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Old Fri, Jan-12-18, 17:44
niteskyblu niteskyblu is offline
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 150/130/110 Female 61 inches
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(cross posted as a /reply/ to another thread ...hoping someone can advise me, here...)


...i don't know if i'm allowed to call it a "stall," but... i can get down a /little/ (like, .5lb or 1lb), BUT it comes right back, so i can't get past the /same number/,

and this has been going on for several weeks, or maybe even a month or longer,


and, as i'm female, regarding water weight... my "time of the month" is about 2 weeks away... (and when that comes, that will make things even more difficult...)


i try different things, from, atkins meals, to eating nothing but tuna, or nothing but bacon, (kind of crazy, but i don't know what else to do!)


i am trying to work my way down to doing an egg fast (just eggs, limited cheese, butter), but last time i did that, i didn't even lose...


yesterday i ate just:

eggs,

w/ "clean" sausage, all recognizable ingredients/just spices),

few tablespoons of shredded cheese,

and a few tablespoons coconut oil -

i repeated JUST THESE COMPONENTS, for each of 3 meals...


today i gained .5 or 1lb...


i don't know if i'm eating too many carbs, i don't know if the cheese or some ingredient in the sausage could be the culprit -

...but i really feel like i need the cheese, OR sausage (at least one or the other), or SOME other component to add to the eggs,

because eating just plain eggs w/ a touch of cheese & butter can be really depressing!


i have been on plan for about 2.5 months... i recently read about post induction stall syndrome, and ...waiting for whooshes, but i don't know if, i am _doing the wrong thing with what i'm eating_


i am getting so discouraged, i'm considering eating something normal - not even going crazy, just one normal meal - to try to "shake things up" for my body??


or - i was considering a cheat day for _valentine's day_ which is a month away, and maybe i should hang in there and see if i still can't lose anything by then? but that feels like a long time, if i don't lose...
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Old Fri, Jan-12-18, 23:23
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madeyna madeyna is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 168/128/130 Female 5.3
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I hesitate to say this but below twenty carbs didn't work well for me when I was at your weight. At that time we didn,t subtract fiber carbs so it was super low carb clean eating. The next round a few years later I at more because fiber was being subtracted from the carb total and the diet then worked well to a point. Looking back threw my journals I always stall out when I go low carb low fat at the same time. For some reason that really puts the break on weight loss for me. It is mentioned in one of the Atkins books as something that doenst work. Its just a natural way of eating for me that I unthinkingly fall back on out of habit. You might want to try eating more veggies for the fiber. If that doesn,t work try imf.
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Old Fri, Jan-12-18, 23:23
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Plan: Atkins
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I hesitate to say this but below twenty carbs didn't work well for me when I was at your weight. At that time we didn,t subtract fiber carbs so it was super low carb clean eating. The next round a few years later I at more because fiber was being subtracted from the carb total and the diet then worked well to a point. Looking back threw my journals I always stall out when I go low carb low fat at the same time. For some reason that really puts the break on weight loss for me. It is mentioned in one of the Atkins books as something that doenst work. Its just a natural way of eating for me that I unthinkingly fall back on out of habit. You might want to try eating more veggies for the fiber. If that doesn,t work try imf.
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Old Sat, Jan-13-18, 03:13
niteskyblu niteskyblu is offline
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hiiiii

...thank you so much!

although i must mention something important - i did not know how to update my profile, SO the weight i had listed was an ideal weight ..............which i am now very overweight

....i have NOW updated my profile to show a higher weight -

although ...not as high as i actually am, because my real weight is very high and it is embarrassing to me to have my real weight on here,

but with the help of the folks here, slowly but surely maybe that can change
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Old Sat, Jan-13-18, 03:55
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Plan: atkins 20
Stats: 127.6/104.0/110 Female 5' 2"
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Good Morning....OMG, you are breaking my heart....I sooo hear the frustration in your post...and that frustration, imo can cause you issues. First remember this is not a race, I know, I know we all want this to happen and happen fast, just ain't gonna be that way...plus this is a learning experience and you need to relax and learn how things change FOR YOU.. One of the hardest things for mt to accept was, WEIGHT GOES DOWN, WEIGHT GOES UP....I was, like NO< I only want it to go down, it is just a # on the scale we cannot let it rule our long tern plans. Bottom line is if you stay with this, it will work and the weight will come off, and you will learn what works for you...

