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KOSHIE1
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5/2/12 7:28 P

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When I first started Atkins, I felt exhausted for a long time. I could see I was losing weight at a good pace, easily, so it was worth it to me. I dealt with the exhaustion by keeping 1-2 oz of cheddar cheese with me at all times. I'd nibble on it constantly it seemed. Just a tiny nibble. 1-2 oz would last me all day. I have NO idea why, but that tiny input of food would chase away the exhausted feeling for a little while. And it certainly is Atkins-appropriate. Since I could do that all day and stay within my carb limit, it was a good thing.

I don't know if your "sluggishness" is the same as my "exhaustion". But you certainly can TRY my solution.
If that doesn't help; and if you aren't a coffee drinker; maybe you'd be willing to try this: Guarana. It is a variation on caffeine I understand. I take 1 pill 1-2 x weekly. About 30 minutes later, I feel a little "lift" which will power me for HOURS. The feeling of being energized is actually increased (for me) by exercising. I've never felt any of caffeine's jittery side effects by using guarana at my very low rate. Since it is a hard pill, it has a long shelf life.


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5/2/12 2:29 P

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Sorry. And thank you.

The little voice is the back of my head saying, "You can't do this!" is about to be told, "I just did!"


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LINDA67241
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5/2/12 9:35 A

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By day 3 you will feel like a brand new person. Make sure you are eating at least 1300 or more calories per day.

Please put all your future blogs in the "Atkins Meeting Room."

Feel better and let us know if you need any more information.

Linda

It's by his GRACE that GOD bestows on us each day, that we able to achieve our goals.

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Sept 30, 2012......198.6

When you expect success, your mind focuses on success.









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FOREVERYOUNGLOO
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5/1/12 11:24 P

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Hey everyone,

I am new to the Atkins lifestyle, and I am really looking forward to seeing the return of my overall health. I am still in the induction phase, and I was curious - from your own personal experience with the program, did you deal with lethargy? If so, how long did it last? I feel really tired all of the time, and I realize this is an adjustment period, but I just wondered how everyone else fared with it.

Thanks in advance for your input! emoticon

The little voice is the back of my head saying, "You can't do this!" is about to be told, "I just did!"


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