For the women..Atkins and sweet cravings...you know when...

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alexandrakl

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Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 12:35
This one really is for the ladies.

How do you stave of the sweet cravings near your monthly cycle?

I am getting there and I NEED something, on induction, but don't want to eat any of the bars of the Atkins foods yet...any suggestions?Doubt
Myree67

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Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 13:15
I just go ahead and get some russel stover sugar free candy and eat it... it may cause a stall for a few days but it does the chocolate fix for me without eating too many carbs! Be prepared to gain wait with TOM because I usually gain 4 lbs with that visitation but take it right back off.
"There is no try just do or do not" Yoda

Myree
esimnons

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Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 13:28
Those candies are good for constipation also. At least for me.

Ooooh sorry for the TMI.

I like to mix splenda, cream, and cream cheese together. It is exactly like cream cheese frosting. you can also add the sugar free syrups to get a raspberry or chocolate flavor.

I don't like jello so I stay away from it. If you like, it, the sugar free kind is allowed.
iamtig

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Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 13:45
@ alexandra, good for you for staying away from the Atkins products. Some people do fine on them. In my 8+ months on atkins, and I was no different btw, started using the bars or shakes and the weight loss almost stops. Every bodies bodies are different though. @ E, I am with you. I do the same treat but sometimes I add Splenda and all natural sugar free PB and or some protein powder. I even made a recipe for it so easily added to the food journal. I haven't done it yet, but heard you can lay it on wax paper and put it in the fridge for the candy bar 'hand to mouth' feel. ~tig
My mind controls my body, my body no longer controls my mind.

There is no more falling off the wagon for me. I am on for the entire trip. I am the only one in control of how smooth the ride.

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Evie1010

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Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 14:34
I have found that the Atkins bars cause me to stall, but I do enjoy them. What I do now is cut one bar up into bite-size pieces and store them in the fridge. I only take out one bite a time when I want a treat. The amout of sugar alcohols I get from that is minimal and no more stalls. And, I absolutely love sugar-free jello with whipped topping. When I do have cravings - and no jello made - I drink so much water that I feel full and the idea of eating anything become totally unappetizing. Hope that helps!
"Work as if it all depends on you. Pray as if it all depends on God" ~ Mark Twain

"You can make excuses or you can make progress; but you can't make both." ~ author unknown

"Personal growth occurs when the pain of staying the same outweighs the pain of change." ~ Evelyn
Evie1010

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Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 14:35
@Tig, how daring of you to "cross over" to the wild side! (aka: for women only) LOL
"Work as if it all depends on you. Pray as if it all depends on God" ~ Mark Twain

"You can make excuses or you can make progress; but you can't make both." ~ author unknown

"Personal growth occurs when the pain of staying the same outweighs the pain of change." ~ Evelyn
Evie1010

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Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 14:35
@Eliz, I SO love that idea and I am making some of that...soon!
"Work as if it all depends on you. Pray as if it all depends on God" ~ Mark Twain

"You can make excuses or you can make progress; but you can't make both." ~ author unknown

"Personal growth occurs when the pain of staying the same outweighs the pain of change." ~ Evelyn
iamtig

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Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 16:38
Great idea on the Atkin's Bars Bite Sized Bites, I like that idea! PS, the manly tig did not respond to this post, my feminine side did. hehe ~tig
My mind controls my body, my body no longer controls my mind.

There is no more falling off the wagon for me. I am on for the entire trip. I am the only one in control of how smooth the ride.

(Both quotes by ~tig)
Evie1010

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Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 17:19
@tig, you so crazy & that's why we love you so!
"Work as if it all depends on you. Pray as if it all depends on God" ~ Mark Twain

"You can make excuses or you can make progress; but you can't make both." ~ author unknown

"Personal growth occurs when the pain of staying the same outweighs the pain of change." ~ Evelyn
doozy65

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Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 08:04
When I've needed my chocolate fix I have put almond milk, a tsp. of pure baking cocoa and sweeten it with stevia (you could use splenda)and crushed ice in my blender, then sip it with a straw and enjoy my dark chocolate shake.
1st goal: 180's
2nd goal: 170's
3rd goal: 160's
4th goal: 150's
5th goal: BMI<25
6th goal:get off my acid reflux meds
7th goal: 155lbs. weight
8th goal:get off my b/p meds


When I say 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride. I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

spelleri1878

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Posted: 03 Feb 2011, 16:38
Is unsweetened almond milk okay while in induction? I was confused because I know we can't have nuts.
Myree67

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Posted: 03 Feb 2011, 16:43
I waited to try the almond milk till I was on phase 2.
"There is no try just do or do not" Yoda

Myree
sophie99

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Posted: 03 Feb 2011, 16:48
i've been drinking unsweetened almond milk since the beginning of my WL and eating nuts - it's one of those things you'll have to try and see how it goes. And the thing with nuts isn't so much that you can't have them on induction, it's that people tend to over indulge - I limit myself to 1 serving a day.
doozy65

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Posted: 04 Feb 2011, 10:34
after the first 2 weeks on induction we can have nuts. unsweetened almond milk is one of the induction foods. 1 serving has 1 net carb.
1st goal: 180's
2nd goal: 170's
3rd goal: 160's
4th goal: 150's
5th goal: BMI<25
6th goal:get off my acid reflux meds
7th goal: 155lbs. weight
8th goal:get off my b/p meds


When I say 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride. I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

spelleri1878

Joined: Jan 11
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Posted: 07 Feb 2011, 15:18
Thanks for the replies. I'm looking for some recipes to use the almond milk.



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