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    on atkins induction u lose a lot of weight in that first 2 weeks.......a lot of it being water.......when do u actually start to lose fat?

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    Default Re: when do you actually start losing fat and not water

    Have you read the book, Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution (2002)?

    There's no universal answer for when someone starts losing fat.

    And not everyone loses "a lot of weight" in that first two weeks.
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    no i haven't read it, sorry

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    Default Re: when do you actually start losing fat and not water

    No reason to say sorry to me ... you should be saying you're sorry to yourself.

    Are you trying to do Atkins without knowing what's involved? Or are you just asking questions? If you're trying to do Atkins without the book, I fear you will be doing many things not so well. The book is really useful. I've never known anyone to achieve his/her goals without a copy.
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    Default Re: when do you actually start losing fat and not water

    I agree with Atkinsgal, trying to do Atkins without reading the manual is a bit like trying to assemble a complicated piece of machinery without reading the instructions, it is possible to do but not an efficient way!!!

    Look at our latest "Eat your Vegetables" challenge to get some ideas on how to get most of your net carbs from vegetables on induction
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    Not sure how much a cup of induction veggies weighs?
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    Default Re: when do you actually start losing fat and not water

    Quote Originally Posted by silverstang1991 View Post
    on atkins induction u lose a lot of weight in that first 2 weeks.......a lot of it being water.......when do u actually start to lose fat?
    Georgiana gave you an excellent answer to this question in April, 2009. The science (and answer) has not changed.

    Are you trying to re-start Atkins or are you researching various plans to chose which one to follow? As mentioned, it is very helpful to read DANDR. The Induction stickies also give guidance on important facts such as what to eat during the first two weeks; the OWL ones, what to eat after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstang1991 View Post
    on atkins induction u lose a lot of weight in that first 2 weeks.......a lot of it being water.......when do u actually start to lose fat?
    it will depend on how much glycogen you have stored as the body stores fluids with it.

    if one begins atkins by switching from another weight loss plan one would not have very much glycogen reserves and thus body fat loss should occur by day 2. However if one was eating high carb nonweight loss plan then one would have a large glycogen reserve and the body while burning fats from day one would be using the glycogen reserve as make up energy source for the difference between the cal intake and the cal output from all sources. With that glycogen usage would also come the release of the stored fluids. Once the glycogen reserve was depleted the remaining weight loss should be mostly body fat. Average liver stores of glycogen can be 50-10 grams with the 150-300 grams of water. then depending on how much you have stored in your muscle tissues and the amount of exercise you are doing will determine when it is depleted and you are a fat shedding atkins inductee. It shouldn't be more then a few days
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    Default Re: when do you actually start losing fat and not water

    i tried it a few times for my epilepsy.......to hard to stay on it for me.....some of the questions are for me and some are for my aunt, uncle, my other uncle, and my cousin.....they live out in the country and don't have internet......they ask me cause they knew i did it for my epilepsy......they think i know......but i don't......so i post a question here......and write it as if it were for me.......they're straight country and don't have money......so i try and help them........i'm sorry it if offends u guys, bothers, or irritates you........i'll stop posting questions......but thank you for any help and any answers you have given to me........VERY MUCH APPRECIATED

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    I hope that you dont stop posting the questions...they DO help a lot of us starting Induction or coming back to Induction. I think a lot can be learned from what other people are posting.

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    Default Re: when do you actually start losing fat and not water

    I've read the book and I wasn't reading this board in 2009. Anyone feel like answering the question today?

    ETA - Sorry I just saw the answer. Thx
    Started July 11, 2010 SW 190 lbs, CW 179 lbs, GW 140 lbs.

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