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Old 01-06-2017, 07:09 AM   #91
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Good morning all. I'll be back tonight to respond to all the great conversation. Happy Friday to everyone!

Jan 1 161.4
Jan 2 162.2
Jan 3 163.4
Jan 4 162.4
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Old 01-06-2017, 07:17 AM   #92
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Happy Friday everyone!!

Jan 3~274
Jan 4~271
Jan 5~270
Jan 6~269 ----Out of the 270s!

Ameenah/Kelly - Thanks for the tip! Well posting on this board I'll be there soon enough to be able to post a siggy.

Dania - Awesome loss. I love using this plan. The drops are just great motivators!

Casey/KT_mom - Thanks for the options! I'll have to try out the pork rinds. I'm avoiding nuts for now. The last time I did induction, they stalled me.
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Old 01-06-2017, 07:48 AM   #93
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Hello! I've decided to jump into Induction. Been so bloated since Christmas. I usually eat paleo but I feel that's not enough- need to get rid of all the carby stuff to kill my cravings.

I've started the day with bulletproof coffee!

I'm small (5 feet tall) and weigh about 103 (I forgot to step on the scale this morning). If I stick with this for a week, I can drop 2-3 lbs and will be feeling much better.
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Old 01-06-2017, 07:51 AM   #94
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Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

I'm still paying the price on the scale for my off-plan choices the other day, and TOM is right around the corner (expected next week) so I'm sure that's adding to the bloat. But I know what I need to do.

It's about 3 degrees here in Chicago today, so needless to say I will NOT be walking outside, aside from walking almost a mile to and from my car where I purposely park it at work. Good thing I dressed warm! I did, however, bring my gym bag and plan to use the gym at work at lunch today. I'm not a runner but a good 30-45 minutes of brisk walking on the treadmill will make me feel good.

Kt_mom - I love my fitbit. I got it in the summer of 2015, and at that time I was pretty sedentary. I remember it took me quite a while to figure out how people even got to 10,000 steps a day. It seemed really daunting. But over time, I started learning little ways to get up and move more. And I realized it's so much more than the mundane "5 miles on a treadmill". Walking around throughout the day, parking farther at stores or at the office... you'll be surprised how quickly that adds up, and it's so motivating. I have never been a gym-goer, but I've learned to love walking so much that I actually look forward to it now, even if it's just on the treadmill.

About water intake....
I have been addicted to carbonated water for the past few years now. I rarely drink anything else (aside from black coffee). These past few nights I've been drinking 4-5 cans of sparkling water a night. That's like 60oz. I've been so thirsty, so I think I must be getting too much sodium in my diet somewhere. Whenever I drink that much water I definitely notice it adds to the weight on the scale at first. I'm hoping if I continue to hydrate like this, I'll get a huge whoosh.

Jan 1 - 132.8
Jan 2 - 133.7
Jan 3 - 133.2
Jan 4 - 133.7
Jan 5 - 135.9
Jan 6 - 136.7

B - LC breakfast burrito
L - rotisserie chicken with skin
D - trying a new recipe tonight - low carb chicken and sausage stew in my instant pot!
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Old 01-06-2017, 08:29 AM   #95
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Hello everyone - after staying up late to pack, I ended up sleeping in. Oops!!! So just a quick check in and then I've got to finish up a few things for work.

I won't be able to weigh in for the next week - I was tempted to bring my scale on vacation, but I don't think there is room in my suitcase I've got a bottle of liquid coconut oil and ketostix packed though! I'm not going off empty handed!

Have a great week everyone and stay warm!

January Goal: <191 lbs
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Jan 2: 195.4
Jan 3: 195.4
Jan 4: 195.4
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Old 01-06-2017, 08:57 AM   #96
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Kelli- I find the same thing with the water. When I started last spring and was trying hard to get in as much water as possible I found that at first I saw gains from all the water but as it became a routine I think it definitely helped my losses. I've gotten so far away from that water routine and although I know I need to get back into it I dread the first few days where I know it will show as a gain on the scale.

As for the fitbit, I haven't gotten one because if I get one my DD is going to fuss. She's been asking for one for awhile but not for the right reasons. She wants it because "everyone" has it. I told her it was a waste of money. And for her it probably would be but she won't see the difference.

