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Hi everyone
I am on my first day of Atkins, have done it before and (when stuck to) had good losses. My problem is i seem to get sick/bored quite quickly and give up. Have done a lot of research lately and it really does seem that low carb, however its done, works. Iam usually a weightwatchers avid fan and generally try to avoid carbs where possible but feel tired of floundering around and want to see some decent losses.
I have a 10 month old baby and put on a LOT of weight when pregnant, have lost 3 1/2 stone of the baby weight but would still love to lose 4 stone to get me to a healthy weight.
Just wanted to say hello and join you all!
So far today ive had:
Brek: 2 rashers of bacon and scrambeled egg
Lunch: Omelette with 1oz cheese, 80g mushrooms and 2 rashers of bacon.
Tea will be: Lamb chops and salad

I think in the past my downfall has been an attitude of, "ooh i can have fat/cheese/"Naughty things" and gone into overload. Then i sicken myself and cant stand the thought of more grease etc, so this time i am trying to think along more healthy lines, ie. not going over the top, just because i can. Hope this makes sense! Anyway sorry for rambling, look forward to getting to know you
Katy x
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Hi TickleKate & welcome

Love the name!! Your story sounds very similar to mine, especially the weight gain in pregnancy & the failed attempts at Atkins before... I'm sure I used to drown myself in cheese, pork scratchings etc!!

Well done on your fab loss so far.. you've done brilliantly!

Look forward to hearing more about your journey. xx


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Hi Katy - nice to see someone on here in rainy teesside :D
Best of luck x
Thanks everyone for replying, made me feel all happy! haha.
Ditzeeblonde, can i ask how you are finding Atkins this time round? Looking at your losses youve done really well.

Also does anyone else drink diet coke? I love it and have a bit of a thing for it :p and just wondered if say one can a day would effect ketosis. I notice pepsi max has no carb in it and altho i know it can cause sugar cravings is there any other reason to avoid it? ie would it affect ketosis do you think?


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The citric acid in the coke can cause stall in weight and plus there is caffiene in them


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My heads in the right place this time which has helped hugely... don't get me wrong I still crave things now & again but I just remember how the carb hangovers feel & how tricky it can be to get back on track!!

I have just started having a pint of caffeine free diet coke at night but only b'coz I've usually had 4 lites of water by then & don't fancy anymore... I think its trial & error, try it (after yr first week) & see what happens!

It helps me get started on the water earlier the next morning too with it being a diuretic!
Coke zero is caffeine and citric acid free. Also I noticed that the Asda own brand caffeine free diet coke doesn't contain citric acid. I too am a lover of diet coke.
With the citrix and stuff it's suck it and see really, it affects some people and not others love.

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