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williecomeba...

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Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 10:27
I look all over my calorie intake is suppose to be 2200 calories per day I am only managing about 1200 is that bad. I am doing atkins I try to eat veggies with all my meals. Any help will be appreciated
Hossjob

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Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 10:43
Increase your fats. If you are aiming for 2200 and getting 1200 on an atkins type diet your going to be in trouble soon.

Can you post your current diet and possible your current weight and goal weight along with activity level?

Kyle
stoppingthec...

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Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 15:07
Try incorporating avocados into your daily meal plan. They are high calorie. low fructose, and super good for you. I eat one with a dollop of hummus almost every day.
JasminEmeral...

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Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 18:12
I'm confused, are you trying to lose weight or gain it?
messamermom

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Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 18:48
Took a quick look at your food diary and seems like you are not getting your 12-15 net carbs of veggies. You can add fat to savor not smother your veggies to up your calorie count. Atkins does recommend 1800 to 2200 calories per day for men. Have you done the free lessons over at atkins dot com? Or read the latest book New Atkins for New You? Lots of information on how to get your protein, carb and fat requirements. Don't know how tall you are but there is a recommendation on protein intake on page 43 of NANY. Eating too much protein can be converted into glucose via gluconeogenesis. Good weight loss for 1 week! Just remember that the first week's weight loss will be a lot of water weight.
mummydee

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Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 18:50
I would completely eliminate the Atkins bars and shakes, Even though they are recommended for phase 1, they can put you into a stall. Many Many people have found this to be.

I know they're a nice sweet indulgence but if they stop your body from going into ketosis and starting to burn fat for fuel, then they're not worth it.
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
JasminEmeral...

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Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 19:03
messamermom- you may be a little confused about gluconeogenesis. its a process by which pyruvate, lactate, glycerol, glucogenic amino acids ( all of which are not too dissimilar to glucose) are converted. The process usually occurs in plants, but will occasionally happen in animals when their diet is extremely low in simple sugars.
Its not something humans usually have to worry about.

Overall, if you're eating regular healthy meals and the weight is coming off, stick with what your doing. 1200cal is still 50% more than my diet. so long as you don't feel lethargic or sick, you're fine.
JasminEmeral...

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Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 21:34
mummydee wrote:
JasminEmerald wrote:


Overall, if you're eating regular healthy meals and the weight is coming off, stick with what your doing. 1200cal is still 50% more than my diet. so long as you don't feel lethargic or sick, you're fine.


Have you looked at this young ladies diet intake? pls do, your referral to 'healthy' meals does or should not include Dunking Donuts, KFC macaroni and cheese and deep fried apple pies....

Denial is not just a river in Egypt... she needs to wake up and make better long life lasting changes...


Do you think there is something wrong with my dieting?
i have spoken to a GP and a dietitian about it. That was almost a year ago, but i'm doing the exact same thing this time. Cutting 5000kJ from your RDI is the RECOMMENDED way to lose 1kg per week. it worked perfectly last time.
And if you're referencing the quality of food: i've been a practicing vegetarian for almost a decade. i know about what is and is not good for me. i've never had "dunking donuts" in my life.
mummydee

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Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 04:06
Sorry, that reply was to be on another thread for a young lady, not this one, don't know how that happened....
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
mummydee

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Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 06:54
WILLIECOMEBACK Give this site a try to see what they say is to be your RDI, https://caloriecount.about.com/register
FS tells me 1,600 is mine, About tells me 1,200! But it tells me that that is the amount to eat to lose weight, which it is not. I maintain at 1,200, so to lose I do 900 -1000
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
mummydee

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Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 07:19
attozes wrote:
I recommend you give The Venus Factor a try, worked for me like a charm.
Lost quite a lot of pounds in the first weeks and I didn't think I tried that hard.
Here's a review of the program : http://www.strongreviews.com/review-of-the-venus-factor/


last time i checked, Williecomeback was a male!Shock

The Venus Factor is a fitness and diet program for women that deals with weight loss in a different way.

Unless you were directing that suggestion at someone else?
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
Hossjob

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Posted: 30 Oct 2013, 10:32
JasminEmerald wrote:
messamermom- you may be a little confused about gluconeogenesis. its a process by which pyruvate, lactate, glycerol, glucogenic amino acids ( all of which are not too dissimilar to glucose) are converted. The process usually occurs in plants, but will occasionally happen in animals when their diet is extremely low in simple sugars.
Its not something humans usually have to worry about.

Overall, if you're eating regular healthy meals and the weight is coming off, stick with what your doing. 1200cal is still 50% more than my diet. so long as you don't feel lethargic or sick, you're fine.


Are you saying you are eating 800 cals a day? How long have you been doing this? This is drastically low and can lead to long term problems if you are limiting your intake for long periods of time.
NCNOLE

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Posted: 30 Oct 2013, 10:36
And the kicker is her profile says she is just under 6'0".
I'd say that is not healthy at all.
indigo70

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Posted: 30 Oct 2013, 10:55
Just went to the Venus factor - it claimed, "drop up three dress sizes inside of a week" --- um' a dress size is about 10 pounds, at least for most girls. So that's like 30 pounds inside of a week lost.... what do you chug gut loving parasites? The wasting away diet? Razz Sorry just thought it was funny.



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