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time4achange

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Posted: 27 Jan 2008, 01:01
Has this diet ever just not worked for someone? Or if done properly is it pretty much a sure thing? Just curious, lol know I am in ketosis.. just feel the weight isn't coming off fast enough. Afraid I am doing all this work and not going to see any results. Kwim? arrgh sorry late night thought followed by some rambling lol.
GlennM

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Posted: 27 Jan 2008, 01:14
My Mom did it years ago before many here were born and it worked when there was less research on it, but she didn't stick with it... my twin sister (I'm a guy) and my younger sister and an adult niece who had a baby in July all lost weight on this diet and I have too. My niece is pregnant with #4 this time she hopes it's a girl,three boys already so she just went off the diet to eat a more nutritional diet for pregnancy. Some people no diets work for obviously, because if this diet or others always worked there would be no need for gastric bypass surgeries, which are growing by the year. It takes A LOT of willpower to stay on any diet and this is a tough one, and there will be plateaus where one doesn't lose weight or not as fast as they'd like... but if one sticks with this diet personally I've found it to be the best way to lose weight without feeling like I'm starving... good luck, best wishes dieting!!! Smile
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Mandie160

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Posted: 27 Jan 2008, 07:07
This diet has never failed me. I love the induction stage of Atkins. I can't speakon OWL, but induction is a sure thing if you do it by the book. You are going to have some people who tweek the diet and then complain when they don't drop the pounds, but if the diet is done correctly you will lose.
If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.
DMark

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Posted: 27 Jan 2008, 10:41
Mandie160 is right. If you read the Atkins Book he tells you that very thing, in
"The Rules of The Induction Diet"
"Rule # 3...You are, however on a qualitative diet. This means that if the food is not on your diet, you are to have absolutly none of it. Your "just this one taste won't hurt" rationalization is the kiss of death on this diet."

The allowed foods are listed on the Atkins web site and in his books.
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taraisthin

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Posted: 27 Jan 2008, 10:50
I was on that diet several times about seven years ago and I did lose weight and keep it off. Over the long run, it just was not for me and I decided on a low fat diet, which worked until I went on SSRIs for almost two years and gained 60 pounds.

Atkins gets boring after a while.
Shannon_21

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Posted: 27 Jan 2008, 10:58
Maybe your body is adjusting to your 16 pound weight loss this past month. The main reason I keep going is b/c I see these weekly losses of others..a pound here, a 1/2 pound there..then a 2 pound drop the following week...
time4achange

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Posted: 27 Jan 2008, 13:01
I am well aware of the acceptable foods. I tweek nothing and absolutely eat nothing that is not on that list. Infact I rarely have artifical sweeteners and I have completely cut out dairy except for small servings of aged cheeses. Never over 1 - 2 oz a day. It was a question on whether or not there have been pple out there that Atkin's just doesn't work for? I worry that the first 16lbs was vastly water and because of a decrease in caloric intake. Basically, I wonder if I will lose weight from here or no matter how much work and effort I put into it, it's not going to work for me.
Reina...

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Posted: 27 Jan 2008, 13:15
DMark wrote:
Mandie160 is right. If you read the Atkins Book he tells you that very thing, in
"The Rules of The Induction Diet"
"Rule # 3...You are, however on a qualitative diet. This means that if the food is not on your diet, you are to have absolutly none of it. Your "just this one taste won't hurt" rationalization is the kiss of death on this diet."

The allowed foods are listed on the Atkins web site and in his books.



I agree with you on some points, however, I will tell you that I stay on induction and I do occasionally have a tiny piece of a french fry (or bread), just to taste the flavor and I have never been hurt by it...it's so small...it's insignificant. Some people can't stop there, but, I do.
A life unexamined is not worth living.
wds

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Posted: 27 Jan 2008, 13:33
I'm sure you've heard the old saying "slow and steady wins the race"....I'm one of those slow losers on Atkins, but I am consistently losing at about a pound a week. I would like to be losing more, but from what I understand - when you lose slow, you are more likely to keep it off. Don't get discouraged. Keep a good variety in your diet so you don't get bored with low carb. I've been trying new recipes every week and have found many new healthy low carb foods that I love. I've been on Atkins since September and physically I feel better than I ever have in my life.

When I reach a small plateau - I increase my exercise. Exercise is very important with any diet. Stick with it - I think you will be surprised at your own success.
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sararay

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Posted: 27 Jan 2008, 14:29
I've heard of people hitting plateaus but not of anyone "not losing" on this diet. It is pretty much guaranteed unless you have a metabolic disorder and chances are if you did you would be a lot heavier than you are. There are also people who gain and lose the same 10 lbs on this diet because they don't stick to it and go on binges. I don't recommend doing that because it would do more harm than good to your body. There are also some people who have food allergies and if they eat the foods they are allergic to, even if they are allowed on Atkins, they will stall. I am one of those.

As long as you are sticking to it and losing, then you are doing fine. If you hit a stall, just wait it out, it will start coming off again. You don't want to give up and go back up again. You will never lose as fast as you did during the first week or two. You will have to be patient with your body. It does have to adjust to the fact that you are eating healthy , not starving yourself and losing some extra weight. In the long run, does it really matter how long it takes to reach your goal as long as you know you are reaching towards it? We all get impatient at times, but remember that in the end you want to keep it off, so losing more than 1-2 lbs per week isn't going to assure that.

I also don't lose very much per week, but I am not 178lbs any more. I also have lost inches in my waist, hips and thighs. I feel great. I am not at my goal yet but I know I can get there and so will you. You have been strong so far. Keep it up.

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Lee003

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Posted: 27 Jan 2008, 16:26
I have been on the Atkins before. I was a lot younger and did not have the hormonal ups and downs that I am having now. I did the induction for only the two weeks and lost 12lbs. I remember, because the first week I gained weight. After that it came off quickly. I am older and things just work differently than they did when I was even in my 30's. Don't give up, but if you aren't loosing look at what you are eating. Loose the salad or celery. Like me I found what was a hidden sugar and have given it up. I will look for other things that I though were ok but aren't.
sararay

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Posted: 28 Jan 2008, 16:18
What is wrong with celery or lettuce? They have hardly any carbs and lots of fiber.

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