Frustrated, but never hungry

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mariwantstol...

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Posted: 19 Jun 2011, 00:10
You know what I like best about this WOE? I like the fact that even though I may be mad that I can't have real pizza or pasta or even a baked potato, I can take comfort in the fact that I NEVER have to starve myself to reach my goal. I'm angry, but angry on a full stomach. Wink
maw1966

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Posted: 19 Jun 2011, 07:42
Amen LOL!
If it were easy, everyone would be doing it
danawiesner

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Posted: 19 Jun 2011, 10:23
That is the great thing about Atkins, no starving!!
determine198...

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Posted: 19 Jun 2011, 11:33
In 10 days I have lost 15 pounds folowing the herbalife diet!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited...........I have 45 more pounds to go!!!!!!!
Yvonne19

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Posted: 19 Jun 2011, 11:39
Yep Atkins for me none of these crazy really low cal diets....so miserable can't possibly keep up with them......LOL
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kingkeld

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Posted: 19 Jun 2011, 12:31
I am counting calories and NEVER hungry. It's not that hard. Personally, I wouldn't survive on Atkins one day - too many restrictions and weird rules.
I eat what I want, when I want. I can easily arrange it so I will not go over my RDI.
I'm glad that Atkins works for you guys. Just wanted to pitch in that even simple calorie counting is not difficult.

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Posted: 19 Jun 2011, 16:31
I made pizza the other day is was good! take Josephs pita flax oatbran bread
See link http://www.josephsbakery.com/p-10210-Low-Carb-Flax-Omega-3-Pita-Bread, spread with low carb tomato sauce, bake at 450 for a few minutes then add cheese, pepperoni and veggies and bake again till melty and crisp on bottom, I just put right in oven on rack. Just enter each component in food diary by itself.Yummy Wink
Jon.D

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Posted: 27 Jun 2011, 12:43
I'm with Kingkeld on this. I eat low calorie and am not hungry at all most of the time, I try and stay between 1500-1800-2000 cals depending on what I'm doing for exercise. On days I don't work out or cardio I target 1500 and find I'm usually under for the day and have to eat something to make my target, I'm just not hungry. Now take a day when I work out an hour on my total gym and do some cardio on an elliptical and I find I will be hungry very hungry so I compansate with higher targets for those times. Its only natural for your body to tell you when it needs nurishment adn I'm learning more about that through this diet.
I really couldn't do Atkins, not that I think its unaffective but just not for me.
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mikefarinha

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Posted: 27 Jun 2011, 12:49
I've done a low calorie diet before and was hungry all the time. I lost about 50lbs on it but after I gained most of it back I was always afraid to go back on it because of how miserable it made me feel.

After bad mouting Atkins I finally learned what it 'really' was and it made too much sense to ignore. So now I'm on Atkins and loving it!

-Mike
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liv001

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Posted: 27 Jun 2011, 15:34
pasta, pizza and baked potato you know where they are headed as soon as you are putting them in your mouth.

We do make some sacrifices for sure but yeah the not having to go hungry is why Atkins has worked for me too.
Glad it is working for you as well
krystynecar

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Posted: 31 Jul 2011, 14:10
Some of us can never have pasta pizza or potatoes (I have celiac) so Atkins, South Beach or Dukan makes great sense to me!
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kschurter

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Posted: 31 Jul 2011, 14:29
I do calorie counting and am rarely hungry. I space out the small meals so I am eating like 5 times a day if my schedule allows. Atkins made me very sick. It just disgusted me to put so much fat into my body and I had no energy and felt like I was getting the flu. I just can't see how it is healthy to load up on fat and not have carbs. I'd rather have the carbs and ride my bike 20 miles.

That is great if it works for you but you can't live without carbs forever. I like calorie counting because it helps me make a LIFESTYLE change. I am not just in this to lose weight but to keep it off too and that requires changing your eating habits forever. Nothing wrong with eating some ice cream or pizza or even having some beer once in a while. It's all about intake and output. I take a free day every week. Smile
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Posted: 31 Jul 2011, 15:12
Calorie counting helps me control my portion sizes and is teaching me what healthy balanced meals are. I have cut out junk food snacking - just because portion control has been an issue in the past. I don't crave foods like I used to, but know that I can have anything I want in moderation. If I knew I would never be able to have something ever, I would have a problem. I've been making pizza dough with whole wheat flour, my own tomato sauce, low fat cheese, and veggies - - I'm still losing steadily despite that.
Yvonne19

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Posted: 05 Aug 2011, 17:27
I think whatever works is great, we are not all made the same. I am very happy at this stage on Atkins, I have made the decision to live this way, I don't feel I am missing out at all. I have never been a big bread eater not into pizza, can eat Breyers Low Carb ice cream bars, drink wine. So what is there to miss......for me anyway.
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mellya1975

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Posted: 06 Aug 2011, 01:38
yvonne19....i agree, although i do enjoy pizza and will miss it a little bit, but will make my own on low carb pita instead! first timer on atkins and i LOVE how i feel. i was never really a "carb junkie" (as i like to call my hubby), but this is working for me. i am gonna have to look for those low carb ice cream bars though!!! so hard to find low carb cuisine on cape cod...and the closest health food store is 1 hr + away...uggh!!!
melanie
imback123

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Posted: 06 Aug 2011, 06:27
I use cauliflower pizza crust to make pizzas. I think it would work for Atkins, but I'm not sure. It's made with one cup shredded cauliflower, one cup mozzarella cheese, and one egg. You also toss in some herbs like fennel and parsley. I use tomato paste on top and cooked ground beef. It tastes great. Can google web for complete recipe if you like the sound of this.
mellya1975

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Posted: 06 Aug 2011, 15:17
thanks imback123.....i will be looking that recipe up...i love all the ingredients!
melanie
glowstix

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Posted: 01 Sep 2011, 11:01
i've tried atkins..but as a vegetarian it's hard for me to have such low of carbs... i count my calories, which works for me! Im glad you found something that works for you!! btw im sort of a carb-o-holic Wink i'd cry everyday on atkins
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Posted: 01 Sep 2011, 11:12
I think the idea that you have to starve yourself when dieting comes from people who just try to eat less without changing what they're eating. Whether it's Atkins, calorie counting, or any other approach, there IS a way to lose weight without being constantly hungry- it may take a bit of education and experimentation to find it but the key is eating real food that keeps you full in a way that processed/refined stuff never will.
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Bocalvr

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Posted: 01 Sep 2011, 12:52
I myself couldn't do Atkins. I have a friend who dedicated an entire year on Atkins. She lost over 100 pounds. Then the next year she gained back 75 pounds. Everyone has to decide what works best for them. If you can keep the weight off is more important than a diet you can't continue. Most of us gain weight back if we return to our old habits. We need to know how to eat for ONE. I didn't gain weight because I ate pizza. I ate pizza when I was skinny. I gained because my portions were out of control. I do not want to worry about food 24/7, can I have this, can't have that. If I eat less, I will weigh less. Eat today as if you are already at goal so when you are, you will not gain. : )
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