Help please!!! - Need tips to lost weight quickly & consistantly on Dukan Diet

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kaidensmama

Joined: Jun 09
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Posted: 20 Apr 2012, 14:18
Hello all....I am in a mad dash to lose as much weight as possible by September. I started the Dukan Diet on Monday the 16th and am hoping for tips from those of you that have had success on this plan. All total i have roughly 75lbs to lose to get to my true weight. I have a personal reason for wanting to lose the weight by September...i really want to get pregnant again. I am far to heavy right now to have a safe, comfortable pregnancy.

Any suggestions and help would be so so appreciated.

Thank you!!!!!
Tamara
Katiekinz

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Posted: 20 Apr 2012, 15:41
You'll probably be a lot more satisfied in the long-run if you just choose a healthy diet (whether Dukan works for you is up to you) & exercise. Healthily, at 2 lbs a week you're looking at around 32-40 pounds that you could lose if you do it the right way (not to mention you might lose more weight up front as you lose water weight). Also, if you set an attainable goal for yourself you'll be less likely to give up on it. Just start off by making some healthy, attainable goals. 30 lbs is better than nothing!!
MillaLite

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Posted: 20 Apr 2012, 16:14
I have to speak up and second everything that Katiekinz is saying! If the Dukan Diet is something that will help you develop a better relationship with food and nutrition, then I am all for it! But you must be realistic with your goals, or else you will burn out, feel like a failure, and give up, returning to your comfort eating.

In 2008 I lost considerable weight doing it the old fashioned way - proper nutrition, strapping on a pedometer, and walking 10,000+ steps a day. In January 2009 (and probably because of my better health) I got pregnant at the age of 37. My OB-GYN said I was healthier than many of the 20-somethings he saw as patients. And thanks to my better understanding of food, and keeping up some walking during my pregnancy, I kept my weight gain to a sensible 25 pounds.

January 2010, another pregnancy! Repeat the process... better eating, daily walks, weight gain under control. During the 2nd pregnancy is when my OB-GYN told me how proud he was of me, because in our town (in Corn-hole-ville, Indiana) the average pregnancy gain is about 60 pounds. That's more than double the recommended healthy gain!

Point is, it CAN be done, and it can be done in a healthy long term manner. If I hadn't lost the weight the right way beforehand, I'm sure I would have process-fooded/junk fooded myself right up to that 60 pound local average.

And because of the better relationship I built with food and nutrition BEFORE the pregnancies, I was able to sensibly get back to a healthy weight after each pregnancy. But this could not have been done if I hadn't changed my views on how food is our body's fuel, and how it makes my "vehicle" operate.

No matter how you choose to do it, Good Luck to you!!!
** You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it. –Albert Einstein **
kaidensmama

Joined: Jun 09
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Posted: 23 Apr 2012, 12:05
Thank you so much Katiekinz & Millalite i really appreciate your feedback. I have been struggling with weight my entire life and thought i had finally formed a good relationship with food in my mid 20's....pregnancy came and BOOM not so good. I reverted back to bad choices and no exercise. I think Dukan may help me regain my healthy relationship with food and motivate me to remember how good regular exercise felt. Congrats MillaLite on 2 healthy pregnancies with minimal weight gain. That is what i hope to accomplish as well.
MillaLite

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Posted: 23 Apr 2012, 12:21
You know, you were on my mind about an hour ago. I had to search for this post to recall your username and check out your profile. I was looking to see if you'd been active. An hour later, and here you are! Glad to see you've not given up the fight! It really is a mental battle, you've got to want it for all the right reasons. It's still a struggle for me too, but I don't give up. Don't you give up either!! Just thought I'd sign in really quick like to tell you that. Smile Now, I've got some toddlers to chase... have a positive day!
** You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it. –Albert Einstein **
kaidensmama

Joined: Jun 09
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Posted: 23 Apr 2012, 12:26
Thats really sweet thank you so much for thinking about me and letting me know you wereSmile All the positive thoughts and messages really help and are so appreciated. Have fun chasing those toddlers (its the best isnt it) and have a great day yourself!!



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