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    Default Best rapid weight loss plan for PCOS

    The best one I have found so far (and I feel I've been on everything) is Kimkins


    It's basically a lower fat version of Atkins - I have lost about 7 lbs in 4 days and many people lose 100 lbs in 4-5 months. No carb cravings and no hunger so far. I am going to keep going until I lose about 80 more lbs. It does not allow any sugar alcohols or carb snacks, but generally you won't miss them.
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    Curious to know if you have had the same "withdrawls" as with Atkins? I've been thinking of trying the plan myself. Could you share a sample menu with us? Thanks!
    28 years old- no meds- trying to get healthy through diet and exercise

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    Quote Originally Posted by andie531 View Post
    The best one I have found so far (and I feel I've been on everything) is Kimkins


    It's basically a lower fat version of Atkins - I have lost about 7 lbs in 4 days and many people lose 100 lbs in 4-5 months. No carb cravings and no hunger so far. I am going to keep going until I lose about 80 more lbs. It does not allow any sugar alcohols or carb snacks, but generally you won't miss them.
    I kind of figured it would be a low carb before I opened the thread; I see so much success with it for people who can stick to it! Good luck to you!

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    yes i'd be interested to see an average days meals? i heard it is extremly low in cals and fat ... i don't know if i could do iT?
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    I found these guidelines on another website, but if you can get the woman's world article, it has a few recipes - you cannot have lo carb "treats" that have sugar alcohols - it's fairly strict but I am not feeling hunger or carb cravings. You can have sugar free jello or popsicles, and string cheese as a snack - the website should give some more variety in food - I don't have a membership yet - just following the woman's world article:


    Hi! Welcome! Below are the guidelines for Kimkins and her 3 day Kimmer Experiement.... most people start with the 3-day and then go on to Kimkins. I did the Kimmer Experiment for 5 days and lost 4.5 lbs. and this was after Induction and WOL for a month so it does work! Try it especially if you seem to be stalling on Atkins alone..

    Rules for Kimkins and K/E

    Here's the guidelines for Kimkins:

    *Up to 20 total carbs (not 'net')
    *Up to 3 cups salad type veggies or
    *Up to 2 cups salad veggies + .5 cup 'cooked'
    *70-90 lean protein grams
    *No LC products, treats, junk or alcohol
    *Just enough fat to make your menu work (don't overdo)


    Here's the guidelines for the Kimmer Experiment (not M/E):

    *As much lean protein as you desire
    *Length of time is 3-5 days depending on how 'carbed up' you are
    *Purpose is to experience 'real' ketosis (weight loss, no appetite)
    *Useful as a springboard for other LC programs
    *No alcohol, no cheese
    *Basic condiments and spices OK (watch catsup & A1 sauce)


    Above taken from page 1 of "Ask Kimmer"

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    can you give us an example of what you ate in a day?
    Dx (finally) ~ 2002
    TTC ~ 2.5 yrs for #1 - 8 months for #2 - 2yrs #3 for 3yrs
    Clomid, Met., Asprin, Pre-seed, temping Fermera and IUI & lots of OPK'S/HPTs

    ~ Baby girl Jan 11, 2007
    ~ Baby girl Dec 3, 2008 ~ TWINSSSSSSS b/g July 19, 2013!!!
    ~ angel baby, Jan 20/06~ angel baby Sept 18/07~ angel baby Dec 8/09

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    ? example of your daily meal plan?
    Dx (finally) ~ 2002
    TTC ~ 2.5 yrs for #1 - 8 months for #2 - 2yrs #3 for 3yrs
    Clomid, Met., Asprin, Pre-seed, temping Fermera and IUI & lots of OPK'S/HPTs

    ~ Baby girl Jan 11, 2007
    ~ Baby girl Dec 3, 2008 ~ TWINSSSSSSS b/g July 19, 2013!!!
    ~ angel baby, Jan 20/06~ angel baby Sept 18/07~ angel baby Dec 8/09

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    I read some stuff about kimkins including a 3 day thing where you only eat eggs and meat... It sounds ucky! I like the balanced approach you have with the veggies too. Good luck and keep us posted on how you do. It's impossible for me to stay on an extrememly low carb diet for more than 2 weeks. I really like lower carbs and no sugar though. That's definately when I feel my best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by andie531 View Post
    Rules for Kimkins and K/E

    Here's the guidelines for Kimkins:

    *Up to 20 total carbs (not 'net')
    *Up to 3 cups salad type veggies or
    *Up to 2 cups salad veggies + .5 cup 'cooked'
    *70-90 lean protein grams
    *No LC products, treats, junk or alcohol
    *Just enough fat to make your menu work (don't overdo)
    That's identical to the original Atkins program.

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    This is the plan I have used to lose 33 lbs so far. I've lost it extremely fast (less than 2 months) and continue to do so. I average .5 to 1 pound every day. I would highly recommend it to anyone that is struggling with other weight loss plans (I've been on them all). With this one I'm never hungry and I get excited every morning on the scale! It has helped my symptoms tremendously!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airen View Post
    This is the plan I have used to lose 33 lbs so far. I've lost it extremely fast (less than 2 months) and continue to do so. I average .5 to 1 pound every day. I would highly recommend it to anyone that is struggling with other weight loss plans (I've been on them all). With this one I'm never hungry and I get excited every morning on the scale! It has helped my symptoms tremendously!!
    I've been reading a lot about this program ever since it came out in Woman's World Magazine.

    I am curious to find out if this is something that you could see yourself doing for life?

    I had went to the creator of the program, Kim, fitday profile and saw that the day I looked at she had eaten 500 calories for that whole day. It just seemed that this was VERY low-calorie for maintenance and I don't feel like I want to eat that little the rest of my life.

    What are your thoughts on this now that you've been on it a few weeks?
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    Hiya!

    I've been studying up and contemplating this plan also. I've bookmarked this blog, it's actually the blog of the woman who was featured in the WW article. Her blog addresses the questions you raised above, ie, why so low calorie, how to ease of the plan when near goal weight, etc.

    http://mytotaltransformation.blogspot.com/

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    Kimmer says that in maintenance she averages 1200-1500 calories a day and something like 60-70 carbs, I believe. Anyways, I do not plan on doing this long term or for maintenance. I see it as a way to get the weight off and then switch over to WW Core program for mainenance and life. She says to get at least 5-10 pounds below your goal weight and then all you will gain back is the water weight if you eat healthfully afterwards. At least, that's my plan. I honestly don't think I could ever go back to losing only 1-2 pounds a week...I believe it's the main reason why I failed at every diet out there...I didn't get the instant gratification that I get now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    can you give us an example of what you ate in a day?
    Here's a blog with some video recipes from the program:
    http://www.kimkinsfans.com/

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    That is an excellent site. She also has www.eatinglow.com for some recipes and a newsletter!
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