It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Diet & Nutrition Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-21-2005, 07:32 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1
stephanieb HB User
Unhappy Atkins...

I have started Atkins a little over a year ago, I've lost a total of 50 pounds and 3 1/2 pant sizes. I exercise usually 5 or 6 times a week for at least 40 min. I have been feeling really good up until recently. I think I may not be getting enough of something in my system, I only want to lose about 5 more pounds and am having a hard time since i already lost so much. Recently tho, everytime i exercise, all my bones crack alot, my hips, shoulders, ankles, back, its like everytime i move, my bones crack and I'm not sure why. Also this past week or 2, Ive been getting very bad stomach aches and feeling nauseas. Does anyone have any suggestions to what is wrong?..am I exercising too much?..should i eat more carbs?..i just dont feel very healthy lately. Id appreciate any feedback if anyone has any ideas of what it could be!

Thanks!

Stephanie

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-22-2005, 02:31 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 944
veggie girl HB User
Re: Atkins...

I don't know why you're feeling like you do coz i have no medical training, but the fact that you're eating so few carbs and exercising just doesn't seem right. Couldn't you incorporate just a few good carbs after you've worked out? Like some oatmeal, or a boiled egg and a piece of toast or some fruit?

I work out a lot and it makes me weak just THINKING about cutting out carbs completely while exercising.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-22-2005, 03:45 PM   #3
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 377
mellowfish HB User
Re: Atkins...

Quote:
Originally Posted by stephanieb
I have started Atkins a little over a year ago, I've lost a total of 50 pounds and 3 1/2 pant sizes. I exercise usually 5 or 6 times a week for at least 40 min. I have been feeling really good up until recently. I think I may not be getting enough of something in my system, I only want to lose about 5 more pounds and am having a hard time since i already lost so much. Recently tho, everytime i exercise, all my bones crack alot, my hips, shoulders, ankles, back, its like everytime i move, my bones crack and I'm not sure why. Also this past week or 2, Ive been getting very bad stomach aches and feeling nauseas. Does anyone have any suggestions to what is wrong?..am I exercising too much?..should i eat more carbs?..i just dont feel very healthy lately. Id appreciate any feedback if anyone has any ideas of what it could be!

Thanks!

Stephanie
Are you getting enough of the right kinds of fats? You need them to cushion your joints, metabolize fat, and absorb nutrients. Carbs are also necessary for the uptake of certain nutrients into the system.

Diets high in animal protein can put a lot of undue stress on the kidneys and gallbladder, especially if you are burning ketones (which everyone does when they are losing weight, not just those on Atkins).

I'm sure you know that not all carbs are bad. Stay away from bread and start incorporating some whole grains and legumes into your diet: dry beans, brown rice (not instant or parboiled), oats are excellent (not instant), "other" grains such as quinoa, aramanth, and barley. These things are all high in fiber and a good source of protein in most cases. When consumed, especially with vegetables, it is hard to eat too many calories (unless you are adding butter or other condiments) because the fiber will fill you up and keep your appetite satiated.

Carbs do hold a certain amount of water in your digestive system (think about what fiber does), which is why people see very quick weight losses when beginning a low-carb regimen.

Be sure to drink a lot of quality water (your kidneys will thank you) to keep you body "flushed" out and so as not to retain the water. Also, it's OK to include fruit into your diet as well

 
Old 04-22-2005, 03:53 PM   #4
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 377
mellowfish HB User
Re: Atkins...

Quote:
Originally Posted by stephanieb
... I only want to lose about 5 more pounds and am having a hard time since i already lost so much. ...
Thanks!

Stephanie
It is always most difficult to lose those last few pounds. IMHO, you should make some healthy additions to your diet (good carbs), and that can make all of the difference.

You may have hit a plateau in your weight loss, if you are not already lifting weights you should do so, this will assist with losing more fat (though through gaining some muscle you may not see the scale move). Just be sure that whenever you reach your goal weight/BMI you are not going to have to go to ridiculous lengths to maintain it

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
How low is to low? enchantedfrog Diabetes 4 06-05-2006 07:39 PM
Question about Atkins Diet........? CaliGirl19 Weight Loss 10 04-19-2006 01:54 PM
Atkins diet....YES or NO? CaliGirl19 Weight Loss 42 04-07-2006 08:38 PM
atkins diet scottie_81 Weight Loss 8 01-06-2006 10:42 AM
is the atkins diet safe Korn Diet & Nutrition 162 04-28-2004 09:37 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:55 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!