ElizabethEl's Journal, 08 June 2013

Heading more towards Atkins way of eating again. 1400 cal a day counting didn't provoke weight loss, plus I began sugar craving/sugar blues again. Fatigue and all that goes with eating more than 30 carbs a day for my system.Now trying to balance low sodium/low carb eating plan. Many Atkins foods are kind of high sodium too, ie, never knew chicken had so much sodium. Also can't use deli meats, hot dogs, that sort of thing so will take some study to figure it all out. My old Atkins mainstays like cheddar cheese are very high in sodium. Luckily I love baby swiss and that's low sodium. Have to stay at 1500-2000 max sodium mg daily. I'm a science project. lol

But two days on the Atkins and my mood has lifted already. Just can't tolerate carbs, even healthy ones like brown rice. So we'll just keep trying till we find the right mix. At least I'm in the 160's and not the 180's like I was in December. Have to keep positive.

168.0 lb Lost so far: 6.0 lb.    Still to go: 28.0 lb.    Diet followed N/A.

Diet Calendar Entry for 08 June 2013:
831 kcal Fat: 47.70g | Prot: 70.90g | Carb: 26.98g.   Breakfast: Atkins Advantage French Vanilla Shake, Coffee, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Cream (Half & Half). Lunch: Broccoli Flower Clusters, Butter (Salted), Harris Teeter Angus Beef Loin New York Strip Steak. Dinner: Atkins Advantage French Vanilla Shake, Hansen's Diet Hansen's Soda. Snacks/Other: Dry Roasted Almonds (Without Salt Added), Dannon Light & Fit Greek - Vanilla, Strawberries. more...
on diet TLC / DASH  


Glad to hear you are doing well overall. What a challenge it can be to figure out how our body loses weight without compromising the other health requirements! I too, struggle with it. But most importantly, you are doing it and recognizing your needs. I stay away from most processed foods and eat as fresh as possible. Sodium is everywhere. I tried Atkins products and although convenient and satisfying, they stalled my weight loss.  
10 Jun 13 by member: Irishgirl57
Thanks, Irishgirl. Your progress is amazing! Love to watch others success. Your diet log has given me some ideas, so thanks again. 
10 Jun 13 by member: ElizabethEl
Haven't been logging food for a while since I now know what and how much to eat to lose weight. My progress totally depends on keeping carbs extremely low, protein moderate and fat percentage high. If I don't eat enough fat I stall. And if I eat too much protein I stall or gain. The new Atkins explains that isn't a high protein/meat diet as many think. eating more fat doesn't seem logical, but that's what works for me. I did a lot of research on the ketogenic diet sites and that has helped. But logging my food and monitoring my daily macro percentages for months helped to have a sense of what I need to eat. It seems like slow weight loss, but it is steady and hopefully permanent since I don't plan on returning to former bad eating habits!  
11 Jun 13 by member: Irishgirl57
thanks again. I'm going to do some ketogenic diet research; I admit I still have the "omigod there's too much fat in that" response (due to conventional wisdom in society) but my experience says otherwise. I also know that it was interesting to me to learn that the ketogenic diet is used to cure childhood epilepsy - which intrigued me because I'm on an anti-seizure medicine (from brain surgery 30 years ago) and my brain just works better with fat in my diet.  
11 Jun 13 by member: ElizabethEl


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