I just took a quick look at your foodtracker and agree with Suzanne, definitely eat full-fat dairy, chicken with skin etc. I suspect your calories are far too low at the moment. Make sure you don't get too hungry. Many people will lose at a healthy rate eating 1800-2000 calories/day on low-carb if they exercise moderately. If possible see if you can gradually increase your exercise from 10 minutes up to an hour over the next couple of months. Walking is fine as long as your heart rate goes up enough, about 180-age is a good general guide for a moderate intensity workout. For an easy workout about 10 beats lower than that. This is not so much to lose weight but to gain cardiovascular fitness and overall health. Glad that your measurements already improved. This is what matters.
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Fitness Minutes: (6,428) Posts: 38 3/3/13 11:46 A
Thank you all for the support and advice :) I am in fact seeing this as a lifestyle change, but I am letting my funky mood get in the way! :) To answer your question, I exercise daily (I don't always track it though) for at least 10 minutes. I bowl 3-5 times per week, and I took your advice and did my measurements and there is a significant change. You're outlook is amazing! Thank you for that, I needed to see that through someone else's eyes!
Ok, you were not actually on induction. You had a million foods on your menu that should not be there. So, that is good news. If you follow the plan properly you will probably lose a lot more weight. Drop all those Atkins bars, frozen meals, shakes, and any other processed food. No margarine, only real butter. No brown sugar. On induction, you should only be having twenty carbs a day. And they should be from vegetables. You need a higher fat diet. Each meal should focus on a meat, with a side of vegetables. Or eggs instead of meat. And check the carbs in vegetables, no high starch ones. Good luck
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.
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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)
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I agree, it needs to be a lifestyle. If you go back to high-carb foods the weight will come right back on. When you say "only 10 pounds" I'm surprised. It takes 3500 calories less to lose one pound of body fat. If you were able to lose 10 lbs then you ate 35.000 calories less then you otherwise would have. If you ate enough fat you should never have felt hungry during that time. If you also exercised in moderation your fat loss may have been higher because your muscle mass would have increased. So you might want to ignore the scales and measure waist and hip size and see how your clothes fit instead. One day of falling off the wagon is no big deal. Most people only stay on induction for 2 weeks. So maybe instead of adding grain, add some nuts, more veggies and some fruit to your diet and let the carbs go up slowly over the next couple of weeks. As long as you stay under 50 grams/day you should still lose weight fairly quickly. How much do you exercise a day? Even one day of eating high-carb might mean that you will go through carb-flu again so better to stay at least close to your goal and snack on non-carb items. Birgit
You need you to look at different foods, we get in a rut but there is so much out there that is fabulous to eat! I hv been eating this way for a while and I hv only lost 15 but I feel so much better!!! And besides if you view this way of eating as strictly a diet and not a lifestyle you won't succeed !
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current weight: 188.6
Fitness Minutes: (6,428) Posts: 38 3/3/13 9:41 A
So I had a bridal shower yesterday and totally fell off the wagon, then I came home and ate a bowl of cereal. . . I am getting bored with induction, and I"m really not seeing the results I thought I would I have been on this stage for a month and I've only dropped 10 lbs. . . that to me is discouraging and I'm not sure why. I should be thrilled that I'm down 10 lbs, but I guess I expected more. Hmm.
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