Hello! Newbie here!!

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  1. NekoZombie

    NekoZombie Full Member

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    Hi everyone! I've been lurking but time to come out I think!

    My name is Ally and I have been on atkins for about a week. Overall, I haven't been finding it too hard...I have noticed however that I'm eating a fair bit of cheese (about 70g a day) and ham. I'm worried because these foods are salty and err addictive . I can't stop eating the stuff! I've also been eating peanuts, which I suspect are not allowed?

    Anyway, I thought I'd introduce myself and I'll probably witter away on this thread every so often...:)
     
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  3. Leanne1

    Leanne1 Silver Member

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    Hi and welcome.
    Yes, all that salt could stall you. It does tend to make the body retain water. I also find that cheese stalls me.
     
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    mustdoit susan

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    welcome and witter away xx
     
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    ClaireCat On a mission for boobs!

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    Hello! Peanuts arnt allowed if you're starting on induction, and if you find you've not lost much, perhaps cut back on the cheese!

    Enjoy, and welcome :) xx
     
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    Good luck Hun

    Xx
     
  7. Kat1e

    Kat1e This is for life

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    Hi Ally welcome and good luck :D
     
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    Hi Ally

    welcome to the forum, and good luck :)
     
  9. ladyfelsham

    ladyfelsham Clean green leafy machine

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    Welcome Ally, as the others say, best to stay away from peanuts in Induction. Drinking lots of water will help with the salt - but make sure you take multivitamins too - and try to get most of your carbs from green leafy veg :)
     
  10. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

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    Morning Ally and welcome, why don't you post on the "What are we eating" thread and then we can all comment :)
     
  11. NekoZombie

    NekoZombie Full Member

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    Thanks all for the lovely welcome! I shall pootle off and try and find the thread. In the meantime, does anyone use ketostix? I've been testing the last few days - no ketones showing, a sure sign I'm doing something wrong...
     
  12. mustdoit

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    use ketostixs a lot .......... check they are in date ............ x
     
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    They're in date but have been open over 6 months? Likely to cause a problem?
     
  14. mustdoit

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    yes ................. indulge in a new pot xx
     
  15. NekoZombie

    NekoZombie Full Member

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    Grrr, annoying - went down to boots and they didn't have any. Still don't know if I'm in or not...haven't had anything illegal so I shall just aim to keep on track. While I was in boots I weighed myself (finally felt brave enough) and found out I weigh 17 st 13. Now that was a shock.
     
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    I always went by the other signs of ketosis myself
     
  17. Dietkitty

    Dietkitty Rebel without a calorie

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    The sticks don't work for everyone. As I understand it being in ketosis does not make you lose weight it simply makes you not feel hungry. If you're apetite has reduced you don't need pee on a strip of paper to tell you anything! People obssess about those damn sticks. When I did LL the counsellor insisted we show her our stick weekly and she would regularly tell me I was dehydrated despite drinking 5 litres of water a day, EVERY day! Save your money, buy a nice steak instead!
     
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    NekoZombie Full Member

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    Haha! Fair point. A very nice steak for £5 I think!

    What are the other signs of Ketosis? My appetite has definitely decreased Jim - no hunger to speak of, no longer crave bread and the like. No metal taste in my mouth though!
     
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    andi Bye bye bellies!!!

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    :welcome2:Hi Ally (are you a man or woman - nosey :D).

    Andi x
     
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    Hello ally and welcome to the forum, everyone is really friendly and helpful on here
    Good luck on your weight loss journey :)
     
  21. NekoZombie

    NekoZombie Full Member

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    Thanks all!

    @andi: I'm a girl :p
     
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