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Old Sat, Aug-25-01, 17:11
calista04 calista04 is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 191/173/150
Progress: 44%
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Default Help!

I have been on Atkins on and off for the last few months and I think i've stuffed up my metabolism. In the past when I've gone into induction I've lost up to 6kg (13lb) in the 2 weeks and that was when I was eating apples!

I've been on Induction now for a week and am eating NO vegetable or fruit at all. I'm definately in ketosis and have lost no weight.

Any suggestions?
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Old Sun, Aug-26-01, 02:08
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fiona fiona is offline
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Posts: 1,807
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 73/58/57
Progress: 94%
Location: UK - South East
Default Patience ?

Induction is a two week process during which your body's metablism is changed to a fat-burning state. Past results are no guarantee of present results ... u r not in the same state. However as u r half way through I would recommend that you stay fully 100% committed and assess the situation again in a week's time.

Take care.
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Old Sun, Aug-26-01, 10:24
razzle razzle is offline
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Plan: mostly paleo
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BF:also don't care
Progress: 100%
Location: West Coast, USA

Alas, the body is not infinitely forgiving. People can botch their metabolisms so thoroughly that no weight loss is possible, even on tiny carb and calorie counts. The older we are, the more hyperinsulinemic we are, the more we've dieted in the past, the more this is so.

So it's a good idea to wait to begin to LC until you're ready to make it a Way of Eating, forever. You'll get your best results that way and shouldn't ever regain.

In the final analysis, it is each of our choice. Do we want to eat pizza, cake, pasta, and croissants, or do we want to be slender? Neither of those choices is morally right (or, for most of us, really "right" for our health, as there are risks to losing weight as well as to staying fat). But pick one choice, make peace with it, and make it your lifestyle. For some people, deciding to accept a higher-than-socially-accepted weight, buying great clothes in the larger size, etc. is definitely an act of self-love, giving much peace after a lifetime of battling their bodies. For some people, being slender is important.

Best of luck.
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Old Sun, Aug-26-01, 11:52
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bluugirl bluugirl is offline
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Posts: 374
Plan: Atkins(minus fiber)
Stats: 175/160/140
Progress: 43%
Location: Bay Area, California

good speech razzle! calista, be patient with ur body. i'm sure u'll get out of the stall.. i'm sure it's more of a stall in ur mind, than in ur body.
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