Ever going to reach ketosis?

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  1. PoisonDonna

    PoisonDonna Member

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    Hi there, I'm new so sorry if this is wrong!

    I started the Atkins at the start of the week, bought the book and plenty of eggs, meat etc.
    It's now saturday (so 5 days) and I'm not noticing anything. I haven't lost a pound (so not even water weight...)

    I wonder if I'm doing it wrong, the main thing I can think of is I was a bit selective with my veggies, I'm fussy really.

    An example of my days food would be:
    Breakfast: Plain 2 egg omelette
    Lunch: Chicken salad
    Dinner: Turkey and veg (veg being a carrot and a handful of chopped sugarsnap peas and green beans, possibly babycorn.)

    Snacks might be cheese or peanuts (I later found out these weren't allowed during induction so stopped that, I mustn't have read right first time around).

    I know those veg aren't on the list so not sure if that's why... It's either meat and those veg for tea or a big salad with meat. Tonight is homemade burgers and salad.

    I just wanna know if I can eventually reach it (I'm impatient) because it's the weekend and I have the feeling I might give up; I had a forkful of baked beans this morning :(

    I'm drinking LOADS of water, maybe about 3L a day...

    Any help or just some words of encouragement or ideas where I'm going wrong would be great, I don't want to give up if I might reach it, but don't want to carry on if I won't!

    I like this way of eating because I'm literally never hungry, but evenings are my downfall, I usually snack all evening and I was a sugar addict! Atkins has really opened my eyes to how much carbs is in so much food! :eek:
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  3. Pam

    Pam Member

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    Hi, since you are on Atkins, I suppose if you post this on the Atkins thread you will get an answer. I am doing low carb but not Atkins, so can't offer any advice as I don't know about Atkins. The only suggestion is could it be you are constipated from too many eggs and not enough fibre, or time of the month which can make it harder to lose weight. Anyway, post on the Atkins board and you will get a quicker reply than on this one. Good luck.
  4. PoisonDonna

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    Okay thank you, wasn't aware Atkins had its own forum, I will post there now :)
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