Broke an Atkins plateau
I lost 21 pounds on Atkins induction phase. I stalled for about 5 weeks. I got super frustrated and started to do some research. I weight train and run 5 days a week. I am on induction, strict. What should i do?
I tried a carb blow-out, nope! I quit coffee, nope! I limited cheese and cream cheese, nope! I increased my cardio time, nope! I did the meat and egg fast, yuck!, nope!
CALORIE COUNTING, REDUCED CARBS & STARTED DRINKING MORE WATER. I lost 4 pounds in 6 days!!!!
Everyone is different. Everyone is different. I am borderline diabetic, so I have to watch. I use FitDay and calculate calories and carbs. I stay under 1300 cals and no more than 11 carbs a day. Swoosh- 144 down to 140. I started drinking 3 full glasses of water a day, that's all.
I eat whatever I want and drink coffee with heavy cream. sometimes 2 cups a day. The first 3 days were HARD. I felt a little weak, but day 4 and today I feel much better. This is not easy, but everytime I want to have a little something sweet, I think about my blood sugar spiking and my kids needing me. I started drinking hot tea at night, it does help.
Hope this helps someone out there. Do a general calorie count and drink a little more water. YOU CAN DO IT, WE CAN DO IT!!
Moderator's Note: 3 glasses of water a day is still not nearly enough!
Last edited by VitoVino; 02-07-2012 at 08:25 PM.
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