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Old 04-21-2005, 11:58 AM   #1
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I have been on the first stages of atkins for 3 days now and iv'e only been eating 20 carbs or less a day and I haven't lost any weight! Am I doing something wrong??
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Old 04-21-2005, 01:29 PM   #2
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only 3 days? Give it the week. Your body is just starting to figure out you've changed the way your eating. If your eating 20 or less carbs, you should be fine. Dont worry about the scale just yet....put it away until the full 7 days are up, check to make sure everything is going down, and get on with the next week.

Watch out for diet sodas, sugar free items, and sweeteners. These will very likely stall out your weightloss.

Good luck to you, pop over to the Atkins dailys and say hi and hang out.
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Old 04-21-2005, 08:33 PM   #3
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Sometimes 3 days isn't long enough to get/see results. Did you take your measurements before you started? Sometimes those change before you see a scale change. Like Robin said....watch for those no-no things. I think the book says sometimes it could even take up to 2 weeks to see results. You've read the book, right??
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:53 PM   #4
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Like you've already heard......keep it up and just wait. Even if you had lost anything in 3 days it would only be water weight.....which fluctuates daily. Hang in there and keep up the good work. This is supposed to be a lifestyle change, not a quick fix, and those take time!
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Old 08-11-2005, 06:13 PM   #6
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Make sure you are counting EVERY carb. There are some hidden in things you wouldn't imagine. For instance, there are 4 carbs in 3 scrambled eggs. If you don't have a carb counter, you might want to get one or try using FitDay online--it's free. It can be a real eye opener.
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Old 08-12-2005, 10:51 AM   #7
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Sweetkiss - Congrats on working on a better way of eating! I see that you are 17 and would like to be 100 lbs. - how tall are you? I must tell you that when someone is close to goal weight, or not very big to begin with, their body doesn't give up the lbs. without quite a struggle. The body is an amazing thing and will protect itself - so you may need to be asking yourself if your goals are realistic and healthy. You are still growing and maturing and with that comes body changes. Just keep active, eat healthy and your body will be what it should be. Good luck!

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Old 08-23-2005, 10:09 PM   #8
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Make sure you are counting EVERY carb. There are some hidden in things you wouldn't imagine. For instance, there are 4 carbs in 3 scrambled eggs. If you don't have a carb counter, you might want to get one or try using FitDay online--it's free. It can be a real eye opener.
FitDay.com says that 1 egg is 0.6 carbs, so 3 eggs would be 1.8 carbs - 2 rounded off. It only has more if you are cooking it with regular milk. I cook mine with either Carb Countdown milk or plain water.
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