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yankgal46

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Posted: 23 Mar 2013, 11:51
Fruit...I have not had much as of yet an Atkins.I am allowed to start with berries and cantaloup but I need a few tips. I like them plain but what other ways?
Onyx1290

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Posted: 23 Mar 2013, 12:10
throw atkins out the window and you'll lose weight without causing health problems.
yankgal46

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Posted: 23 Mar 2013, 12:13
Thinking of a comment on that.
eKatherine

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Posted: 23 Mar 2013, 12:58
Fresh is best, as opposed to cooked or sugared. You can add a little artificial sweetener if you prefer. You can also pour over a little heavy cream.
ebonyr

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Posted: 16 May 2013, 13:28
Follow the carb ladder.
Add one variety starting with berries and eat that every other day. Note how your body reacts eg cravings etc. stop if you notice any reactions and try again after a few weeks.
Only add foods that you know are safe to provide variety if needed. I love double cream and a dash of splenda over my berries.
All the best. Atkins works!!
RDO
mummydee

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Posted: 16 May 2013, 17:38
sugar free jello made with sliced berries, and other acceptable fruit and topped with real whipped cream, heaven!
smiledarling

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Posted: 18 May 2013, 08:18
Can you do yogurt? A friend recommended to me plain yogurt with splenda mixed in. Maybe try that with some berries.

I've been putting frozen raspberries in my protein shake.
mummydee

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Posted: 21 May 2013, 06:01
It depends what eating plan you are on. You are posting this in the Atkins thread, so if you're in induction, 1 8oz container of plain yoghurt is 16 carbs, doesn't leave much room for your veggies for the day. If you're further on in the plan and can handle more carbs then go for it.
You, however have listed that you're on the Paleo diet. Some paleo followers do not eat any dairy but if we are supposed to be eating like our ancestors, well, yoghurt was eaten as early as 5000 yrs B.C.
Just because of the health benefits, i would go ahead and eat it.
smiledarling

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Posted: 21 May 2013, 10:57
Hmmm. Didn't realize plain yogurt was that high in carbs. I mentioned it because the friend who recommended it to me said her parents do it, and they are both on Atkins.

I'm doing Paleo, but I do eat dairy. I love Greek yogurt : )
mummydee

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Posted: 21 May 2013, 21:18
if you enter your foods on a daily basis, you get a real eye opener. I'm more concerned these days about sodium intake and eat no processed foods, only real organic veggies, and it's amazing how much sodium is in these plants. I know we all need sodium, I have a thyroid problem and take kelp and eat sea greens,but still get startled and how fast it can add up to my daily allowance of 1,200 mgs.
It's a real balancing act of what's good for you and the #'s but I think the yogurt has so many good functions in your body that it outweighs the high carb factor. If you're not in induction of Atkins, then yogurt is good.
if you're on the Paleo, why are you concerned about carbs,? curious...
LightMage

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Posted: 22 May 2013, 05:44
I get fresh when they're in season. otherwise, I get the frozen, whole ones without any sugar (just berries). I usually just put some stevia on them or you can whip up some cream with a bit of stevia.
yankgal46

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Posted: 22 May 2013, 05:52
I have been having a few sliced strawberries every few days with a MIM or scrambled eggs. I use them as a garnish and that way I don't go overboard. No weight gain with a few berries!
smiledarling

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Posted: 22 May 2013, 08:56
I'm not really concerned about carbs for my own diet, I was just responding to yankgal's request for different ways to add fruit back into her diet. Yankgal is in my buddies so I see her posts. I'm not really sure what the rules of Atkins are (beyond induction), but an Atkins-savvy friend mentioned plain yogurt so I figured I would just pass it on here.

This is the protein shake I've been making, in case you want to try it:
- 1 cup almond milk (0 net carbs)
- 1 scoop of Iso 100 gourmet chocolate protein powder (1g carbs)
http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp?id=D4-1056#.UZzOb6XKvZQ
- 3/4 cup frozen raspberries (I don't have the bag anymore but I think it was something like 8g net carbs)



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