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cheliros

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 01:36
I've been following all your tips and suggestions, adding veggies etc. and although I am sticking to the atkins 100% I'm still gaining weight!!! pls pls pls- sombody look at my food calander and help me see what I'm doing wrong!tnx.
Houndgal

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 01:55
I sent you a message. Hug
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icymaiden

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 05:01
Not enough veggies for sure. 12-15 net carbs for veggies should be your goal. last 3 days you've had less than 7 net carbs of veggies.
The only person capable of stopping you from your goals....is you!
I hate to waste food, but that food doesn't need to go to my waist Smile
cheliros

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 08:06
thanks! will up them!
ADobs

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 08:16
you may also want to watch your fat intake and make sure it's coming from a healthy source and that it's good fat - i.e. mayo, cream, certain cheeses, etc. Also, artificial sweetners are not good for you at all. In fact, there is research out there that it can in fact stall weight loss in certain individuals. You're better-off using brown sugar or even honey to sweeten your food/drinks.
Your body keeps an accurate journal regardless of what you write down...
wretched85

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 08:58
Just a personal opinion, but any diet where 70% or more of your daily food intake is coming from fat is not a very healthy diet! We all need fat but 70% is pretty excessive!!! Try adding more healthy natural foods. Veggies are always good. They are low in calories and full of much needed vitamins and minerals. Also a good source of fat and protein for you could be nuts and beans....but not in excess! My motto is all things in moderation Smile Good luck!
greerp

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 09:11
Too much cheese and cream - induction is limited to 4oz of cheese and 2 tbsp of cream. Not enough veggies with each meal. And you need to eat three regular meals. Your protein is also sporadic. Are you drinking alot of water?
greerp

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 09:11
wretched85 wrote:
Just a personal opinion, but any diet where 70% or more of your daily food intake is coming from fat is not a very healthy diet! We all need fat but 70% is pretty excessive!!! Try adding more healthy natural foods. Veggies are always good. They are low in calories and full of much needed vitamins and minerals. Also a good source of fat and protein for you could be nuts and beans....but not in excess! My motto is all things in moderation Smile Good luck!


This is Atkins. We eat between 60-70% fat. Fat is good for you.
wretched85

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 09:18
greerp wrote:

This is Atkins. We eat between 60-70% fat. Fat is good for you.


I never said fat was bad, everyone needs good forms or fat (i.e. limited dairy, nuts, beans...). I said in my opinion 70% fat is too much. I understand what Atkins is and what it does. Check out long term studies with fat intake that high; there are adverse reactions. All my post was meant for was to suggest there is too much cream and cheese which may be hindering weight loss. Hence the suggestion of adding veggies, nuts, and beans.
greerp

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 09:26
Well, since we only do 10-12% carbs and 20-30% protein, the rest of our ratios come from fat.

Nuts are allowed two weeks after induction. Beans are not allowed until you are well in OWL - if you can tolerate them. They are high in carbs. Better to get your carbs from veggies.

And I read all the studies on dietary fat. Most of them are observational and not worth the paper they are written on. The clinical studies looked mainly at high fat/high carb diets - not high fat/low carb diets. And when they did properly look at high fat/low carb, there were benefits - increased HDL, decreased TRI, increased pattern A LDL, reduced blood glucose levels and weight loss. So ya, I'm sticking with high fat.
gkcfm95

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 09:29
also, try logging your veggies under one section, like snacks. that way you can easily tell if you're hitting the 12-15 nc.

~kelly
FrostyLady

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 09:49
over half of your calories come from cream, cheese and mayo!!! try adding meats and green veggies (broccoli,asparagus,green beans,cauliflower), to your meal and don't forget some fish. Variation will help you keep up with the plan. Have you been on Atkins site??? Great meal ideas,recipes and easy to follow meal plan.
cheliros

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 13:01
how many calories do i really need?(i'm a woman, 46 yrs, 5'8" and currently weigh 163 lb- need to get to 132 lb)
Sandy701

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 13:19
Focus on 20 net carbs, getting 4-6 oz. of protein per meal, and 12-15 net carbs in veggies - first. If you follow the "rules" of Induction, you'll probably fall quite naturally into a 1500-1800 calorie range, but calories should not be the focus.

