Atkins Diet - page 6
Hello, I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about the Atkins diet??? I have been hearing good things about it again, and I was thinking of trying it. I have never been on a diet before... Read More
Dec 2, '02Occupation: retired Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 15This is the best glycemic index I have found...learn about it. This one is in Australia...
Dec 3, '02Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 60,386; Likes: 16,570Asians have been eating tofu (to the Chinese it's "the meat from the earth") for a long time. I'm not sure how long, but I don't think it was an invention of profit making food companies. Veggie burgers and veggie hots and veggie this and that meat analogs are definately a highly processed food, invented for profit. (But I love them, though try to limit them, but I gobble up tofu at least twice or more a week, plus use soy milk on my organic whole grain cereal)
A 20 year study of Chinese, now I can't quote anything has been going on, and found their diet of veggies and non-animal fat a factor in their low heart disease and cancer rates. I've read of this study many times, but can't remember where it comes from.
BTW, wasn't the latest Adkins study that got all the publicity funded by a group from Adkins?
But I hear you loud and clear. Questions, questions, questions. Which is why I'm questioning you so much.
I'm all for low glycemic high antioxidant foods. But would rather eat blueberries than cheesecake. Legumes over steak.
I realize you're passionate about this. And didn't I say I would shut up?
So genetics do come into play huh?
Also the statement about not wanting to live forever brings to mind why bother at all? Lets just eat cake? LOL
Now for real, I'm going to shut up. LOLLast edit by Tweety on Dec 3, '02
Dec 3, '02Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 1,898; Likes: 37I have been doing the Atkins diet for 5 weeks now and have lost over 15#. also lots of inches. Clothes fit that I haven't worn in a long time, I feel great. I want to lose around 30#. I had a hip replacement in July and want to keep this new joint for a long time and save the ones I have. I'm walking great and I really don't miss the carbs. I'm also exercising everyday and feel in better shape then ever. I recommend it!!
Dec 3, '02Occupation: travel nurse - ob Specialty: OB ; Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 3,170; Likes: 4,503Agnus - The recipe sounds yummy! I'll try it while my son is here over Christmas - that boy can eat anything - definitely didn't take after my side of the gene pool (6 ft. tall and had to work out with weights to get up to 150!). With him around I don't have to worry about leftovers tempting me!
Dec 3, '02Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 230; Likes: 4Wow Smag16,
Thank you soo much for all the info, as I said before nutrition was never my thing. I do find it all very, very confusing. I will have to try to take it one step at a time. I would like to lose at least 15lbs. Do you exercise regularly as well???
Thanks to everyone who has provided links and very good input on this!!!
Dec 3, '02Joined: May '02; Posts: 827; Likes: 42Great thread!! Iwent to visit my older brother over the holidays, he has lost 35 lbs over 2.5 months. He is now off his blood pressure meds. He has been very careful to communicate with his family dr, frequent visits for BP checks, weighing in, etc. coz his dr didn't really wasnt him to try Atkins. (Baseline, he did buy the book!) I am now on my fourth day, to soon to tell anything, but I did notice yesterday that my constant craving for chocolate has stopped. (VERY unusual for me!!!!!) Ialso spurged, for christmas I am going to a personal trainer!! This is tough, she really pushes me, but I am surprized, I'm tougher than I thought I was.
Dec 3, '02Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 2,066; Likes: 12Hey 3rd shift Guy!! Blueberries are an Atkins regular fruit! And strawberries, melons.......If you are doing well with what you are doing........that's great. My SO and a good friend of mine were strict vegetarians for a long time, but had to start eating more animal protein.
Zudy.....LOL.....Im glad to hear you both are doing so well........Aren't personal trainers the best? Wish I could afford to go back to mine.........I have fallen off the excercise wagon with a big thud. But you are all inspiring me to better things!!! This is GREAT!!!! I think this time of year is a great time to start this diet.
Dec 3, '02Occupation: E.R. Nurse Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 190; Likes: 1I keep reading and I keep reading this thread to try and MOTIVATE my self in to LOOSING some of this fluff....i ahve a question to those of you who have lost 20plus pounds.. how does your skin respond ?? ?? I fear that i will loose the pounds..then my skin will slide..and I will end up looking sickly, or deseased?... HElP!!!!! keep posting . I gotta get in gear. I gotta FEEL better...OH and please adress the ketoacidosis that occures..Is this a dangerous state for my body to remain in over say..10 days? I realy do not wanna damage my kidneys either..??? ( can ya tell it seems I am throwing up mental roadblocks?) OHhhhh Geezzz.
Dec 3, '02Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 60,386; Likes: 16,570[QUOTE]Originally posted by baseline
[B]Hey 3rd shift Guy!! Blueberries are an Atkins regular fruit! And strawberries, melons.......If you are doing well with what you are doing........that's great. My SO and a good friend of mine were strict vegetarians for a long time, but had to start eating more animal protein.
I figured that blueberries being moderate on the glycemic index were o.k. to eat for Adkins followers.
You know what I honestly think a major problem with Americans? (Besides being stressed and too busy to cook). Beside the carb and wrong kind of fat issues. It's that we as a society don't eat fruits and veggies.
I work with a guy who eats maybe one vegetable a day on a good day.
Or people choose wretched iceberg lettuce and call that a vegetable.
There are awesome antioxidants in fruits and veggies, to protect the heart, but also protect against cancer and boost the immune system, and keep weight off.
So whatever diet a person chooses should include lots of colors.
Anyway, off my soapbox now.Last edit by Tweety on Dec 3, '02
Dec 3, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 1,840; Likes: 218I've been lurking around this thread hesitant to post, but I'll bite. On the same day as quitting smoking I started working out at the gym (weights only at first, after a month added aerobic segment). I also really(REALLY) watch my carb intake. I don't go as far as atkins but do more than the Zone. I think the Zone excludes too much fat. I have so far in 2 months lost 10 pounds. I eat carbs, but mostly in the form of fruits and veges. I don't eat bacon, I stick with chicken,eggs and cheese...occasional steak and burgers without the bun or with one bun.
Now my own theory(NON-scientific or reseach based) is that if we starve our bodies of cholesterol(which is NECESSARY for hormone synthesis...) then our bodies say "HEY" and manufacture MORE cholesterol. You know, to acheive homeostasis or something. So maybe all these people on Zocor and Lipitor eating LOWfat no fat diets are creating more cholesterol. Just a thought!!! Stop yelling at me!!!! Thats it for me
Dec 3, '02Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 2,066; Likes: 12Why would we yell at you? You are watching what you eat, excercising and you QUIT SMOKING!!!!! I don't think anyone will yell........... :-)
Dec 4, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '99; Posts: 2,950; Likes: 619I'm feeling kind of green around the gills. Started the diet today. nausiated from the fatty food. Threw up.
Dec 4, '02Occupation: Registered Nurse/CVICU Specialty: 31 year(s) of experience in CVICU/SICU/CCU/HH/ADMIN ; From: US ; Joined: Dec '00; Posts: 60; Likes: 18Ha! Sharann, I love the little guy under the chair!
I agree with you, too. We just all have to decide what's best for us. Most of the time your body will make more cholesterol if you go on a low cholesterol diet, but that's another can of worms, isn't it?
Congratulations on being a nonsmoker now! I know it's really tough to quit.