Atkins diet.... - page 5

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   youngRNstudent
    I haven't done ATKINS because it's actually not that good for you. It's high in fat and protein, while being slim to no carbs.

    I've been on the South Beach Diet which is similar to Atkins, but better on the kidneys/heart. It's low-carb, but mainly GOOD carbs (complex) in low amounts, while being low-fat at the same time.

    I've lost 11 lbs and have more energy than ever before.

    I think Atkin's would be good if you modified it, lower in fat and having "good" carbs.
  2. by   PCGrad06
    I'm back. Well as for the 3 cups of veggies a day :chuckle I have soooo much more than that and I am still loosing weight. My start weight on the 27th was 258and in 4 days I think it was I lost 2lbs. Well I am happy to say I am at 254lbs and AF on the way so water retention But still in a week and 1 day I lost 4lbs. That is eating as much as I want on the accepted list!
    Quote from SCmomof3
    No no no! Please don't! These are great
  3. by   PCGrad06
    Hot dogs are a lunch fav of mine! Yes sir Hotdogs. I will boil wienners and cut them up in a bowl and add homemade chile and cole slaw with mustard and eat with a spoon instead of a bun:chuckle It is great and chips well bring on the pork rinds. or It could be a chile cheese dogs too just trade slaw for a sprinkle of chedder cheese.
  4. by   PCGrad06
    Well who loves hamburgers or cheese burgers? You can have it too. I get my plate and place lettuce tomato pickles and a slice of onion with my hamburger meat in a circle with mayo in the center of the plate and I "go to town" You can have more than one piece of meat and eat until you are full. No bun needed here!:chuckle
  5. by   PCGrad06
    I must add I drink my 64oz of water and no pop at all. But I have not quit drinking my morning coffee with caf in it or I would have a headache from H*** I am still loosing weight that is all that matters to me. That is the goal right?
  6. by   PCGrad06
    I have not been able to get my lazy butt up to exercise yet. That is my next step
  7. by   PCGrad06
    I would love some ideas for breakfast though because after a while eggs and bacon get a little tiresome Someone told me they eat chicken I think I will try it this week.
  8. by   suzanne4
    Yuo can actually make several flourless quiches at once and store in the firg and just nuke in the micorwave. Almost anything will work for the insides.

    Examples:
    1. grilled onions, several types of mushrooms, spinach, swiss chees
    2. shredded chicken, mushrooms, baby corn, swiss cheese
    3. zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach
    4. chicken or turkey sausage, onions, mushrooms, cheese
    5. loose hamburger, some type of sausage, pepperoni, and ?

    Cook or brown all of the ingredients first. Put in a non-stock pan, I like frying pan size. Depending on how many that you are making, mix eggs with either sour cream or whipping cream and pour over the top. They will require baking for about 30 minutes (depends on pan size).

    I always used real Swiss cheese over here, actually from Switzerland, and we do not have much of a choice of dairy products. With the cream, it tastes like a custard.
  9. by   suzanne4
    Quote from youngRNstudent
    I haven't done ATKINS because it's actually not that good for you. It's high in fat and protein, while being slim to no carbs.

    I've been on the South Beach Diet which is similar to Atkins, but better on the kidneys/heart. It's low-carb, but mainly GOOD carbs (complex) in low amounts, while being low-fat at the same time.

    I've lost 11 lbs and have more energy than ever before.

