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Nuvawrong

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Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 06:57
I read the Atkins book, and I know that they talk about vitamins that you should be on while pursuing this diet, but it was like he was speaking a whole other language.

What vitamins do you guys take, how much, and where do you get them?

What vitamins would you take even if you werent on the atkins diet?
Melissa

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Minniechemis...

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Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 07:08
I take Women's 1 a day multivitamin/multimineral supplement (Walmart or Target) and 1200 mg of Omega 3 (Target) 3 pills a day. Get the large Blue bottle. I found I lose more weight if I take the Omega 3 than if I don't. I read several studies about the benefits of Omega 3 some say it was only proven to increase overall weight loss by only 4 lbs. I find it helps about 1 to 1.5 lbs a week.
MissPam123

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Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 08:54
Generic women's multi day and a biotin (hair loss)sometimes a vit d or b complex depending if i feel low (no science to it)
Soscha

Joined: Feb 11
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Posted: 23 Sep 2011, 02:20
This is my 3rd try at a low carb diet. I successfully lost 44lbs the first time, and managed to keep them off for 2 years, regained half of it, tried again, and stopped after suffering from terrible leg cramps (just like the first time) all the while taking supplements. I have quite a few food intolerances, so this time I decided not to take any vitamins or minerals - the weight's budging slowly, but at least it does budge at all, and so far no cramps. Admittedly I've been on it for only 2 weeks, but the cramps had started the second day already. There is a lot of filling material I may be sensitive to in those little pills. Maybe this is of help, as this had kept me from sticking to the plan before.
suzyq70

Joined: Aug 11
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Posted: 27 Sep 2011, 15:14
new atkins only suggests a good multi with minerals and an omega-3...and maybe Vit D if you don't spend time in the sun...the older atkins book was much more complicated
PeeFat

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Posted: 27 Sep 2011, 15:33
Potassium will help with the muscle cramps.
coachcj8

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Posted: 27 Sep 2011, 20:58
I take a womens multivitamin. Just the generic raleys brand. I started taking it because I don't drink milk and I wanted to up my calcium. Recently I have done some reading though and your body doesn't absorb calcium very well, especially in a solid state. Only 10% of the calcium in that pill my body can actually use! So I started drinking almond milk. I still take the vitamin though. I figure there are tons on vitamin and minerals in there that my body does need. I took a prenatal vitamin for about 3 years after having my kids. That's a good vitamin too. I think it just depends on your needs. Talk to your dr. and see what they recommend, make sure they know about your weight loss goals.
Cort
coachcj8

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Posted: 27 Sep 2011, 21:00
PeeFat wrote:
Potassium will help with the muscle cramps.


Proper hydration and stretching too. When you get a leg cramp eat a banana or pound a small glass of salt water. Sounds gross, but works.
Cort
PeeFat

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Posted: 27 Sep 2011, 21:24
coachcj8 wrote:
PeeFat wrote:
Potassium will help with the muscle cramps.


Proper hydration and stretching too. When you get a leg cramp eat a banana or pound a small glass of salt water. Sounds gross, but works.


Unfortunately bananas and common high potassium foods aren't allowed on Atkins. Potassium supplements work well for leg cramps.



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