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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 17:13
I need help I am craving a sweet is it ok to have more than one adkins bar .Plus I'm hungry alot please help

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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 18:04
Have you read Atkins books? so many posts with many good points about following induction to a tee., very important. I know that Atkins bars cause many people to stall, although say they're good for induction. They have malitol as a sweetener and that's a laxative so watchout, Eat enough calories in a day to stave off hunger. Eat proteins that will help you get over your craving for sweets.
Sugar has no nutritional value and is like a drug, it's the heroin of food.. you have to go cold turkey on it and you'll get over those cravings.
Usually we say have real fruit instead of sugar, but if your on Atkins you can't do that. Try berries which is allowed along with Sugar free jello with real whipped cream, that could help much better than the bars.
Good luck!
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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 18:09
I would not advise that you eat more than one a day. The bars and shakes are not necessary and can cause stalls for some people. That being said, they can be convenient to carry with you in situations where LC food is not available. The cravings for sweets will begin to go away soon as your body adjusts to your new way of eating. Hang in there. If you are hungry, you should eat! Make sure you're eating enough healthy fats as they are satiating. I like a snack of ham, cheese and mayo roll-ups, almonds (if you're past induction) or celery with cream cheese. I hope this helps.

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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 20:34
Here is an awesome (free) podcast with Julia Ross, M.A., M.F.T. and it is chock full of great information that might help you with the cravings. This one is from 2012:

Here is another one you might find helpful with Ross from 2009:

Her 'about' page:


Julia Ross is the founder and Executive Director of The Recovery Systems Clinic. She is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of nutritional psychotherapy. Her work has identified the key physiological causes of depression and anxiety, overeating, and addiction. More importantly, she and the Clinic’s team of nutritionists, psychotherapists, and physicians have developed the innovative and effective solutions to these problems that are detailed on this site.

Julia began directing treatment programs for adults and adolescents in 1980 and has founded and directed seven programs in the San Francisco Bay Area since then. Her early work alerted her to the limitations of psychotherapy and drug therapy and led her to investigate research on nutritional therapy and to incorporate it into a new, holistic model of treatment.

Julia is the author of The Diet Cure and The Mood Cure, both based on The Recovery Systems Clinic’s successful programs. Her books have sold well in the US, UK, and Australia, and are being translated into Japanese and German. Julia has frequently been featured on radio, television and in print. She has presented at hundreds of professional conferences internationally and trains health professionals throughout the US in the nutritional therapy methods developed at the Clinic.



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Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 01:31
rozbudz13 wrote:
I need help I am craving a sweet is it ok to have more than one adkins bar .Plus I'm hungry alot please help

You are eating Atkins Bars, then does this mean you are on the Atkins Diet? You shouldn't be hungry alot if you are on the Atkins Diet. During the first few days the appetite should be reduced as the body begins Ketosis. If you are on the Atkins diet then eat more protein. It is not recommended you have more than one of the bars per day.They will sometimes stall weight loss.Also they can cause intestinal distress.
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Posted: 13 Jul 2013, 21:13
The cravings will eventually go away. I used to have a real big sweet tooth but I rarely crave any now. I will have 2 cheat meals a month, and I managed to lose more than 20 lbs within my first month on atkins and ive lost a total of 43 now. Peanut butter was my best friend and helped me a lot when I had cravings. Just keep telling yourself over and over that you dont need it. If you do it, it will pay off in the end.

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