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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 04:09 PM
Well, I have finally broken down and decided to get this albatross off my neck ( and waist) once and for all. After speaking with a few people about this, i have decided to try the Atkins thing.. My problem isnt how much I eat ( those here who have met me may find that hard to believe) but its what I eat. Thats why I believe Atkins may just work..
I think i read that some of you here are on it? (Sang i thnk?)

So far, i just bought the book " Dr. Atkins new diet revolution"
I am being realistic and wont be starting this till next monday ( the day after the Super Bowl )

Just wondering if anyone else is on this diet also????

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 04:18 PM
My hubby has been on it for a year, he lost 30 lbs in the first 5 weeks and maintains
pretty well and his target weight.

He eats meat and veggies and some fruit, melons, strawberries.
He rarely eats pasta, bread, rice, stuff like that he treats himself to on the weekends.

If he sees that he's gained a couple pounds, he cuts back on the carbs.
Seems to work pretty good for him.

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 04:19 PM
This is a good place to start.

http://atkins.com/howto/index.html

Other than that, I only know the basics of the diet. I know that I heard last week that they are now saying that you have to watch how much saturated fat you take in because of the risk of high cholesterol. Previously they felt that you could eat whatever, as long as it had no carbs. Now they are encouraging people to eat more fish and chicken and still try to eat red meat in moderation. As far as I know, you can eat as much as you want of the approved foods. You should also get some exercise in conjunction with the diet to maintain a healthy lifestyle, even if that means just walking everyday. The only downside, for me anyway, is limiting your alcohol intake, although you can drink the Micehlob Low Carb stuff in moderation. Good luck Wharfie!

 

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 04:19 PM
Thanks Otie.. I guess I will wait for them to "weigh" in on the subject

 

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 04:23 PM
Thanks for the link Sean

 

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 04:28 PM
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Thanks Otie.. I guess I will wait for them to "weigh" in on the subject


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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 04:33 PM
Linnie's on the South Beach diet which is a bit different than Atkins. I've been on Atkins a couple of times over the years with good results. You CANNOT cheat on this diet and expect results, tho. You will notice after 2-3 weeks that you are losing more in inches as opposed to pounds...at least that's the way it worked for me at first. It does work, and I think it works even better for men that women...men seem to be able to lose weight faster, which is just another reason to hate you guys. One drawback to the diet is that you feel like you spend alot of time in the kitchen, but since it was several years ago for me that I was on it and since it is so popular now, I think it is easier to eat in restaurants now.

Here's what you should stock up on:

Eggs
Cheese
Bacon
Hamburger
Steak
Pork chops
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Canned tuna/chicken
Onions and celery
Mayo
Lettuce for small salads
Sugar free Jello
Diet Soda (I love diet 7 up...I don't think it has a funny aftertaste)

Stay away from:

Bread
Pasta
Sugar
Alcohol
CARBS



Watch for certain processed meats like sausage and hot dogs...they contain fillers which have some carbs in them. You'll find yourself looking reading labels in the grocery store now.

Good luck! Also check with Sang...he's lost 40 pounds!

 
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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 04:53 PM
Funny you should ask! i'm not on Atkins, i tried that but had trouble with it and didnt make it a week. no energy, what not. i'm on the South Beach Diet, which is a modified Atkins. I LOVE IT. i have great energy, and after the initial craving for booze subsided, i was FINE.

I'd be happy to help anyone who needs help since i'm a convert on this thing. i'm calling myself a "South Beach moonie"....

its my first week, i have one more to go in the "strict phase" where you cant have any sugar and only "good carbs" (good carbs=veggies). its also LOW FAT, so you dont feel like your clogging up your arteries.

i vote for skipping the atkins. South Beach is easier to stick too because you get more stuff. Terri's right about being in the kitchen alot. i make my meals at night for the next day. you gotta take snacks and stuff.

