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candiee

Joined: Apr 09
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Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 19:00
it has been 8 days on Atkins, and nada , no results !
don't know what i am doing wrong, you can even look at my diet calendar, anyone experiencing /experienced the same ???
hlane7

Joined: Apr 09
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Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 19:35
Hi! I hope you don't get offended when I say this but looking at your menu it doesn't look like you're following Atkins at all.
Have you read the book? I'd suggest 2002 or earlier edition.
Atkins is a whole lot more than just eating less bad carbs, it's about eliminating them.
Here are a couple websites you can look at to get you more on track until you are able to get a copy of the book (or re-read it if you have one).


http://www.geocities.com/cherilynn82000/Newbiepage.html

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/

I wish you much success and if you have any questions I'd be happy to help Smile I've had wonderful success with the plan and it does work when followed properly.

Good Luck!

Holly
"For me givin' up's way harder than tryin'."- Kanye West

I started low carb at 246 lbs in April 2007. I have lost a bulk of my weight now these last few pounds seem to be the hardest to lose!!
vivid

Joined: Feb 09
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Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 21:54
please don't take this the wrong way but... eat more.

You've been trying to live on 500-800cals per day... the fist goal for all of us is to be healthy.

As Hlane said atkins is based on eliminating carbs not reducing or limiting carbs. Personally I can't condone the diet but some love it and the research is split on the long term health factors.
Walls

Joined: Feb 07
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Posted: 21 Apr 2009, 06:44
Both of the above commentators make good points. You do allow carbs, and that will prevent progress. However, you eat very little, and that will also put your body into starvation mode. Rethink your foods a little, I would say.
candiee

Joined: Apr 09
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Posted: 21 Apr 2009, 15:10
well, now I feel great because I have been killing myself. Although, i will agree with most of you because I did eat a lot of carbs on the weekend and monday and TODAY. in the beginning of the diet , i felt great about it but now I am getting tired of all that fat and protein that is sickening me. I FEEL LIKE AUITTING NOW............................... there is no point in continuing this if i am don't know how to do it right....
hlane7

Joined: Apr 09
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Posted: 21 Apr 2009, 15:43
Please don't give up.

Here is the list of exactly what to eat. Just don't eat anything other than whats on this list for the next 2 weeks and then re-evaulate...

http://www.geocities.com/cherilynn82000/Acceptable_food_list.html?1130115446107

And there is no reason on Atkins to limit your calories to such low levels. Just eat from the list until you are satisfied not stuffed. When I stated my calories ranged from 1600 to 2200 per day. Your fat intake is supposed to be higher on this plan. Low fat & low carb is not a good combo. Higher fat = higher calories, during induction don't even worry about that Smile
Good Luck!
"For me givin' up's way harder than tryin'."- Kanye West

I started low carb at 246 lbs in April 2007. I have lost a bulk of my weight now these last few pounds seem to be the hardest to lose!!
candiee

Joined: Apr 09
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Posted: 21 Apr 2009, 17:34
^^^
honestly, with Atkins i felt full all the time. i never starved myself, i am a hungry girl. my with all the fat and protein 600 calories is all I need. Thanks for the help, i really really appreciated. thanks !!! and goodluck to you !!!
hlane7

Joined: Apr 09
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Posted: 21 Apr 2009, 20:42
Dr Atkins does say eat until satisfied so if you are satisfied at 600 cal so be it but just eat from the induction list. I wouldn't keep your calories that low long term though or else your body will hold on to the weight thinking it's starving. I really believe if you eat the approved foods and follow the plan as written your calories will just naturally go up without you trying.

Here is a sample menu:

Meal No. 1

Quiche made with egg, cheese, and broccoli


Meal No. 2

Ham slices, tomato slice & mayo rolled into romaine lettuce leaf


Meal No. 3

pepperoni slices and string cheese


Meal No. 4

Baked chicken breasts w/ asparagus with butter


Meal No. 5

Celery & cucumber dipped in ranch
"For me givin' up's way harder than tryin'."- Kanye West

I started low carb at 246 lbs in April 2007. I have lost a bulk of my weight now these last few pounds seem to be the hardest to lose!!
DMark

Joined: Oct 07
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Posted: 21 Apr 2009, 20:51
Don't get caught up in the myth that Atkins is all Fat and Protein. Those rumors are started by the people who don't like Atkins and never will, no matter how many studies prove Atkins is not only safe, but a very healthy life style. You should be eating lots of Green leafy veggies with your meals. At least a cup of Salad a day and green beans. Broccoli is good as well as cauliflower, and you can have real cheese on em. There are endless meal combinations and recipes that will get you through Induction. Also, Induction is designed to make your body go into Ketosis, which makes it convert from burning the Carbs your'e eating and start burning the available fat. Our bodies are made to store fat in times of plenty. Still the best source of Atkins information is http://www.atkins.com.

One more thing. The main rule with Atkins is eat Fresh. Avoid packaged, pre-processed foods, especially cereals and low fat snacks. A good rule to apply is to shop only through the outside isle of the grocery store and avoid the middle isles. All of the good stuff is on the outer shelves.
"I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead"
Jimmy Buffett
hlane7

Joined: Apr 09
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Posted: 21 Apr 2009, 21:00
Be careful getting information from Atkins.com. It is now ran by a corp since the Dr passed away & the company was sold. They are about making $$, selling products and really pushing those on the site. You best bet is to read the book, written before Dr Atkins passed.
"For me givin' up's way harder than tryin'."- Kanye West

I started low carb at 246 lbs in April 2007. I have lost a bulk of my weight now these last few pounds seem to be the hardest to lose!!
candiee

Joined: Apr 09
Posts: 50

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Posted: 22 Apr 2009, 19:56
^^
thanks guys, I will get back on Atkins tomorrow and hopefully be able to stay on it and not crack.
i honestly crave sugar more than anything, especially at 4 , i just need some sugar. Also, i go to school and it is hard to pack atkins meals , any to go meals recipes ??? i tried the lettuce wraps today and they were great btw



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