    I think Atkin's would be good if you modified it, lower in fat and having "good" carbs.
    You need to read the book again on Atkins. It has quite a few vegetables, etc. Unless you have only been reading the induction phase. I don't follow either one strictly but find what works for me, when you follow something to the letter you are going to get bored with it. I eat brown rice for lunch 6 out of 7 days and lots of vegetables every day. Thai fruits also. Just by cutting out white rice, white bread, white pasta and sugar you will see a big difference.
  10. by   kdhnursern
    I have been able to find a lot of low-carb alternative foods. You say you like bagels? I buy low carb bagels at the naural food store in town. There is also Sara Lee low carb bread, Atkins cold cereals, low carb ice creams (Braum's Chocolate Chip is the best), and some to-die-for pastas under the brand name "Dreamfield's". You should not eat these things on the induction phase but once you get past that, you can add these low carb foods into your diet. I even went to the local pizza place, Godfather's, and was going to cheat. They have now come out with a thin crust low-carb pizza. I found some low-carb frozen waffles that I love to take to work for my breakfast break. Slimfast has the low carb shakes that are delicious and a lot cheaper than Atkins shakes. Altogether, I don't feel deprived of anything anymore. I even found low-carb Doritos and tortilla chips by Frito-Lay that are fantastic. Most of these foods are more expensive than the regular kinds but I believe my health is worth it. And I am a lot healthier than when I was 65 lbs heavier.
    As for being harder on the kidneys, I drink plenty of water every day. Keep well hydrated. And I'm a dialysis nurse so I do know what to keep an eye out for. Just don't stay on the induction phase too long. You can always go back to it for short periods of time to restart your weight loss.
  11. by   PCGrad06
    great ideas thanks a bunch
    Quote from suzanne4
    yuo can actually make several flourless quiches at once and store in the firg and just nuke in the micorwave. almost anything will work for the insides.

    examples:
    1. grilled onions, several types of mushrooms, spinach, swiss chees
    2. shredded chicken, mushrooms, baby corn, swiss cheese
    3. zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach
    4. chicken or turkey sausage, onions, mushrooms, cheese
    5. loose hamburger, some type of sausage, pepperoni, and ?

    cook or brown all of the ingredients first. put in a non-stock pan, i like frying pan size. depending on how many that you are making, mix eggs with either sour cream or whipping cream and pour over the top. they will require baking for about 30 minutes (depends on pan size).

    i always used real swiss cheese over here, actually from switzerland, and we do not have much of a choice of dairy products. with the cream, it tastes like a custard.
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from kdhnursern
    I have been able to find a lot of low-carb alternative foods. You say you like bagels? I buy low carb bagels at the naural food store in town. There is also Sara Lee low carb bread, Atkins cold cereals, low carb ice creams (Braum's Chocolate Chip is the best), and some to-die-for pastas under the brand name "Dreamfield's". You should not eat these things on the induction phase but once you get past that, you can add these low carb foods into your diet. I even went to the local pizza place, Godfather's, and was going to cheat. They have now come out with a thin crust low-carb pizza. I found some low-carb frozen waffles that I love to take to work for my breakfast break. Slimfast has the low carb shakes that are delicious and a lot cheaper than Atkins shakes. Altogether, I don't feel deprived of anything anymore. I even found low-carb Doritos and tortilla chips by Frito-Lay that are fantastic. Most of these foods are more expensive than the regular kinds but I believe my health is worth it. And I am a lot healthier than when I was 65 lbs heavier.
    As for being harder on the kidneys, I drink plenty of water every day. Keep well hydrated. And I'm a dialysis nurse so I do know what to keep an eye out for. Just don't stay on the induction phase too long. You can always go back to it for short periods of time to restart your weight loss.
    We don't even have any of those foods available over here. Even I have to import my Splenda. The best advice is to try and just stay away from those types of foods and change your eating habits. You can actually make a pizza without the crust. Almost any type of sandwich can be made with lettuce leaves, etc. and not eat the bread. Or if you must have bread, use a hardy whole grain. Most of those products, even though they are low-carb, have high levels of sodium and other things that you do not need. Try a week without them , and see what other things are available around you instead of just trying to replace what you were eating before. Remember the whole idea is to develop good eating habits...............try real healthy foods for a change. You may like it.................
  13. by   SCmomof3
    Quote from kdhnursern
    I even found low-carb Doritos and tortilla chips by Frito-Lay that are fantastic.
    How did you know I was sitting here eating Doritos? :blush::chuckle They are my weakness - I even hide them from the kids

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