not impressed with only 1lb loss

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Shabud

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 06:09
I have stuck to this diet, completely changed my relationship with food (for the better I feel) not sure why only 1lb lost this week......feel very disappointed. I wonder if I didnt add enough veg at the beginning or maybe too much caffeine !
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Sunkeeper

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 06:41
Shabud, if you feel changing your relationship with food is for the better you've already won something. Could be it's just your body adapting, have you drank more water, is it water weight showing which is nothing to worry about?

Hang in there, wait a few more weeks and see how it goes. Maybe cut out some caffeine for a bit and yes, up your veggies. Not sure what your own diet is but veggies are always good.

Shabud

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 06:51
Thanks Sunkeeper, could be water as I am trying to drink 2 litres a day, hope so anyway. I am doing Atkins/keto diet and its the easiest diet I ever did so Its something I wont be changing when i reach my goal weight. Whenever that will be lol
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Mazchap

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 08:22
It's good that you are depressed about the size of the loss but you must consider the more important issue at hand here Shabud - you lost. In my situation a static week is fine, two is fine, three is fine, as long as I am not gaining. Gaining is emotionally crippling to me personally. I would rather lose 1 gram or 1 ounce per week than gain it. And slow weight loss is good for your figure too. The ugly yellow globs of sticky fat hiding just under your skin are being taken and turned into energy by your body if you lose weight slowly. I don't follow any diet, I just pay attention to what I am putting in by recording it on my diary. The constant exposure to the data has taught me how to choose more wisely. But alongside this another great piece of advice I got was from my father in law (Professor Emeritus of Nutrition) who still lectures around the world about vitamins etc. He said my emotional side would need treats at least once a week to stay on track. Be naughty Shabud, have a ******** and enjoy it openly, while people are watching. Mine is toasted marshmallows. And I have a monthly treat of a Sunday Roast Dinner. We invite friends and everything. I'm getting it all out in the open to avoid all that emotionally hateful secret-eating I used to do. If they ask you just tell them it's your weekly treat. Stick to the one. Focus on it like I did at the beginning. Gosh it was hard but now I can do an entire month without treats but I have 'em anyway. Coz they keep me "on track" emotionally!

Your 1lb weightloss is to be applauded mate, not cried over. Well done you! Next week try to just take it as it comes, Your goal of 30lb lost is 1lb less than it was when you started - eh?
liv001

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 09:23
Was this your first week on you diet?
mrspackrat

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 09:50
I took a look at your food calendar. Not to be critical, I'm only trying to help but has your doctor approved this diet?? It's super high in bad fats and sugars. You are getting hardly any nutrients too. I know the "low" carb thing is popular but your body does need to be fed. Think each time you consume bad fats, then eat sugar, you insulin levels raise which only tells your body to pack on more fat. Good fats are your friend and help your horomones hum (which help regulate body fat) and your body needs nutrients to function properly. You should be getting a good/balanced meal at each meal, enough to keep you full for 3-4 hours. Maybe rethink the foods you have chosen to eat regularly and slowly transition healthier options. Good luck!
liv001

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 10:04
I disagree with you Mrspakrat, There is not anything like bad fats. Except some of man made ones. I think if people feel like avoiding fats is the right thing for them fine
But it is not correct to vilify fat.
A lot of people do well on low carbs. And are healthy and fine. Most people do not know how many nutrients there are in food that they label proteins.

