Joined March 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
272.0 lb
Lost so far: 159.6 lb

Current Weight
112.4 lb
Performance: losing 6.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
145.0 lb
Still to go: 32.6 lb
I originaly started Atkins December 11, 2010 and lost a total of 80 lbs in 8 months.

I was doing Induction the entire time which I later determined was too long, it was important for me to start introducing new foods and to determine what my CCLL is for continued success. However it wasn't until 8-10 months later when prescribed Prednisone that I gained it all back, so although I was missing key information I was really doing quite well.

I've since decided to have Bariatric Surgery and am now staying the course for this. I have a Duodenal Switch scheduled for Tuesday June 30th, 2015.

SlushKitty's Weight History

SlushKitty's Latest Member Challenges

  Couch to 5k in 9 weeks April 2011
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ended: 06 Jun 11
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Evelyn Rae
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on diet Atkins
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SlushKitty's Cookbook

cals: 114kcal | fat: 10.07g | carbs: 1.08g | prot: 4.71g
Jalapeno Sausage Poppers
If you like flavorful, spicy food this is a quick and easy snack, that's great for parties.
cals: 251kcal | fat: 13.40g | carbs: 6.06g | prot: 25.61g
Baked Italian Style Orange Roughy
Superb bread crumb, parmesan and romano cheese encrusted orange roughy.
cals: 422kcal | fat: 40.45g | carbs: 4.99g | prot: 8.76g
Cheesecake for One
A favorite super quick cheesecake that is perfect for dessert.
cals: 287kcal | fat: 25.02g | carbs: 3.74g | prot: 12.44g
Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup
A great low carb broccoli cheese soup that will definitely become a favorite.
cals: 106kcal | fat: 10.19g | carbs: 1.19g | prot: 2.90g
Raspberry Cheesecake Squares
These low carb cheesecake squares are very good.
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SlushKitty's Latest Posts

A "Must Read for Newbies" 40 excellent tips:
Thanks everyone for your input.
Happy trails and many losses on your journey.
posted 20 Jul 2011, 21:38
Stalled on Atkins
Putting it simply. Not enough fat.

Ever hear of the term drink water to lose water? Well eat fat to lose fat.

Your fat should be higher than your protein & the protein higher than the carbs.

Swap the caesar dressing for oil & vinegar. Add a little extra butter to veggies. Whatever it takes just get that fat ranking #1.

It is a good idea after a 2 week Induction & being within 10-15 lbs of goal to start moving up the rungs in OWL so that you can start learning what your bodies carb limitations carb limitations are.

Congrats on your losses you're doing great.
posted 22 May 2011, 13:29
Please I consuming too much fat/protein on the atkins?
Hi Finola, just make sure that your fat # is higher than your protein # & your protein # is higher than your carb #.
This is important.

Also this is more of an FYI: 1 serving of the pancakes uses all of the daily allowed Sweeteners so you'll want to make sure on pancake days you don't have anything else sweet.

Your foods look really good there's just a couple of adjustments that you'll want to make & you're going to get those losses you desire.
1. Add fat to whatever you can that you'll like.
2. Drop the milk, it's not allowed till later.
3. Check your BMI, this will tell you how many calories to be within range of. It's usually between 1200 & 1800.

You don't need to count calories but trying to maintain consistency in the # is important for when you start transitioning into the other phases & start adding in additional carbs.

Absolutely make sure your fat is the highest # out of the 3.
The ratios are actually 65/35/5 & try to make sure that 10 out of the 20 net carbs are from veggies.

Atkins is one of the most effective ways to lose weight & keep it off. There is a learning curve but everything you learn gets you closer to knowing your body & what foods make the most difference for you. I don't know of any other plan that offers this. If you're still teetering in the desire to lose weight stage & if things get to difficult then switch plans then I'm not sure any plan is going to work for you right now but if you're serious about losing weight & how you're going to do it then you will & you couldn't have chosen a better way to reach your goals.

I hope this helps & congrats on your losses thus far.
posted 22 May 2011, 13:10
Thank you for the information. It is true that the end result may be the same but I plan on getting there as efficiently as possible so while there are some that just like to dip their feet a little & test the waters I'm going all the way & i'll see them @ the finish line Smile
I decided what I'm going to do & how I'm going to do it & following some mock version of Atkins isn't part of my plan. Too many people start with a good plan then think they can make tweeks here & there to suit their wants (when it's our wants that got us in trouble in the 1st place) then blame the diet for not working. If you want to lose weight & keep it off, trust that you made the right choice & follow protocol, otherwise you leave yourself an open ended future.
posted 29 Apr 2011, 09:45
A "Must Read for Newbies" 40 excellent tips:
Thanks hummingbird, you're right. I found that the newer version of Atkins is geared more towards the maintenance phase & while following this I was experiencing too many spikes as my weight history shows. It was only after I took a step back & started following the version that Dr. Atkins actually participated in that I started to have good steady losses.
If people are getting the losses they desire using the newer version then this is great but if the results of all of your efforts are not what you know they could be then I recommend the 2002 version "Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution"
posted 29 Apr 2011, 09:11
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