Atkins - Just moving from Induction to OWL, anyone else doing the same??

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RDawnR

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Posted: 17 May 2010, 16:02
Hi there,

Thanks to the great advise on the Atkins forums I am just about to make the move from Induction into OWL after being in a biot of a 'stall', and I was wondering if there is anyone out there in the same position?

It would be great to catch up with you and find out how you find the move over to OWL.

RDawnR
pinkie_fairy

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Posted: 17 May 2010, 16:32
Good luck on OWL. I'm sticking on induction for a bit. I'm enjoying it way too much. I think i may be a bit reluctant to move on yet. I've got a bit of weight to shift!
waynesworld

Joined: Apr 10
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Posted: 18 May 2010, 18:21
I need 2 more weeks of Induction, then I will be joining you. Big stall for me, and I think it has something to do with these snack bars. Cut them out today.
Wayne
nysuperstr

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Posted: 23 May 2010, 23:30
I stayed on induction for 4 months. BIG mistake for me. My kidneys and Liver are not liking the high protein, low carb. Even though my cholesterol is down quite a bit, my labs for function are all wacked out. My doctor wants me to eat complex carbs and limit the protein and fats. Big shocker. Should have done OWL sooner. Now I am fearful of gaining weight.
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anapdc

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Posted: 24 May 2010, 00:17
Increase your carbs slowly, and eat whole foods, complex carbs. I have phased out Atkins and did not gain. Now I am on counting calories only and losing well.

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DeniseTra

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Posted: 24 May 2010, 00:19
If you do OWL correctly, it won't really slow down your weight loss, and it may HELP your weight loss.

Start by adding just 5 grams of NET carbs from veggies, and stay there for a while. After that, you can try adding either berries or nuts a couple of times a week..and if you continue loosing then add them more days.

The problem with staying on Induction too long is that it leads to carb creep, boredom and for a lot of people, total failure.

It can be scary to move on to OWL, but it increases your overall chances of long-term success substantially.

If you haven't already, take the plunge...Move to OWL.
kmartin

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Posted: 24 May 2010, 07:20
I am in total agreement with Denise. Staying in induction to help lose more weight is a misconception many of us have. Moving up to OWL is most likely going to help your weight loss.

Just be sure you are adding the right number of carbs and do it properly and I am sure your weight loss will start moving again. Just beware that it is common for some people to gain a pound or two initially but it will come right back off.

Best of luck to you.
Welcome to your journey - May it be prosperous.

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Lavinnia

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Posted: 24 May 2010, 07:31
but, but...I read in the new atkins book that you should stay with induction longer if you have a lot to lose. I'm in my 4th week of induction now, have lost nearly 20 pounds and still have well over 100 to go. I had planned to stay here for awhile, until I lose another 50 pounds maybe. Now, I'm not sure what to do.
Vinni
kmartin

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Posted: 24 May 2010, 07:34
If you are losing and are happy where you are there is no reason why you can't stay on induction. However, there may come a time when you become bored or stop losing. In this case you will want to think about moving up. Trust me, you will still lose on OWL.
Welcome to your journey - May it be prosperous.

Dear Lord, You are the beginning and the end of this great narrative called history. Thank You for writing me into the story. Though I play only a small part, may I play it well. May I honor You with my days and my choices and may I truly know that Your grace works. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
~Ariel Allison Lawhon
DeniseTra

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Posted: 24 May 2010, 19:04
Lavinia,

Yes, you CAN stay there, but I disagree with the new book entirely. Having been there, I can say that MOST of the people that fail on Atkins the first time, fail because they stayed on Induction too long.

To give you context...

Last time I did Atkins, I stayed on Induction...until I quit. I lost 50#s, quit and gained 70#s back. I lost those 50#s in 6 months.

This time, I moved on to OWL after 2 weeks. In 6 months I had lost 65#s, and at almost 10 months I'm still going strong with EIGHTY SIX POUNDS LOST.

OWL is the core of the program. You learn how to eat for the rest of your life, and you would be surprised what just those 5 extra carbs do for your flexibility.

My opinion, if you have kicked the cravings, it is time to move on to a SLOW, DELIBERATE OWL and start having some fun experimenting with new and exciting recipes.

Keep in mind that I'm not talking about adding 5carbs every week. After 10 months, with over 80#s still left to go, I average between 30 & 35 NET carbs a day. Its all in how you approach things.
RubyRedSox

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Posted: 26 May 2010, 22:58
Whoo whoo everyone! I'll be moving to OWL tomorrow. I know myself quite well and someone like me who LOVES fresh fruits and veggies has no business staying on induction when the fresh fruit hits my store. Today I bought strawberries on sale, sliced and portioned them out and I didn't forget to buy cream! I also have a few nuts and seeds that I've been wanting to add to my diet. I don't know how much I'll raise my carbs at a time as I gotta watch what my blood sugar does but whoowhoo to my owl friends! Very Happy
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hummingbird5

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Posted: 26 May 2010, 23:00
I moved to OWL on Monday, I have done Atkins before and I really like moving up the ladder!
DeniseTra

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Posted: 27 May 2010, 01:33
Great job guys! Just be very aware of portion size and only add the foods a couple of times a week at first. If no change in weight loss, it is OK to add them more days.




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