Some newbie advice here please

Discussion in 'Low Carb Diets' started by Lexie_dog, 25 May 2008.

  1. Lexie_dog


    Okay, I started Atkins on Friday. I have not cheated (honest) and I checked my ketosis strips today and nothing. niente. nada. zilch.

    My carb load today has been something like this:

    B: 100g mushrooms ( carbs 2.0), 2 Sausages ( carbs 3.0) and 2 slices back bacon.
    L: None, no hunger.
    S: Portion "chocolate bark"(made with linseed instead of coconut/nuts), (Carbs 1.8g)
    D: Roast Chicken leg (?) and 100g spinach (1.4g carb) and ceasar dressing (2.3g carbs)

    So on a typical day I would say that I am consuming 10.5g of carbs all in (usually I have salad for lunch and not a sweet thing but you know how it is on TOTM). I have read the Atkins book and recommends sticking to 20g or less for induction. I have also had 3 tablespoons of cream in coffee today and drank 2L of water. But accoring to my strips I'm not in ketosis :sigh:

    I currently have TOTM, could that be affecting the result? Or am I being too eager and should I just check tomorrow and get a grip :eek:

  2. PinksW

    PinksW Well-Known Member

    I would give yourself time, Lexie. Atkins suggests eating 3 meals a day or splitting them into 5 or 6 smaller meals. You certainly shouldn't go more than 6 hours without eating.
    I'm sure you will be in the pink with the strips in no time. Keep drinking the water!
  3. Lexie_dog


    I had breakfast late today about 10:30 and dinner at 5,

    so off to wait then. I always have been tremendously impatient.

    Thank you for your reply
  4. sun

    sun Well-Known Member

    my ketostix never go pink, even when I did LL at my group they never did!

  5. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Mine never did either:confused:
  6. Lexie_dog


    I did CD a while back and the ketostix always showed as mid pink, except when I had TOTM. I'm just hoping that they are the same this time around.

    I have a belter of a sore head starting, so am hoping that thats me finally on my way in.

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