Aktins diet- doing it or done it? - page 3

Anyone out there doing or have done Aktins? I am doing it now and wonder if anyone has any personal info and success doing it. So far it is working, but man, people at work sure like to offer up... Read More

  1. by   RNIAM
    I think evey diet has it's pluses and minuses. You have to do any type of diet with this in mind. What works for one may not work for another. I think the best diet is the one that works for you.If you can lose weight and stick with it for the rest of your life you have beaten the odds and good for you! If you have trouble losing weight then you have to keep looking until you find the right one for you and in the meanwhile, love yourself for who you are today.
  2. by   kittyw
    Originally posted by rhona1
    in the meanwhile, love yourself for who you are today.
  3. by   Dr. Kate
    Everyone wants to lose it all the first week. Unfortunately weight loss is a lifetime committment for some of us. It means relearning how and why we eat. It means regular expercise.
    For me that means Weight Watchers and walking the dogs at 5am. All to be able to say: together the dogs outweigh me.
    I hate to admit it, and probably will deny it at some point, but I do feel better when I eat sensibly and exercise.
  4. by   teeituptom
    howdy yall
    from deep in the heat of texas

    Personally I like the Subway diet, seems to work and is simple. You go to subay and pickit up.

    doo wah ditty
  5. by   inSANE
    Originally posted by JailRN
    Did the Atkins thing 2 years ago and lost a ton of weight-ok 30 lbs... The carbs were calling my name at Christmas 2000 and that did it, gained back the 30 plus another 30. Now had gastric bypass surgery 12-26-01 and lost 115 lbs so far. Monitored by MD and nutritionist. Have more energy and baggy clothes than I know what to do with. It's not for everyone, but if was definately for me. Went from 3x scrubtops and 4x bottoms to med and lg. Now, people who haven't seen me for a while look at me and say,"God you look so different. What did you do? " If I don't answer right away, they stare a while longer and then go "Oh, You cut your bangs"
    Diets are great, but like it was said before, it had to be a lifestyle change, other wise you gainit all back and then some.
    :roll My best friend has lost 160lbs with her gastric bypass surgery and I love those comments "What is different?" Many people say "Did you get new glasses?" We burst into fits of laughter!

    I did lose 50lbs on the Atkins, gained it all back after 2 yrs of keeping it off. My hospital closed, mouth opened for depression feedings. Getting a better hold on it now, and starting to exercise. Not sure if the Atkins will be the way tho'. Miss too many things. I am however, the collector of many low carb recipes and ideas should anyone want any!
  6. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Yes, it works. I lost quite a bit on it a while back before my wedding.

    I gained it back, plus a bunch. Lovely.

    I figured it out---- there is no ONE thing that'll get you to lose weight. It is all about using tools.
    1) Exercise: It's true--- it can't be done without it.
    2) Diet change
    3) water-water-water
    4) Rx for appetite suppression/metabolism booster: if needed, wanted, or recommended by a Dr.
    5) On your "days off" of your diet, don't go back to the old ways. You know you can live and be satisfied with your new way. Burn this way into your memory and stick with it for life.

    Build those muscles up! As time goes by, weight loss dwindles. But if you are consistently building muscle are you go, the weight will keep falling off.

    I have tried EVERY diet (I gagged down the cabbage, did the B.S. American Heart thing, etc.) and I finally found what works. 7 months after I started I have lost over 50 lbs. and it just keeps coming off. I started this health-kick just like every other one I have started, but for some bizarre reason, the motivation just continued on and on and on............

    Anyone can do it. You just have to be ready. You can't MAKE yourself be ready, deep down you HAVE to be ready. And everyone will be at some point. :hatparty:

    *Damn..... sorry to blab. What was this thread about again? :chuckle
  7. by   RNConnieF
    I worry about the Atkin's diet. Took care of 2 young people (mid 30's) both of whom on the unit in kidney and liver failure. MD discribed it as renal-hepatic syndrome, usuall seen in life long alcoholics. The way I see it is that if we have a patient who's breath can be smelled across the room we do something about it, why would we delibertly throw our own bodies in ketois?
  8. by   Rosemary4126
    A successful nutrition plan is one you can stick to and will enhance your body to it's best abilities. When I started in April I had just been diagnosed with a 60% LAD heart blockage. LDL was 162 and total cholesterol over 250. I was about 270#.

    I started a low saturated fat, low carb plan then and I have lost 50#, my last LDL was 74 and my total cholesterol was 126. Triglicerides are down and I feel like I get plenty to eat even though I cut my daily calories drastically because I don't get real intense sugar cravings anymore. However, if I need it bad I will indulge on a small scale and then "get back on the horse". I have learned good grapes or a banana work just as well as candy and a few pretzels are just as satisfying as chips and dips. I guess what I'm saying is my success has come from mostly sticking to the plan and every couple of weeks, when I just gotta cheat, choose the healthiest alternative I can that will satisfy.

    I think Adkins is on the right track as far as weight loss and Diabetes prevention but I think the saturated fats are a problem with heart disease prevention. So I modified it to be a low saturated fat plan...meaning a lot of fish and chicken breast.

    Good luck on your success.