Joined January 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
162.0 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
162.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 12.0 lb

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Amount of daily net carbs.....
You mentioned you are watching your carbs with a net 15 to 20 in veggies. However, overall, their still up to 50 plus...I don't know what your primary goal is with the carb ratio but don't you want to stay under 20 overall when eating low carb?

Another thing that has helped me is eating salads with all my topings (bacon, meat, cheese, blue cheese, etc...)...the net carbs on lettuce is seriously like nothing...It's just a good habit to get into with and LOTS of lettuce means aLOT Of food and I LIKE BIG SALADS...if you know what i mean...but at the end of the day. I feel more satisfied.

Everyone is different but it seems to help me lose. best of luck and way to go on your weight lose so far.
posted 02 Feb 2012, 11:26
Diet help
You say 1300 calories but does that include good fat? (avocado's, cocunut oil, etc..) I was stuck for along time and my trainer told me to add in my more fat and that sure did the thrick. Also, weight training is key.

Your body will burn calories on the tread mill and stops afterwards. When you have muscle, your body requires more calories to maintain that muscle tissue which means you are burning more calories all day long. Hope that makes sense.

so bottom line, mix up your workouts, (cardio some days, weight training others, yoga others) make sure you have fat in your diet and drinks tons of water.

However, posting your diet I am sure people may have some other ideas too. best wishes to you and hang in there.
posted 02 Feb 2012, 11:15
I'm 50 years old and have tried every diet out there. The fastest weight lose came from the Master Cleanse and I always gained it back faster than I just typed this last sentence. So yea, I was skinny in a short time but man did my body show the results. I lost a lot of muscle in the process too. Never got that back either and I use to be cut...no fun!! It's true, crash diets are the worse.

What works for me is low carb eating. Time after time I get the results and long term, they last. When I started adding in junk food I see it on my hips..no fun! So here I am, 5 to 10 pounds to go and low carb...

Find what works for you. Not every one loses with low carb. Some do better with carbs..what's your body type? There are resources out there to find out. best of luck.
posted 02 Feb 2012, 11:09
I love the coconut oil...it actually makes my food taste terrific. I also love the coconut milk too...yum, although it's not allowed on Atkins..but just like cream so who knows. But it will help you go #2 as well because it is full of magnesium. Also, it metabolizes in your body very fast as well as speed it up too. I just LOVE the stuff..try it!
posted 02 Feb 2012, 11:02
Induction trouble...help!
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...
posted 02 Feb 2012, 10:56
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