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emily_edward...

Joined: Apr 14
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Posted: 22 Apr 2014, 14:50
My name is Emily and I'm new here. I need to lose weight, so I'm starting the Atkins diet.

Will be happy to have tips from all of you Smile

Thank you!Smile
Gigi39

Joined: Aug 11
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Posted: 22 Apr 2014, 15:13
Welcome Emily, I am not on Atkins any more, but watching carbs still. I wish you great success in your weight loss. Remember that you did not gain your weight over night, so be patient and eat healthy. You'll get lots of support here.
All the best to you,
Gigi
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analisa1968

Joined: May 13
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Posted: 22 Apr 2014, 15:54
Hi Emily - I've been on the forum for a bit, but have been gone for a while, and now I'm back and trying Atkins as well. Day 2 for me. So far so good! Good luck on your journey!
Kumalawati

Joined: Apr 14
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Posted: 22 Apr 2014, 20:01
Hi Emily... I only know a little about Atkins. How does it work? Now I just try to count the calories. I agree with Gigi39 that we don't gain our weight overnight. Patient is all the best we can do.
triciamcc

Joined: Apr 14
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Posted: 23 Apr 2014, 03:25
Hi Emily.. Good choice to come onto the website. Good luck with Atkins. I joined almost 3 weeks ago and have lost 9lbs..and it has been painless. I also allowed myself a few treats on Easter day. I have decided to try 5:2 based on the good results my friends have been having. I am also joining the challenge to lose weight by summer...soon. Smile
mummydee

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Posted: 23 Apr 2014, 06:30
Atkins eating plan is a wonderful way to lose weight and sustain it for life. I highly recommend reading the book or going online to the Atkins site and learn how it works and why they have the rules they have.

Induction is very strict, 2 weeks at least with 20net grams of carbs from vegetables and cream. You get the net grams by subtracting the fibre from the carb count. NO sugars of any kind including fruit. Good fats like salmon, olive oil and avocado's. They recommend women eat no more than 1500 calories a day. You will be full from the proteins and fats and so it's easy to stay under that amount.

When you don't eat sugars your body turns to fat for fuel and if you do induction correctly this is when you will go into ketosis. (burning fat for fuel)

As time goes on and you add back in foods that were not allowed on induction you learn to eat for life.

That's a very quick explanation but as I said, get the books, or online, they have very clear lists of acceptable foods and what not to do.

good luck.
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
emily_edward...

Joined: Apr 14
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Posted: 23 Apr 2014, 15:34
Thank you all and nice to meet you! My first day was actually better than expected. Ate meat, an egg and half a tomato. The hardest for me is the milk with the coffee and also avoiding vegetables, I got the recommendation of having only half a tomato a day during the first weeks of the diet. Do you know is another vegetable can be also good at this stage of the diet?

Thank you !
mummydee

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Posted: 23 Apr 2014, 15:58
You can put full fat cream in your coffee and you MUST eat vegetables, at least 15 net grams of non sugary veggies (corn and carrots), mostly the greens are best...the other 5 net carbs come from cream and cheeses.

Have you read the book? I suggest going online to the Atkins site and getting a list of acceptable foods for induction.

And log in your food here on FS, that will automatically work out your net carbs so no guessing!
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
triciamcc

Joined: Apr 14
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Posted: 23 Apr 2014, 16:26
Well done Emilyomorrow is a brand new day..Good luck Smile
melibeli88

Joined: Apr 14
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Posted: 23 Apr 2014, 17:49
Welcome! I'm new to this website and am looking for support from others. I'm low-carbing it as well, so we can be a good support system for each other!



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