Oh, and YES...it does work. my husband dropped 10 so far and i'm not telling what i lost

OH YEAH, you CANNOT CHEAT. it has to do with your body not having any sugar or carbs to burn so it burns fat (both the atkins and the south beach). you can tell when its working because your breath really, really, i mean really, stinks

(p.s. guys generally do better because they typically have more muscle mass; unless you continue to work out - or start to work out - you will lose muscle before you lose fat)

it is easier the atkins. trust. me.

 

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 04:55 PM
oh, and the south beach the first phase (two weeks) calls for no alchohol but reintroduces it in Phase 2 (this friday...).....

it is MUCH easier to stick to these things then it was this time last year because of all the new low carb products. also, on the South Beach you can have COFFEE. atkins i dont think allows that. i forget.

 

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 04:56 PM
I lost about 10-15 so far....I'm thinking of adding a few 'good carbs' now, since I'm getting real tired of eating the same things and started losing an appetite altogether.
Wt loss is the ultimate goal, but the main thing is that I wanted to get off my carb addiction, which I have accomplished. I don't crave them anymore and don't have the blood sugar level fluxuations I did before. I have much more energy now.
It's a great kick start since you lose real fast and easy at first. If you can stick with it, I'm sure it'll be well worth it. I just got to where I wasn't eating anything and decided that isn't healthy.

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 06:11 PM
I'm on atkins and have lost 15lbs since the new year. South Beach is a better diet and I think it's easier to stick with. I like the Atkins way becuase I'm a meat eater and I travel a lot and entertain customers like dinners and such.


 

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 06:19 PM
To have an effective diet, you have to know WHY you are overweight in the first place. Do you just eat too much, does your body NOT metabolize it effectively, do you have insulin resistance/hyperinsulinism whereby your body will produce massive amounts of insulin in response to food intake, and you will become fat from eating foods that are easily broken down by the insulin (simple sugars, simple carbohydrates). Atkins revolutionzed the world with this concept that it was the overproduction of insulin making people fat, the rest of the world said just cut down on fats and you will lose weight. That fats are not really the problem, it is the sugar and carbohydrates. His diet utilizes protein, it is harder for your body to break down protein, it will use more energy to do it burning more calories. When you do not have the sugar and carbohydrates your body will burn the fat it has stored. People say too much protein will kill your kidneys, he lived on his diet for many years, he only died from a hematoma when he fell on the ice and hit his head. I know his diet works, even if you just try to eat mostly protein you will lose the pounds. Your body needs 60 grams of protein per day. Most people after they lose weight eventually go back to eating the way they want to, that is the problem. Also once you lose weight, when it comes back more of it comes back. Your body has set points for weight, exercise can adjust them. Also when you begin dieting if your body thinks it is starving your metabolic rate will decrease because your body goes into starvation mode and tries to protect itself, it believes it is under attack and must keep it's reserves. That is why starving as a diet is not too successful. Liquid protein is good, but read the label, if it has 35 grams of sugar, that is not good for you. It should not have more than about 15; even the protein bars, should not have more than 15 grams of sugar and a good one will give you 15-20 grams of protein. If you're not gonna eat the rest of the day (due to schedule etc.) the 30 gram ones are good. Your body doesn't metabolize more than 20 grams of protein at one time so if you consume more, it will turn to fat. Also be aware of low thyroid hormones sabatoging weight loss. If you do have a low metabolic rate, Carnitine (an amino acid) will help your body burn stored fat as fuel and help you better metabolize what you consume.

 

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 07:22 PM
I've been on Atkins since the week before Thanksgiving (good timing - but builds willpower). I have lost about 35 pounds. You can have coffee LinnieXX, just cut out caffeine for the first 2 weeks (do decaf) - and drink it black - I used to use french vanilla sweetener - had 11 carbs in a teaspoon!