Once you have Induction going nicely, you may find you need to tweak a few things. Perhaps a food here or there will have to be limited or eliminated, at least for awhile. If the adjustments don't produce results, then PERHAPS calories will need to be adjusted. You have to remember that even when you're tweaking your foods, calories are getting adjusted as a by-product.

Reducing calories to just reduce calories will be one of the very last adjustments on Atkins, IF it's even needed. Focus on getting Induction (and then OWL) done correctly and you probably won't need to worry about calories.
AuroraLaura

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 14:51
gkcfm95 wrote:
also, try logging your veggies under one section, like snacks. that way you can easily tell if you're hitting the 12-15 nc.

That is an excellent idea! I'm gonna do that!
cheliros

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 16:48
it really does sound like a great idea- i will open a separate section just for veggies!
elfprincess

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Posted: 13 Jul 2011, 11:27
Another simple tip - try cutting portion size. Many pile 'allowed' food onto the plate, thinking it's low carb, I can eat it...

Dr Atkins advised moderation in all things. Keep the portions reasonable and absolutely cut back on all dairy if you are stalling. Cheese and cream are often the main culprits! Atkins and other mealbars, chocolate etc and other diabetic treats are also notorious for stalling or stopping weight loss.

I an doing Vegetarian Atkins and for most of my life I have relied on cheese for protein. I now limit cheese intake to twice a week at the most. Likewise cream. Measure it out - no more than two tablespoonsful per day in Induction. It may be that your individual metabolism cannot tolerate even that amount, so you may have to cut it completely or have it every other day.

Another thing is that many on Atkins Induction go mad on low carb food sites and buy wraps and pittas and sweets and cakes and all kinds of things you CANNOT HAVE in Induction! Atkins has a pyramid of food types which we add as we go along. Check the Atkins Community website for all the info you need, if you don't have one of the books (you should always buy a copy of the Atkins book).

Nuts and grains are not allowed in Induction. Even nibbling on these occasionally could be stalling you.

Good luck!

laxstar785

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Posted: 13 Jul 2011, 12:40
another tip is try another diet (not atkins). I know I my get hammered for this seeing there are many atkins dieters replying to this thread. but i never took into account how many carbs I eat and i lost about 50 lbs. I am down under 12% bodyfat for over the past month, all i counted was calories and made sure i was in a calorie deficit and ate enough protein to not lose muscle. Just a thought!
liv001

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Posted: 14 Jul 2011, 23:15
You still need to cut dairy -
way to much cream
and also in addition cheese and sour cream

Fat would be better to come from butter or oil if you do not choose fatty proteins.
AmethystM

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Posted: 15 Jul 2011, 00:48
lax the reason there are so many Atkins people replying is because it's posted under ATKINS, so why are you telling people to do something else? Less than 12% body fat isn't healthy, even if you are a guy training for a body building competition, and it certainly isn't maintainable. Of course, with no picture, I don't really believe that's true, anyway, but to get that low you would have to follow something just like Atkins - that's what all competitors do.
Comfortable at this size/weight (I really don't want to buy size 0 jeans).

It's not about "weight" or the number on the scale. It's about lean muscle mass and body fat percentage.
At 125 I was a size 8 (after I lost 100+ pounds over 1.5 years).
At 135 I was a size 6 (maintained for several years) and over 28% body fat. I had 97 pounds of lean muscle mass and felt skinny fat.
Now at 140 I am a size 2 and have the smallest measurements I've ever had since I started taking them around the age of 18. I'm at 25% body fat and 107 pounds of lean muscle mass!! I'm no She-Hulk, either.

Don't tell me you aren't losing "weight." That doesn't tell me anything. Tell me how much fat you've lost and how much lean body mass you've gained. Here's a good start to estimate: http://www.scientificpsychic.com/fitness/diet.html



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