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JLKL1980's Photo JLKL1980 Posts: 1,151
6/8/13 3:16 P

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Maw - I'm just going to cut back a little. I don't want to totally give it up because I would feel deprived and it is so good for my low blood sugar episodes.

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6/8/13 3:15 P

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Dairy trips up the majority of people. Plus, it really can hinder your health. I really think it is worth trying to cut back on dairy. I am one of the few that can have cheese without gaining. I also used cream in my coffee for five years with no side effects. But, I only used one teaspoon a day.
If I ate too much cheese, I get very congested and have joint pain. I know a lot of people who have similar health issues with dairy.

BUDGETMAW Posts: 2,134
6/8/13 2:16 P

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Dairy is a personal matter. It doesn't bother some people at all. Other people stall with very little. It's definitely something to consider, but I'd hate to cut it out already, when it may just be a Post Induction Stall.

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6/8/13 2:10 P

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Suzanne - thanks! I am cutting way back starting today.

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6/8/13 12:34 P

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Cheese and cream...use them sparingly. I am sure if you cut both in half, you will lose weight and feel better. Dairy can cause sore joints and congestion.

JLKL1980's Photo JLKL1980 Posts: 1,151
6/8/13 9:14 A

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Suzanne - I know Atkins says you can have up to 3/4 c. of cream a day - but I kind of wondered about it. I did the same during induction - maybe not as much - and I lost some weight and inches. I hate to give up my lattes. But I will try cutting way back on the cream.

Is cheese dairy? The cheese always helps with my blood sugar. I could cut back on that too.

I just read Maw's new post about Post Induction Stall. Maybe I am just not being patient enough.

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6/8/13 9:06 A

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No, I would gain if I drank that much cream! Dairy needs to be used sparingly if at all.

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6/8/13 8:59 A

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Moxie - yes, I am enjoying the other benefits - blood sugar more controllable and less aches and pains.

Suzanne - My carbs are mostly from veggies - once in a while peanut butter, almonds or berries. I did have 3-1/2 ounces of red wine last night with 1 oz. of cheddar cheese. I do drink about 3/4 c. of heavy whipping cream in my decaf coffee throughout the day, but it is supposed to have no carbs. And I have 2 splendas a day in some tea.

Maybe I'm just going to take longer because I yo-yo dieted for the last 5 years trying to keep the weight off.

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6/8/13 7:26 A

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Where are you getting your carbs from?

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6/8/13 5:50 A

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And during this time look to other benefits. Are you less hungry? Have more energy? etc....

My body is pretty resistant and I'm happy I'm healthy and not gaining!

Best to you....

I am starting my ticker again since starting low carb....in the home strech!
You have no control over what you weigh...only what you do.
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JLKL1980's Photo JLKL1980 Posts: 1,151
6/7/13 9:36 P

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Maw - Thanks - I have been mostly keeping carbs down to about 15 - 25 total. There have been a couple of days at 32 - 35, but not very many of those. I'll just keep on keeping on because I have nowhere else to go - I have to stay away from carbs from now on to avoid diabetes.

Patience is a virtue.

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BUDGETMAW Posts: 2,134
6/7/13 9:27 P

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Believe me, I know how frustrating it is! But given that you just finished 2 weeks of Induction, I'd guess it's just the Post Induction Stall. Keep doing what you were doing during Induction, and try to be patient. I've heard a lot of people theorize that this is one reason so many people quit low carbing after just a couple of weeks. They say it works great for a couple of weeks, and then doesn't work any more. Instead, they just aren't giving their bodies enough time to adjust.

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JLKL1980's Photo JLKL1980 Posts: 1,151
6/7/13 9:23 P

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Maw - maybe you're right. I didn't know that this might be a common thing. I did 2 weeks of Induction, and I have just completed my 2nd week of OWL. Maybe I'm just stalled, but it is so frustrating. emoticon

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BUDGETMAW Posts: 2,134
6/7/13 9:05 P

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When did you start low carbing? A lot of people stall after two or three weeks. It's so common it even has a name - Post Induction Stall. Dr. Atkins says it's a plateau not a stall unless you've gone over 4 weeks with no loss of either pounds or inches. And what you do about a plateau is just wait it out. It's likely to just be your body adjusting. It's a lot easier to tell you to do than to do it myself, but there it is.

JLKL1980's Photo JLKL1980 Posts: 1,151
6/7/13 8:39 P

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On my 2nd week of Atkins OWL, and weighed myself today - still no weight loss. Feel like my low blood sugar episodes are more evened out. Thanks to everyone's info, I feel like I have a better grasp on what my carb, fat and protein grams should be on my nutrition tracker.

But I have a question - is there anyone on this team that has had to keep their calorie intake on the low side?

My inch loss was minimal - at least no gain.

Just thought someone might like to share what they have had to do in the way of calories.

Thanks. emoticon

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