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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 07:06
Ok I am in the second week of Atkins induction and I stopped losing weight a few days ago. Then, last night I had an all out binge Atkins style (no carbs-put most in my diary -not in order- but stopped when I got to 1700!!!!!!). So I weigh myself this morning and I broke through my wall!!!! What the heck? So do I go back to eating 1200 calories or do I eat more? I am 5 feet and weigh 159 (according to yesterday). I have already lost 78 pounds with the help of a lap-band but the rest is up to me and the controlling of my mouth and my addiction to food.

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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 07:10
I think 1700 is a reasonable number, and if you want to eat that much, go for it.

But, I doubt the binge is what caused the breakthrough. I'm reading the new Atkins book now. It says your weight has to stall for 4 weeks before it's really a stall. If you hadn't been weighing yourself every day, you wouldn't have known you were "stalled" even!

Congrats on your big loss!
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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 12:24
@Trudycleal - sooki is right about the stall, but I would recommend you bring it down to 1200-1400 on days you are not exercising and up to 1700 on days that you are.
Dieting is like religion. There are the basic rules that everyone should follow. The rest you personalize to a lifestyle for the best results.

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Posted: 25 Mar 2011, 05:54
Thanks for the advice! Started working out!

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Posted: 25 Mar 2011, 06:52
definitely at least do a healthy 'binge' day once a week or so..1700 is a good number for those, even 1800 if you want. It really helps to stoke your metabolism by doing that Smile It's what I do and I swear by it!

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Posted: 25 Mar 2011, 07:06
There are a lot of people ont the Atkins forum who swear you must be eating enough and enough calories from fat. Check out the forum "Why do stalls happen? Here is what I've learned" by whyguy

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Posted: 25 Mar 2011, 10:22
I agree with queenbe...to have a healthy 'binge' day once a week. I am not a nutritionist, and not sure how much truth is in the articles I have read.....BUT I have read to have one day a week where your calories are upped prevents your body from resetting the calories it burns when at rest (from reduced calorie diet). It seems to work for me. Congrats!!
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Start over: 221# 11/08/11 Start over: 233.2# 10/2012 Start over goal met: 220# 11/14/2012
Mini goal 212's by Dec -met 12/31/2012 Mini goal: 207's end of Jan- met 01/31/2013 Mini goal: 197's by end of Feb - met 02/27/2013
re-start grrr Mini goal: 197's by 09/19/2013
I have to restart again as I slipped. I am leaving the above so I can keep track. It happens and I have to keep learning. restart at 229 on 07/22/14. 213.4 on 09/09/2014

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Posted: 25 Mar 2011, 12:19
Congratulations on breaking through your plateau! I'm with the other posters who believe that your Atkins-friendly binge didn't trigger the breakthrough, though.

Remember that your weight loss will not be a straight line. But what fun is a roller coaster that's a straight line? We need the thrills, just stay the course!

Congrats again!
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