Exercise - good or bad on Atkins

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  1. sahalley

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    I am on my 3rd day of Atkins and am really enjoying this way of eating and am at the moment suffering from the dreaded tiredness, headachy feeling so hoping that I will be in the big K tomorrow. However I've started going to the gym, and to be honest it's killing me as I am not used to exercise ;) but it is part of the new fitter me and I get dragged there up to 5 times a week. Now I have read on some threads that exercise stalls weightloss and as I am doing this to lose weight, I am now worried that this might not be the diet for me and that I should do a more carb based diet. I really really don't want to change from Atkins as it seems to be suiting me but of course I am dieting to lose weight and not just inches and I have a lot of weight to lose. Any advice of this would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    StephenP Mines a V&T Please

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    little dont go overboard, swim walk cardio work, i do 3hrs a week
     
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    Zimara Yummy mummy to be!

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    I found that when i was running 5 times a week i stalled, i probably wasn't eating enough and it takes time for your body to adjust to burning fat as its primary source of fuel.

    I cut back and am now adding running back in. I'm doing 3 days a weeks now and feel great. I'll have to pick it up again soon though as i have a 10 mile race to train for.

    I've also added in protien shakes to my diet on the days i excerise.
     
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    Thank you so much for your replies. I weighed myself this morning just to see if the exercise is affecting my weight loss and I am down 2 pounds in 3 days :) so am quite happy with that and I have eaten tons. Tonight will be my third day in a row that I am going to the gym but tonight I am only doing aqua arobics so nothing too strenuous.
     
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    Sounds like you have the balance right for you, it does vary from person to person. Well done and keep up the good work!
    Bren xx
     
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