Induction trouble...help!

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mctwins86

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Posted: 02 Feb 2012, 07:09
I'm 25 and I had twins two years ago....gained 40 pounds.

I did atkins twice before....once in highschool (lost 30 pounds, went down to 130) and once right before I got married when I was 22...I lost 20 pounds then. The 20 pounds I had gained back mostly over college. After having my babies I went on induction maybe 6 months later and induction just didn't work. I did it for two weeks, no weight loss. I'm trying it again now that they are older and finding the same thing is happening. I thought maybe I wasn't getting enough sleep or able to work out enough.

Here is what a day looks like for me...I'm kind of strict so I don't know what the problem is:

I drink only water.
Breakfast- two eggs, zero carb cheese 1oz mixed in, bacon.
lunch- juicy steak, 1 oz of cheese.
dinner - more steak, caramelized onions, 2 oz of cheese.
The only thing I put on my steak is some black pepper.

I also have been biking 10 miles a day on a stationary bike which is saying I'm loosing 500 calories. You'd think I'd be loosing. Not sure what is up.

I could really use all of your help. I feel so uncomfortable in my body and I just want to fell comfortable and not embarrassed again....but nothing I'm doing is working.

Thank you!
marialife147...

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Posted: 02 Feb 2012, 07:15
I am not an expert but maybe not eating enough???and there is no veggies...
Non1953

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Posted: 02 Feb 2012, 08:08
What you are doing in not Atkins...please read the book or check out the Forums on the Atkins website...you need veggies!!!! NEED veggies.

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joelae

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Posted: 02 Feb 2012, 08:21
Non1953, that's what i thought. but as i don't know atkins, i dind't want to say something Smile i know people who think that atkins is just "eating fat" Rolling Eyes
sierra1167

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Posted: 02 Feb 2012, 08:48
Just off hand, I would say...not enough food, not enough veggies(and carmelized onions causes me some trouble because they are almost sugary that way, but maybe that's just me), possibly too much cheese(sometimes it can cause a stall and induction allows for only 3 oz), and lastly, are you drinking enough water? Dehydration can cause weight gain or stalls. Your body works best when it is hydrated. Read up and tweak a few things, and I think you will be amazed at what a difference it makes!
liv001

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Posted: 02 Feb 2012, 09:25
I think you may be expecting a crash diet that worked for you when you were younger and before babies to work again.
But time can be cruel to us - especially us ladies I think.

I also suggest figuring out what Atkins diet means now and follow it - it will likely work better than the kind of punishing you are doing now.
tinacristina

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Posted: 02 Feb 2012, 10:56
sierra1167 wrote:
Just off hand, I would say...not enough food, not enough veggies(and carmelized onions causes me some trouble because they are almost sugary that way, but maybe that's just me), possibly too much cheese(sometimes it can cause a stall and induction allows for only 3 oz), and lastly, are you drinking enough water? Dehydration can cause weight gain or stalls. Your body works best when it is hydrated. Read up and tweak a few things, and I think you will be amazed at what a difference it makes!


I think Sierrall67 hit it on the nose. I was struggling a few days ago myself and like you I posted my food. I learned I was eating way tooo much cheese and not enough veggies. I too tweaked it and today, what a difference I feel. I realize now that the word is "tweak" and learn exactly what works for your body. Cheese is not my friend if I have too much and up to 3 oz. is ok. Water I need to work on constantly and sticking to lettuce will help me for my veggies since they tend to have the lowest carbs. It's taken me 5 days to follow this plan and I am still perfecting it. I have this feeling that I will learn to get use to it and it will become my habit and it will be my day to day eating. I say that because that is exactly the way I use to eat and would stay slim and stayed slim for 20 plus years. I got out of sink (divorce, menopause, stress, low thyroid) and suddenly, my old self is coming back reminding me of how i use to feel when i was on low carb. I remember losing my appetite and I never knew why...it was the low carb eating and I didn't know that until I read these forums. Today, I feel that way, I guess we go through this adjustment but when you are in tune to your body, foods, activities, it works. Plus, you gain some control but it may take a few days still.

Bottom line, hang in there and "tweak" a few things in your diet while still enjoying the great foods. Take advantage of BIG salads and yummy topings...soon, you will see the results. Also, try to mix up your exercise a tad...even yoga is amazing. No worries about the calories you burn, just mix it up on occasion so your body can chill on occassion too. With 2 twins you must be tired and our bodies welcome our muscles to relax, our minds to relax, etc... Best wishes and I am sure you will soon find what works...
DLynneGarner

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Posted: 02 Feb 2012, 23:12
One primary reason for the veggies is FIBER!! You must get fiber and you can't get much from fats or proteins. You've got to get in some HIGH FIBER vegetables. Salad greens, spinach, cabbage, cooked greens, actually almost anything green. Most of the really low GI veggies are in fact the high fiber ones. Don't give up on the diet though. Give yourself some time to get it working.
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Sandy701

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Posted: 02 Feb 2012, 23:24
Excellent advice so far...not enough veggies and I'll bet your calories are too low for the weights you're moving through and for the amount of exercise you're doing.

