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India-Taina

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Posted: 09 Apr 2013, 22:33
Just joined yesterday. My goal is to lose 20 pounds. Counting calories and keeping track of everything I eat. Day 2 and I was really hungry earlier. Now I'm doing better. Will start to drink green tea with lemon tomorrow.
Krhfy6

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Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 10:06
I'm new too, but I've been doing the atkins diet for a long time, and had hit a plateau, but anyways my point here being, that the easiest way to lose 20lbs is to count your net carbs, not just your calories. Try 2 weeks of keeping your carb count under 20 per day, and your calories between 12-1500. Oh and try for those carbs to come in the form of green leafy or salad type vegetables. This will jump start your diet.
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.
India-Taina

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Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 21:02
Thanks for the tips, Krhfy6. I'm a healthcare provider in private practice, so I'm familiar with nutrition. I am starting with the calorie count exclusively but also watching my carbs. Atkins would be difficult for me as I am not a big meat eater. Hope to incorporate some exercise in my extremely busy schedule. Once again, thanks for responding to my post and LET'S DO THIS!
Musclebig56

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Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 04:36
and dont forget too drink a lot of water!!
jonnybadback

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Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 05:51
If you think you feel hungry then drink a glass of water. Its common to mistake hunger for thirst. It will also keep you hydrated Smile
mars2kids

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Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 14:25
You can do this!! This site has been so helpful to keep me accountable for how many calories I'm actually eating. It's not so much of a guessing game for me now, I can see where I'm at for the day and adjust if I need to. Also, the support here is great too, because we all have our ups and downs. Good luck!!
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messamermom

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Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 16:03
India: Atkins isn't about "big meat eater". It is high fat, moderate protein and low carb. Since starting eating this way of eating, I've eaten more vegetables than ever before! Check out the atkins.com web site and do the lessons to find out what Atkins is really like. When you eat too much meat, the protein can be converted to glucogen which defeats the purpose of low carbing.
India-Taina

Joined: Apr 13
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Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 22:03
I am very familiar with Atkins, as I am a healthcare professional in private practice. Atkins it's just not for me.
India-Taina

Joined: Apr 13
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Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 22:07
Counting calories is really working for me. Sometimes I'm surprised at how many calories I was eating without even thinking about it.
Thanks everyone for your encouraging words!Very Happy
messamermom

Joined: Feb 11
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Posted: 13 Apr 2013, 07:46
Maybe your clients would be interested in the Atkins plan. Here's a link specifically for health care professionals such as yourself. http://www.atkins-hcp.com/
SherylPT13

Joined: Jan 13
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Posted: 14 Apr 2013, 06:57
Messamermom really wants you to consider Atkins, apparently Wink While I can appreciate the persistence, Atkins is not for me, either.
Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it.
Chinese Proverb
NCNOLE

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Posted: 14 Apr 2013, 07:25
I mean really, get the hint! If I didn't know better I would think they were trying to sell something! Some people just prefer to eat a balanced diet and have a little bread on the side!! Smile
eKatherine

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Posted: 14 Apr 2013, 08:38
NCNOLE wrote:
I mean really, get the hint! If I didn't know better I would think they were trying to sell something! Some people just prefer to eat a balanced diet and have a little bread on the side!! Smile


Conventional nutrition recommendations are for 60%+ of carbohydrates, anything but a "balanced diet".

Atkins is not a diet for "big meat eaters" (meaning "people who eat enormous portions or meat or a diet that is mostly protein"Wink, but I can see why a miscommunication took place, when the OP seems to have meant by it "almost vegetarian".

The argument is over semantics.



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