alamomomof4's Journal, 18 February 2014

Okay, how the heck do I do this program? I weigh roughly 125/126 pounds. Want to drop back to 120/121 (where I was just ONE MONTH AGO), but struggling to feel confident in NOT COUNTING CALORIES. Is there a recommended calorie range for a woman at this weight? I get the 25-35 net carbs for Phase 2 (where I am starting), and the balance of carbs (5-10%), fat (60-70%) and protein (20-30%) of daily consumption. But is there a formula to determine a calorie goal/day? I read somewhere your weight x 12. Anyone vouch for that or have any other ideas?

Diet Calendar Entries for 18 February 2014:
1485 kcal Fat: 95.09g | Prot: 115.06g | Carb: 42.13g.   Breakfast: Egg, Starbucks Espresso Shot, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Milk. Lunch: Kirkland Signature Turkey Burgers, Mixed Salad Greens, Calavo Avocado, Olive Oil, Pompeian Pomegranate Infused Red Wine Vinegar. Dinner: Salmon, Mixed Salad Greens, T. Marzetti Light Ranch Dressing (1.5 oz), Mock Mashed Potatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Red Sweet Pepper. Snacks/Other: Atkins Advantage Dark Chocolate Royale Shake, Trader Joe's Just a Handful of Raw Almonds. more...
1713 kcal Activities & Exercise: Calisthenics (heavy, e.g. pushups) - 45 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 15 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet Atkins  


Why don't you try the program and not worry about the calories for the first week and see what happens. Protein tends to fill us up quickly and keep us satiated. So you should automatically eat less. You are already at a low weight and don't have much to lose so it may come off slower. Weight loss is a learning process. You may be able to eat 1500 calories and lose or you may be able to eat 1200 and lose. It depends on your age, how much you need to lose, sex, activity levels, genetics, etc. Give it a try and see what happens and make changes where you need it. 
18 Feb 14 by member: Suzi161
Thanks Suzi161 - getting nervous. Cannot gain another ounce! 
18 Feb 14 by member: alamomomof4
I started Atkins a month or so ago and wasn't paying much attention to calories. I'm just checking for ketosis and that seems to be working for me. But if you are concerned with calories, and calories counting does work for some. There is no right or wrong, only what's right for you. Check out this link and this may help answer your question. :-) 
18 Feb 14 by member: maternalone
Maternalone - I don't think that whole link went through...??? How many grams of carbs were you eating to get into ketosis. I'm on Phase 2 but not getting into ketosis, so am wondering if I need to do induction for a couple days. 
19 Feb 14 by member: alamomomof4
I was only watching calories and getting nowhere. Now I'm watching carbs and calories with an Atkins twist and I have been much more successfull. 
19 Feb 14 by member: rthunder032


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