they don't do anything to me but i only have one a week. sometimes i'll have two in a week but it still doesn't stall me. i try to cut them up into tiny pieces so i can snack while baking/cooking.
AmethystM

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Posted: 07 Mar 2011, 17:02
It's only my first week, but I had 1/2 a bar the other night and 1/2 today. As far as the other night it didn't seem to cause any issues. We'll see about tomorrow. But I've lost almost 5 pounds this week, so I'm gonna say no, they don't bother me (as long as I only have a little) for now. The one I ate is the coconut chocolate one (it tastes just like a Mounds Bar). Then I saw it was labeled for Phase 2 and beyond. Oh, well. I was still within all my counts and desperately needed the fiber.

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At 125 I was a size 8 (after I lost 100+ pounds over 1.5 years).
At 135 I was a size 6 (maintained for several years) and over 28% body fat. I had 97 pounds of lean muscle mass and felt skinny fat.
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psk1414

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Posted: 07 Mar 2011, 17:27
I mostly have 1 bar a day and I have done pretty well with my weight loss so far.
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Sandy701

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Posted: 07 Mar 2011, 18:00
Same as Psk1414...generally 1/day of a specific type and no difference. I've even tried dropping them for a week or so trying to keep everything else the same (as much as possible) and no difference.
cobby

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Posted: 07 Mar 2011, 21:16
thanks for the feedback Smile I'm hoping they don't make a difference. as well as the MIM....those are pretty good and makes a good snack.
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Yvonne19

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Posted: 07 Mar 2011, 21:29
I have one every day as well doesn't seem to have slowed me down....quite happy at how much I am losing......
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Posted: 08 Mar 2011, 06:38
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cobby

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Posted: 08 Mar 2011, 12:35
Thanks for the article. I read a lot about it previously as well. But from personal experiences, is it stalling? I think that there is an article or research project or study on just about any topic that will show agreement with anyone's opinion. Like atkins diet for example. There's studies proving it's good, and studies saying it's not. it's ridiculous. This is why i only look so far into studies.
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iamtig

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Posted: 08 Mar 2011, 12:45
Very interesting thread, thank you. I am surprised at the responses from ones not stalling on Atkins products. I for one sure did (I know that's not the answer you're looking for) and interesting and glad to see there are peeps that aren't. ~tig

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booklady1

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Posted: 08 Mar 2011, 15:51
I eat them all the time, probably 1 (2 if I'm feeling exceptionally desperate!) a day during the work-week, and I stash them in my purse when I'm out and about in case I get peckish. (I don't seem to have much of the "other" issues with sugar alcohols at all, actually.) But man, they tear my DH up. He has to be really careful how much of my sugar-free snacks he steals. I would think that it's just like any other food--some people are affected, others aren't...
edens

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Posted: 08 Mar 2011, 16:43
I do just fine with them. I'm a florist and sometimes on event days I'm to busy to stop and have a meal, so I'll have a couple of atkins bars as my meals on the go. I did that this past Saturday and lost 1.8 pounds from the time I got up till the time I got home!!! O.O Everyone's bodies are different and respond differently to sugar alcohols and soy. Thank goodness mine doesn't totally hate them!
trill42

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Posted: 08 Mar 2011, 16:52
I'm kinda not sure because I stopped eating them about a week ago (ran out) and while I was eating them, I was losing slowly. Soon as I ran out, my weight plummeted (check out my food diary and weight log)... but I just don't know if it's the bars or not, because I still eat sugar alcohols(Breyers Carb Smart Chocolate) and it didn't hurt me at all...
anita4life

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Posted: 08 Mar 2011, 17:12
I haven't stalled on them, but I do find they make me crave sweets a little more often. When I don't eat them I don't feel the need for anything sweet, but whenever I have one I do want more. So I just eat them on occasion.

The MIM on the otherhand... Totally addicted have one for breakfast everyday. I really love them.
bcbloyd

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Posted: 07 Jul 2011, 07:19
MIM? Is that short for something?
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Goal Weight: 145 - Achieved 09/18/11
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83JEN

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Posted: 10 Jul 2011, 12:41
I believe MIM refers to muffin in a minute,can be found in the recipe section here.
bcbloyd

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Posted: 09 Aug 2011, 09:41
Thanks JEN. Gotta love acronyms. LOL
Fast Food Junkie - turned - Atkins Aficionado.
Beginning Weight: 200 lbs - 01/11/11
Goal Weight: 145 - Achieved 09/18/11
*Surprise! Pregnancy Interruption in 2012*
Restarting Weight: 176 lbs - 02/03/13
Final Goal: Maintain Range of Weight in 140s
Cinerella25

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Posted: 13 Aug 2011, 20:31
I found that if I had more than one a day my weight loss slowed. Maybe not stalled but definately slowed. Then when I went back to 0 or 1 a day it started to pick up again. It seems different for everyone. Just find what is best for you. Induction is not only a two week thing, you can repeat it. I am working all the kinks out of my Induction phase now and then going all out the following two weeks.

And I would love to look at bcbloyd's food diary. WOW!!!!
Grandmafor2

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Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 17:59
I always stall and have issues with Adkins products. Also knocked me out of ketosis. I have tried sugar free candies and have the same effect only I immediately CRAVE sweets again. Very bad for me. Now I have to try to get back into ketosis. I feel the best when I am there
owlfeathers

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Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 18:16
interesting question loved the responses



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