It is much easier now, since they are coming out with more and more low carb stuff. I eat Morning Start breakfast bars for breakfast and snacks - 2 carbs - and they have great flavors - Creamy Cinnamon Bun and Apple Crisp. The vanilla shakes are prety good too - I get them from the Vitamin Shoppe. I have 0 carb BBQ sause and steak sauce. I also have some carbsmart Breyers ice cream - 4 carbs - great for a little indulgence. Sugar free jello with whipped cream is another great treat.

I also recommend taking vitamins while on Atkins. You will lose a lot of inches and pounds fast, but will eventually plateau. I am currently working out everyday with my home gym, and even pulled the exercise bike out of clothes hanging duties. Put on a music DVD and go for 20-25 minutes(Saturday was AC/DC, Sunday was Black Sabbath). I have much more energy than I had before - I can get to some shots in racquetball that I couldn't before - amazing what 35 pounds less means in mobility!

Many restaurants are getting on the bandwagon - TGIFridays has about half their menu for Atkins - you can substitute more veggies for potatoes just about anywhere. I eat a lot of salads with low carb dressing, cheese and bacon pieces. Many times I get a chicken breast from our cafeteria and cut it up in the salad.

The hardest thing for me to do without is pizza. When it is the only thing available, I just eat the top and leave the crust. Michelob Ultra Beer is pretty good, and Miller Lite has the same amount of carbs.

You just have to watch out for a few things - constipation, diarrhea, all the fun stuff. Also, I was on Atkins a few years ago, and developed diverticulitis. Macadamia nuts and peanuts are good snacks, but I cannot eat them because of the diverticulitis.

If you like meat, salads, and green veggies, this is a great diet. Read the book and give it a try - it works for me - now I just need to keep at it!

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 10:44 PM
Thanks for all the input guys and gals.. Looks like I have alot of reading to do...

 

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  posted on 1/27/2004 at 08:32 AM

Good stuff Sang AND Gina....

also be careful: just last night i decided to read the mayo jar, the husband insisted on buying the light kind ("but its only got 25 calories!" he said "i dunno, the book says only regular" she said "But its only got 25 calories! i'm getting this one" he says "Whatever" she said) so i look at the "light" may jar last night after using it all week....and the 3rd ingredient is SUGAR. i would have bet that i hadnt had ANY sugar in the last week whatsoever so i was a bit disappointed....damn near marched right out and and bought a bear claw - but stopped myself.

also, i don't know if South Beach is supposed to cause you to go into 'Ketosis' like Atkins does...but on Atkins you can buy these little sticks you pee on that will turn a certain color if you are buring fat instead of carbs. they where cheap, like 8 bucks for 100 - and they helped us to figure out when we where actually in Ketosis. it was pretty encouraging and i recommend them if you are the type that needs reassurance. Dr. Atkins describes the whole Ketosis trip in his book.

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  posted on 1/27/2004 at 08:34 AM
OK, one more thing and i'm done:

on the South Beach everyone kept going on about how it burns "Belly Fat" first....it even says it on the cover of the book....I was skeptical.....but i'll be damned....it certainly does burn that first! burn baby burn!

 

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  posted on 1/27/2004 at 09:12 AM
funny thing about hubby's Atkins experience.

his bad cholestrol went down, his good cholestrol went up, and I think his blood pressure went down also. His doctor is cool with the diet but stresses exercise, which hubby does not do. he also has switched to Michelob light, and drinks bloody mary's but hasn't really cut down on booze.

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  posted on 1/27/2004 at 09:53 AM
Yes LinnieXX - stay away from anything light . If you check the ingredients, they usually have more sugar. Look at light salad dressing versus regular - regular is 1-3 carbs, light is about 11.

 

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  posted on 1/27/2004 at 11:32 AM
I'm curious as to what kind, if any, exercise that these diet plans suggest you do? My Mother has been, well, a heath nut for as long as I can remember. She's been an arobics instructer and a personal trainer for a long time, and as always preached that weight loss, and then keeping it off and maintaning a constant healthy weight needs to be done with a balenced low fat diet that consists of more natural foods, like fruits, vegtables, whole grain (and it sucks), non fried chicken and fish, small amounts of lean red meat and pork, and a simple excercise program that can be done 20 minutes a day.

