Atkins Diet phase 1

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Old Country...

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Posted: 26 May 2013, 20:33
I have been on the Atkins diet for 3 weeks and only lost 2 lbs and 1/2 inch off waist. Getting kind of discouraged.
PaschaDee

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Posted: 26 May 2013, 21:03
What phase are you doing?
katekat

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Posted: 26 May 2013, 21:39
I am sorry you are getting discouraged, but I know I'd like to lose a half an inch off my waist! I just started Atkins again (I am on day three of induction). But I have done it twice before. The first time the weight just melted off. The second time it took a lot longer to see results, but eventually I did see results.

Maybe there are some hidden carbs or sugar in your food that you are not aware of? That can slow down weight loss.
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BELLA691967

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Posted: 27 May 2013, 00:02
I have been on it induction for 9 days this go around & lost 2lbs until yesterday. I hit the 2lb mark & thought it was because I was eating more calories so I ate the same amount of calories yesterday (2300), then I woke up back where I started at 119 today! I have a hard time figuring out how many calories to eat since the atkins book says 1500-1800 for women but doesn't factor in exercise or mention how to adjust based on it. I average 300 calories per day in exercise with 700 calories from exercise on Sundays. It seems to be a trial & error thing because everyone seems to lose differently and depending on how much weight you have to lose too. I only have 10 pounds to lose so the weight loss is very slow for me. When my husband does atkins, he loses 3-4 pounds a week (but he has 80lbs to lose). Don't get discouraged. I am taking the advice of weighing in daily but only counting weight loss weekly by averaging out the loss over the week. That way it allows for fluctuations in water weight etc. Best of luck to you Surprised)
mummydee

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Posted: 27 May 2013, 05:27
The two days you have posted your foods Old country, you hit close to 60 carbs a day, this is not 'doing Atkins' . I would suggest you read the book completely if you haven't already and do induction properly. Also leave out the Atkins bars. They cause many people to stall. Try the first two weeks completely as the book lays out and i'll bet you'll see a difference.
BELLA691967

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Posted: 27 May 2013, 09:53
I've found that Atkins can be a sensitive diet if you weigh every day. It can be sensitive too based on whether you drink enough water, eat two many bars or shakes (atkins states no more than 2 per day during induction but they tend to stall some peoples weight loss. I can tolerate the bars better than the shakes but I try to stick to 1 per day. On days when I don't get my 64oz of water in, I also see stalls. If I eat too many sugar free candies (which aren't part of induction Surprised) )
then I see stalls as well. I would suggest re-reading the induction part of the book & even highlighting key parts to see what might be going on. I go back regularly & view it because I tend to forget what the books says after trying to do the plan my way sometimes Surprised)
eKatherine

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Posted: 27 May 2013, 12:13
Diet sites like this encourage you to carefully calculate your calories burned, your required intake, and adjust your intake upward to avoid going into the mythical "starvation mode".

The fact is that not everyone uses the same calories for different types of exercise. Some people think they are running hard when they are actually barely working. How long breaks between sets did the experimental subjects take? Who knows? The numbers can be very inaccurate.

If you get outrageously hungry, have a healthy snack. But don't count on adding back calories burned and then losing weight in any predictable way.
Old Country...

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Posted: 27 May 2013, 14:24
Thanks for all your help. Guess I'll just keep trying.
Old Country...

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Posted: 27 May 2013, 14:41
That is because of the Atkins bars and shakes. Fat Secret figures the total carbs. The carbs listed on the bars or shakes are only 2 or three.
micki13

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Posted: 27 May 2013, 14:46
you can actually get net carb values. Just select for it in the settings of your food diary. And your net carbs were under 20, so you were ok there.
mummydee

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Posted: 28 May 2013, 03:44
oops , missed that about the carbs , sorry. I can't eat the bars without going into a 'stall'. So if i really really want that sweet, i just accept the fact that it takes about 4 days before i see a drop again.
LightMage

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Posted: 28 May 2013, 05:30
you might want to hold off on the Atkins bars & shakes until you get to phase 2 & then only 1 a day. if you want something sweet, try a piece of sugar-free gum. my favorite is Extra Watermelon. not too much gum, though. I found out that too much can cause a stall.

have you signed up for the Atkins site? they have lots of information there. when I signed up a couple of years ago, they sent me 3 Atkins bars & a couple great booklets.
liv001

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Posted: 28 May 2013, 16:35
I second the drop the low carb products and eat real food

Do not get them to send you bars that will not make you lose weight - only make them money
Old Country...

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Posted: 29 May 2013, 09:33
I decided that Atkins wasn't the diet for me. I'm trying a more balanced approach. I did accomplish one thing while trying Atkins, I found out I could really go without bread. It will be nice to have a piece of toast now and then.



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