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Old 07-17-2011, 19:31   #1
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I am at a point where I must start losing weight. I am embarrassed to say how much I weigh right now. I am on my last 2 days of vacation and will start buckling down on Tuesday. What effect on the body would a 2 day fast have? How long does it take for the body to decide it is going into starvation mode? I know that we should only lose 2 pounds a week, but I am not a very patient person. I would like to lose 5 pounds a week! I just seen Beefy's post on calories. I cant imagine still stuffing over 2000 calories down my neck and still lose weight. I have decided to post my weight loss every Sunday morning here. Maybe it will inspire others who need to do the same thing. Any help, comments or criticism would be very much appreciated.

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U do not need to starve or deprive yourself look on the forum for low carb and eating with it means weigh loss. Good luck but fasting does nothing good to the body

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All I know is that i found I could not take in enough calories with the exercise to maintain my weight. Lost 3 lbs a month and not by choice.

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One of the reasons I eat 6 times a day is to get enough calories... There's no way I could do it in 3 or 4 meals a day, I'd be stuffed like crazy.

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One question I have - what are you currently doing for exercise? The combination of low-carb diet and daily exercise is FAR superior to either alone for weight loss.

If you aren't doing daily exercise, is there anything preventing you from it? (Truth be told, I only exercise 6 days maximum a week - but I need at least one rest day to recover from some of the harder riding I do.)

I know you mention that dawn-phenomenon is a problem for you - I used to have absolutely horrible readings in the AM also - they're still not always under 100 (5.5 on my scale) but they are much better since going hardcore on the exercise and losing a bunch of weight.

Good luck!

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Most experts will tell you slow weight loss is the best and people usually keep it off. I have lost over 80 pounds in the last 10 years and kept it off. The last 30 pounds were since I was dx'd diabetic and went on a very low carb diet. Like Beefy I also incorperate exercise into my daily routine. I tried an all day fast a couple of times and it drove my bgs up to 200+, so I would not recomend it. The best way as a diabetic to lose weight is to change the way you eat forever. Start cutting out as many carbs as you can. I am a fairly petite woman and eat close to 2000 calories most days. I eat whenever I am hungry, I just eat low carb. If I am going to eat complex carbs it is usually in the afternoon for lunch or before or after exercise. Since I love to cook I bake all my own snacks so i never go hungry.

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Lots of people, including some here at the forum have lost weight on the Adkins diet, and the bonus is it is low carb, good for the big D.

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One question I have - what are you currently doing for exercise? The combination of low-carb diet and daily exercise is FAR superior to either alone for weight loss.

If you aren't doing daily exercise, is there anything preventing you from it? (Truth be told, I only exercise 6 days maximum a week - but I need at least one rest day to recover from some of the harder riding I do.)

I know you mention that dawn-phenomenon is a problem for you - I used to have absolutely horrible readings in the AM also - they're still not always under 100 (5.5 on my scale) but they are much better since going hardcore on the exercise and losing a bunch of weight.

Good luck!
Hi Beefy,
The only exercise I get now is what I get at work. There I get plenty of exercise. I spent most of my day running around a large and busy grocery store. Also moving heavy product and stocking. My days off I do not get much except the occasional yard work. My BMR is at 2400 right now. I plan to short that to 2000. I need to lose about 40 to 50 lbs before I could get into Real exercise like aerobic or bike riding. I am going to start walking my big dog for an hour each morning as a start. I do have some DP issues but are doing better now. I am about 130 in the mornings now instead of 160-170. BTW-- How much food does it take in the morning to get ones metabolism up and running? I am not much of a breakfast person.

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You can do it, Spud. If Atkins looks good to you, go for it. My husband did a coupla weeks & lost seven pounds right away. And from the looks of my grocery list, he intends to keep doing it! He doesn't follow it right down to the gnat's eyelash, but he picks out some of the recommended menus from each mealtime & interchanges them with his usual fare. I think his biggest hurdle is that he's likely to not eat enough, so we're working on that & he's trying to get it through his head that he can eat plenty of fats & decent portions of "legal" foods and still lose weight.

Back in January I had started posting daily FBG, b/p & weight, but got bogged down. So if I can remember to, I'll post my weight on Sundays too.




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A friend of mine lost 90 pounds in total. She had a coach who taught her something which helped her through her healthy weight loss : she told her to get a pound of butter. At first she shed pounds quickly but she soon reached a point where she would only lose 1 or 2 pounds. That's where the pound of butter came into play! Her coach told her to get the pound of butter out of the fridge and put it against her tighs, her belly... This is a pound of fat. You lost a pound of fat. It looks a lot doesn't it? And you know what? It boosted her motivation. She did it! She lost the 90 pounds she wanted. That pound of butter made her realize a loss of two pounds is a step in the right direction. Slowly and surely

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