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Old 01-25-2009, 10:46 PM   #11
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Wow, 120lbs is major! I lost about 100lbs with the Atkins diet five years ago or so and have kept most of it off (I need to drop about 20- winter is a tough time to stay active in South Dakota).

It will be very important to ease back into eating, that's for sure. When the caloric intake drops to that low a level it triggers the 'starvation response,' drastically cutting metabolism. So when you go back to eating even 2/3 what you did before the weight comes roaring back. It's smart that the diet takes this into account and adds food back slowly, giving the metabolism time to adjust.

Good luck with your program and welcome to DC1
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:08 PM   #12
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Thank you everyone, for the really warm welcome :)

Erinny, that is excellent advice - about believing in myself being able to cook thank you :). I always told myself I couldn't do something (especially lose weight), so it's a god reminder that I CAN do these thigs!
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:24 PM   #13
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[quote=andybhoy;781542]Thank you everyone, for the really warm welcome :)

What a wonderful thing, were is my welcome. I new to. This is my 3rd day on and no one welcomed me.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:27 PM   #14
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I'm sure you will, if you start a thread in this forum :)
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:52 PM   #15
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Hey folks - haven't been back since my last post in this thread, I think. I was struggling with the idea of learning to cook while I couldn't "eat".

I thought I'd update this - I finished the abstinance phase of my diet, 4 weeks ago and have lost a total of 154lbs. I have just one small meal per day (two from tomorrow) plus low fat snacks but this does mean that I am now cooking. Just very simple things - protein and veg. But Over the next few weeks I'll be reading around to develop what I can make - especially when I'm allowed pasta again (something I mis a lot).

Anyway, thanks for all the messages before and while I'm sure I'll be quiet - I will be here a lot more :)

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