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Old Sun, Jul-11-21, 12:23
wlben wlben is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 204/168/165 Male 5' - 8"
Default Here we go again!

Hello everyone.
I am an 80 year old man, in far condition for not exercising much. (I walk my dog once a day).
I'm new to the forum but not new to Atkins. About 4 years ago (give or take a life time) I went on Atkins and over the first year lost 40 pounds and felt good.
Then the call of the wild pizza and cheery pie and ice cream over took me and I gained 25 back.
So here we go. I enjoy keeping track of my of my food I eat. I fast 2 and a half days per week. (strict fast) Don't like to drink water but do a couple of times a day.
I'm on FatSecret and keep track of my carbs, protein, fat, fiber and calories.
This time I have lost 5 pounds and seem to have stalled out for about a week.
I've been wondering what I should be watching of the above intake?
I'm sure someone has an idea or two.
Thanks for the help.
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Old Sun, Jul-11-21, 12:36
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wbahn wbahn is offline
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Posts: 7,890
Plan: Atkins-ish, post-WLS
Stats: 324.0/210.0/174.0 Male 72 inches
Progress: 76%
Location: Southern Colorado, USA

I wouldn't worry about a one-week stall. I stall for more than a week about once a month. It's frustrating, no denying that. But if you have a plan that you have absolute confidence in, then just wait it out. Our bodies lose weight on their own time schedule and we just have to be more stubborn than them.

As for what to focus on, that seems to be a highly individual thing. For me, it came down to focusing on the calories, but that is because doing that has allowed me to have that absolute confidence that I needed that my course of action is guaranteed to work if I only stay the course.
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Old Mon, Jul-12-21, 04:00
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JEY100 JEY100 is offline
Posts: 12,163
Plan: P:E/DDF
Stats: 225/150/169 Female 5' 9"
Progress: 134%
Location: NC

Hi again,
I would be watching to be sure you are getting enough protein over a week if you do two and half days of fasting. As we get older we need more protein to prevent muscle loss, sarcopenia, and prevent breaking bones. Here's a short clip why extended fasting is not recommended:

To watch more good interviews about Protein from Dr Ted Naiman, see DietDoctor

and the two top threads on this sub-forum:
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Old Mon, Jul-12-21, 06:39
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thud123 thud123 is offline
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Posts: 7,248
Plan: HP/LKcal (Q2-22)
Stats: 168/105/82 Male 182cm
Progress: 73%

Greetings and enjoy looking around here. It's kind of dull but that's ok, easy to keep up with the goings of of the virtual neighbors
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Old Mon, Jul-12-21, 07:12
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Ms Arielle Ms Arielle is online now
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Posts: 16,439
Plan: atkins
Stats: 255/230/200 Female 5'8"
Progress: 45%
Location: Massachusetts

Maybe add apple cider vinegar to your daily regiment. Part of the reason we need more protein as we age is stomach acids are weaker. I use Bragg's unpasteurized ACV daily.

Hang in there, your body is still working it's low carb magic during a stall.
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