So I went ahead on my first day of induction (1/1/14) and jumped into the Valentines challenge
Here's my story though in a nutshell.
In 2011 I lost about 50 lbs on Ideal Protein (which is a very strict / prepackaged LC diet). I loved it, felt great, and have maintained most of the weight loss but I need to go ahead and finish up what I started. I read the Atkins book last fall and started for a couple of days but I wasn't in the right place mentally to restart so it didn't last long.
Two days ago I restarted on induction and I'm not having nearly the success I had last fall when I was on it, or when I've done very low carb diets in the past. I thought I would appeal to those of you who are pros at this for some advice, to make sure that there aren't any glaring issues that stick out that I need to change. Not only have I not lost any weight since I started, but I've gained 1.5 lbs! Yikes right?
Here's what I've eaten:
3 eggs cooked in butter
Lunch: (kind of crazy but I was on the go)
1 oz cheese w/Turkey Pepperoni (no carbs listed and no added sugar in ingredients)
1 Bell Pepper dipped in Ranch Dressing
3 Pieces Bacon (afternoon snack)
Steak, Avocado, Jalapeno poppers, broccoli with butter
3 eggs with butter
1/2 bell pepper w/ranch
Chef salad (1oz cheese, turkey, lettuce, blue cheese)
1oz cheese with Turkey Pepperoni
Taco Salad (taco seasoning homemade, Atkins friendly)
Meat, Lettuce, 1/2 avocado, light sprinkle cheese, Fresh Pico de Gaio, sour cream
Both mornings I've had coffee with a splash of heavy cream and 1 Splenda, lots of plain water (10+ glasses) but also lots of herbal tea (unsweetened).
I'm also going to go get the book again from the library today, I thought I remembered but I want to double check everything, I thought I would appeal to the wise ones here as well. Thank you so much for any information or input you can give me!!