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Old Mon, May-13-19, 07:19
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 155/129/125 Female 63
BF:33.2/29.2%/24%
Progress: 87%
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Here's my post from that other thread, it applies here as well:
While many are inspired to start this journey from hearing fantastic stories of dramatic and fast weight loss, the practicality sets in once you understand how you respond. It's a process, and if you stay consistent, you will get results. Enjoy the journey!


Patrick I agree w/ what GRB5111 stayed here. I initially got caught up in the dramatic & fast weight loss. I got somewhat discouraged but then realized everyone is so different and as long as I was losing I was not gaining. 😁. Iíve lost slowly but Iím happy with that. This allows me to learn about my body and how it reacts to my way of eating. My loss is averaging about 2 - 2.5 lbs. per month. Slow and STEADY. I remember that Iím healthier. That is the golden ring. Welcome and enjoy each day.
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Old Tue, May-14-19, 09:00
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Plan: Atkins - New Diet Rev
Stats: 189/181.6/160 Male 5'10"
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Progress: 26%
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Thanks so much for all of your support! I felt slimmer this morning. I started really feeling like some weight had come off in inches, without measuring the last couple of days. I don't normally weigh myself more than once a week, but I noticed that I suddenly dropped a few more pounds today. This just shows how we can retain salt, etc. I've been following a more strict version and also with the fiber, I think that's helped.

Thank you all so much for normalizing everyone! I got stuck in that linear mentality!

It has been a long time since I did Atkins. I'm definitely learning everything from scratch. I'm thankful to the forum as well because while the book has a lot of information, people here are speaking from experience!
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Old Sat, Jun-08-19, 12:15
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 162/137/135 Female 5'4Ē
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Progress: 93%
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I have to keep calories low as well as carbs. Hang in there.
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Old Sat, Jun-08-19, 13:46
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Plan: HF/vLC/GF,CF,SF
Stats: 197/136/150 Female 66 inches
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Progress: 130%
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The huge losses typically occur in people with >60 lbs to lose, not 21.6 lbs to lose. The average loss is up to 1 lb/wk for men and up to 0.5 lbs/week for women closer to goal, so you are doing average or better.

The other thing to think about is that low-carb needs to become a way of life to maintain the weight loss, so it helps to learn ways to make the diet livable.
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Old Thu, Jun-13-19, 23:30
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Plan: Atkins?
Stats: 219.0/214.8/125 Female 5 feet 4 inches
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Pork rinds were not on the original plan, and while they may be carb free and now allowed, they are loaded with salt.


I had one of Dr Atkin's oldest books and he allowed pork rinds. He talked about what a great snack they were. I had never heard of a pork rind before I read it in his book. I read that book several times from cover to cover. I was about 15 years old and I am almost 57 now. They are definitely loaded with salt.
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Old Fri, Jun-14-19, 08:58
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Plan: Protein Power, IF
Stats: 238/204/145 Female 5'8"
BF:53.75%/46.6%/25%
Progress: 37%
Location: PNW
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Pork rinds were not on the original plan, and while they may be carb free and now allowed, they are loaded with salt.
Which makes them a great options for low carb, since we need more salt than on a high carb diet!

Dr. James DiNicolantonio is a great expert to check out on how much salt we need. He's written a good book, The Salt Fix, and he's appeared on a lot of the big LC podcasts.
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