Atkins diet.... - page 8

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   susanna
    Quote from suzanne4
    If you keep your sugar intake way done or none at all, you are going to lose weight, and if you cut out any of the soft-drinks, you will be way ahead. The sugar-free ones are loaded with sodium, so that you retain water, unless you can find the ones that are actually made with Splenda.
    I think that you need to read more before starting anything. And yes you can do it as a vegetarian, just make sure that you get enough protein from soy rpoducts, etc.
    Cool beans. Fatty stomach and thighs, here I come! Hope I don't go crazy and eat all the cookies and cola in the house though. Mmmmm, cookies.
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from susanna
    Cool beans. Fatty stomach and thighs, here I come! Hope I don't go crazy and eat all the cookies and cola in the house though. Mmmmm, cookies.
    Why don't you just give the colas and cookies away and get them out of the house? That way the temptation won't be there.
  3. by   NP2BE
    Quote from 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!


    Yeah, I got alot of people telling me how horrible this was, about 8 people told me it was a terrible diet,. all of them were nurses. I went out and did research on my own and found out the eact opposite. Many ppl in healthcare were opposed to this diet when it became popular, but research is out showing lowered cholesterol and weight loss with it, higher success rates. My word of advice, do your own research. Its a good diet.
  4. by   zooge
    Quote from pcgrad06
    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 5ft 3in tall. see i was not kidding when i said you may save a life here. alway he adviced me to do the atkins diet. this was on the 27th of this month. i ran out bought the book that day and began the diet the following one. i feel so much better already it is like i actually have energy now. the first two days i was the i could not have my bread! once i felt the energy to increase i was :d. well today i could not wait any longer and climbed on the scale. i lose 2lbs. i am 256lbs for me this is big in a good way:chuckle

    here is the question: have any of you been on this diet? i hear so many different things about it. but the dr. is the one who pointed me is this direction.

    thanks to all of you who offered a helping hand in my time of need!

    i suggest you do something that will improve your health instead of causing damage to you .go total vegetarian instead.another name is vegan.
    and do drink lots of water and try to regular walking too. you will feel healthy for it (lots) and you can stay on it for life and you will lose weight too.
    great place for recipes is http://remnantprophecy.sdaglobal.org...eb/recipes.htm
    if you have your doubts about this, just do some research on cjd and then decide if you think atkins is a good choice for a diet.
    we have been total vegetarian for 20 years and have raised our children this way.not one of them (and we have 8) has to think about their weight and neither do i.and the children are all healthy too.
  5. by   Sheri257
    Quote from NP2BE
    Yeah, I got alot of people telling me how horrible this was, about 8 people told me it was a terrible diet,. all of them were nurses. I went out and did research on my own and found out the eact opposite. Many ppl in healthcare were opposed to this diet when it became popular, but research is out showing lowered cholesterol and weight loss with it, higher success rates. My word of advice, do your own research. Its a good diet.
    If you read the Marieb textbook for Physio (which a lot of schools use for that course) it explains how these kinds of diets are dangerous (p. 968 of the 6th addition is most relevant, although a complete explanation of how all of it works starts on p. 964).

    If you actually read and understand any of the basic physiology, you'll see the danger here. My Physio teacher, who has a PhD in physiology, also thinks Atkins is extremely dangerous.

    But hell ... what do eight nurses, a PhD in physiology and the author of a standard Physio textbook (who also is an RN and PhD) know? Certainly you know better than they do.

    It's not like these people make money by criticizing Atkins. Maybe they're health experts who are simply trying to prevent health problems.

    But go ahead ... feel free to kill yourself. At least you've been warned.

    :chuckle
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Jun 20, '04
  6. by   Energizer Bunny
    Lizz.....this is one of the times when I greatly agree with you. I have never understood how Atkins can be safe.
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from CNM2B
    Lizz.....this is one of the times when I greatly agree with you. I have never understood how Atkins can be safe.
    Kim, You and everyone else needs to actually read the book, then come back and discuss it. There is so much wrong information that is floating around. I guarantee that if you try it, even a modifed version you will feel much better.
    Basically cut out sugar, whilte bread, white rice, and white pasta. You can eat vegetables, fruits, whole grain bread, etc.
    We eat brown rice at my school every day, and my waist is smaller than I ever remember.

    Read the book, as well as South Beach. Just pick what works for you.
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    Suzanne...could you head over to the thread I started about what Bry is going to try to eat...I think I titled it something with Healthy substitutes....

    I just can't see eating a ton of protein. It's not me...that's all.
  9. by   Energizer Bunny
    Oh and I was going to tell you too, that I am taking Nutrition this summer and I really am anxious to see how much that course enlightens me!
  10. by   suzanne4
    That is where you are wrong. It is not a ton of meat.....
    I don't eat that much meat..............just leave out what I wrote above and you will lose pounds without even trying.

    Saw an old friend today, before I started my new way of eating, and his mouth was dropping..................and I am definitely not starving...feel better than I have in a very long time, and a lot more energy.....that is how I can stay up on the computer so late.....

    It is actually one of the healthier diets as it does not leave out any food group.
  11. by   a_clay
    Quote from 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?

    The headaches are from caffeine withdrawl. I had them too. Have you some Advil handy. From my experience, I had the headaches for 2-3 days and then I was okay.
  12. by   a_clay
    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.
    How much whipping cream do you use for 1 quiche? I tried to make with evaporated milk and didn't like at all. Also, chicken, brocolli, and cheese quiche is OUT OF THIS WORLD and I HATE brocolli.
  13. by   Angela Mac
    I went on Atkins a couple of years ago, was on it for 6 months and my cholesterol shot up to almost 300, I lost 30lbs though. When my Dr. told me to stop Atkins, I tried the slimfast plan. I couldn't believe how quickly I lost 60 lbs, I got cysts & kidney stones & had to stop that too. Then the weight quickly found its way back. Now I am going to try the American Diabetes Association's diet- it seems the most practical & I hope this one works for me. Luckily, I only have 40 more to lose.
    Everyone's body is different, so every diet won't work for everybody.

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