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final attempt!

broxi

ButtErFly
S: 12st5lb C: 11st5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 1st0lb(8.09%)
#1
oh dear, I have been on every forum on minimins nearly and this is the last time. If this doesn't do it for me then I quit!
I lost stones easily on Atkins years ago but suddenly it stopped working and I have ever only been able to lose 1/2 stone on it since - probably water. But I've not done it for a good few years, so here's hoping my body will respond again.
Atkins always has been my favourite, most successful diet. In recent years I've tried Slimming World - didn't lose, Cambidge - too hard, hypnotherapy - worked for 6 weeks, JUDD - couldn't stick to it, Dukan - couldn't stick to it, Diet Chef - didn't lose weight etc etc etc.
Has anyone else returned to Atkins?
 
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shazzy_shaz

Silver Member
S: 20st6lb C: 11st6.0lb G: 11st7.0lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 9st0lb(44.06%)
#2
Hey! I tried Atkins a year or so and was successful, I then went to do loads of exercise and tried to incorporate some carbs but put it all on again! :(

So I'm returning to Atkins I'm on day 12 and the carb/ sugar cravings have gone so yay! I just love eggs so this way of eating is great for me!!!
 

broxi

ButtErFly
S: 12st5lb C: 11st5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 1st0lb(8.09%)
#4
thanks lass - you have done great
And shazzy - good luck to you - i'll let you know how i get on. Only on day 3 and my appetite down already - so far so good.
 

broxi

ButtErFly
S: 12st5lb C: 11st5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 1st0lb(8.09%)
#5
JUDD - is up day down day - very low calorie one day, then eat whatever and so on.
 
#6
Ok - do people find JUDD works well? I used to do very low fat, and one day a week I had to eat high fat to keep my metabolism up. I lost a lot on that - but did not plan the end of my diet well so put it all back on - and more (typical yoyo result I know).
 

broxi

ButtErFly
S: 12st5lb C: 11st5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 1st0lb(8.09%)
#7
Hi lass, people seem to like JUDD and i think have good results. I just found the VLCD day very hard as you could only eat something like 100 - 500 cals, so i just kept breaking it. When it was manageable is if you're on a VLCD anyway and the up day is just such a bonus.
Astonishingly I've not heard of that diet you did and I really thought I had heard of them all lol! What was it called?
 
#8
I found it in a weight traing manual that my brother gave me. You have to eat under 5 % fat 6 days a week - as low as you can get it, and on the 7th day you can have what you want - not go mad, but have chips or fried rice or a piece of cake and normal meals. It was very doable because you knew whatever you wanted you could have it if you waited. In work they bought me a cake box so if there was a birthday through the week I could save the cake till Friday.
 

broxi

ButtErFly
S: 12st5lb C: 11st5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 1st0lb(8.09%)
#9
Sounds good and a bit like JUDD cos i suppose you can think 'there is always tomorrow' - my problem with it came after tomorrow when i had to go back to a day of starvation - just couldn't face it - but low fat not too bad. going to try atkins anyway to see if it will work for me again cos it is easiest i ever did.
 
#10
I keep thinking about trying Atkins. Now that I've done the vlcd I'm sure Atkins would be a breeze. Unfortunately I have it in my head that I have to do it this way, so for the moment it's eat gooh! I am looking forward to my add a meal week. Two more weeks of torture to go lol!
 

shazzy_shaz

Silver Member
S: 20st6lb C: 11st6.0lb G: 11st7.0lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 9st0lb(44.06%)
#11
Let us know how you get on! I'm sure you'll be great on Atkins it sets you free from all the stress and worry about calories and fat! I like the sound of JUDD and the metabolism trick by having an off day of food! Might read up on that one!
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st11lb C: 21st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 52.6 Loss: 3st8lb(14.41%)
#12
Welcome Broxi - start up a diary hun and post your menus there, so we can help out with pointers, etc
 

Alpaca

Gold Member
S: 21st9lb C: 15st7.5lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 37.3 Loss: 6st1.5lb(28.22%)
#13
Good luck everyone ... Good advice Susie - and lass you do seem to have your head focused and in the right place! I like the sound of JUDD and the low fat/high fat week .. I must have a read :)
 

Alpaca

Gold Member
S: 21st9lb C: 15st7.5lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 37.3 Loss: 6st1.5lb(28.22%)
#15
Lass it's painfully slow - I'm hanging in there but it was never this hard to lose when I was younger! Lol ... Thanks for the message:)
 

broxi

ButtErFly
S: 12st5lb C: 11st5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 1st0lb(8.09%)
#16
Hi all, I am in ketosis and it is easy after that. My only problem is that I have been unable to lose after an initial 1/2 stone loss the last few times i have tried it - it is as though my body got used to it. But I've not tried for a while so i'm hoping it works now cos it really is a brilliant diet.
Today i've had cold roast beef, salad and egg mayo and chicken and brocoli. plenty of food so it's easy and you're right shazzy - no stress.
Lass, i did vlcd a while ago but it actually gave me proper depression -so never again for me.but it is great for some.
 

broxi

ButtErFly
S: 12st5lb C: 11st5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 1st0lb(8.09%)
#17
Alpaca you have done brilliantly! have you done atkins before?
 
#18
Am sorry about the depression on the vlcd - as you say no diet works for everyone. I hope Atkins keeps working for you till you hit goal. It is very frustrating when our bodies don't play ball with the weight-loss we want. We just need to keep plugging away - we will get there!
 

Alpaca

Gold Member
S: 21st9lb C: 15st7.5lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 37.3 Loss: 6st1.5lb(28.22%)
#19
Hi broxi... Nope not done Atkins before ... I think the last diet was counting cals and that was in the nineties ! Lol

I love Atkins cos it's easy ... Nothing difficult about it and something I'd be ok about staying on long term with a few tweaks in Carbs... Thanks for the compliment ... Doesn't feel so good at the moment but I think I'm just expecting too much... This forum is a saviour for me though as I don't feel like I'm battling this alone! :)
 

Kat1e

This is for life
S: 17st8.9lb C: 12st12.8lb G: 12st6.2lb BMI: 27.5 Loss: 4st10.1lb(26.77%)
#20
Hi Broxi, good luck:D
I think the important thing with atkins is not to assume that you will lose a load of weight fast (so dont look at others who are the exceptions!). But you can eat and you will lose eventually - to lose weight while eating plenty of good healthy food - now that really is a miracle diet:D
 


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