Anyways My husband and I just finished induction, it went by sooo fast! He lost 11lbs I lost around 8lbs and 23.5 inches.
We love it!!! I have had extreme energy issues for 4 years and BAD crashes after eating any carbs and he is type 2 diabetic .
I noticed a few of you were concerned about sodium. One of the things I've noticed here at MFP is that when I look at my daily intake, I'm very close or UNDER my calorie limit, and potassium and sodium are things I'm not even consuming half as much as I 'should ' be according to the guidelines here. That's why Atkins suggests drinking broth twice a day (I haven't yet) and I'm considering a potassium supplement....just something to think about.
I've been thinking about trying this again. Last time I only lasted a week. Nothing else seems to be working that great so maybe I'll give it another shot. Fingers Crossed!!!
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Lately bad carbs were slowly taking over my life again after being so good this year and I HATE feeling like they control me... Just started the 'induction' period today- wasn't that tough because I have been low-carbing for most of the year (apart from my unsatisfying binges) (otherwise i try to stay under 100g per day)... the only problem is that I'm finding now that it's 20g limit for these 2 weeks that I may struggle to eat my 1200 calories. Today I had eggs and ham for breakfast, chicken breast and veggies for lunch and salmon and veggies for dinner and some cheese and I was only at just over 700 calories and completely full. I suppose I'm just so used to easily getting the other calories from fruit, yogurt and oats. Today my ratio was 11% carbs, 42% fat and 47% protein... I don't know if that is good or not? Hopefully this works and I lose the rest of my weight and am able to maintain!
OK guys I need some encouramet this is the third day in row with no weight loss...I don't know what the issue is I still lose inches why would that be. I thought if I was losing inches the weight would go with it too.... . I am on long term inducton so I haven't upped my carbs or my protien- any body else stalling or have stalled and had weight loss later? Also how does one "keep things moving" you know what I mean-its been days!
I'm on a low carb diet. I suppose it's a lot like Atkins, but I don't do the phases, per se. I keep my carbs around 30g per day. I've also found watching that I don't go extremely high with protein helps. I've read that any more than 40% of calories can be detrimental, as the body might process the excess protein as carbs. And too much fat, and the body will just burn that as fuel instead of what's in the fat cells.
So it's a tricky diet. I'm still creating a deficit, but I can't just abandon tracking my calories and other nutrients and still expect to lose. But I feel fantastic on this diet. A lot more energy. No more carb comas. It's not the diet for everyone, but it's the best diet for me.
The key has been for me not gaining the weight back. This is my 3 time trying it, and this time, it's forever. I just can't go back to eating a traditional diet. My body just doesn't DO carbs very well.
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