Casey - I feel awful as well when I overeat carbs now after doing this for almost a year. But, there are still treats I love and miss and on vacation and holidays I have those. I also usually drink a little more on vacation and over the holidays too and often things I wouldn't drink at home like fruity drinks at the beach or hot chocolate on the way to see the Tree. I usually feel terrible when I get home but a week back on low carb and I've always been able to get right back to where I was and keep on losing. Christmas was a little longer break from this woe for me and I'm feeling the pain getting back into LC with headaches and stuff that I don't normally get after a short break. Overall though I find that for me little breaks and cheats help me keep going and motivate me to stay on plan until my next vacation or break.

Trinity - Another thing I used for snacking in the beginning, before I added in nuts, was olives. I could eat 10-15 olives and it would curb my snack craving. I'm the type that wants a snack to last for a bit, I like to munch. The olives and not nuts kind of do that for me. But with the olives I found I couldn't do that everyday or the sodium would get me.

Krista - I've been known to take my scale out of town with me. DH hates when I do that and laughed at me on our last beach weekend last year because the room his mom put us in had carpet and it didn't work on the carpet. I'm addicted to the scale though so I think my time away from it is probably a good thing!
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:05 AM   #97
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kt_mom, Casey - It's such a careful balance between following this WOE and indulging in the treats we miss once in a while. I, too, feel awful when I overeat carbs. It's hard to describe but I just feel gross, lethargic, full, to the point where it's almost hard to breathe. It's not worth that feeling, but it's also not practical to give up all the favorite foods forever. I am still learning how to carefully pick and choose the times to enjoy a treat and then have the will to stop right after that one treat and get back on track immediately. I think this will be a lifelong journey.
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1st Goal: 135 - MET on July 29, 2016!
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:32 AM   #98
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Hi all! Long time no see. Zombie woman walking here.

I have immersed myself into the world of essays. I need to finish six by Sunday night. Yesterday I found out I didn't do very well on one of my assignments in my history class. I was super upset but I did NOT emotional eat.

Yesterday
b: 3 over easy eggs
l: LC burger. this was literally the best burger I have EVER had.
d: chicken, avocado, mayo, tomato lettuce wraps
s: pepperoni keto chips

Today
b: 2 eggs, 2 bacon, avocado
l, d: TBD
s: pepperoni keto chips
LOTS OF COFFEEEEEE
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Old 01-06-2017, 11:54 AM   #99
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Good afternoon beauties,

Great to see so many wonderful posts. You all keep me motivated and inspire me with all your comments. Thanks for keeping this board so active.

January goal 145-149 (maintenance range)

Jan 1 152
Jan 2 151
Jan 3 151
Jan 4 151.5
Jan 5 152.8
Jan 6 151.8

Happy to see a small drop. I have been meeting my 10,000 steps for the last 2 nights and drinking at least 100ozs of water. Hoping to keep this momentum going throughout the weekend. Have a great weekend and stay focused.
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Start Weight: May 1 2016 ~ 171.4
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Maintenance Range 145 - 149

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Old 01-06-2017, 07:10 PM   #100
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Hello everyone. A late check in cause work has been crazy


1/2: 147.2
1/3: 146.6
1/4: 146.2
1/5: 146.4
1/6: 146.4

B: fasting
L: 2 cups organic chicken bone broth ( good when in a busy bind!)
S: 1 piece dark chocolate
D: chicken Cesar salad no croutons

I need to pick up the exercise!

Ameenah, Rachel & Alene: congrats on the driop. Speaking of drop, I may need to drop the chocolate as it is clearly getting me no where, lol

Amera: Good job on not engaging in the emotional eating..that is hard to do at times. Good luck on your essays

Kelly & kt_mom: I agree with you. This WOE is not only good for weight control but it keeps us feeling good. After a carb fest my body immediately feels terrible. My stomach hurts and the bloating is the worst. It makes me wonder why I go off plan. I get temporary amnesia I guess ...how convenient...lol

Krista: have fun on your cruise! This past summer I also contemplated packing my scale on vacation and probably would have but it is glass so decided against it. We'll be here to here about all the fun you had

salamander: to the group!

Trinity: Congratulations on your drop! These type of milestones are always fun.