Best way to know for sure what's going on is for you to log your foods; every food, every day, every meal. Sometimes we can surprise ourselves with what's actually going on versus what we THINK is going on.

And, definitely review the newer Atkins book (2010) and/or go through the tutorials over on the Atkins site to be sure you're taking advantage of the tweaks that were made to the program.

You deserve a lot of credit for being strict as you go through Induction, but remember that on Atkins, excessive restriction of calories and carbs can be counter-productive.

Good luck.
rtraxinger

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Posted: 07 Feb 2012, 09:53
The original book doesn't promote so many veggies. I know and agree they are so important for you, but for me, each time I include a veggie for the day, I gain....without fail. I still do it, because Im a huge fan of veggies, but I do try to stay away on most days, for that reason.
Carlys Mom

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Posted: 07 Feb 2012, 10:27
Definitely not enough food, and not enough green vegetables. I'd bump up the calories, cut back on the cheese, and get more veggies in there. Atkins definitely works if you follow it correctly and give it time.
Olivia70

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Posted: 07 Feb 2012, 10:35
3 Things: More veggies, more food, more water.

Oh, and read the book. Smile
Owsley

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Posted: 07 Feb 2012, 16:55
Will someone look at my meals that I have kept track of and tell me what I am doing right/wrong or can tweak please? Many thanks.
Losing inches, feeling good, loving the food.
arreese72

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Posted: 07 Feb 2012, 17:20
I looked at your diet calendar and it seems very similar to mine when I started. (I fully started in Jan but attempted starting Sept so part of mine is hidden). Even though you don't have to watch your calories atkins suggests staying between 1500 and 1800. I found that when I went over I stalled and when I stay in that range or lower I lose more. I also stall it seems like if I don't hit the 12-15 net carbs in veggies. When I plan my meals I plan out all the veggies first so I know I will hit it or at least close to it. Also my weight flucuates throughout the week and it stressed me out weighing myself everyday so maybe pick one day and weigh yourself so you see the loss and not any gains you have. Water is super important too!! Do you have the new atkins book? I would definitely say its a good investment. It taught me a lot and I have started losing more since reading it. This diet is all experimenting, what works well for some does not for others so try new things and keep track of what works for you. This site is a great place for tips and support Smile
Owsley

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Posted: 07 Feb 2012, 17:37
Thanks, for the suggestion to plan my veggies for the day first. Yes I wasn't paying much attention to the calories at first, and now I am trying hard to stay under 1800. It's a balancing act LOL, less calories, more carbs, or vice versa. I don't know if I can stay away from the scale. Crazy, huh? I'm afraid if I don't watch it every day that it will creep up on me, and I am just dying to see a new low... I will try not to weigh again Til Saturday. The book I ended up getting and reading is Dr Atkins New Diet Revolution, revised 1992 edition. But I will order The New Atkins For a New You for my Kindle. I plan to do everything I can to have a "new me". Thanks again!
Losing inches, feeling good, loving the food.
arreese72

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Posted: 07 Feb 2012, 19:05
Anytime!!! I have had the same issues so I can totally relate Smile
Olivia70

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Posted: 07 Feb 2012, 20:48
Owsley,
I hope you did not order the book on your Kindle yet. I had heard that the charts do not show up right on the Kindle, so I ended up checking it out at the library. Going to end up buying though. The charts are very helpful.
Mayple

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Posted: 07 Feb 2012, 21:08
usually in the first two weeks weight loss is rare...especially if you just started working out! if youre sore, your muscles are retaining water and that can cause a weight increase, also like everyone else said, not enough fiber from veggies. Don't be a scale-o-holic!! many factors contribute to no weight loss in the beginning, it will come off soon, i promise. stick to your diet (the right diet) and keep excersing, you WILL ge there!!! good luck!
Rae<3
Olivia70

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Posted: 07 Feb 2012, 21:22
Actually, Mayple, the New Atkins books states that most of your weight loss will happen in the first 2 weeks, as much as 15 lbs.
Olivia70

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Posted: 07 Feb 2012, 21:27
Mctwin,
I'd like to mention something you might not have heard of that I recently read about. It's called The Golden Shot. Many women experience this, and it's a phenomenon where the first time you are low-carbing you have great success, the weight just falls off. Then you fall off the wagon and don't low-carb for awhile, gain weight back. If you try to go back to a low-carb diet, it can be very hard to lose any time after that first golden shot time. I read about it on the website www.lowcarbluxury.com Read this lady's story and how she hears about it all the time and even experienced it herself. She says the weight will come off, but it can be very slow after the first time of great success. good luck!



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