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Shabud

Joined: Feb 13
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Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 06:46
Hi everyone, I've been yo-yo ing for years and always creep up to 12 stone mark which ain't good for a 5 ft nearly 40 year old woman.
I tried Atkins years ago but quickly craved pasta etc so I am here again with a keto diet and found this site by chance. It's got some amazing tools and I love reading everyone's posts. I lost 12lb in a week which was just water I think so am now looking forward to the fat burning part. I feel quite tired on this diet but the thing is I feel naturally tired instead of wired and stressed and since removing sugar and carbs from my diet I have had 4 nights real sleep..........I haven't had 4 nights good sleep in the last 10 years so that's amazing for me. Surprised
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LightMage

Joined: Feb 11
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Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 07:11
hi Shabud! congrats on your weight loss! I've been doing Atkins for a couple of years now. the weight loss is wonderful, but the side benefits are also great. the acid reflux I had is gone. my sense of smell is better. the aweful numular dermatitis I had on my hands is gone. so I can definitely understand about your good nights sleep. I think the highly processed foods & extra sugar actually poison our bodies. once it's gone, we can feel better.

good luck on your journey! there are lots of great people here to help & answer questions. I'm almost half way & I know now I can do it & keep it off once I get there. you can, too!
liv001

Joined: Oct 09
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Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 08:18
Good luck Shabud.
Sounds like you are off to a wonderful start already
12 lbs is quite a lot.
Keep going. It works
People here will have suggestions to help you through rough spots.
Shabud

Joined: Feb 13
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Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 10:40
Hi LightMage and Liv001, thanks for your kind words.
I definitely can't wait for the acid reflux to shift as its so painful at times. Even though its early days I consider the benefits I have already to be so worth it. And within days i have already lost that constant voice in my head saying 'I'm hungry'. Feels like the relationship with food has completely shifted from eating til I'm bloated, feeling hungry after 20 minutes, eating again, feeling depressed because I over ate and eating again lol. Only thing is the fatigue during my day at work is taking its toll........does this subside eventually ? I am taking magnesium citrate as I read that may help but only been on them 2 days.
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liv001

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Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 10:50
I suggest maybe lowering cheese and upping meat/fish/eggs for protein

Keep a snack at work if you need one or make your lunch a bit fattier. Not having any fat with lunch will stress you out a bit.
Sugar free gum can lead to cravings. So just think about it.

It may also make you over eat. Use oils, or butter or mayo to help you out here.

Do not avoid salt in your diet (but i guess with cheese you are getting salt)
You will figure it out.
Shabud

Joined: Feb 13
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Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 10:57
Thanks for the tips Liv Smile
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eKatherine

Joined: Aug 12
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Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 17:01
I went an entire year eating nothing after 6:00 pm because of acid reflux. I now rarely eat in the evening and never at night, and it isn't a problem for me.
Shabud

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Posted: 06 Feb 2013, 03:15
eKatherine
Thats where I am aiming for but unfortunately I sometimes dont get my dinner until 7pm due to work and other committments but I suppose if I dont eat after 7 that should help. It gets so bad sometimes I wake up choking on the reflux...........did you ever get this bad ?
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eKatherine

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Posted: 06 Feb 2013, 08:49
Not quite choking, but when you wake up with it in your mouth, it's hard to get that taste to go away. And of course laying down when that has happened just makes it likely to happen again.

I would say eat a heavier lunch and a lighter supper if you have to eat late.
Shabud

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Posted: 06 Feb 2013, 11:53
Good idea Smile
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