Atkins Diet - page 7
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 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: 18What did you eat, Agnus? Fried bacon and eggs? I mean, yeah, they're allowed but it might be too much too soon. I know my body wasn't ready for a lot of fat (I'd eaten low fat for years), so I ate baked meat and vegetables for a while, along with salads, poached eggs, etc.
Dec 4, '02Occupation: retired Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 15You know what? I post all the time on this LC site....there are goobs of girls and a few guys who have lost all kinds of weight on Adkins and various ways to LC...that's what we do over there..support each other..we are all like friends and welcome those who are truly interested...
This is a VERY friendly group....now you have been invited... read a low carb book.....grab a bottle of water and come to visit us!! You can also see before and after photos of us on our photo place.
Several of the members used to be vegeterians...but they are now low carb...and love it!
Several of the ladies have lost over 100 lbs. Come and talk to them!!
We also have lots of archived info that will help you... not to mention the RECIPES!!!!! I went hunting for places to snag free recipes..the food here is toooooo wonderful!! No adds either! Also a site that will tell you where to purchase all the things that we like at the VERY best prices!! (We are all tight wads!!)
There are oodles of nurses there too!!
Get that book and hop on over...Tell me if you think I look like I'm 60... Be sure to see my before picture in the Photo Place. My 1963 Nsg. graduation pic. is there too!
Oh, over there I am LoCarbDancer ....Callie, so you will know me!!! You need to know we are like this place...we do alot of chatting to each other.
And by th' way...I love this place!! :kiss
Dec 4, '02Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 60,390; Likes: 16,596There is another site. At the bottom of this article is a link to a message board, where people have lost 100 lbs. or more, some before and after pictures included, friendly supportive atmosphere.
There are people who used to eat meat but are now vegans.
(Just being a smart ****, but that's why I'm so confused)(I lurk, but don't post much)
Dec 4, '02Occupation: retired Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 15I add to add the fat and the meat more slowley too...Now I can eat antire 8 oz. package of Philly cream cheese in one sitting!! :lol
It's especially good with some of my raspberry chipotle sauce on it!! YUMM!! LC of course!!
By the way there a difference between ketoacidosis and ketosis.
Dec 4, '02Occupation: ED-Trauma RN Specialty: ED, Trauma ; From: US ; Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 51; Likes: 197I am so thrilled to have found this topic!! I visited my parents over Thanksgiving and they are doing the Atkins Diet. They bought me the book since I was very interested in it but when I got home and started surfing the web for info most of what I found was very negative and scary. Thankfully I got my "nurse-zine" email and came to scan the boards and found this topic. Until reading it I was almost scared out of even trying the diet and was trying to figure out a politic way to talk my parents (read--stubborn people) out of this fad thing for fear of major health problems.
But get this...
My mother has been overweight since I was in elementary school. For at least the last five (probably more) years she has been watching her fat intake with absolutely no results (o.k. there were bad results such as fatigue and the shakes from low-blood sugar and irritablility occaisionally -- oh, and a mini-stroke). Yet on this diet I can already see many favorable and noticeable results other than just the considerable weight loss that she has experienced! She has a lot more energy than before--we went shopping on the day after Thanksgiving for the first time in my life and I think I was more tired that evening than she was (and I am only 31!!) She was not craving all of the sweets that I was dying to sample. She actually passed up a piece of pie and last month when down to my house, she didn't eat more than a sliver of my oldest child's birthday cake! And she didn't do it with great reluctance and regret (like I would :-) but in the same manner that I would if you asked me if I would like a piece of carrot and I was not hungry! I have been impressed!
The one thing that concerns me now is the cost of high protein/low carb dieting (if you read my profile I am an at-home mother of three studying to be an RN)
Can any of you compare for me the price differences that you have experienced over time doing the Low-Carb way??
Thanks!Last edit by ScrappyEDRN on Dec 4, '02
Dec 4, '02Occupation: travel nurse - ob Specialty: OB ; Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 3,170; Likes: 4,503I haven't found it to be more expensive than my previous attempts to lose weight with lowfat/low cal. diets. I keep a lot of chicken ( stock up when it's on sale and cook a bunch at once), fish, cheese and eggs around the house. Occassionally I buy beef if it is cheap. Lots of different salad greens and veggies such as broccoli and cauliflower. I buy berries and melon according to what is on sale. My only expensive indulgence is macadamia nuts and I've found a place to buy them cheap in bulk at Sam's Club. The biggest saving is that I'm not spending lots of money on those expensive lowfat diet foods and frozen meals.
