Start Weight:(14 Nov 09) 158.0 lb
Current Weight:(14 Nov 11) 160.0 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: vegetarian Atkins
performance: Steady

FatSecret member since: 14 Nov 09

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  Get Active after Dinner
status: Completed
ended: 12 Dec 11
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  Eat Stop Eat
status: Completed
ended: 23 Jan 12
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Does It Really Matter... Calorie Intake
Calorie-wise I think of Subway as disastrous! Carb wise, too. Not really suitable for any weight loss programme.
posted 27 Aug 2011, 11:29
Pros and Cons of ADIPEX???
As far as I know Adipex (I used to buy it privately from a clinic as 'phentermine'Wink is not available in the UK on prescription. It was banned or some such many years back.

It only worked for me at the beginning. Pretty soon I needed a double dose; not long after even that no longer worked. When I finally ran out of money and patience my weight went up again. Perhaps I was just unlucky but I do truly believe that appetite suppressants, particularly amphetamine-related ones, are very addictive and can be dangerous.

What happens when you stop taking the pills? This is the real worry. Rebound regain is so common as to be universal. The chemically suppressed appetite often comes back with a real vengeance. Depression is often part of the 'comedown' too.

All the best, those who are taking them. Perhaps you will be lucky, keep your weight off and kick the pills without any problems x
posted 27 Aug 2011, 11:28
Frustrated with lack fo weight loss...what am I doing wrong?
Would like to add as others have stated on this site that sometimes eating too little whilst undertaking heavy exercise can stall weight loss. It may not have this effect on everyone but it certainly has on some individuals.

Could it be that your body is retaining fluid? Storing water as glycogen? If you are under-eating the body needs to find a source of energy to support this added demand. When this source is not coming in as food it will also slow-down the rate at which you burn fuel in order to stop you from eventually dying of starvation. It does not know you are deliberately choosing to eat too little for your daily needs.

Too little carbohydrate when exercising in a serious way can make the body cling to the water and glycogen to fuel your muscles. Without a certain amount of carbohydrate the muscles cannot work at optimum level and, indeed, are far more prone to injury and slower healing.

Once again, the key to success is moderation in all things.
posted 13 Jul 2011, 12:08
I am In Need of Prayers because I am Haveing major Health issues
You need medical attention, and fast. Deal with the physical problems first as a major priority. Once you are being treated for the reflux etc you will be in a much better physical and emotional state to tackle the spiritual pain and the overwhelming food issues.

I once weighed 300 pounds. I felt despairing at times, just like you do now. I managed over time and with effort and commitment to lose the weight. I thank God I was able to.

The benevolent Universe will help you. Call on Archangel Michael in particular to protect you from further harm. Ask for help, humble yourself and say, I am beat, I cannot do this any longer, I have had enough, please give me healing.

And see a doctor as soon as possible. Right now a diet is way down the list of priorities.

Brightest blessings x
posted 13 Jul 2011, 11:37
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!

posted 13 Jul 2011, 11:27
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08 August 2011

Finally my weight is moving downwards again. Not as easy in middle-age as it was years back! Just have to stick at it.
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30 July 2011

Have been cutting down and making a real effort these past two weeks. Didn't even go mad on my birthday in mid-July. I need to keep the weight trend ...
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