I have been on Atkins for 11 days now. I have went from 240 to 228, but I have put on 2 pounds the last two days. I have not cheated once that I know of. I do eat a lot of seasoning on everything, but I scan for carbs and sugars before I add anything. Here is my plan for today. This carb calculator is much different than Atkins I phone app. Seems to be much easier.
Egg, whole, fried
What's your daily calorie burn? At 188 I'd be lucky to maintain at 2500 cals. Back when I was much heavier, I would have lost but still that seems pretty high if you're looking for some fairly quick results. Just my .02.
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.
Kudos on your success so far. I am a lifetime-Atkins person--but I do fall off the wagon once in a while. It doesn't look like you are getting enough vegetables. You should be getting a minimum of 15-20 net carbs each day in leafy greens and the other veggies on the induction list. Of course, you could be in OWL now--add berries and nuts. If you need tips and support, join our facebook group--Lo-Carb Fat Camp.
1. Sounds like the two pounds you gained may be a short term blimp. This could be caused by a number of things, but my guess is that you had a high sodium day which caused you to retain water. My suggestion is to not weigh yourself so often (once/week is usually the recommended amount) and on weigh-in days try to be as consistent as possible in the time of day you weigh yourself and your food/water intake in the 24 before you weigh in.
2. Like Mecompo said, as you lose weight your body is burning fewer calories both at rest and when moving. At 2588 calories and 228 pounds, you are probably close to breaking even unless you are fairly active and are exercising on a regular basis.
3. How much water are you drinking? I really am a believer in drinking plenty of water to lose weight. I have had good luck drinking at least 1 ounce for each 2 pounds of body weight (which for you would be 114 ounces)
4. I know it is a challenge on Atkins, but I would try to find a way to get more fiber.
Male 45, 5'6"
To date - 32.6 lbs down
Start: 20 Oct 2011: 210.2lb, body fat =35.3%
Original Goal: 20% body fat - achieved 3/1/12
Last weigh-in: 3-May-2012: 177.6,
Last body fat measurement: Oct 15,2012: 14.1%
Goal: Maintain < 20% body fat and < 180lb
Days Maintained : 427
You're probably right but, maybe someone else will see it
I just get SO annoyed when people post their food journal showing they've eaten a bunch of meat, cheese and butter, with 1 celery stick and a couple cherry tomatoes and then tell you they're "doing Atkins."
That is NOT Atkins.
I eat more vegetables now than I ever have in my life.