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    Default Re: PISS-Post Induction Stall Syndrome- a reality to be expected

    Quote Originally Posted by fr1endly2
    I got this from another low carb site. PISS (post induction stall syndrome) is NO REASON TO QUIT

    (1) When you start Atkins induction, your body dumps a lot of water
    along with the stored glycogen, and there are other hormonal things going on
    that promote water loss. So you lose several pounds of water, sometimes
    more. You may even get slightly dehydrated at first. (2) As you continue on
    induction, your body begins to adapt to the reduced carb intake. Water
    retention is gradually normalized, so that you are no longer dehydrated. A
    pound to several pounds of water weight may gradually return. (3) As the
    small amount of water weight gradually returns, you're also gradually
    burning fat. The water weight increase is offset by the fat loss, showing a
    net slowdown or even "stall" on the scale, sometimes even a small increase
    on the scale. (4) As you continue low-carbing, the gradual loss of weight in
    the form of body fat will finally start showing up, and you'll start seeing
    the scale moving down again. This whole process may encompass a period of a
    month or more. Seeing the scale stop changing, or even a small increase in
    weight is therefore pretty normal for many Atkins dieters, and is not a
    reason to drastically change the diet or start doing a radically hypocaloric
    thing. It is always a good idea, at any stage, to be careful about your carb
    intake, to make sure you're correctly charting your carb intake.

    If, after four weeks past induction, you are not seeing the scale start to
    move, then you probably want to look at ways to get past the stall. A true
    stall is not diagnosed, by the way, unless you've gone 6 weeks without loss
    on the scale or in inches. Methods such as counting calories, stepping up
    exercise, increasing or decreasing carb intake, cutting out certain types of
    foods can be tried, preferably not all at one time (so you know what is
    working and what isn't). Also be aware that on low-carb diets, many people
    (not just women) seem to lose weight intermittently, rather than gradually.
    They will go along sometimes for several weeks with nothing showing up on
    the scale, and then all of a sudden, in one day or over a couple days, lose
    several pounds. Nobody seems to know why, but this seems particularly common
    to low-carb dieting. Patience is a good trait for low-carb dieters to work
    on.

    I hope this helps everyone!!!! I know MANY of us are in this situation like me right now!! Lets hang on and prove this theory PISS to be right on the nose! GOOD LUCK ALL MY FORUM FRIENDS!
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    great bi of info here. This wll defintely help me aong the way.
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    Default Re: PISS-Post Induction Stall Syndrome- a reality to be expected

    Wow I really needed to hear that while Im on my stall but I havent given up nor will I, I WILL BE 140 lbs here soon no matter how much I have to work or wait for it I will do it. THANK YOU
    41 year old Female - 5'8
    Start date of Atkins way of eating 19/1/2014
    (Started cutting back 28th of December 2013)



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    Default Re: PISS-Post Induction Stall Syndrome- a reality to be expected

    I haven't been on the diet long enough to have weeks and weeks of stalls. However, I have noticed that on this diet, the weight loss is non-linear. I will go a few days at the same weight and then OVERNIGHT will lose 1-2 pounds. And this is going by my weight every morning before eating anything. At times it can be discouraging but then again....it's kinda nice waking up and discovering you've lost weight!
    START: Jan 8th, 2009




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    Default Re: PISS-Post Induction Stall Syndrome- a reality to be expected

    This thread needs a bump. Great info here, really helped me today. Started Atkins almost a month ago and lost a quick 12.2 lbs in the first three weeks, but since that point my weight has slowly crept back up. Was planning on doing extended induction since I still have over 100 lbs to lose and my resistance level was moderate, so I knew it couldn't be a new food I added. I figured maybe I was just retaining water due to too much sodium in my diet. Sad thing is I pretty much knew everything in this post, sometimes you just need to see it.



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    Default Re: PISS-Post Induction Stall Syndrome- a reality to be expected

    Seems like a lot of folks are falling into PISS so I am bumping this in hopes it will get noticed.
    Jill

    Back in ONEderland as of 7/27/2020!

    I was No longer OBESE. Just Overweight. I want to be back there again and am on my way. Last time I went from 300 to 189.
    Current: 253.6/191.8/169 or a size 10 is the GOAL


    Don't trade what you want MOST for what you want right now.



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    Default Re: PISS-Post Induction Stall Syndrome- a reality to be expected

    Quote Originally Posted by chinadoll View Post
    Seems like a lot of folks are falling into PISS
    What a malodorous state of affairs!

    Thanks for linking me to this thread.

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    i dont think i'll be trying a jump start. i have decided not to weigh myself for 2 more weeks, its hard, especially after a gym session. but i am so elated with my weight loss the first two week and i don't want to be disheartened

    anyway, regardless of what the scales say, i know i'm losing inches and other people have noticed too.

    good luck

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    Default Re: PISS-Post Induction Stall Syndrome- a reality to be expected

    Quote Originally Posted by chinadoll View Post
    Seems like a lot of folks are falling into PISS so I am bumping this in hopes it will get noticed.
    Chinadoll, thanks for sharing this!!!
    Michelle
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    Started Adkins Induction Phase 1: 15 Sep 09
    Extended Induction Phase 1: 29 Sep 09
    OWL Rung 1: 17 Oct 09
    OWL Rung 2: 1 Nov 09
    OWL Rung 3: 17 Nov 09
    OWL Rung 4: 27 Nov 09







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    Default Re: PISS-Post Induction Stall Syndrome- a reality to be expected

    I am in week three, and put on a pound !. I don't think it was from adding carbs, I went from 20 to 25 (counted on fatsecret.com) and it was vegetables as recommended. It is nice to know that this can be expected and is not necessarily a problem. If it is a water weight 're-gain' becuase my body is adjusting to atkins, that is fine because that pound is 'nothing'. If it gets to be 3, it might really P.I.S.S me off...

    Thanks for the explainations and encouragment.

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    this info really helps, i have been on this diet for about 3 weeks. the first 2 i lost about 10 pounds, but nothing for the 3rd week, i just stepped on the scale today and i've actually gained 2 pounds! i'm drinking a lot of water and i'm not eating anything different.. it's a little discouraging..

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