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suerond

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Posted: 04 Jun 2013, 11:19
I have not cheated but my weight has stalled for past 2 weeks. I lost 10lbs first 2 weeks and then nothing since. I eat just about the same things as when I started on induction. Has this happened to anybody else 2 weeks of no weight loss.
riocaz

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Posted: 04 Jun 2013, 12:10
Your body is adjusting The majority of that 10lb in the first couple of weeks was water weight. Be zealous and make your you record absolutely everything.

If it's still not moving in a couple more weeks re-assess your plan.

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thinner120

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Posted: 04 Jun 2013, 12:58
Yes this happens to me many times when starting a fresh new approach. The thing that is different this time is I am choosing to ignore those numbers on the scale. I am letting my body adjust to the changes. The secret to winning the war of the "battle of the bulge" is perseverence. Don't let a silly thing like a few numbers discourage you. By now you should be using a tape measure to measure your progress along with the scale. Journal your food intake. Make sure you are drinking the right amount of water. Use a tape measure. You mentioned Induction so if you are doing Atkins take a look at your net carb intake again.
Stay strong, stay focused.



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Glaun

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Posted: 04 Jun 2013, 19:30
The other posters are correct. It is a plateau and it will happen more than once over your diet lifetime. I have had plateaus that last for 5 and more days. Very discouraging. The good news is when the end of plateau is reached I will experience a much greater loss than normal,sometimes double. Over a couple of years one begins to live for the plateaus.
The simple cure is not to weigh in every day. Once every two weeks is best. However, for me it is harder not to sneak a weigh in then it is to do the diet itself. IMHO

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mummydee

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Posted: 04 Jun 2013, 20:50
I would also stop the Atkins 'treat's bars... they have been known to stall many people including myself. I know they're a treat and help get that 'sweet craving out of your system, but they are part of the 'business' end of Atkins...
try to do induction without them even if they say they're good for phase I, don't do it.
claudineboyd

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Posted: 04 Jun 2013, 21:39
this same thing happened to me when i started. I just changed my work out strategy. changed what i was eating , and in essence restructured my plan and the scale started moving again.
greygeek

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Posted: 05 Jun 2013, 04:36
I weigh myself daily, always the same time and conditions, and there are always inexplicable 1-2 lb rises and falls. It doesn’t pay to get discouraged by this, what matters is the pattern. So I only chart the average of the last 5 days’ readings. This is easy enough to do in a spreadsheet and gives a smoother curve showing the overall trend rather than daily fluctuations.
suerond

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Posted: 05 Jun 2013, 22:27
thanks everyone. I have never really dieted before. I have always ate what I thought was healthy lots of veggies, lean meat and also whole grains. I have always craved something sweet after dinner and in the evening This has always been my down fall. Even after 4 weeks of not cheating at all I am surprised that I still crave the sweets and have not been losing like I thought I would. It is probably the bars like mummydee mentioned. I don't know what to replace them with. I have lost inches but it is frustrating.
Rachael161

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Posted: 05 Jun 2013, 23:41
guys i am also struggling to loose weight i have lost a bit but now my weight is stuck it wont just move.

guys any suggestions.
mummydee

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Posted: 06 Jun 2013, 19:23
I know the craving after a dinner of a 'sweet' , have you tried 1 square of a much heavier chocolate, like a 85% dark,... let it melt on your tongue, savour the flavour? not processed and just might hit the spot.
eKatherine

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Posted: 07 Jun 2013, 06:30
As was mentioned, most of the weight rapidly lost in the beginning was not fat. But the fact that your weight is now steady means that water weight loss is translating to fat loss. Hang in there.
melissahartz

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Posted: 07 Jun 2013, 07:23
My husband and I eat sugar free jello with whipped heavy cream for dessert regularly to curb sweet cravings. Also Russel stover, hershey's and reese's make sugar free chocolates that we adore and, eaten in moderation as a treat, don't seem to bother us like the bars do. Good Luck!
linnyqat

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Posted: 07 Jun 2013, 08:04
I'm like you - been on the plan about a month (5 weeks). First two weeks, amazing, gangbusters, 10 pounds lost. Then it slowed, then it stopped. (Then I ate ice cream, oops, just that one time.)

I decided to eliminate the Atkins bars (I've been reading varying opinions on whether or not that "net Atkins carbs" boast is trustworthy) and artificial sweeteners in general. This meant giving up my beloved Diet Dr. Pepper, which is just about killing me. I am a heavy drinker - usually 5-6 cans a day. I have read that aspartame can hinder ketosis, so I got rid of it this week as an experiment.

The scale has finally started moving again, with this stripped down approach. I am going to keep with this approach for as long as I can stand it. I really miss the DDP.
thinner120

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Posted: 07 Jun 2013, 10:21
suerond wrote:
thanks everyone. I have never really dieted before. I have always ate what I thought was healthy lots of veggies, lean meat and also whole grains. I have always craved something sweet after dinner and in the evening This has always been my down fall. Even after 4 weeks of not cheating at all I am surprised that I still crave the sweets and have not been losing like I thought I would. It is probably the bars like mummydee mentioned. I don't know what to replace them with. I have lost inches but it is frustrating.


THe "sweet" taste craving is a trick that sugar has played on our brains. It will take more than 2 weeks to break this craving, by cutting out everything that has a sweet taste including sugar free diet soda, and diet jello..The craving that you mention may mean you need to try eating more protein. When the craving happens have a bite of chicken breast, instead.
Stay strong, stay focused.



Start weight 259 pounds. Ultimate goal: 120 pounds.
"The food will always be there. Anything I want so badly will still be there tomorrow." Pam Turner

"The only reason you will never lose weight is if you quit trying." Kim Benson
claudineboyd

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Posted: 07 Jun 2013, 13:45
Although you may be eating the right things, you have to pay attention to portions. You have to count the servings or you may still end up having too many calories in your healthy meals. count portions and you'll see a difference. Good luck!
Glaun

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Posted: 07 Jun 2013, 13:56
For me it is a sugar addiction. Eat one sugar item and I can't stop. The craving sooo strong. The only way I can lesson or eliminate a sugar craving (if I fall off the sugar wagon) is to have an orange or fresh squeezed OJ. The processed juice is just as bad a sugar. For me, the sugar craving stops immediately, and the sugar low is reversed. My rule: Immediately upon eating anything with sugar in it, drink 1/2 glass of natural OJ or have a Navel orange (best for eating). Good luck

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SISTER SARAH

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Posted: 07 Jun 2013, 14:43
Hi Glaun,
I am on the Atkins diet, a sure cure for sugar cravings. Get the shakes, and the all their bars, they tast so good, and takes care of sugar cravings.



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