Joined January 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
183.0 lb
Lost so far: 0.4 lb

Current Weight
182.5 lb
Performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
163.1 lb
Still to go: 19.4 lb
I am a 40 year old bloke from London, England. I have been married to my love of my life for over 8 years and we have been blessed with two wonderful kids.

I want to lose some weight first of all for myself but also for my wife and kids. I enjoy cooking and eating all different foods and hope to lose 17 Kgs by the end of April 2007... and if I can get a few friends to journey with me then all the better.

Come on everybody lets do it!

SlimBoy's Weight History


last weighin: losing 1.8 lb a week Down

SlimBoy's Cookbook

cals: 125kcal | fat: 11.57g | carbs: 0.86g | prot: 4.48g
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Pepper Poppers
These little gems are outstanding as a snack or appetizer.
cals: 211kcal | fat: 18.44g | carbs: 6.01g | prot: 6.90g
Cauliflower Au Gratin
Delightful cauliflower baked in a cheese sauce.
cals: 395kcal | fat: 19.62g | carbs: 1.94g | prot: 49.92g
Spicy Pork Chops
Using cayenne pepper and paprika, these pork chops are a tasty treat.
cals: 231kcal | fat: 8.42g | carbs: 6.12g | prot: 24.05g
Prawn with Green Peppercorns
This recipe seems like a sophisticated seafood dish and in the mind of your guests it will be but it's pretty easy to handle.
cals: 177kcal | fat: 2.32g | carbs: 2.23g | prot: 35.10g
Baked Lemon Snapper
Healthy way to cook snapper with a lovely lemony sauce.
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SlimBoy's Latest Posts

Why has my weight loss stopped after the 3rd week? -- Explaining the Weight Loss Pattern on Atkins
Here is an article I came across... Enjoy!

The Atkin's 2 Week induction phase:- heady stuff, weight loss nearly every day, usually enormous and unbelievable amounts!

This is very often followed by complaints of "a stall" or only losses of "just 1 lb per week".

Many people don't know that weight loss is rate limited, in other words the body has factors preventing more than a certain amount to be released from storage and even more factors that prevent these released fatty acids from being used up instead of stored back in the cells.

This is called the set point principle. The priority of the human body is survival, anything that threatens that results in a cascade of events to maintain the previous status quo.

Water fluctuations are one way the body protects itself.z During induction you may have lost 10lbs during 2 weeks, possibly 7lbs 1st week and 3lbs 2nd, then weeks 3& 4 - no loss! & weeks 5&6 only 1/2lbs each- so what's happening?

Initially the body jettisons your carb-burning enzymes whilst building fat-buring ones(around 3lbs), and the water attatched to the glycogen stores that we diligently deplete to get into BDK. This amounts to 3-5 lbs water. In addition muscle stores of glycogen are not being replaced when used, which will account for most of the rest of your losses. All in all maybe 0.5lbs fat metabolised during 1st week & maybe same 2nd, so only 1lb fat lost, but 9lbs water and enzymes.

The body senses this diuretic effect, and the sirens go off, 'WARNING! Water loss occuring... New thing! get back to status quo!!"

The Brain tells body to produce vasosupression antidiuretic hormone - more water is retained and so, no weight loss is registered on the scale.

Fat loss is still occurring however- maybe 2lbs per week- because BDK is firmly established and appetite surpresssion is in effect- but water is hiding that weight loss.

The body is preventing dehydration and that is a Good Thing. However, from the perspective of the scale this can be very discouraging, and why we all say "Get the tape measure out!"

Which is why the mantra 'Water retention hides weight loss' is helpful!! Water retention will mask ongoing weight loss for as long as the body retains the water.

We can combat this by drinking more water but we can't overcome this natural mechanism during the initial water loss phase of Atkins.

By week 5 & 6 things start to get back into balance and the scale will begin to reflect true weight loss - which is still rate limited.

posted 05 Feb 2007, 04:41
what are good carbs and what are bad carbs
Good carbs are unprocessed carbohydrates in their 'natural' state - or very close to their natural state. In other words they have been minimally altered by man or machine (or not altered at all).

They release sugar into the blood stream gradually avoiding spikes in the blood suger level.

Most diet experts agree that green vegetables are the 'ultimate' good carbs. In fact, pretty much all 'leafy' vegetables.

Beans and legumes are also, generally, included on the 'good carbs' list, as are nuts and seeds.
posted 05 Feb 2007, 04:32
Akins Breakfast - Suggestions Needed
Come on then people, what are you all having for breakfast. I am sick of eggs, bacon and such like. What are people eating, I need to know, Pleeeeeeeeease! Mad
posted 22 Jan 2007, 16:44
Is there such a thing as being scared to lose weight?
I understand how you feel. You know what though? If it takes a million attempts (and it will not!) it is worth the rewards.

Tell yourself that this time will be different... believe it and say it to yourself.

Focus on a new slim and healthy you, full of confidence and life! You can do and I am sure you WILL do it.

All the best RAFWife... go for it!
posted 15 Jan 2007, 09:14
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