Sandy!!! I was so addicted to processed/fast foods I had bad carb flu this time. I'm older also, years ago doing LC when I was younger was easier. Then I took a break for a day or 2 and realized how dumb it was. I still might eat some carb I wish I wouldn't but stay pretty consistent and refuse to touch wheat ever again!!
When first trying to get down to the 20 grams of carb level, I seem to have slight headaches for a couple of days. Magnesium supplements are good, some salt everyday will help for leg cramps or twitches.
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I am doing Atkins myself - but I had to go back to the Induction Phase because I was sort of stalled. I will probably stay around 20 grams of carbs until I lose all the weight because I am insulin resistant and weight loss is very, very slow.
George S. Patton-You're never beaten until you admit it.
I'm new here and I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I just joined SP today and I am following my own LC plan (20-30 net per day). I feel great right now because I just started, and I'm hoping my carb withdrawals will be manageable this time (I had to stop before because I was so ill). I really want to succeed this time. LC is a big change from my normal way of eating......which has helped me gain 79 pounds. Right now my diet is almost all carbs because I'm not a fan of the taste of eggs or meat, but I will do this!!!
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