But I think I agree with you there are some issues
I would cut down on dairy and up more fatty proteins or add some oils here and there to achieve the same kind of macro nutrients
AquaSurf00

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 10:18
Just don't give up!!! Try something new with your exercise.
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mrspackrat

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 11:29
liv, let me clarify, get a balance of both fats. Any diet rich in omega 6 fats with an absence of omega 3's is not healthy. Not really my opinion but of a leading cardiologist

http://preventdisease.com/news/12/030112_World-Renown-Heart-Surgeon-Speaks-Out-On-What-Really-Causes-Heart-Disease.shtml
liv001

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 12:01
Not sure that LUndell is a leading cardiologist. I think he lost his licence some years ago.
But I do not disagree with him. He is of the opinion that one of the worst mistake made is to say that saturated fat is the cause of heart disease. And he does not believe in the cholestol myth. I think we will see nutritionists slowly move in that direction
Shabud

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 12:26
Second week on the diet Liv but i didnt start this forum until week 2, I lost 12lb in the first week which was just fluid I think and I was really pleased with that but once I started with the adaptive stage I thought I would start dropping body fat. I know I am being impatient just got a downer this morning on the scales.

I know a lot of people are concerned about the low carb diet but I can honestly say I have never felt better than I have these last two weeks just by cutting all the processed carby rubbish out. Even thru the headaches, fatigue and a bout of cold (all of which are gone)I actually feel really good, sleep better, no more stress, no more acid reflux AND NO MORE FEELING HUNGRY ALL THE TIME!!!!!

That said, I am still figuring it out and trying to get the balance right but I will never put those nasty carbs in my body again.

Liv .......dont want to sound too stupid but what type of fatty protein do you mean ?

Not giving up !
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mrspackrat

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 12:26
Let's see, my parents' cardiogoist also concur (you can check their licences but I'm sure they are in good standing) but the advice makes sense nonetheless. I will be more careful when posting in the future.
liv001

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 12:32
I wondered. Second week or third week is sometimes an adjustment by the body. Some people see a small stall.

Fatty protein is just natural meat and fish and fowl with fat attached.
Animals will have fat - so you do not have eat ground turkey.
But you can eat a bird with skin on it and make a gravy with the drippings (low carb gravy may have veggies pureed into it to make it thicker).
Eggs is a good source of both protein and fat.

You are relying on cream and cheese. That often does not work as well.
Dr. Atkins has limits on both those two on his diet for that reason
liv001

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 12:34
mrspackrat wrote:
Let's see, my parents' cardiogoist also concur (you can check their licences but I'm sure they are in good standing) but the advice makes sense nonetheless. I will be more careful when posting in the future.

You do not have to be careful. I enjoy reading different perspectives. I learn more that way. And it makes me think. We do not all have to be the same.
Shabud

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 13:01
Ah right, thanks Liv.

I agree that you shouldnt feel you have to be careful what you post Mrspackrat, I also enjoy reading everyones posts and appreciate your feedback. I am just following the diet that feels right for me this time after years of diets I cant stick to Smile
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Shabud

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 13:03
And i love a healthy debate Smile. Smile
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Shabud

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 03:31
Mazchap, you're right and I was being petulant yesterday, which happens sometimes when things dont go my way. I feel much more positive now, thanks to support from you all.

Cheers Smile
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liv001

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 08:08
glad you are having a better day.
Shrove Tuesday today. Probably a tempter for some
eKatherine

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 09:44
The fact is that the lipid hypothesis is becoming more controversial all the time, as more people examine the quality of research that has been used to support nutritional recommendations and government policy in most countries. At the same time obesity has been increasing and health declining.

Research that does not support it is not published in prestigious journals, and researchers who do studies that draw other conclusions have difficulty getting funding for future studies, which are mostly financed by agribusiness and pharmaceutical companies, which greatly benefit from the status quo.

Most new studies you read about in popular media often misrepresent the experimental results in order to get publicity that will help them get, yes, more research grants.

Meanwhile, doctors get about 3 hours of nutritional instruction while in college. The average person with internet access and a bit of curiosity may well know more than a typical physician.
Shabud

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 11:37
Liv...........Dont like pancakes luckily, think it was because I never got them as a child ( I should get therapy for that lol)

eKatherine ........... your knowledge astounds me Smile and I am learning something new everyday here. I have never been a forum junkie, dont do facebook etc but I love this site.
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