Pam: I too find myself sensitive to salty foods. I ate some olives late yesterday and fingers were like little Vienna sausages this morning...lol. Hope your back is feeling better
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:14 AM   #101
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Holding steady today. I have a day of shopping and errand running with my kids today, so will be eating lunch out. I WILL pick food that fits my plan!

Jan 2: 209.8
Jan 3: 209
Jan 4: 208
Jan 5: 207
Jan 6: 206
Jan 7: 206
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:01 AM   #102
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Good morning all,

Hubby took this week off for vacation and this is awesome. We have gotten so much done around here that we needed to do. I was in a slump feeling sorry for myself but with the kick start of the Whole30 and the projects we are doing I have changed and I am so motivated. We are running up to the store and Home Depot for a few more things to work on the Library at bit more. It's snowing here today again. I don't mind because it's winter. We have a nice fire going, play offs are on tv today, we will work a bit more and have buffalo chicken dip for dinner. Hubby did let me sleep in until 9 am. I haven't slept that late in so long. I guess my body needed it. Feeling good though.

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B - coffee, hwc, stevia, 2 eggs, 1 piece bacon
L - chicken salad
D - 2 bowls chili 9 2 cups)
S - coffee, hwc, stevia

Weights:
Jan 1 - 178
Jan 2 - 177.4 (tom)
Jan 3 - 176.8 (tom)
Jan 4 - 177 (tom)
Jan 5 - 176.4 (tom)
Jan 6 - 178 (tom)
Jan 7 - 177.6
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:42 AM   #103
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Hi ladies. I hope everyone is having a good Saturday so far

Casey, how is your dogsitting going? Have you been able to stick to your plan?

Kelly, ooh, very chilly there!! I love my Fitbit too. I've had it for years and I love it. I hope you get a whoosh very soon!

Pam, I'm so glad that you are feeling great and with renewed motivation! I bet that sleep in was very good for you.

Rachel, let us know how lunch goes!

Veronica, what is your eating schedule? Are you doing IF?

Ameenah, well done, and steady as she goes! Sounds like you're in a good place.

Amera, reading essays sounds like fun! But of course it's different when you have to read them! Do tell what made that burger so good!! Good luck with your studying.

Krista, have a great trip!!

Good luck Salamander!

Tstar, congrats on getting out of the 270's!!!

KT Mom, I hope you're soon feeling very good and back in the swing!

I'm doing well. I've gotten into a good flow with my eating and I'm so happy about that. Feeling in control and also enjoying my food a lot. I feel that anything I really want to eat I can find a low carb version, and that makes me feel happy. No need to feel deprived. Weight is moving very slowly down. No binges for 12 days and that is everything.

Jan 1 161.4
Jan 2 162.2
Jan 3 163.4
Jan 4 162.4
Jan 5 161.8
Jan 6 161.6
Jan 7 161.2
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:31 AM   #104
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Hi everyone,

It's a little warmer here today at 15 degrees and it's sunny! I think I can manage to get outside for a walk! Crazy... maybe. But I'm determined! My weight is still up. Seems any time I drink a lot of liquids or eat a food that has a lot of liquid like soup or stew, my body holds on to it all. Eventually I hope to break through with a whoosh!

Veronica - I get that same temporary amnesia from time to time!!

Alene - thanks. I definitely need a visit from that elusive whoosh fairy! Hoping the arrival of TOM next week will help!

Jan 1 - 132.8
Jan 2 - 133.7
Jan 3 - 133.2
Jan 4 - 133.7
Jan 5 - 135.9
Jan 6 - 136.7
Jan 7 - 136.5

