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Old Mon, Aug-06-07, 08:13
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xxStephxx xxStephxx is offline
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Posts: 64
Plan: low carb, portion control
Stats: 240/202/150 Female 5'6"
Progress: 42%
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Is it true that one you stop eating low carbs and go back to eating whatever you want taht you instantly gain all the weight back?

I am new to the whole low carb diet and I am afriad that when I reach my goal weight and I stop dieting that I will gain all the weight back....
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Old Mon, Aug-06-07, 20:38
nole1984 nole1984 is offline
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Posts: 4,437
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 000/000/000 Female 5'5
BF:baby phat
Progress: 16%

Low Carb is a way of Life , not a diet!!!!
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Old Mon, Aug-06-07, 21:07
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jcanchica jcanchica is offline
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Posts: 55
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 204/194.5/130 Female 5 feet 1 inch
Progress: 13%
Location: California, US

I guess that's why once you've lost the weight you want to, you shift into maintenance and slowly add certain carbs all the while checking to see how your body reacts.
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Old Wed, Aug-25-10, 10:19
kansasqt kansasqt is offline
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Posts: 9
Plan: Scarsdale
Stats: 148/148/128 Female 5' 5"

i think what happens is that instead of slowly incorperating healthy carbs back into one's diet, people just start eating their 'old way' and the weight just creeps back on. A slice of cake here, a brownie there...before you know it, your pants don't fit!
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Old Sun, Jul-24-11, 19:09
static0220 static0220 is offline
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Plan: JUDDD/Low-Carb/IF
Stats: 160/140/120 Female 5'3"
Progress: 50%
Location: Canada

With any sort of weight loss plan, you need to make it into a lifestyle. You can't just quick fix weight loss, it just doesn't work, especially with low carb. Low carb is a lifestyle. I would definitely get into the habit of being conscious about your intake still, even if you're at goal, and make exercise a part of your lifestyle. Figure out your carb level and give yourself a five pound window (I'm going by the Atkins and every other diet plan I know of). Monitor your stats on a weekly basis. If you lose track of it, you might lose it completely. That's when the weight starts creeping back.
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