Gained back all 20 lbs I had lost on Atkins! NOW WHAT?

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mummydee

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 07:53
I think what NCNOLE said, makes sense, for any diet, not just Atkins and if you do atkins from induction and thru the 4 phases you do add back in the fruits and things you've missed or eliminated during induction. but you learn to add them back in slowly and see how you react to them, if you find you gain weight simply by adding fruits back in, this will happen no matter what eating plan you did.

I went almost complete vegetarian last year and felt awful. I eat no processed foods at all and mostly organic fruits and veggies, I ate legumes and yogurt and didn't lose a lb.

When I went back on animal proteins I felt much better, have no hunger during the day and am slowly dropping inches and lbs. This is what works for me. So I will disagree that the "Atkins" eating plan is not for life, it is what i will be doing for life.

Someone also mentioned that you cannot cut out sugars forever, untrue, I have, I know that white sugar is a complete non food with no nutrional value whatsoever and so i dont' consume it in any form.
I do eat berries and when fresh organic fruit is in season here i buy it and enjoy it. It took alot of will power at the start but once it's out of your system, you feel so much better, it gets easier and easier.

Everyone is different and I'm glad Rita41 that you found what works best for you. good luck to all


mummydee

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 07:56
There was an interesting book out years ago called "Eating Right for your Blood type" . I am an O so hunter gatherer and should eat meats, i'd be curious Rita , do you know what you are?
Rita41

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 08:09
Never of heard of it...not sure what my blood type is but have my doc appointment in a few weeks. Maybe I'm just a gatherer...love my nuts and veggies, fruits and beans.

About Atkins...the sad part for me was once I got to 25 net g of carb I would start gaining...boo. That's why fruits were pretty much eliminated and anything that wasn't a green veggie which can get a bit tedious.
Rita41

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 08:19
Okay..the weirdest thing just happened. My doctor's office just called to change my appointment to another day. While I had the secretary on the phone she looked up my blood type for me. I'm A positive. I did a quick browse and it says I thrive on a vegetarian diet.....I have shivers Smile Seriously I haven't felt this good in years and when I do eat some meat on the weekends...now I don't really care much for it or crave it.
Spacey47

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 08:32
@the OP it sounds to me like your heart isn't in it, until it is things won't permanently change no matter what method you choose to achieve a calorie deficit
Ingria

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 09:20
Spacey47 wrote:
it sounds to me like your heart isn't in it, until it is things won't permanently change no matter what method you choose to achieve a calorie deficit


Spacey, I desperately need your advice. I always knew something was terribly wrong. Now I know what. I left my heart in San Francisco. That is why things never change permanently. San Francisco is not "it". But where is "it"? Where should my heart be? I need a scientific and rational opinion. Please.
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The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor. ~ Author Unknown
It doesn’t matter what diet you follow… What matters is what makes you follow your diet. ~ Tom Venuto
CoachKerriG

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 09:49
I've learned the hard way, it's all mental. Until I changed my health habits, I was staying on the "diet roller coaster". Learning about myself, and WHY I do/eat what I do, has made a world of difference.
Spacey47

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 09:51
Ingria wrote:
Spacey47 wrote:
it sounds to me like your heart isn't in it, until it is things won't permanently change no matter what method you choose to achieve a calorie deficit


Spacey, I desperately need your advice. I always knew something was not working. Now I know what. I left my heart in San Francisco, and apparently that was wrong. San Francisco is not "it". But where is "it"? Where should my heart be? I need a scientific and rational opinion. Please.


Oh your being funny....you should have said so....oh gosh silly me

Spacey47

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 09:53
CoachKerriG wrote:
I've learned the hard way, it's all mental. Until I changed my health habits, I was staying on the "diet roller coaster". Learning about myself, and WHY I do/eat what I do, has made a world of difference.


