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Starting Over

Monday, March 24, 2014

Yesterday, I started over with the Induction Phase. Today when I weighed I lost 1 pound! It may not seem like much, but I had been stuck at this weight for the longest. I should have stayed on Induction longer but I thought 2 weeks was enough and decided to cruise into Phase Two. Well, obviously, my body wasn't quite ready for phase two. Also, as soon as I went back into Induction, the "Induction flu" came in the form of a headache. that lets me know that I have more toxins and burnt fat cells to eliminate. I ended up taking a Tylenol and drinking more water, and the headache went away. So I've decided to stay in Induction a little longer, until I'm sure that phase two is effective for me.
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    good for starting over and congrats on your weightloss. I know the feeling. I'm back down to 180 and need one more pound to reach those elusive 170s...lol i'll be checking in to see how you're doing. keep up the great work. we're doing it!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1456 days ago
    You will find what works for you..hang it there. It is a long, slow , process to lose weight. I lost 90 pounds before my chemo and then gained back over 60. That was when I was off spark for a couple years . The best way is to eat healthy foods, believe me I have tried a little of this and a little of that. I just got back after being off for four months, having a sick computer lol.
    1456 days ago
    Have great success on this journey - go with your gut feeling.
    1456 days ago

    The headache is actually from being low in sodium. Have a cup of broth once or twice a day and you'll feel much better.

    As to fat cells, they do apparently die as time passes, but they are replaced by new ones. As a species we would not have survived the long millennia without being able to store a reliable supply of fat.

    1456 days ago
    Smart move! I'm glad you are not just giving up! It sometimes takes awhile to figure things out.
    I haven't checked your food logs or anything, but I'd like to caution you about Stage 2. You are supposed to add only 5 grams of carb A DAY to your Induction Diet for about a week. Then, you add another 5 grams carb.... Slow and steady. 5 grams carb is a miniscule amount... so it really helps to measure what you are planning to eat. I always extended the "week" to about a month. While the addition IS tiny, the beginning of each month it was always so luxurious and pleasurable and added so much variety to my meals that I was quite content over a month. And it certainly taught me just how much 5 grams IS and how easy it is to slip into eating too much if I didn't measure!

    What a lot of people don't understand is that there is no advantage to staying in Induction unless your ketosis level is actually SO low that you can never get out of Induction. Your greatest satisfaction (I'll bet) will be served by finding your Critical Carb Level and learning to STAY under it! After all this time, that is still what trips me up! My CCL is so low that I really am unable to "sneak" nibbles and pretend they don't count! 'Cuz they add up FAST! My body keeps perfect track! I'll bet yours does too!

    Anyway, good luck!
    1456 days ago
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