Atkins diet.... - page 6

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   SCmomof3
    I am LOVING these ideas for meals, everyone!!!! THANK YOU so much!

    Those quiches sound yummy. I would definitely eat them. I really enjoy healthy food. My DH loves fried foods, anything slathered in bleu cheese and mayo (lucky for him they're low carb :lol: so he won't have to eliminate them - otherwise he'd never agree to try this with me!), he is addicted to Pepsi, the only veggie he eats is corn, which isn't even considered a veggie by nutritionists... You get the idea. It's difficult to eat healthy with all this junk around me. But I am at my breaking point and I just don't care. I already told him no more Pepsi in the house - if he wants it, he can drink it at work and leave it there. If it's here I will drink it. Otherwise I drink mostly water.

    I am totally rambling LOL!! Anyway, I know I CAN do this !!!!!!!!! Thanks!!!
  2. by   youngRNstudent
    Quote from suzanne4
    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.
    I haven't read the Atkin's book, only the South Beach Diet book. I just have heard a lot of heresay about Atkin's causing heart problems in people because of the high fat in a lot of the recommended foods. So, I guess I cannot say that its bad for you. I also do not follow South Beach strictly, but mostly. I agree with you, cutting out the white rice, bread, sugar, etc makes a big difference! sorry if i came off wrong!
  3. by   suzanne4
    For those of you that still need "junk food" ------
    try toasting whole wheat pita halves in the toaster then putting on whatever topping. Much healthier. And still crunchy.
    Or try cream cheese on a stick of celery, or with peanut butter.
    Strips of red, orange, yellow, or green pepper with different toppings. The list is endless. Just try for a week to stay away from processed foods and see how you feel afterwards.

  4. by   SCmomof3
    I am so proud of myself! I went to the grocery store to pick up milk and a couple odds and ends. Doritos are on sale buy one get one free, and I didn't buy any!!!!
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from SCmomof3
    I am so proud of myself! I went to the grocery store to pick up milk and a couple odds and ends. Doritos are on sale buy one get one free, and I didn't buy any!!!!
    good job! :hatparty:
  6. by   Saved_by_Grace
    [font=lucida sans unicode]lol..you go girl!:hatparty: passing the chip aisle is the first of many steps in the battle....:chuckle



    Quote from scmomof3
    i am so proud of myself! i went to the grocery store to pick up milk and a couple odds and ends. doritos are on sale buy one get one free, and i didn't buy any!!!!
  7. by   alexillytom
    Are olives acceptable during the induction phase of Atkins?

    Thanks,

    Debbie
  8. by   Mandarella
    I have a question...I need to drop some post baby weight but I don't eat meat...is there a sample menu somewhere for a vegetarian Atkins diet?? Is there such a thing, I know alot of the protien is suppossed to come from meat but I just can't do it, I actually can get physically ill around even the smell of meat (when it's strong enough) when I have to cook it for my family. I haven't eaten meat since I was very small, I'm not sure if it' the texture or smell but I just can't do it. Any ideas???
  9. by   manna
    I tried Atkins for all of about 3 days. I just don't like meat enough to stay on that diet long term.... handling raw meat kind of grosses me out. :chuckle
  10. by   teeituptom
    Quote from alexillytom
    Are olives acceptable during the induction phase of Atkins?

    Thanks,

    Debbie

    Olives are always acceptable with a Very Dry Martini wrapped around them

    thats the increased liquid part of the diet
  11. by   studentNY
    Quote from teeituptom
    Olives are always acceptable with a Very Dry Martini wrapped around them

    thats the increased liquid part of the diet
    Sooooooooooooo truuuuuuuuuue!!
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from mandarellas
    I have a question...I need to drop some post baby weight but I don't eat meat...is there a sample menu somewhere for a vegetarian Atkins diet?? Is there such a thing, I know alot of the protien is suppossed to come from meat but I just can't do it, I actually can get physically ill around even the smell of meat (when it's strong enough) when I have to cook it for my family. I haven't eaten meat since I was very small, I'm not sure if it' the texture or smell but I just can't do it. Any ideas???

    Tofu can be substituted for meat. Do you eat cheeses? You need to get the protein in, what do you normally use for your protein sources?
  13. by   Mandarella
    yes, cheese is my weakness, if it has cheese i will usually eat it. i eat cheese, eggs, peanut butter, soy kernels, etc.
    do you think it can be done??

    Quote from suzanne4
    tofu can be substituted for meat. do you eat cheeses? you need to get the protein in, what do you normally use for your protein sources?

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