Her question has always been, are you prepared to eat this way (meaning the differant diet plans mentioned) for the rest of your life? Because if you stop, the weights coming back plus!, unless there is some kind of aerobic excercise. Personally I always thought she was half baked with these crazy ways, but to see some of her clients now compared to then, is amazing! One lady was around 300 pounds to start, and over a year and a half period she lost a hundred and fifty of that and has keep if off, through changing eating habits and a small excercise program. Her motto has always been eat like a king for breakfast, eat like a queen for lunch and eat like a popper for supper. And under no circumstances do you take diet pills. They are not healthy and most, over a period of time can cause some real health problems. Loosing weight is very important, but it's got to be done healthy or what's the point of doing it?

Personally, My weight has always been twenty pounds lighter or twenty pounds heavier, and this depended on what activities and bad stuff I was putting in my body at the time.
But I can say with pride that since I have gotten clean and completely stoped drinking the weight has been much more constant and I feel a 100x better and have the energy I had back when I was much younger.

And I still think my Mama kinda half baked with her ways!

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I would agree that exercise is important - unfortunately, with my current lifestyle - leave for work at 6:45am, get home at 5:00pm, and then drive the kids all over the place to their sporting events nonstop - leaves very little structured time for exercise. I do play racquetball once a week, golf once a week in the summer, and I am now working out on a home gym daily(weights).

Atkins will let you lose inches and weight without exercise, but eventually you will hit your limit. To go further and to keep it off, exercise is needed.

It is true that if you go off of the diet, you will gain the weight back. I lost 40 pounds once before and then developed diverticulitis from all the nuts I was eating. I stopped the diet, and eventually gained back all the weight I had lost. Once I hit my highest weight again, I got motivated to start again. This time my plan is to keep it off - because I do feel much better - more energy, and I like the way I look better.

 

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  posted on 1/27/2004 at 02:21 PM
I love this. Where is all the whining numb nut vegatarians out there? Think about these diets; "his bad cholestrol went down, his good cholestrol went up." The basic concept is fascinating; When you stick to meat the body realizes that that is what its fuel will be. As a result the body switches into a meat burning machine and quits with the sugar processing. You lose weight by doing this and you burn all the contents of the meat they way the body was MADE TO DO!!!

I have never heard a veggie explain why this phenomenom works, because it bugs the hell out of them. I love it!!

And venison is way low on fat.

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  posted on 1/27/2004 at 04:11 PM
now now derek....no need to draw the veggie nuts out to a conflict....

Clay, your mother sounds like a smart woman. i am looking at this more as a lifestyle change. i was due. years of partying and crippling hangovers have left my body quite ravaged....matter of a fact, i can't remember the last time i went a week without a glass of wine. you have to start somewhere. i'm getting to old to be out of shape....

considering i was underweight (downright skinny) for most of my life, it is an adjustment.

i've also kicked up the excercise quite a bit, 1/2 on stationary bike and yoga twice a week.

OH, and VERY IMPORTANT: Drink LOTS of water. water water water water water water. it helps you kidneys process all the protein.

 

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Good luck Wharfie !


I did it for a while...well my version anyway.........

I lost 15 lbs.........

Now i'm drinking those damn regular Pepsi's again........

and eating sweets.....

and those F*cking French Fries........

MmmmmmmmmmFrench Fries......aaaaaaggghhhhh !


so I have gained at least 8 lbs back..........

I'm a weakling when it comes to dieting........

But put a fork in my hand and I'm a Demon !

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But I can say with pride that since I have gotten clean and completely stoped drinking the weight has been much more constant and I feel a 100x better and have the energy I had back when I was much younger.




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  posted on 1/27/2004 at 04:31 PM
No alcohol at all? I heard you can drink whiskey and diet soda? No??

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