Atkins diet.... - page 2

i asked for your help a couple of weeks ago. there were a few of you who emailed me. i found the exercise ideas to be the most help. i went to the dr and i tipped the scales at 258lb :imbar i am only... Read More

  1. by   lisamc1RN
    Get some low carb wraps! They are wonderful! I love to wrap everything in them... eggs, blt's, sandwich fixins, taco meat, fahitas. I even make pizzas with them!
  2. by   PCGrad06
    thanks you guys for your words of support, ideas and advice. i will keep you posted on my road to a thinner me
  3. by   Saved_by_Grace
    I'm there with you Jen. I need to lose weight and really want to start shedding some lbs. before fall nursing classes start. I've thoguht about Atkins too since I've tried everything else under the sun and nothing has worked. What is the Atkons book that you said you bought? I am interested in finding out what you can eat in the Atkins plan? Thanks and good luck to you. I know that I need all the help I can get...lol
  4. by   mauser
    Just a word of warning: A lot of people are gonna tell you this is a terrible diet. Get the book. Read it. The first two weeks are the most strict. You cannot stay on the induction forever. If I remember correctly, the book is called "Atkins for Life."

    I am currently taking a Nutrition Course and my instructor is constantly putting Atkins down because SHE SAYS it is not a diet you can adhere to the rest of your life. That and she says you need at least 50 to 100 g of carbs for "protein sparing" in your diet. I told her I believe Atkins tells you 70 g carbs - the first 2 weeks. I did ask her once if she read the book. She mumbled her answer. She continues to put Atkins down in lectures. Not wanting to risk a bad grade, I just ignore the barbs.

    Once again - READ THE BOOK. It is a great diet - but you must follow the directions. Good luck all!
    Last edit by mauser on Jun 1, '04
  5. by   UGAmomX3
    I first went on Atkins about a year ago. Hubby and I lost over 55 lbs. between us. Although we are not toeing the line right now, we still eat with carbs in mind. It really does become a "way of life". Now that summer is here, we eat a lot of veggies and fruits. But white stuff just looks yucky to me. I look at a plate of pasta (if you can believe this) and the meatballs look good and the yummy sauce, but the pasta just doesn't look like something I want. (maybe I now have an eating disorder) Of course, whole wheat pasta isn't bad. but that's down the road when you're upping your carbs a bit.
    Talking about people who put the diet down and say things about it that just are not correct... my A&P prof seemed to try to put an Atkins jab in every lecture. We had to write a term paper on, of all things, a popular diet. I wrote one on Atkins (of course) and proceeded to debunk all the myths out there about the diet, how it works, why it works, and how you can stay on it forever, if you so choose. I was a little worried what my grade might be, but I got an A and a "good paper" at the top. I guess he didn't notice that I was talking about him when I spoke of those who make wrong conclusions, had not done their homework.
    Oh, our favorite breakfast is a piece of low carb toast (save this until after induction), a piece or two of deli ham or turkey, and 1/2 ounce of chedder, melted over it..yum. Eat slow, It goes away quickly! I almost forgot...Arizona diet green tea..I hate water, but I drink alot of this stuff..and the green tea is supposed to be good for you, Mary
  6. by   UGAmomX3
    Jenn..just remembered something..measure yourself..now and in a couple of weeks. You'll probably be more excited about the inches than the pounds!
  7. by   teeituptom
    All these different diets are just too complicated

    At every meal I cut everything in half

    Half I eat

    half I throw away

    and I exercise religiously again

    last 2 months Ive dropped 13 pounds

    The old maxim best applies

    Keep It Simple Stupid K.I.S.S.
  8. by   mauser
    Also, try www.fitday.com

    It will help you track fat, carbs, protein - plus reports on nutrition, exercise, etc.

    The best part of these diets and the fitday tracker is you need to check portions - which is the biggest problem with Americans. We don't realize how big our portions are. Measure/weigh what you eat until you get a feel for the correct portion.

    Oh yeah, and take a walk everyday, it will keep you "moving."
  9. by   kathc
    RNstudent,wife&mom,
    Great job! I finally got disgusted and decided I needed to lose some weight too. Seems like nursing school puts on the weight-just like my instructor warned us. Not that I was skinny to begin with. I still had at least 30 to lose when I started school in March. Now I can add to that the 10 I gained in the last three months. :angryfire .
    I've done Atkins before and did really well. Its a lot easier these days with all new products out there. Right now I doing the Carbohydrate Addicts Diet - low carb for two meals, but you can have carbs for your third (just have to consume them within one hour).
    I'm one of those that believes that one diet does not fit all.


    Sounds like you found what works for you. Keep up the great work!!! :hatparty:
  10. by   alexillytom
    Quote from kathc
    RNstudent,wife&mom,
    Great job! I finally got disgusted and decided I needed to lose some weight too. Seems like nursing school puts on the weight-just like my instructor warned us. Not that I was skinny to begin with. I still had at least 30 to lose when I started school in March. Now I can add to that the 10 I gained in the last three months. :angryfire .
    I've done Atkins before and did really well. Its a lot easier these days with all new products out there. Right now I doing the Carbohydrate Addicts Diet - low carb for two meals, but you can have carbs for your third (just have to consume them within one hour).
    I'm one of those that believes that one diet does not fit all.


    Sounds like you found what works for you. Keep up the great work!!! :hatparty:
    I also did the Carbohydrate Addicts diet. I really liked it. As a matter of fact, I lost 11 lbs. in the first two weeks. I actually felt really good. It just got to be boring. I am going to go back on it again though. I am hoping all of the new carb friendly products will make
    it more interesting.
  11. by   kathc
    Quote from alexillytom
    I also did the Carbohydrate Addicts diet. I really liked it. As a matter of fact, I lost 11 lbs. in the first two weeks. I actually felt really good. It just got to be boring. I am going to go back on it again though. I am hoping all of the new carb friendly products will make
    it more interesting.
    Good luck! It is nice that that grocery stores and fast food finally got on board with all the new products. I find that I either had to do Atkins, SBD or the Carb Addict's diet to have any hope of losing weight. I must have been born with some hunger gene...lol..that only a low carb/controlled carb diet can curb.
  12. by   PCGrad06
    Anyone who would like to look over the diet plan can go to www.atkinscenter.com It has the food list etc.:hatparty:
  13. by   smk1
    Quote from RNstudent,wife&mom
    I do drink the water. I fill a 2lt bottle up with water and drink from it to make sure I get my 8 glasses in. For the first 2 days it was hard to get it all in but now I drink it plus another couple of glasses.

    My question is what do you eat for breakfast? That is besides eggs ham and bacon (with no added sugar)
    2 oz cream cheese with 1 serving of flaxomeal cereal and nuke it with 1 egg mixed in and a packet of splenda and cinnamon, very hearty and lots of fiber, or a scoop of tuna salad and celery sticks, mushroom and bellpepper omelet etc.. sometimes i buy atkins cereal and use carb countdown milk which is an excellent source of calcium.

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