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Old Sat, Mar-25-06, 22:37
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Plan: Low GI
Stats: 195/162/155 Female 5'5.5"
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Progress: 83%
Location: Midwest
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I don't know if this works for everyone but it did/does for me. And this is the place to share all your experiences right? Well, I did a 24 hour cheat and then went back to healthy Atkins eating and it kick started my loss again. I don't know how to expalin it, a jolt to the body's system? I don't know. I did not gain during the 24 hour cheat. Funny thing is the 24 hour cheat made me almost sick! But it worked so I may do it again in another month. Has anyone else done this?
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Old Sat, Mar-25-06, 22:41
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 375/336/250 Male 6'2
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Progress: 31%
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I do it all the time, but I am building muscle now and need to do it.
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Old Sat, Mar-25-06, 22:44
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Plan: Atkins/gluten free
Stats: 162/134/130 Female 5'5"
BF:27/23/22
Progress: 88%
Location: Louisiana
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Though I haven't intentionally cheated yet while doing Atkins, I've had days where I would up my carbs to maintenance level and sometimes it would cause me to drop a pound or so. Just be careful on those cheats not to trigger any serious cravings and don't cheat on any sugary foods.
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Old Sat, Mar-25-06, 23:10
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Plan: Low GI
Stats: 195/162/155 Female 5'5.5"
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Progress: 83%
Location: Midwest
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well, i almost made myself sick since it had been a little over a month of eating healthy so i doubt I do it again soon. If i do it in another month - I will eliminate the icecream because it was after that when I didn't feel well.
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Old Sun, Mar-26-06, 07:44
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Plan: Own LC
Stats: 247/166/155 Female 5'3"
BF:lots
Progress: 88%
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Cheating or "refeed" worked for me last year when I was in a stall. The problem was I had trouble getting back on the right track.

Thanks for sharing,
Kat
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Old Fri, Apr-07-06, 12:49
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Plan: IF/Low carb
Stats: 219/201/172 Male 70 inches
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Progress: 38%
Location: Ottawa, ON
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Do a search on "refeed" and you will find lots of information on it and Leptin.
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Old Fri, Apr-07-06, 13:20
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Plan: PSMF/IF
Stats: 236/174/175 Male 72 inches
BF:disappearing!
Progress: 102%
Location: Alamo city, Texas
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"I do it all the time, but I am building muscle now and need to do it."

Why? I am progressing with the weights better than ever-- the main carbs I get now are from vegetables. How hard is your workout?
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Old Sat, Apr-22-06, 23:00
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Plan: Low GI
Stats: 195/162/155 Female 5'5.5"
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Progress: 83%
Location: Midwest
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my work out is pretty hard. I have a weight lifting class 3 days (3 hours) a week and i run or do elliptical 2 to 3 miles the other 3 days and I actually do rest one day which still consists of some form of wimpy excersize, but I am addicted.
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Old Mon, Apr-24-06, 09:11
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Plan: Moderate Carb...
Stats: 235/195/140 Female 5'3
BF:HELP!!!
Progress: 42%
Location: Ohio
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There are plans that incorporate a free day...I think Body for Life does that.... It says it resets your hormone levels and keeps you from going off and staying on track... I usually do this but have a CAD type meal which makes me feel so much better.... I really can't explain it but my body does better on higher carbs...
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Old Tue, Apr-25-06, 10:41
katie_19 katie_19 is offline
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 137/131/112 Female 65  inches
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Progress: 24%
Location: england
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what do you mean by cheating? do you mean eating loads of sugar in 24 hours and then starting atkins again makes you lose weight?
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Old Tue, Apr-25-06, 10:58
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 203.6/203.6/150 Female 5'-4"
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Progress: 0%
Location: North Salt Lake, Utah
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I am curious also Katie,
What constitutes a "free day"?
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