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    Today is my 3rd day of under 30g of carbs per day. And this is killing me! I can't manage to focus for shit, I am completely foggy-minded, lethargic, etc.

    Any helpful hints? I weighed in at 243 lbs. and I know that a ketogenic diet will help me get down to 220 or so where I would like to weigh.

    Just tough dealing with the diet.
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    why are you trying to lose massive amounts of weight?
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    Keto's arent good for you.. Do you not see the cycle you are constantly going through? Binge/diet/binge/diet etc. You should start eating balanced Mike. Diets the hardest part of the game, and if you cant get it down, then you wont go anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonStar
    Today is my 3rd day of under 30g of carbs per day. And this is killing me! I can't manage to focus for shit, I am completely foggy-minded, lethargic, etc.

    Any helpful hints? I weighed in at 243 lbs. and I know that a ketogenic diet will help me get down to 220 or so where I would like to weigh.

    Just tough dealing with the diet.
    Really nothing I can suggest, carbs are basically your energy, and from what I know and heard the first week of Atkins is the hardest because your really cutting down on carbs.

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    I hate Atkins. It's a bad diet.

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    Why you on that Atkins crap bro...you should know better

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee
    I hate Atkins. It's a bad diet.
    I've heard from a few people that the first week their mouth tastes and smells like ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonStar
    Any helpful hints?
    yeah, stop doing this rediculous diet.





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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleKid
    I've heard from a few people that the first week their mouth tastes and smells like ass.
    it's part of being in ketosis and as long as you're in ketosis it's likely to stay that way.

    i'm in the "hate atkins" camp as well. you can drop weight quickly but you can also rebound damn fast as soon as you reintroduce carbs back into your diet plus all that fat makes me want to
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikegurl
    it's part of being in ketosis and as long as you're in ketosis it's likely to stay that way.

    i'm in the "hate atkins" camp as well. you can drop weight quickly but you can also rebound damn fast as soon as you reintroduce carbs back into your diet plus all that fat makes me want to
    You can drop weight quickly, but some of it being muscle..

    and why are you dieting anyways? your pics look great, your bench squat and deadlift look great to.

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    Wow, lots of quick responses. Thanks for all of the feedback guys.

    Jake hit it right on the nail when he said that I go through this ridiculous cycle all the time of binge/diet/binge/diet. But honestly, the biggest problem is that I don't seem to have the determination to follow a clean diet. I always want to cheat. And not only just cheat, but binge excessively. I mean I hit 243 lbs. now. I have never weighed this much as far back as I can remember.

    Ketogenic style dieting seems to be the quickest in terms of fat-loss. So that's the biggest reason I am going that route.
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    My friend was on it, he lost weight but gained it all back and then some. The lazy fat slob looks worse now.

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    Ketogenic style dieting seems to be the quickest in terms of fat-loss. So that's the biggest reason I am going that route.
    For some reason most people seem to gain more weight than they had before they started dieting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonStar
    the biggest problem is that I don't seem to have the determination to follow a clean diet. I always want to cheat. And not only just cheat, but binge excessively.
    Ketogenic style dieting seems to be the quickest in terms of fat-loss. So that's the biggest reason I am going that route.
    OK, first, cutting the carbs out will kill your energy, so you shouldn't be suprised. I know a competitive bodybuilder who eats nothing but fish before a contest (and I mean nothing) and he is almost non-functional.

    Second, Atkins, like most other diets, is mostly a way to get you to eat less calories. Yes, you can eat whole sticks of butter if you want, but you will tire of them eventually and lose your taste for them. After a few days, you will eat less or down 2 dozen Krispy Kremes, which ever comes first. (No offense to Dunkin Donuts, by the way.)

    If willpower is the problem, crash dieting is not the answer. Fix the root cause, not the sympton. If your car was riding rough because it had a flat tire, you wouldn't look for a smoother road, right? You'd get the tire fixed. Stop looking at your food as a diet or a set of restrictions, and start looking at it as fuel for your machine. Garbage in, garbage out. No, not easy, but WAY better in the long run. (Trust me, I've been there...and am still working my way out of it.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonStar
    Wow, lots of quick responses. Thanks for all of the feedback guys.

    Jake hit it right on the nail when he said that I go through this ridiculous cycle all the time of binge/diet/binge/diet. But honestly, the biggest problem is that I don't seem to have the determination to follow a clean diet. I always want to cheat. And not only just cheat, but binge excessively. I mean I hit 243 lbs. now. I have never weighed this much as far back as I can remember.

    Ketogenic style dieting seems to be the quickest in terms of fat-loss. So that's the biggest reason I am going that route.
    Sounds like you need to gain some discipline bro...we all like to eat junk food, but I keep it to one or two days per week, the rest of the time I eat clean.

    Like someone else said, yeah you can drop the weight quickly, but it's not healthy, it's a terrible idea for an athlete because you need carbs for training, and chances are when you get off of it you will gain the weight back, and probably quickly.





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