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I’m eating around 1500 cal per day which is my Maintenance calories. However, this is in ratio 50% carb: 50% protein or 60% carb: 40% protein. It’s just 2nd day of my diet and I’m already having mild ketosis/ staple stomach feeling. Is this normal? Does every diet whether it is even high in carbs or not cause Mild ketosis? Is ketosis absolutely essential for weight loss?

weight loss low carbohydrate ketogenic diet

From what I understand it’s something produced by the liver which burns fat. So how do I do that? I don’t really wanna buy it so what’s the diet part bout it?

shirt of, month 1 finished. starting ketogenic diet muscle gain, fat loss over 1 year, changing from lower reps to 8-12 rep range

The atkins diet induction period and ketosis state,I am on day 6 and I already sick of chicken and salads,I have been doing this to the tee and check my Ketosis state 3 times per day and have been in ketosis everyday since day 1 I have not lost any weight at all and I also have not gone over board with excess calories either.

Question: Is it normal or not to not loose weight during the induction phase? and if so do I have to stay on induction longer ?
This is very frustrating and hard to do since I am not a huge meat eater to begin with…
Oh and I also have been exercising lifting weights and playing raquetball or tennis a few times a week to stay active like I normally do anyway.
Yes well I have the atkins book and look at every food I eat before to count the carbs and I have been in Ketosis everyday since day 1 does that not mean I am supposed to be burning lbs?
I make sure I dont go over the alotted 15-20 grams of carbs per day and drink my water and take a very good multi vitamin.
Maybe it is possible that one cannot loose weight on atkins eventhough they follow the diet to the TEE I am not cheating or eating too many or too little cabs or over doing the exercise.
I will go to the end of the induction and see if any weight comes off but I am getting very discouraged so far that I see no change.
I was a very healthy eater before with already low cholesterol and low blood sugar etc but I have Hypothyroidism to begim but my DR said that atkins should work but it does not!

In this video, which is a reaction to friend and fellow firefighter being treated for cancer and venturing into a vegan video (and being slandered and attacked – ), I respond to the theory that consumption of animal products (aka delicious meat, eggs, and cheese) on a ketogenic diet like Atkins leads to a higher cancer risk. First the detractors and their comments: “Another Harvard study showed that women with the highest intake of animal fat seem to have over a 75% greater risk of developing breast cancer.[285] ” As one Harvard School of Public health researcher noted, because of the meat content, two years on the Atkins Diet “could initiate a cancer. It could show up as a polyp in 7 years and as colon cancer in ten. The most comprehensive report on diet and cancer in history was published in 1997. It took over four years to complete, reviewing 4500 studies from thousands of researchers across the globe. After all that work, what was their number one recommendation? “Choose a diet that is predominantly plant based, rich in a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans with minimally processed starchy foods.”[491] In other words, essentially the opposite of the Atkins Diet. (Side note: Do they even know what the Atkins Diet is? Do they understand the promoted variety of vegetables and phyto-nutrients featured?) In the January issue of Scientific American it was noted: “Cancer is most frequent among those branches of the human race where

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The Atkins Diet is a high-protein, low-carbohydrate weight loss diet developed by Robert Atkins, MD, during the 1960s. The Atkins Diet severely restricts the consumption of carbohydrate-rich foods and encourages the consumption of protein and fat The central concept of The Atkins Diet is Dr. Atkins’ theory that over-consumption of and hypersensitivity to carbohydrates is the root of our problem with being overweight. He says that it is the way your body processes the carbohydrates you eat — not how much fat you eat — that causes you to gain weight. Many overweight people, according to Dr. Atkins, may be insulin resistant. The remedy is to restrict the consumption of the “bad” carbohydrates (or simple carbohydrates) like those found in processed, pre-packaged and junk foods (cookies, sodas, etc.) and prepare to follow this high-protein eating plan. By reducing your carbohydrate intake to less than 40 grams a day, you will enter a bodily process called ketosis. Ketosis is a state in which your body burns fat as fuel. According to Dr. Atkins, ketosis will also affect insulin production which will prevent more fat from being formed. Atkins’ plan suggests that once you enter ketosis and your body begins efficiently using the fat as fuel, your cravings for carbohydrates will subside and you won’t miss the foods you are doing without. Stages of Atkins Diet Plan The Atkins Diet consists of four stages: Stage 1: Induction Stage 2: Ongoing weight loss Stage 3: Pre-maintenance

Some say atleast 8-15 carbs per week.. but why does it work like this? I’m going on a cutting phase after 4 months of bulking and been on ketosis for a good 2 1/2 months but wanna get back to regular eating which includes healthy carbs.. but why cant I just bring them back in my diet as usual?

Julie’s story

I have been on the Atkins diet for two weeks…my keto stix have never really said more than small or moderate. Now for the past three days they say nothing or trace…I am following the diet properly. What could be the problem? Also…I have only lost about 3 pounds total so far and I feel like I should have lost more by now. I am following the induction part of the diet.
Thanks for your help

Ketosis, new gadget Camelbak, Carbs and my son Jordan’s debut!!

Ok ive been on my low carb diet for a week and a half lost about 10 pounds (water weight), ive been cheating!! but now am serious about getting back into ketosis, Just to gaurntee i get into ketosis I’m going to cut all carbs for 3 days staright to get back into ketosis.. will that work? I dont want any negative feeedback about what i’m doing. Just want to know if it will work.