Originally Posted by BroncoBuff
I've been on Atkins since June 2 .... not much loss yet. Last time I dropped 4-5 pounds in Weeks 3, 4 and 5.
You count carb intake, 20 carbs per day max. This time I've been a bit more lax, I've allowed 30 even 40 on a few days, but still ... I should be losing more.
Maybe I'll get tough about the 20 max.
You need to... the way atkins works is based solely on ketogenisis. If you are even 1 gram of carbs over your individual threshold the body does everything it can to continue burning glucose for enegy.
If your going to do Atkins you need to do it to the letter.
By the way Alcohol breaks down a very important chemical called lipoprotien lipase. Without this enzyme the body can not breakdown fat. Specifically subcutaneous bodyfat. Point is, the booze is destroying the one chemical needed for ketogenisis to take place... add to that you are taking in approx. double the carbs the diet calls for.
I think we just figured out why it isn't working...