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A new journey!!

#1
Hi everyone :D
I've decided to finally join this site because you're all so supportive and I know I'll have questions that you'll be able to answer!!

I started Lighter Life about 6 months ago, did it for almost a month and then couldn't take any more of the shakes/bars...gross!!

Soooooo...
I started doing Atkins induction on Sunday, and so far, it's been alright. I'm enjoying the food, just missing sweet stuff a bit, I've got a real sweet tooth!
My only real issue is that today I've had a horrible splitting headache :(
I've read about this happening on here. I know I'm not dehydrated because I'm drinking loooads. Must be the dreaded Atkins flu!!

My boyfriend has lost 9st in the last year via low-fat eating and LOTS of gym, but he's reached a plateau, so he started Atkins with me on Sun. But he's given up today because he said he felt really sick all day. I'm hoping I haven't got that to come :(


Anyway, just thought I'd introduce myself so you don't get freaked when I'm stalking your recipes etc later! Hahaha. I'm going to keep posting, like a diary, because I think it'll spurr me on to continuing if I get fed up. :p
Sam :D
 
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rosebug

Silver Member
#2
Ketosis can -sometimes- leave people feeling a little nauseous, it's part of atkins flu and goes away within a couple of days.

Good luck with it, and stay off the sweet stuff so you never have to go through the headache again!
 

JoanneM

Gold Member
#3
Hi and welcome Sam.

Atkins is really easy coz you can always snack which you cant do with other diets. You do sometimes miss the sweet stuff but if you have a look in the recipe forum youll find countless recipes for mims which I find are great when I really cant get past a sweet craving.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
#4
Hi Sam

Welcome and enjoy Atkins :) Your headache will go hun, just get the water down you - and imagine all those bad carbs being flushed away!
 
#7
Hi sorry about the really late reply!! Things are going really well - 18lbs down so far. Finding this website sooo useful.
How are you all? Thanks for the welcome :D
Sam x
 

Kat1e

This is for life
#10
Well done Sam, you're doing great:)
 
#11
Thanx Katie :D Your losses are brilliant!

I definitely wouldnt still be doing this if it weren't for everyones fabulous posts of recipes and low-carb knowledge, lol.

Sam x
 
#13
I'm fabulous Jim thanks :)
Weighed in this morning and I've lost another 4lbs so looks like my plateau has ended...silly water retaining!
How are you?
 
#14
I'm fine sam and well done on that loss, It's crap when youhave stalls isn't it love
 
#15
Yeah I was miffed, but it happens, least it's buggered off now eh? :p
Hope you are well today. Looks like it might be another sunny one :D
 
#16
Morning sam, I'm still tasked with finishing the sanding down and ronsealing the Garden furniture :)
 
#18
Just goes to show really, my shoulders and arms are still aching from yesterday :D
 


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