trying the atkins

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kimmy12512

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Posted: 26 Jan 2014, 11:19
I have not been very successful at diets. The Atkins looks good to try. If anyone has any good tips on this diet, I would love to here them. I don't eat very much but can't seem to lose the amount I want as my weight goes up and down. I'm new to this if any advice would be great..
mummydee

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Posted: 26 Jan 2014, 11:53
Marlene is right, buy the book or read online, you must do it according to the four phases.
The first, induction, is to get you into fat burning mode or ketosis, you should be consuming 15 net carbs a day of veggies and 5 of others like cheese (3 - 4 oz only) or cream.
Pizza, peanuts and macaroni and cheese are definitely not allowed. As you start to lose you can either stay on induction or move to phase 2, here you will begin to add in some more carbs as laid out by Atkins for this phase, eventually as you lose all your weight and can consume carbs without gaining you go into maintenance. That's a very short version of Atkins and I really hope you either buy the book or read online the science behind the diet.
Best of luck
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kimmy12512

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Posted: 26 Jan 2014, 14:20
Thank you Marlene. And yes im a seahawks fan
kimmy12512

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Posted: 27 Jan 2014, 10:09
Hi everyone, I'm reading the atkins book online but it doesnt give me that right directions on how much am I suppose to eat per day per meal? If anyone know could you please let me know, this is my first day on the atkins I just want to make sure I do it right.
Thank you
chatter8ug

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Posted: 27 Jan 2014, 10:16
If I remember correctly you eat until comfortably full. The only resriction is the carbs.

kimmy12512

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Posted: 27 Jan 2014, 11:19
ok thank chatter8ug
mummydee

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Posted: 27 Jan 2014, 12:58
Your total daily intake of net carbs is 15 net of good veggies and 5 net of cream and or cheese. Total of 20 net carbs a day. Your total daily calorie intake according to them should be between 1500 - 1800 calories for a female. Have a look at my food diary and you will see how to eat during induction.

TheSilverPen

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Posted: 31 Jan 2014, 08:38
I got very ill on this diet, due to endocrine problems related to the additives in some of the meats. So keep a careful log of what you are eating so you can go back and check up on anything that might be thwarting your progress, or make you feel "icky". For me it was especially the ones with added nitrites/nitrates..too much salt..heavily hormone added meats. And a good check-up with the doc periodically to make sure nothing is happening quietly to your health, is a good idea. Otherwise, many people did well on this diet, their only hurdle was the maintenance part. Once you begin eating more carbs again, it does tend to come back quickly. So a good plan ahead for that stage would be helpful. As with any diet, some work well for one person, some not so well. You will know after trying it a couple weeks if it is a fit for you. I wish you success!
ChristyLA

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Posted: 31 Jan 2014, 15:41
Net carbs is total carbs minus fiber. You start out at 20 net carbs a day for two weeks, then increase your daily net carbs by 5 per week. As you increase your carbs, you should add one new food at a time a week to see how your body reacts to it. You should avoid your trigger foods and foods that affect you negatively.

This is a very healthy diet, it's just strict in the beginning, but some people end up with 100+ net carbs a day by maintenance, so it's not as drastic of a way of eating as many people think. The main goal of the diet is to eliminate processed carbs, which are the foods that are the unhealthiest.

If you don't do induction perfectly, don't worry. Just try your best. And remember it's only for two weeks. It rids your body of all possibly unhealthy foods so that you can have a healthier diet and slowly reintroduce healthy carbs into your diet. If you can't stick to induction, don't give up on low-carb. Instead, make gradual changes to your diet to slowly incorporate a low-carb lifestyle. Good luck!
Wooddogs3

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Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 08:58
After years of unsuccessful attempts at weight loss I committed to Atkins and lost 45 pounds and have kept it off for 2 years now. But keep this in mind: not everyone can progress through the four phases. I was able to add in nuts but not fruit, whole grains, or legumes. When I try to incorporate those foods, I rapidly start to regain. My carb threshold is about 30-35 grams a day. No problem, really, because I can eat all the green vegetables that I want, and I can have them with good olive oil, and I never imagined feeling this good and energetic. Blood sugar and hypertension problems gone, no medications. My point is just to be aware that carb thresholds differ greatly, and some people need to stick closer to the first two phases.
mummydee

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Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 09:17
So true Wooddogs, and congratulations on your loss and discovering what works for you.
I too cannot tolerate grains and legumes but luckily a little bit of fruit is okay, mostly berries.
And so true, Christie, too many people only know of the induction phase of Atkins and then call the whole eating plan unhealthy. I love it, have never felt better and am always full.
Gidgamoe...

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Posted: 02 Feb 2014, 17:05
Also remember to stay on phase one until you reach your desired weight. Most people think it is just a two week approach to weight lose but it is not. Adkins was the first to recognize our over consumption of sugars. When at your desired weight watch how many sugars you have in your food to maintain your weight then if it goes up lower your sugar intake to a level that keeps it the same. Soon you will be where you want to be.
CRM1981

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Posted: 02 Feb 2014, 18:16
Gidgamoe,
Very bad advice and not at all what Dr. Atkins says. Induction is a 2 week jump start to weight loss and a way to get rid of cravings. Some people choose to stay on Induction for a bit longer. However, if you want LIFETIME success at keeping the weight off--for your LIFETIME, then you absolutely MUST lose most of your weight in OWL as Dr. Atkins intended. Some people aren't able to add back in every rung of the carb ladder, but the key is to find out what you can and can't eat to have LIFETIME success at keeping the weight off.

It's NOT about losing weight--that's the easy part. It's about the LIFETIME success at keeping the weight off.
mummydee

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Posted: 02 Feb 2014, 18:31
Taken directly from the Atkins website.......

Phase One: Induction
This first phase of the Atkins focuses on dramatic reduction of carbohydrate intake. It's the most restrictive phase of the program; it also results in the fastest weight loss, since your body will begin burning primarily fat for energy when sufficient calories from carbohydrates are not available. This occurs through a process called ketosis, which we'll cover in more depth later in the course.

Doing Induction successfully requires that you stay on it for at least two weeks, although you can safely do it for months if you have a lot of weight to lose.
http://www.atkins.com/Science/Articles---Library/Activity---Exercise/The-Atkins-Nutritional-Approach--Getting-Started,-.aspx

So CRM1981, I don't know how you interpreted the books, but I think you are the one that is mistaken and gidcamoe's advice is not bad advice.
JillyJargon

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Posted: 09 Feb 2014, 11:08
Buy only organic meat, cheese, fish, etc. It may be a bit more expensive, but it really makes a difference - many of the additives and chemicals used in processed foods or to treat animals destined for meat can at worse seriously affect your health or at least affect how fit you feel. When you're eating concentrated protein this is important. You have to feel good to carry on with the programme.
mummydee

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Posted: 10 Feb 2014, 10:30
kimmy12512 wrote:
Hi everyone, I'm reading the atkins book online but it doesnt give me that right directions on how much am I suppose to eat per day per meal? If anyone know could you please let me know, this is my first day on the atkins I just want to make sure I do it right.
Thank you


http://ca.atkins.com/new-atkins/the-program/phase-1-induction.html
bankgirl1

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Posted: 10 Feb 2014, 10:36
This is confusing, isn't it? The issue many of us have is the "calorie in, calorie out" (not true by the way.) It makes us want to count our calories. Toss that myth out ASAP. If you eat when you are hungry, and until you are satisfied, you will be naturally getting the right amount for your body's needs. Focus on good, healthy fat, 6-7 oz. of a protein per meal and lots of veggies. You'll be golden!
Heather
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