B - LC breakfast burrito
L - skip
D - leftover chicken and sausage stew
S - SF jello with whipped cream
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Final Goal: 130 - MET on August 26, 2016!
Stretch Goal: 125
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:44 PM   #105
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Hi everyone! I have been lurking for a while, and have finally taken the plunge. I have never done low carb before and am excited to learn from you all. Today is my first day! So far, so good�� A couple questions...did anyone eat almonds during induction? Also, can I still drink Diet Coke and be successful? I am not sure I can give up carbs AND caffeine all at once. I don't drink coffee, so I get my caffeine from the Diet Coke. Thanks!
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:23 PM   #106
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Hpah11 - welcome! I think having almonds sparingly is ok, although I've never followed Atkins to a tee, I just simply try to stay below 20 carbs a day. Nuts are tricky though so if you find that it is hard to stop eating them once you start, then maybe try eliminating them if they stall you. I also think Diet Coke in the long run is probably fine, I guess it just depends on how much Diet Coke you're consuming. Some schools of thought say artificial sweeteners can have the same effect on our bodies as regular sugar as far as cravings for other sweets, etc. I drink one sugar free energy drink (16 oz can) every morning and it's never stalled me. Good luck on your journey! It's not always easy but it's worth it!
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1st Goal: 135 - MET on July 29, 2016!
Final Goal: 130 - MET on August 26, 2016!
Stretch Goal: 125
Maintenance Range: 130-135

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Old 01-07-2017, 02:32 PM   #107
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Hi everyone, I have not been around these parts in a long, long time. Just need to get rid of 30# and I know this is the best way, altho not the easiest..... Which form of Atkins are you guys doing? I know there are differing schools of thought. I am a runner and very active, so I am a bit nervous to do this, but my middle age metabolism forces me to make better choices..... :-(
I am anxious to learn from you all and would love any tips and tricks to make it through the hard days. Thank you!!! :-) Susan
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Old 01-07-2017, 04:42 PM   #108
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hi, Alene - I was sort of hoping I wouldn't have to fess up about the dogsitting, but I did well until last night... And gave in to the treats that I don't keep at my house - mostly low carb but too much. I'm right back at it though. At New Years I was at the low end of my maintenance range, so it isn't too much of a setback, but I'm not proud of it.

Welcome to all the new people!

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Old 01-07-2017, 05:57 PM   #109
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1/1 - 155.8
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1/3 - 155.4
1/4 - 154.3
1/5 - 152.4
1/6 - 152.0
1/7 - 151.3

B: hot tea and splenda
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Staying clean through the weekend! Tempted by lc ice cream, but nope nope nope. Made lemon cream cheese fat bombs instead...

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Old 01-07-2017, 06:09 PM   #110
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Welcome Susan! I try to follow Atkins 72 induction, 20 total carbs not net. I also believe in LCHF, so adding fat is a good thing. My macros tends to be 75% fat 20% protein 5% carb on good days. Or I'll attempt zero carb and egg fasts if i really need to get through a stall. There are a few things I will flex on, like a lc tortilla or lc ice cream when desperate. I'll trickle some nuts in, but it's not often.
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:16 PM   #111
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I should also post yesterday's menu because it was so yummy!

B/L: cream cheese crepes, cinnamon, HWC, pork links
D: armadillo eggs - cheese and cream cheese filled jalape˝os wrapped in ground beef/pork sausage mix and coated in dry rub
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:30 PM   #112
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Thanks Keli for the reply. I guess I will try to stay away from the almonds for a little bit. The Diet Coke I am going to continue drinking and see what happens...hopefully it won't be a problem! I had a great day today! Ready to continue on ��
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:17 AM   #113
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Good morning all,

hpah11 - basically there are three types of Atkin's. I follow the 72 and before he died because I add the cream cheese.

1 - Atkin's 72
2 - Atkin's before he died
3 - Atkin's after he died and got bought out by a company.
72 - one week of induction with only 1 cup salad for lunch and 1 cup salad for dinner, then add 5 carbs each week until you get to the breaking point. 3-4 oz cream and cheese. No cream cheese. 3-4 packages of sweetener.
Before - two week induction with 2 cups lettuce and 2/3 cups veggies then add 5 carbs per week after that. 3-4 oz cream and cheese. 3-4 oz cream cheese. 3-4 packages of sweetener.

As far as the nuts they are not allowed on induction, but ok for later levels when you start adding carbs. The diet soda is ok but add each one as a splenda which you are only allowed 3-4 a day. A lot of people just stick to a tweaked induction until they lose all the weight.

Had a good day yesterday. Was in the mood for buffalo dip so made it for dinner. Haven't had that in a long time. Need to figure out what to make for diner tonight. Hubby keeps trying to get me to make soup because it's so cold and snowy. We will see.

