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Kimma36

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Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 07:09
Hi,


Real newbie looking for Atkins tips and advice!! Anyone??

-KimLaughing
Kimma36

Joined: Apr 12
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Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 08:55
I did set a weight loss goal..........But I just want to make sure I'm doing Atkins right. I really want to lose weight!!

-Kim
yankgal46

Joined: Feb 13
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Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 11:01
Have you read up about Atkins yet?
Kimma36

Joined: Apr 12
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Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 11:08
yes, I've been reading for a few days. Just trying to get personalized tips and advice........


-Kim
gkcfm95

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Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 12:58
this isn't specific for Atkins but log everything you eat! be honest, good or bad

don't guess, measure/weigh portions so you know exactly how much you eat.

when i started i was suprised at what i thought was one serving, was really 2 or 3.

~kelly
Mistri38

Joined: Mar 13
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Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 18:29
Try this
Http://www.fatsecret.com
It's free to sign up and I find it helps me in logging what I eat and the breakdown of what I eat. Really helpful
NCNOLE

Joined: Feb 11
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Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 20:20
Mistri38 wrote:
Try this
Http://www.fatsecret.com
It's free to sign up and I find it helps me in logging what I eat and the breakdown of what I eat. Really helpful



????? Do you realize you are posting this on fatsecret.com????
Williams1110

Joined: Mar 13
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Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 20:23
Hi Kim and welcome to Atkins! It is an awesome way of eating that makes you feel better and crave less. Some tips or suggestions I would make are: don't be surprised if you feel a little sluggish in the first 7-10 days because you are "coming off the carbs" and it is like an addiction....for me carbs are an addiction! Another thing is EAT, print out the induction list and carry it everywhere! I know a lot of times when I first start a diet I am all eager and energetic and try to be super strict but the thing with Atkins is that you only have to be strict about one thing...CARBS.

After you get through the first week or so you are going to notice that you don't have cravings anymore....you may have "wantings" but the cravings will be gone and you feel full all the time when you are eating right. I really have to work to get up to my 1500 calories/20 net carbs a day.

One other little bit of advice is be prepared...I don't know your life situation but if you work or go to school plan your meals and carry a lunch bucket if you have too but there is nothing worse then getting hungry out in the real world and having nothing legal to eat! Been there done that and it wasn't pretty...lol

Your weight is going to melt away and you are going to be so much happier. Think of this as a way of life and not a diet that has a start and a finished but move through the phases until this is all you know. I am so excited for your journey to begin you are going to love it!
Kimberley
FiredbyFaith

Joined: Jan 11
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Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 20:28
Hi, I've been doing Atkins (for the second time) for a couple months now. It's much easier now that I've found some good low carb alternatives for my favorite foods. http://www.netrition.com/ has awesome low carb products. I love the Walden Farms sauces and preserves. And the beef chili is amazing. I also reccomend the pita pockets, I carry one in my purse for fast food emergencies, to replace the bun. They are the best tasting bread replacement I've found.
My energy level is through the roof though and no more sugar cravings at all, so hang in there...it's worth it.
eKatherine

Joined: Aug 12
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Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 05:07
Most people who have success on Atkins do so by eating real foods and avoiding "alternatives", which are created to make money for the manufacturers, not to help you lose weight quickly.

The most important thing for a newbie to Atkins to understand is how the diet works. You must plan your day's intake in advance to make sure you stay under your net carb goals whichever phase you are in, yet you also need to eat enough vegetables.

Go to the Atkins site and read everything there. Then come back and ask questions.

Most newbies fail because they didn't understand the restrictions of the diet and ate stuff that is not permitted.
Mistri38

Joined: Mar 13
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Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 03:47
lol......... having a dumb moment... must be the lack of carbs in my diet. duh
eKatherine

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Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 10:20
Mistri38 wrote:
lol......... having a dumb moment... must be the lack of carbs in my diet. duh

You'll get over it. It's called "ketoadaptation".
messamermom

Joined: Feb 11
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Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 15:29
Check out the forum on atkins.com for newbies: http://boards.atkins.com/forumdisplay.php?3-Getting-Started
Krhfy6

Joined: Apr 13
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Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 15:53
Learn to love cream cheese, avocados, butter, bacon, salami, pepperoni, cheese in general, and all leafy greens, my favorite are brussel sprouts cooked with chopped bacon and a whole stick of butter, they are like candy to me at this point! I personally love the atkins fast fat, everytime i have a few days of weakness, or I have a major plateau i do one of these, it jumpstarts you into ketosis, and in 36 hours, you are feeling full, not craving foods anymore, and make it much easier to go back to induction without feeling like you are missing out. Also check out things like low carb cheese cakes- google Moms cheese pie, it is amazing! It will make you not miss dessert. Also stock up on the essentials of baking and cooking, if you have a good blender it is cheaper to just buy the whole nuts and crush them at home, if not you can just buy almond and pecan meals. You will want coconut flour, all 3 of these are great for baking. Keep eggs on hand at all times, plenty of cheese options, butter and coconut oil. I also keep tons of spices on hand, you can turn the above ingredients into hundreds of things with just different spices and preparations. Oh and don't forget cauliflower, it is a low carbers best friend. You can turn it into a mash, into rice, and make fabulous casseroles out of it, you will never miss potatos, rice or pasta again. Just remember it is a high fat, low carb, medium protein diet. This will help you remember that it is ok, to eat "traditionally" bad for you items, like butter.
Sometimes life is not about what we can't have, it is about what we can have and learning to love it. I do not miss you bread.



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