previous topic · next topic
Mistri38

Joined: Mar 13
Posts: 9

      quote  
Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 18:25
Hi fellow dieters

Just a quick question I have Been on this diet now for just over a couple of weeks and have decided to stay in the induction phase for another week.

My weight loss has been great and I am pleased with myself and my determination.

The question I would like an answer to is how much are you allowed to eat in one sitting?

I have been guesstimating so far and it has worked (for me) but I still don't know how much meat or eggs you are supposed to eat.

I.e. for breakfast I would eat three fried eggs and three rashers of bacon ...... I am still hungry but have not eaten more than that. Then for lunch I would eat 4oz of chicken liver and two rashers of bacon......is this too much or too little.Question
eKatherine

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 1,286

      quote  
Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 05:13
You are supposed to be able to eat as much as you need to so you are not hungry. But you are also supposed to be eating vegetables and salads. If you eat too much, you will not lose weight. If you are in ketosis and losing weight, you could experiment with eating a little more.
l2jsheart

Joined: Apr 12
Posts: 23

      quote  
Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 07:26
Hi Mistri!

I agree with eKatherine. You need to be eating vegetables!! I have such a hard time with getting enough vegetables in too so, I know it can be difficult.

As to your question about 'how much'... again, as eKatherine said, you should not be hungry if you are following the plan correctly. You basically eat until your are satisfied but not "stuffed".

I always start with a serving size of whatever I am eating and go from there. I weigh and measure everything I eat. It's kind of tedious but, it's what I do. I can't help it, lol. If I am still hungry, I eat more; if not, I don't. Usually. My eyes get bigger than my stomach sometimes or whatever I'm eating taste so good I want to keep eating it!!!

While Dr. Atkins says you can eat 'liberal' amounts of protein (meats,eggs), he is very clear that you MUST eat your vegetables (that's where most of your carbs should be coming from as opposed to say... condiments and sugar substitutes), drink your water (at least 8-8oz. cups a day), and exercise (even if it's just a walk around the block - which I don't do! ...yet!!!). Embarassed And... eat your fats, especially when you are having protein!!!

Hope this helps, much luck to you and congrats on your success so far!!! Very Happy

~Sherry
Mistri38

Joined: Mar 13
Posts: 9

      quote  
Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 09:03
Thank you both for your response, this has helped me a lot
messamermom

Joined: Feb 11
Posts: 105

      quote  
Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 15:55
Have you checked out the new book New Atkins for New You? Also, the lessons on the atkins.com web site are very helpful. There are lists of acceptable foods for each phase. I printed them off and put on my fridge.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

I am on the Atkins diet on induction and gaining weight! Please help.
From looking at your calendar it seems as if you are eating way too much protein in a day; especially for your size. The problem with excess protein is a process in our bodies that converts excess protein ...
by yduj57 on 22 Aug 14 07:58 PM
day default
Msbuggirl fat secret isn't recording my weight loss for my challenges either for two months now. I've complained and nothing. They do not care. Kraftylady I also have to click on the right date ...
by snezica on 22 Aug 14 02:14 PM
Cauliflower pizza
Vickie 5966 wrote: I've never tried this with cauliflower but when I need to get liquid out of zucchini I shred it and pile it in a tea towel. Spin the towel until the zucchini is in a ball and s ...
by laner68 on 22 Aug 14 12:53 PM
drinking water strategy
That's exactly what I have been doing! LOL, atleast I got one thing correct on this diet!
by pwrestlephoto on 22 Aug 14 10:47 AM
157.1
:) I take it after 1485 in calories yesterday, halting my drinking of water after 7PM seemed to help... Next weigh in Friday August 29, 2014 need to atleast get to 154-155/ Need to exercise more and tweek ...
by pwrestlephoto on 22 Aug 14 07:29 AM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member Lucky765
This is tough......I,m spending 90% of my time trying to stay on meal plan and the other 10% going off it.....Resulting in an increase in weight..
05 Jan 14 for diet Atkins