Dec 4, '02Occupation: Nurse Educator Specialty: 16 year(s) of experience in Gerontological, cardiac, med-surg, peds ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 12,037; Likes: 6,467I found Dr. Mercola's comments very enlightening regarding the Atkins Diet (see link below). I am really trying to implement a much healthier lifestyle--no sweets!!!, limiting high-glycemic carbs, lots of colorful veggies, no more caffeine or chocolate. I am also upping my supplement intake--antioxidants, co-enzyme Q-10, vitamin B, Omega 3 oil.
Dec 4, '02Occupation: Research technologist Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 57I just wanted to lead support to the 3rd shift guy. I am a vegetarian for a variety of reasons but the reason I will never go back to meat is the antibiotics in the feed or shot into the animals are causing a lot antibiotic allergic reactions and resistance in humans. Unless you eat organic meat which is quite expensive the antibiotics are unavoidable. Another of my issues with meat is e-coli, salmonella and the mad-cow potential. These issues are very dangerous and I am not willing to take any chances with my life. Of course, before all the carnivores jump in to attack me, I have to say that I realize veggies and fruit can also harbor e-coli and salmonella as well, but I believe my risk is lessened by not eating meat. As far as weight loss is concerned, I choose high fiber and high quality foods as well as exercise. Beans and nuts have protein and they tend to be cheap.
Dec 4, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '99; Posts: 2,950; Likes: 619Originally posted by tshores
What did you eat, Agnus? Fried bacon and eggs? I mean, yeah, they're allowed but it might be too much too soon. I know my body wasn't ready for a lot of fat (I'd eaten low fat for years), so I ate baked meat and vegetables for a while, along with salads, poached eggs, etc.
My hubby is diabetic and I checked my fasting (14 hours) Level yeterday and it was 129. Not real good. But not enought to dx either. But both my parents and grandparents have it along with my sister. It concerns me. It is an nice 115 this a.m. and I broke the rule and ate NO carb yeaterday.
Dec 4, '02Occupation: retired Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 15If you take a one a day with chromium in it, it will 'smooth out' your blood sugar for the day and you won't have the Ups and downs. We take it first thing in the AM...
If you are sick of bacon and eggs...come over and snag a few wonderful recipes for breakfast.
Dec 4, '02Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 60,390; Likes: 16,596Originally posted by BioRN
I just wanted to lead support to the 3rd shift guy. I am a vegetarian for a variety of reasons but the reason I will never go back to meat is the antibiotics in the feed or shot into the animals are causing a lot antibiotic allergic reactions and resistance in humans. Unless you eat organic meat which is quite expensive the antibiotics are unavoidable. Another of my issues with meat is e-coli, salmonella and the mad-cow potential. These issues are very dangerous and I am not willing to take any chances with my life. Of course, before all the carnivores jump in to attack me, I have to say that I realize veggies and fruit can also harbor e-coli and salmonella as well, but I believe my risk is lessened by not eating meat. As far as weight loss is concerned, I choose high fiber and high quality foods as well as exercise. Beans and nuts have protein and they tend to be cheap.
Ahhh, I was trying to be very respectful about the hormones and antibiodics that is injected into meat. Not to mention the strain on the environment, and the cruelty. Not to mention other health issues like cancer.
Thanks for the support. Regardless of how one chooses to live and eat, EVERYONE SHOULD EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES!!!!!!! opps, did I shout?
Dec 10, '02Occupation: RN, MSN student Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 1,223; Likes: 1Ok ... where do you get the sugar free chocolate chips?? Hmmm..... hot chocolate.
Dec 10, '02Occupation: CNA Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 485; Likes: 15Also, I think a lot of people blame carbs for their weight problems. Most of them probably eat an EXCESS of carbs. If they just cut down their portions and exercise(which not very many people are willing to do) they would probably lose weight without giving up on carbs. I personally LOVE bread and pasta, being Italian and all. I don't think I could ever give them up. I just try to watch how much of them I eat. I could seriously eat an entire pizza, but thinking of the consequences keeps me in check.