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This is a comment I made on a forum post about Atkins diet

Hi JayT85, Looking through your post you seem to be doing virtually everything right so as far as that goes there doesn't seem much more you can change at the moment. The fact that your ketosis sticks are registering at least a small amount of ketones is obviously good as it shows that something is going on. There are however a few things that you can do firstly to reinforce and encourage yourself. The first thing to do is take all your measurements so you can monitor your change in body shape not just using the scales which often don't tell the truth but also seeing how your body is changing to physically. As a minimum you want to measure your neck, your chest, you stomach at the widest part, around your butt and also both thighs. You do that once every 7 days you'll be able to see where the changes going on as you point out you are doing some exercise so you may well be gaining in muscle while you're losing in fat. Strangely enough when someone is particularly large my advice is to always go for strength training to start with rather than cardio. The reason is that cardio doesn’t fill that muscle mass as quickly as strength training does. The advantage of building muscle mass is that the muscles if you prefer that, use the energy in the body as we move and will continue to do so for quite some time even after we've stopped doing the exercise building strength through building muscle will be done with slow movements which for a large person obviously alleviates much of the concerns of a heart problem and does not put a strain on muscles and tendons that some cardio exercise can do. The other thing I would suggest you look at is taking a good course of probiotics and digestive enzymes. The probiotics will help rebalance and increase the amount of good bacteria you've got in your digestive system and at the same time decrease the amount of harmful bacteria whose life cycle produces toxins that poison the body and interrupt the way body is supposed to work. You should find that doing that will very quickly deal with any constipation that you may be suffering; far more effectively even than taking extra fiber. I have practically no fiber in my diet and never had a problem. As 'nette has pointed out, taking a good multivitamin will help and as you've increased the amount of water you're drinking you also will need to look at making up for the sodium or salt, potassium and other electrolytes that you'll be losing as you exercise. Salt and potassium are particularly used in many bodily processes. You need to make sure that you're not deficient of those. As sjwnana says, give it time at the same time take note of your measurements and not just your weight. Take a good quality vitamin and mineral supplement. Look after your stomach bacteria because if you look after your body your body will say thank you and look after you. Hope that helps, Mark **************

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