Active Low-Carber Forums
Atkins diet and low carb discussion provided free for information only, not as medical advice.
Home Plans Tips Recipes Tools Stories Studies Products
Active Low-Carber Forums
A sugar-free zone

Welcome to the Active Low-Carber Forums.
Support for Atkins diet, Protein Power, Neanderthin (Paleo Diet), CAD/CALP, Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution and any other healthy low-carb diet or plan, all are welcome in our lowcarb community. Forget starvation and fad diets -- join the healthy eating crowd! You may register by clicking here, it's free!

Go Back   Active Low-Carber Forums > Main Low-Carb Diets Forums & Support > Low-Carb Support Focus Groups > Confession Booth
User Name
FAQ Members Calendar Mark Forums Read Search Gallery My P.L.A.N. Survey

Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16   ^
Old Fri, Oct-11-02, 11:25
Josiemk's Avatar
Josiemk Josiemk is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 2,195
Plan: Mod Atkins
Stats: 170/162/110 Female 5 ft
Progress: 13%
Location: Marion, Texas
Default NicoleB.

That's fine. I think that it's easier after that TOM , Most people don't recommend starting a diet at that time because of pms.

Good luck
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #17   ^
Old Fri, Oct-11-02, 23:48
nicoleb nicoleb is offline
Registered Member
Posts: 98
Plan: atkins
Stats: 130/130/110
Progress: 0%

thanks.....uh does anybody here use anti-asthmatic drugs???does it cause a stall in induction???
Reply With Quote
  #18   ^
Old Mon, Oct-21-02, 14:01
Kemss's Avatar
Kemss Kemss is offline
Registered Member
Posts: 85
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 159.5/151.0/125 Female 5'3"
Progress: 25%
Location: California Orange County

Just wondering if "cheating" with a sweet (rice krispy square) will throw off the checmical reaction with Low Carb dieting totally... is this like having an entire day of high carbs?

I am still having a difficult time with droping ANY weight... I have tried to be honest with my carb count, but after doing fitday I discovered that my average is 30g a day rather than the 20g - is this why I am not successful??

I have read a few other threads with people saying that they get up in the middle of the night and eat sweets or cereal - I use to do this almost EVERY single night.... eat a bag of oreos - yes I said BAG or tub of ice cream - with peanut butter! I was thinking I was getting control over this, but last night I woke up from a deep sleep, stumbled into the kitchen and practically inhaled the rice krispy square in one bite! Oh, how I could have eaten them all. Now I am wondering if I did the harm with one sweet as I would have done with them all??

Does it take another 3 to 4 days to get back into Keto? I was in it for a while, but not all the way, the stick was just a sorta bright pink (never purple).

I have been a yo yo dieter all my life... even did the phen phen (lost a LOT of weight then) but I think that messed up my chemical a great deal - sertone levels, etc.

I drink plenty of water, but I don't exercise much - except for the running around town with my two kids
Reply With Quote
  #19   ^
Old Thu, Nov-28-02, 13:15
freydis's Avatar
freydis freydis is offline
Registered Member
Posts: 901
Plan: Atkins, under 30/day
Stats: 335/289/185
Progress: 31%
Location: MO, USA

Guess what! You're still ok!

My daughter refuses to do this diet with the rest of the family, and we don't want to force her, but she wants snacks every day with her lunch at school. If I don't regulate which snacks, she eats things that are horribly high-carb.

In my search for low-carb "normal" snacks that she might like, I discovered that rice krispie bars are among the lowest carb sweet snacks a kid might like. If I remember correctly, once you remove the fiber, they're well under 20 carbs.

If you eat sensibly the rest of the day, there's probably no harm done at all.
Reply With Quote
  #20   ^
Old Sun, Jan-19-03, 17:58
Margotogym's Avatar
Margotogym Margotogym is offline
Registered Member
Posts: 44
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 215/210/155
Progress: 8%
Location: New York
Red face I had a slip too after 3 1/2 weeks

I feel back in control....but I did go off the deep end.
1. I was tired
2. I felt nausous
3. I was with someone who can stress me out
4. I had wine last night
5. I was exposed to too much Valentine candy!!

