Ten pounds in a month is nothing to sneeze at! Most weight-loss plans consider a loss of 1-2 pounds a week a reasonable goal.
If you're in this only to reduce weight, perhaps it's not the right plan for you. Restricted-carbing is about a LOT more than weight loss. You should know there's many other benefits.
I agree it can be tough to adopt it initially, especially if you're a die-hard carb addict as I am. You were also challenged by this feast right at the outset! That's hardly fair. ;-)
Before I threw in the towel, I'd give it a little longer. You have to understand the whole dynamics of the system and be dedicated to it. If you're just "trying it," I can't see it working. Or any other weight-loss plan, for that matter. You have to be on board with any of them if you expect to see results.
IMO, your 10# is exactly that: results! If you were expecting huge losses right from the start, I'd suggest that it isn't the diet, it's the expectation that failed. Give it some more time, and research some of the really tasty recipes you can indulge in which ARE low-carb and will help keep your taste buds interested. And remember, once you get past induction, you will be able to add some things. The first few weeks (of ANY change, dietary or any other) are the toughest.
Hang in there. It really does work. (look at my ticker!)
Okay, an update!
I just looked at your Tracker. You're not getting enough fat. Drop the skim milk and margarine (especially the margarine - whether you're trying to lose weight or not; that stuff is toxic)! Use whole milk (if not cream!) and *real* butter. Leave those skinless chicken parts in the bin. Get the ones with skin that will crisp up and taste like something. Find some coconut oil and add that to everything you can think of. Avoid any "lowfat", "light," "fatfree," etc ANYthing. Fat is what will keep you from hunger and the snackies. You're doing really well on the carbs, actually - except for the little lurch you had recently. That's a stumble that we all take. Just pick yourself up and go on. Perfection is not the goal - just progress. And your loss is proof that you're getting that, even if not at the speed you'd like!
Edited by: EXOTEC at: 3/3/2013 (11:07)
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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