Weight Watchers vs. Atkins

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harpangel

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Posted: 10 Jun 2011, 12:16
Hi,

I was wondering if someone out there had previously been on Atkins and then switched to Weight Watchers? I am currently on the Atkins plan and have been for about a month now. I am not so pleased with the results that I have achieved so far. I am not sure whether or not to switch back to Weight Watchers instead of continuing on with Atkins. I am really bored with my food choices on Atkins and I am not seeing the same results I used to see when I originally went on the Weight Watchers program several years ago. Can anyone possibly give their opinion/experience on this topic? I have to lose 67 more pounds to get to my goal weight. Really frustrated.Sad
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greerp

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Posted: 10 Jun 2011, 13:38
How can you be bored with ATkins? There is a ton of variety. Go to the Atkins site. There is a list of all of the low carb receipe sites and food ideas.
gkcfm95

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Posted: 10 Jun 2011, 14:02
try ditching the Atkins products, they can stall some people.

and since you were already on WW when you started Atkins you probably will not see that drastic weight loss that some people have because you were already eating somewhat healthy.

~kelly
mikefarinha

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Posted: 10 Jun 2011, 15:26
Could you elaborate a bit on the exact problems you're having?
Are you counting your carbs? Are you eating more fat? Are you eating lots of green vegies?

-Mike
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kstubblefiel...

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Posted: 10 Jun 2011, 15:31
Start getting some people following Atkins on your buddy list so you can look at their diet calendars for ideas. I don't follow Atkins but I do another variation of low carb, & I've gotten tons of great ideas for new foods from my buddies. If you're bored with the food it's because you haven't done the legwork to explore other options.

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Mom2Boxers

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Posted: 10 Jun 2011, 16:40
Hey! I did Low carb a long time back and lost weight but mostly lost the inches! WOW! It was truly awesome! I ate quite simply meats and veggies and fats and had a few beers along the way. When I went off the plan... I didn't start putting on weight for a couple of months. I met my husband to be and I ate what he ate ... and one day... when the weight began to come back... it came back so fast my head was spinning. I didn't understand it... I went to doctor after doctor and the weight kept on packing on...even when I was trying to low carb again.

Anyway, could be I was pre-menopausal but each time I try to restart the low carb thing, it isn't the same. Maybe it's not so exciting now.. maybe I know too many cheats. SO... I have more to lose now... and I am on Weight Watchers. It is the slowest diet in the world, but you can eat what everyone else eats ... and it's a pain to track points but it's working. I am terrified of doing low carb again and losing all that weight... just to put on more in the future. I know, I know.. it's a life plan. I just know me. I will want to start eating what others eat... like potatoes, ice cream and chocolate.
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PeeFat

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Posted: 10 Jun 2011, 21:52
Atkins is awesome. I've dropped 100 lbs so far. There is tons of low carb recipies to experiment with. Have some fun.. try some new veggies. It just takes a little more effort at the beginning until you get the hang of it.

Stick with it, give it a chance.
Mom2Boxers

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Posted: 11 Jun 2011, 08:37
WTG!! That is awesome!
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What I'll do the second day I have NO IDEA!" Smile


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My first goal: 198 lbs
2nd goal: 179 lbs
3rd goal: 162 lbs
4th goal: 146 lbs

Taking it one day at a time.
Hugs, M♥M


katburt

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Posted: 11 Jun 2011, 08:55
Atkins is a great way to change your lifestyle. I have not tried weight watchers, but we are here to help you get thru your problems. I have lost 26 lbs in about a month in a half. I looked at your diet calendar, and you are eating some things you should not during induction. I would also suggest to cut back on the atkins products. This way of eating does work, but you have to follow the guidelines more.



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