I ate 5 chocolate kisses, 8 chocolate hearts, Large M&M McDonalds "McFlurry", 5 potatoe chips, 1 egg plant roletine -sp..., 1/2 cup of chocolate milk and two breaded meatballs. I'm sipping green tea now and it's over.

No need to tell anyone here my stomach hurts & is bloated but the worst of it is I am feeling that anxiety again caused by worry about my choloesterol level and the health of my heart.

Thank God tomorrow's a new day!
Reply With Quote
  #21   ^
Old Sun, Jan-26-03, 14:09
cutiepie's Avatar
cutiepie cutiepie is offline
New Member
Posts: 14
Plan: atkins
Stats: 209/196/145
Progress: 20%

Reply With Quote
  #22   ^
Old Sun, Jan-26-03, 18:15
Margotogym's Avatar
Margotogym Margotogym is offline
Registered Member
Posts: 44
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 215/210/155
Progress: 8%
Location: New York
Thumbs up

Hey Frey: That is great new about the Rice Crispy treats!.....I expected them to be off the charts in carbs......I am glad as it is my daughter's favorite snack for school and I have a huge box in the closet...I can feel less guilty about! (giving her) I also started sneaking in her lunch box some blue/strawberries and a a banana and she been loving them!

Thanks for the tidbit!
Reply With Quote
  #23   ^
Old Tue, Mar-18-03, 14:59
tracilynn's Avatar
tracilynn tracilynn is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 183
Plan: atkins
Stats: 270/242/180 Female 5feet 7 inches
Progress: 31%
Location: Tacoma,Washington
Default I fell of the wagon

Well ,after 9 months of being so good with this woe I for what ever reason have been so out of control .I know what I need to do and Im going to do it ,Im just so mad at my self for this but like you say just go foward and dont look back .I just hope I can continue with the wonderfull weight loss I had going before,I hope this doesnt stall me for a long period .Any suggestions would be great .Traci p.s I cheated for the last three days
Reply With Quote
  #24   ^
Old Sun, Mar-30-03, 07:24
steph345 steph345 is offline
New Member
Posts: 14
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 215/205/140
Progress: 13%
Default Re: to Doug H.

Your comments on a one day binge were encouraging. I binged yesterday at the Outback and ate cheese fries. I also had a salad with honey mustard dressing. You can imagine my shock when I showed a 5lb. gain. I just finished induction and had lost 10 lbs. in 13 days. What the heck happened?!~!! I'm not sure, but I know one thing's for sure, I'll be hitting the gym soon and counting those carbs more strictly than ever! -Steph
Reply With Quote
  #25   ^
Old Fri, Apr-18-03, 15:35
jedswife jedswife is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 472
Plan: atkins since 1-21-03
Stats: 210/155/125 Female 5 ft. 3 in.
Progress: 65%
Location: Texas

i did practically the same thing steph345 did. only cheated on the weekend and still eat carbs like i used to before atkins and had a 4-5 lb gain. which just proves that when you eat those carbs they are immediately stored as fat by your body. that just proves atkins is right.

consider your flub and mine a scientific experiment to prove atkins theory is correct and then do like me and go back to induction and keep on trucking.
Reply With Quote
  #26   ^
Old Tue, May-06-03, 20:52
lindaklkw7's Avatar
lindaklkw7 lindaklkw7 is offline
Registered Member
Posts: 81
Plan: atkins
Stats: 195/176/120 Female 65"
Progress: 19%
Location: Longview, TX

O.K. I was doing great today, until I ate a (small) carb o lite bar.

