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5/8/14 1:35 P

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Also did you take measurements? Sometimes that changes without the scale moving.

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5/7/14 8:54 P

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Hey Jenn, I found the same to be true for me as far as losing all the weight in the first 7days and then the scale doesn't move. I started in Jan and I did the 21 days fine but I had trouble reintroducing the food. I think I lost interest because the scale stopped moving after the first week. Gladly, I can say i have not gained any back! It might be that since you are primarily eating the same meals everyday as far a calories that your body did that homeostasis thing that it likes to do. Have you looked in calorie cycling...I have read that boosting calories for a day can help your hormones get a clue and reboot. I am trying a different program for 5 weeks and if that doesn't help me I am going to come back to the shakes twice a day and see if I can loose another 10lbs 7days! but next time I will stick with it for the entire 49days.

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JENNCUPP Posts: 96
5/6/14 9:42 A

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Well that's a bummer to hear. I'm being ridiculously careful. We even found sugar in canned beans! We actually eat pretty healthy anyway and have a daughter with pretty bad food allergies so I'm really good at reading labels, at least more than your average person...not saying I'm perfect but I'm used to reading labels and am not surprised any more at what are in foods that really have no reason to be there. I ate a little bit of dairy and corn last night. Not a lot but it's so depressing to be perfect and have the scale stuck that I'm just not motivated to continue. I think I'll go see a dr. This happens every time I make a major diet/lifestyle change. We went gluten free last year and I immediately lost ten pounds in the first week and then not another ounce. I've kept most of that ten pounds off but no matter what I do my body will lose up to ten pounds and then it just shuts down. I've been tested for my thyroid and they said it was "fine" whatever that means. But I was really thinking surely if I cut all of these things out I will lose weight :(

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5/5/14 4:03 P

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Hi Jenn... From all the comments I've read, as well as my own experience, most people lose much more than 7 pounds during the first 21 days... In fact most lose 7 pounds or more in the first 7 days... Sounds to me like maybe one or more of the 7 dropped foods is sneaking back into your diet... Be sure to read labels, as things like dairy, corn and soy, can be in foods that you would never suspect them to be... Soy, for instance, is in some canned tuna... Go figure... I was shocked to make THAT discovery!!!

Good luck!!! ~ Hen

"Tomorrow is fresh, with no mistakes in it."
L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)

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What-cha-ma-call-it from a Thing-a-ma-bob."
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JENNCUPP Posts: 96
5/5/14 12:50 P

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I'm just curious if anyone lost more than the 7lbs during the 21 days? I lost 8 in the first three days and they've stayed off but I've not lost a single other ounce. I have over 50lbs to lose so it's not like a last stubborn five or something that is slow to come off. It's so discouraging and I'm on day 15 so I feel like surely I would be losing more by now. I'm eating her shakes for breakfast and lunch and having a handful of nuts for a snack mid morning and mid afternoon, drinking tons of water and then supper is a variety of meats (chicken mostly but some burgers, fish etc.) with usually a salad or other veggies maybe a little brown rice or quinoa. I also upped my activity level. Am I doing something wrong? I'm not hungry at all

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