Exactly..which is what I meant by the OPs heart not being in it.
You have to really want it to stick it long term
Ingria

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 09:59
Spacey47 wrote:


Oh your being funny....you should have said so....oh gosh silly me



Me, funny? The first time I ask for advice and this is what I get. This is how you treat your devoted fan. I thought I finally found the missing link. Oh, well, I thought I could appeal to your rational and scientific mind, and you take me for a joker.
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The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor. ~ Author Unknown
It doesn’t matter what diet you follow… What matters is what makes you follow your diet. ~ Tom Venuto
mummydee

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 10:17
That's great Rita, i'm so glad you listened to your body and this is the eating plan that's right for you, It's an interesting book and so far has been correct with the people i know.
Spacey47

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 10:18
Ingria wrote:
Spacey47 wrote:


Oh your being funny....you should have said so....oh gosh silly me



Me, funny? The first time I ask for advice and this is what I get. This is how you treat your devoted fan. I thought I finally found the missing link. Oh, well, I thought I could appeal to your rational and scientific mind, and you take me for a joker.


Look your not my type, I'm sorry your husband doesn't want you and you feel lost and alone and are seeking some sort of emotional connection but focusing on me is NOT the answer.....neither is food or working yourself so hard to blank out the empty existence your life has become.

Really try to find a purpose no matter how small or insignificant which you can grasp on to regain some small shred of dignity in the disaster that your life has become.



Now please go. No no no no don't look back there s a good girl
Spacey47

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 10:21
@OP
Sorry but the daft woman is stalking me. ...eek
yankgal46

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 11:54
Such drama!
CoachKerriG

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 12:21
I just joined this morning, and am very taken back by the "tone" of the forum. I had hoped this was a supportive community, I'm thinking I may be in the wrong place.
eKatherine

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 12:41
CoachKerriG wrote:
I just joined this morning, and am very taken back by the "tone" of the forum. I had hoped this was a supportive community, I'm thinking I may be in the wrong place.

Unfortunately, the definition of "supportive" is very subjective. Sometimes people need a lot of help letting go of some of their bad habits that will keep them from ever reaching their goals. Telling them, "It's okay, keep trying what hasn't worked before," is usually not the right answer.

But also keep in mind that this is the internet. Nothing is as it seems.
Spacey47

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 12:42
CoachKerriG wrote:
I just joined this morning, and am very taken back by the "tone" of the forum. I had hoped this was a supportive community, I'm thinking I may be in the wrong place.


There are a few nut jobs here this particular one has been hounding me for a while.. but hey its the internet
that's what you get

there are also some very informative and interesting threads and posters

the choice is yours

BTW im referring to Ingria in this instance ...though E Katherine has her moments to!


actually your probably better off not bothering
RedHolly

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 14:28
CoachKerri - Don't get discouraged. You are in the right place (FatSecret) but some threads tend to get polluted, such as this one. My best advice to you as a newbie to this website is to 1) establish great buddies with similar goals and perspectives, 2) track your intake and exercise in your daily calendar, and 3) if you choose to use message boards, don't take things too personal. Some people tend to enjoy causing conflicts or insulting others. Don't read too far into it. 99% of the folks on FS are wonderful.
mummydee

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 17:50
Please don't lose faith in this forum CoachKerriG there are many people with knowledge and experience and willing to chat or listen with an open mind. then there are people like Spacey47 who don't agree with Atkins at all so #1 why are you here? and #2 seem to jump in on many threads insulting and being just plain arrogant. Causing Negative conversation and veering off the original post to just plain cause trouble.
I suggest you leave this thread and any others on Atkins. You have your own thread and your own followers so please be a decent person and stop wasting yours and our time.

I would also suggest that everyone just ignore his posts, don't respond and he'll eventually, like all bullies, go away.
Lizzygracemu...

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 17:55
I highly recommend what ever you choose, you have to try to log your food. then you can look back and see what worked and what didn't. it helps you SEE the triggers like sugar, salt, imbalances you might not see in your own, and it atom lmk still comes down to calories! portion size. the food log has saved my life and many others Smile good luck, keep our simple. choose a protein for breakfast, lunch and dinner, add to it before fruit, last is any bread. just a suggestion.



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