As far as being embarrassed to show us your stats, NO ONE here will criticize or shame you...NO ONE, we will be more able to help you if we know where you are and what your goals are? Just saying...

I really think that keeping a food diary, recording EVERYTHING that goes in your mouth is a valuable tool, I have done it for years, it gives me accountability, and I am a visual person, I need to see it right there in front of me. And start your own journal so that we can drop by and support and cheer you on. It gives you a place to safely vent feelings and celebrate success.

Finally, as for the stall or plateau, when I felt that I was stuck...and I have to add that for me, even on M, I stay within the 20NC range daily, not to say that I can't go over, but not every day. I chose my maintenance foods carefully, that is just how it is for me. And I accept that. But when I was struggling to get to goal, and like you it was not fast enough...I contacted Atkins and I got a reply from their Nutritionist, of course it was not what I wanted to hear, but I thought, hey, these people have been at this much longer than me so maybe I should pay attention and listen, and guess what it worked...I have shared this info with other members and I hope it helps you too...
Here is what they told me....they also said it is not REALLY a plateau until NO lose for at least 6 weeks.

Thank you for contacting Atkins Nutritionals.

I thought the following things we hear the most often when people say they've plateaued, not been as successful losing weight or gained weight might help you get back on track:

1. eating less than 18 net carbs in a day
2. not getting the 12-15 net carbs from vegetables everyday (thatís approximately 6 cups of leafy greens and 2 cups of cooked vegetables)
3. too many artificial sweeteners/sugar free foods
4. too few calories: for women it should be 1500-1800, for men it should be 1800-2200

I hope you find some of this helpful, please don't be discouraged, keep on keepin' on, one day at a time, have a positive day, drop by my J sometime, I love company, ttyl
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Old Sat, Jan-13-18, 10:12
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Plan: Mostly Fung/IDM
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Progress: 89%
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You have gotten some great advice above.

When you say you are on plan, which Atkins plan is it?

Are you saying that you've lost *no weight* since you started back on plan? How long ago was that? Not even water weight?

As zoogirl suggests, it can be so so helpful to keep a log of food. You can do it with pencil or paper of online with trackers - either MyPlan on this site or any other such as My Fitness Plan, Fitday or Fat Secret.

As far as your current regimen of eggs, sausage, cheese and coconut oil, it may not be a lot of food, and may not keep you sated, but it may in fact be too many calories for your petite body. Tracking would help you figure that out. Also, cheese can be constipating and can lead to stalls, and pre shredded cheese is usually packaging with starch to keep the shreds separated.

I would recommend you go back to basics, by the book. A great place to start is diet doctor.com. There is lots of LC advice, and a simple plan. It's free for the first month, $9 or 10 after that.
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Old Sat, Jan-13-18, 11:19
niteskyblu niteskyblu is offline
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Plan: atkins
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dear liz53, thank you

i follow the atkins "new diet revolution" plan...

i did lose weight for the first 1-1.5 months, but for the last 1-1.5 months, i keep going up and down the same like 1 pound -

i am trying to think it might be "post induction stall syndrome," like this was a shock to my body and now maybe my body is trying its darndest to hold on to fat for a while...

...i do already keep a log of my daily food,

and i'm definitely not eating too many calories - in fact, it's a struggle for me to get enough calories - and protein and fat most days,

but i will try cutting out even more 'questionable' ingredients, like any shredded cheese...

thanks!
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Old Sat, Jan-13-18, 11:23
niteskyblu niteskyblu is offline
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dear zoogirl,

thank you SO much for your thorough, HELPFUL, and ~compassionate~ post -

you also made me laugh, too, about thinking, yourself "no, i only want the weight to go down!"

i will try to relax, and RE-EVALUATE, try being vigilant for artificial sweeteners and the other things mentioned,

...i will try to hang in there, and think that, if i keep at this long enough, SOMETHING (weight loss!) will have to start again eventually...

and will try to swing by your journal, and i appreciate the invite!
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