Start Weight:(08 Jun 15) 176.8 lb
Current Weight:(18 Jun 15) 168.8 lb
Goal Weight:145.0 lb
following: Volumetrics
performance: losing 5.6 lb a week

I have had kind of a yo-yo type weight loss/gain over the past 2 years. I range from 148 up to 168, unfortunately, mostly at the higher end, but averaging around 155. I am tired of not fitting into my clothing well and being uncomfortable in my own skin, so here I am, once again, to get back down to at least 145, with a goal of 140. Hopefully I can do this by Christmas....

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cals: 274kcal | fat: 17.27g | carbs: 1.08g | prot: 24.15g
Pork Chops with Mustard Cream Sauce
Creamy, tangy pork chops that will satisfy any hunger.
cals: 265kcal | fat: 14.11g | carbs: 1.66g | prot: 30.87g
Baked Mediterranean Chicken
A yummy and easy way to make a typical baked chicken breast more exciting.
cals: 287kcal | fat: 25.02g | carbs: 3.74g | prot: 12.44g
Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup
A great low carb broccoli cheese soup that will definitely become a favorite.
cals: 278kcal | fat: 12.11g | carbs: 12.11g | prot: 31.06g
Baked Creamy Chicken and Broccoli
Tasty chicken bake that all the family will love.
cals: 165kcal | fat: 15.43g | carbs: 5.17g | prot: 2.92g
Zucchini Patties
Terrific low carb patties.
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Menopause and weight gain
I, too, have gotten discouraged with my weight loss. Never had a problem in my past and could lose 10 lbs if I needed to at the drop of a hat. Now, here I am, at 49, quit smoking and gained 30+ lbs. I've been doing the Atkins plan since August 3rd. It has taken me almost 2 months to lose 15 lbs, but at least I'm losing. I have recently joined a gym in hopes that the weight training will help me out. You see, I also found out that my BFI is around 35%...which is not healthy. So, like evelyn said, build the muscle and your metabolism will speed up. I'm crossing my fingers in hopes that it will kick me out of this plateau that I'm on.

Also, I did some reading on the Dukan Diet, and found this review:

I'm sure that it does work, but I would worry about the health portion of it. Just a thought.
posted 27 Sep 2012, 15:59
OH...I also found this on the Atkins site:

Can I drink caffeinated coffee in Induction?

There's no reason to avoid caffeinated coffee (or tea), but don't overdo it. Research associates moderate caffeine intake with improved long-term health and weight control. Coffee is full of antioxidants and mildly enhances fat burning. Add cream (not milk) and any of the acceptable sweeteners above.

You can include up to two cups of coffee or as part of your daily eight cups of fluid. Caffeinated sodas are also fine in moderation as long as they're sweetened with acceptable sweeteners and you don't exceed two cups of any caffeinated drinks in a day. If you're cutting back on caffeine, you'll probably notice some withdrawal signs such as a mild headache. This reaction is normal and unrelated to doing Atkins.
posted 11 Aug 2012, 21:23
So...because I adore coffee, this question got me thinking. In researching, I found the following:

I also found articles which say that it is bad and prevents weight loss, specifically due to the fact that it can cause stress which increases the cortisol which promotes belly fat as well as insulin resistance. So, don't know which answer is right or wrong, but if you're having a difficult time losing, perhaps it is the caffeine. I'm thinking it might be my issue....
posted 11 Aug 2012, 21:21
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So, the first time I tried Atkins, it was a huge success. I had gotten down to within 5 pounds of my desired weight. The problem was that it didn't teach ...
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Can't say that I followed the diet all that well. Had some horrible news on Thursday and needless to say, I haven't really eaten at all, or much. Things ...
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