Menu:
B - coffee, hwc, stevia
L - chicken salad
S - 11 olives
D - buffalo chicken dip, cucumbers
S - decaf, hwc, stevia

Weights:
Jan 1 - 178
Jan 2 - 177.4 (tom)
Jan 3 - 176.8 (tom)
Jan 4 - 177 (tom)
Jan 5 - 176.4 (tom)
Jan 6 - 178 (tom)
Jan 7 - 177.6
Jan 8 - 176.4
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Goal 1 = 169
Goal 2 = 165
Goal 3 = 161
Goal 4 = 158
Goal 5 = 151
Final goal = 138
Challenge goal = 128

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Old 01-08-2017, 08:24 AM   #114
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Awesome advice guys! Thank you..... I tend to eat pretty healthy, just need to reset my metabolism a bit by decreasing the bad carbs (like most folks! lol)
I just think I need to be sure to eat REAL food. nothing too processed. I love berries of all kinds, but know I need to forgo those. I also am an an almond pistachio gal so I know I need to curb those. I guess I need to research some snack ideas to replace that stuff...... Really only mid afternoon snack. I am pretty good the rest of the day. Also, need to figure out how to fuel my longer runs. I do half and full marathons and have relied on carbs in my training.... I have a half in April so need to figure this out!
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:36 AM   #115
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Kelly, you know what to do, and your body will cooperate in its own time.

Belinda, your food looks yummy! How do you make the lemon fat bombs?

Casey, you asked for accountability so I was checking in. I'm glad most of the time was good. I know it's very hard to be in a different environment and with foods around that are challenging for us. I hope your weekend is going along well.

Pam, thanks for posting the differences in the Atkins programs. It's helpful to see. Your buffalo dip sounds yum! I need to branch out and try more new things.

Hello to all the newer gals!

My day was pretty good yesterday. I am working on shifting to 4 meals a day. I have been eating 3 meals and 3 snacks for so long that it is a mental thing to have less. My goal is B, L, S, and D. I'm going to create a little ritual with tea in the evening to help me transition away from that evening snack. A candle, a soft blanket, tasty tea, and a good book. I've been reading more about fasting, and I'd like to create less opportunities for insulin to be released. For now I'm aiming for about 7 pm to 8 am.

My body is doling out tiny little losses. It's kind of funny. But I'll definitely take it!

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Old 01-08-2017, 08:57 AM   #116
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Alene - I'm glad the dogsitting was just Friday and Saturday and I can be back on my plan today. As always, after eating off plan, I'm going for induction level carbs - very low or no carbs until I get back to where I was. I also use tea as a "ritual" instead of a snack. I was also a believer in three meals and snacks before I tried intermittent fasting.

Susan and other new people joining us - as you've noticed, there are all levels and plans here. I'm in maintenance and I eat mostly clean (unprocessed) low carb - and since August I've been incorporating intermittent fasting. Keep in mind that even low carb foods can be "trigger foods" - nuts and cream cheese are foods that I tend to limit because I will over eat them.

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Old 01-08-2017, 09:49 AM   #117
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Hi everyone,

I'm going to echo a post from a few months back, adding to what Casey said.... there is a reason that there are so many of us in all different stages of our low carb journey continuously checking in to the "Atkins Induction" thread. Whether you're just starting out or in maintenance, there is something to be said for the effects of induction. It helps those just starting out lose that initial water weight and jump-start weight loss, and even for those of us in maintenance, we still come back to induction after eating something off plan. It is tried and true!

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Old 01-08-2017, 09:55 AM   #118
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:01 AM   #119
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Alene and Casey, great idea of tea as ritual. I do that sometimes, especially herbal teas, as way to get more non-caffeinated warm liquids into me. Warmth helps me a lot in the winter.
A recall a friend who drank hot water with lemon. I might start giving that a try in the morning. Part of the need for me is that drinking from a warm mug (usually coffee) is a comforting ritual.
And maybe a cuppa broth as afternoon snack?
Maybe I am getting carried away . . . . . . .
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:34 AM   #120
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patience - no, you're not getting carried away - those are good strategies! I also tend to be cold, so I drink hot water with lemon and sometimes add some fresh ginger, too. And I keep bone broth on hand when I need something in the afternoon - or mid-morning when I'm fasting until lunch.
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