Breakfast 2 eggs
2 tsp cream
1 tsp grated cheese
1 coffee, 1 tsp cream, 1 splenda
4.5 carbs

Lunch 1/4 c. broccoli
6 oz. white meat chicken
1 c. mixed greens
2 c. celery - snack
1 tsp. dressing italian
1/2 diet coke
3.5 carbs

Dinner 6 oz. taco meat
lettece, 2 tsp tomato, 2 tbsp cheese, hot sauce
1/8 c. squash (yellow)
Snack 1 stick beef jerky
4 carbs

Carb O Lite Bar ? Is it 1.3 grams of carbs (small bar) to count?
Reply With Quote
  #27   ^
Old Tue, Jun-03-03, 10:22
JVal JVal is offline
New Member
Posts: 9
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 190/173/135
Progress: 31%
Location: Ottawa

Hey there arizonafly

I have a lot of male and female friends that are bodybuilders and some that just have great workout routines, and if you are planning on trying something like that you would be able to carb up on weekends and still loose or maitain your weight loss. You have to remember the more muscle you build the faster you burn fat and if you have a very intense program your body requires Carbs as energy to push even harder. If you speak to a body builder most of them will tell you that they do eat a lot of pasta rice and other high carb foods for energy and size, and about six weeks before competition they cut out all carbs to lean out completely.
Reply With Quote
  #28   ^
Old Fri, Jun-13-03, 08:50
blue_g blue_g is offline
New Member
Posts: 19
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 249/175/150
Progress: 75%
Location: Austin
Default After You Cheat

Hi, everybody, my name is Grace, and I am an Carb-addict. There, I've said it. Reading some of your replies has made me feel better, knowing that I'm not alone. I feel so weak when I cheat. And it's ALWAYS something emotional that triggers the cravings. Once I've had that first taste of sugar, the emotional reason turns physical. I have to have more. I want to stop, but it's like I can't, I can't stop until my stomach feels full, bloated, and achey. It sounds disgusting and that's just how I feel afterward. Disgusted with myself and regretting every single piece of cookie, cake or icecream that I just finished shoving in my mouth. The next morning, I have no energy, and I can barely look at my self. I gotta stop this behavior, for it will surely be my downfall. Since starting my weight loss last June, I've lost over 70 pounds! I look great, but emotionally, I think I still need an overhaul. Any advice from you wise people out there? I could really use it.
Reply With Quote
  #29   ^
Old Tue, Jun-17-03, 13:38
melody 1's Avatar
melody 1 melody 1 is offline
Registered Member
Posts: 31
Plan: atkins of a type...
Stats: 213/209/170 Female 146"
BF:not sure will look
Progress: 9%
Location: uk
Default thanks for the inspiring words

Do not allow yourself to get caught up in that out of control state. This WOL has given me such a power......I feel so in control of my life now that I am in control of the way I eat. [/B][/QUOTE]

I found this very inspiring, and that thought alone, more than the weight loss even, is what is keeping me on track. Realsing the effects of carb overload as a punishment rather than a reward to myself, is really changing my outlook on this. That said, I have to drink wine at the weekend!!
Reply With Quote
  #30   ^
Old Thu, Jun-19-03, 17:59
J.J.'s Avatar
J.J. J.J. is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 401
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 162/141.2/115 Female 5' 2"
BF:Not A Clue!!
Progress: 44%
Location: Ohio

Hello everyone!! I just love this site!!!!

Guess I'm not doing as bad as I thought! I had a bad day about a week into the induction phase and got up and ate a tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter!

I felt so bad that I drug the old Lifecycle up out of the dark, dank storage room and cleaned it up and starting using it again....vigorously!!!!

I've found some pretty good recipes on this site that keep me from cheating, but I'm missing the texture of crunchy food! I'm a Triscuits and cheese addict and really miss them!!!!
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
before you cheat razzle Confession Booth 32 Sat, Mar-28-15 18:27
Planning a cheat day delilah Confession Booth 32 Sun, Dec-04-11 12:56
7 day cheat free challenge Mims Countdowns, Buddies & Challenges 330 Thu, Jun-08-06 20:35
Planning a cheat... anton Confession Booth 3 Wed, Jan-08-03 09:32
[CKD] How harmful can a 'Cheat Day' be...? Zeus Specific Exercise Plans 1 Tue, Jul-02-02 15:06

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:07.

Copyright © 2000-2024 Active Low-Carber Forums @
Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.