So I say I'm doing Atkins but am tweeking some things...

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Sunbeachrose

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Posted: 08 Jan 2008, 06:16
I wanted to to Atkins but wanted to finish the yogurt and fruit in my fridge. So this week am sticking to the Atkins but am having the yogurt for breakfast!
My day
Breakfast: Yogurt
Am Snack: Orange
Lunch: Salad no meat
Pm Snack: Apple or cashew nuts
Dinner: Grilled Chicken Salad
Drinking water all day with Unsweet tea with lunch and dinner.......seems to be going pretty good so far!
GlennM

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Posted: 08 Jan 2008, 06:30
It's Ok I guess to gradually go on Atkins - but I just went on it cold turkey. One problem - big time - is the issue with cheat days. I did one Christmas Eve and really pigged out. Then this past Friday I went to KFC and had a lot of chicken - it just makes it really very difficult to lose weight faster if you're cheating all the time. I'm sticking with this now - a guy wrote in a woman's journal last week this is a lifestyle change - and it is going to be for me from now on as I'm being invited to a spaghetti dinner and it will just mess up my diet this weekend. Of course I can go and cheat but I will just feel bloated and lousy afterwards. Hope I helped. Maybe after you finish up everything in the fridge be serious about it once and for all, and cut everything out. Warning - if you have junk food around it's hard to resist! Good luck and best wishes and happy dieting - this diet works!!!! Smile
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Vincy

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Posted: 08 Jan 2008, 10:59
You're not 'doing Atkins' if you're not following it by the book. It will never work correctly unless you follow it correctly. Just a bit of advise.
sararay

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Posted: 08 Jan 2008, 12:20
It is OK to ease into Atkins but you should completely eliminate sugar and refined flour from the start, even the sugar in fruit and yogurt. That is not optional. The point of induction is to detox you from sugar cravings. These won't go away as long as you are still eating them.

Give away your non-Atkins food. It isn't worth it. You won't find anyone on here who believes in Atkins that will support what you are doing. Sorry. It just isn't the way it is done.

Read the book and you'll understand why. Good luck. Smile

Love the food that loves you back.

Take it one day at a time!
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GlennM

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Posted: 08 Jan 2008, 12:38
Sararay is right - going on Atkins gradually will make it more difficult... It is a complete lifestyle change. Too many people "Cheat" and that is a real problem on Atkins and not the way to weight loss that will remain permanent. You can't go on induction by still eating sugar - you won't have as noticeable a weight loss if any... good luck
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slease

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Posted: 09 Jan 2008, 15:49
When choosing a diet plan it is very important that you choose one that you can commit to for a lifetime. It has been proven time and again that diets don't work. You must commit to a lifetime of eating in a way that allows you to be at a healthy weight and the food must be enjoyable as well.

Plan on eating according to how the plan is laid out in the book and you will see how well it works. Going on gradually is really setting yourself up for failure if you see no results. Give your fruit and yogurt to your friends or coworkers and get up on the wagon completely. If you do I'm sure that you will do wonderfully.
BooBooKitty

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Posted: 10 Jan 2008, 19:22
I say you have to do what works best for you. I am very proud of you!!!!!! Keep up the Great Job!!!!!!
sararay

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Posted: 10 Jan 2008, 19:26
I agree that people should do what they feel is good for them. Just don't call it Atkins, because that's not what it is. Smile

Love the food that loves you back.

Take it one day at a time!
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