Starting Atkins in January!

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brittaknee11

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Posted: 12 Dec 2011, 16:06
Hello! I am starting Atkins in January with my husband. I would love to find some buddies to help me through the process, especially induction. Any words of wisdom?
liv001

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Posted: 12 Dec 2011, 18:40
I think if you have Atkins added as your diet you can see other people post menus and journals entries and interact with people. Quite a few ATkins members on Fat Secret are very active and very supportive.

There are also some Atkins support groups on the board that are posted in regularly.

Words of wisdom.... Follow the plan as described.
I used the 2002 book by Dr. Atkins (Dr. ATkins New Diet Revolution)
And followed the rules of induction and it worked.
brittaknee11

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Posted: 12 Dec 2011, 21:41
Thanks Liv!
Bnc2007

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Posted: 27 Dec 2011, 19:24
My hubby and I are going to do this as well and we just started in here..joined the Biggest Loser challenge which starts in 4 days..we ended up on diff teams..oh well! But yeah I think we are going to go with this diet to start...
A person who wants something will find a way; a person who doesn't will find an excuse!
cognitiveabs...

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Posted: 27 Dec 2011, 19:31
Did you join the 4 week induction challenge on here? It starts on the first, its gonna be a good way to keep yourself accountable! Also Atkins.com has great recipes and info on induction.
coachcj8

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Posted: 27 Dec 2011, 21:09
why in January? Start now? What's the difference? Don't say tomorrow cause it will always be tomorrow. Start now!
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kingkeld

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Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 04:21
I am with coach! I was gonna post this exact question! Why wait?
No matter, you're in a wonderful place right now. You and hubby made the decision, and you will LOVE the road ahead of you. Sure, there will be times when things are harder than other, but once you feel the change to your bodies you will never ever want to look back. Welcome. If you need buddies, feel free to add me.

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suziecue

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Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 06:06
I was a big low carb proponent but not so much. I think you should not stay at induction levels of carbs for too long and up carbs as soon as you can. Not to very high levels, say a max of 100g carbs if very active.
brittaknee11

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Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 16:49
Thanks for all the posts. Smile We decided to start in January just because it will be a new year with a new start. I have been talking to my friends at work about Atkins and the more I talk about it, the more pumped I am. I joined the New Me 2012 challenge.
coachcj8

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Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 17:57
Whatever works for you! Good luck! I admire you low carbers! What will power!
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Bnc2007

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Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 19:18
Hubby and I are starting it tomorrow officially...dont want to wait...but we started working out two days ago as well as maintaining a low cal diet...tomorrow tho like I said..starting induction phase..
A person who wants something will find a way; a person who doesn't will find an excuse!
CNB2007

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Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 19:46
Good Luck Everyone!
activaa

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Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 21:08
Hey everyone - sorry to be the party killer but be careful with the Atkins. Rapid weight loss is undeniable but so are the damages. Making your body rely heavily on one source is always a bad thing and we all say 'its just for now' 'i know when to stop' but it happens and it can go crazy - so please think more closely about what weight loss means to you and whether this is actually worth potential damage...

If you want to find about Atkin Diet problems then the internet is full of the stories and medical encyclopedias.

It is far more important you fit yourself into a long-term and realistic diet than shortcut pathways like the Atkins.

Health is a habit for life.

My advice Smile
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aprilinsa

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Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 23:39
I love the no/low carb life. I find it very easy to lose weight this way. Have been losing 2 lbs a week on it. E-mail me if you need tips. I have lost 18 lbs. My family is surprised & impressed. aprilinsa@live.com. Good luck.
April in S.A.
joelae

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Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 00:25
i think that the problem with low/no carb diet is, that when you reached your aim, you usually start eating normal (okay, usually after every diet you take) and start eating more carbs. and with that, you usually gain weight back pretty soon (i talk from experience *smile*)

the main problem isn't loosing weight, but keeping the weight low after dieting. so you just have to tell yourself to CHANGE your lifestyle, change your eating habits - and not just for a short term during dieting, but for a lifetime...

good luck to everyone, whatever diet you're doing Smile
Bnc2007

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Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 12:43
I think this is a great diet..its so much easier than counting calories of bland food that you hate putting in your mouth only to find out you really cant consume much at all and end of starving yourself!
A person who wants something will find a way; a person who doesn't will find an excuse!
gnat824

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Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 12:49
If you're eating bland food or starving yourself, you're doing it wrong- I don't care what your WOE is! There's a world full of healthy, flavorful food, preparations and spices out there- you just have to be open to trying new things and experimenting to break free of your rut. The idea that you can't be satisfied on fewer calories is one of the biggest diet myths out there.
- Natalie
Spikeithard

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Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 12:55
DONT DO ATKINS. I am a college educated personal trainer. you shouldnt do ANY diet. just eat a variety of foods every few hours through out the day. cut carbs later in the day. simple.
Dani_Suave

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Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 13:23
Love Atkins WOE! I'm not a chef by any means and my biggest change has been moving away from cereal and toast for all meals. Its been so easy! Granted a lot of what I've been eating have been not so cohesive as far as a meal plan but still filling and tasty. The actual menus will come sooner or later with help from the great recipes on here.

You've made a good decision. Stick to it!
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rachel2write...

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Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 14:33
Another tip - plan ahead. I make out a weekly dinner menu and shopping list, plus buy several standards for breakfasts, lunches, and snacks - eggs for boiling, cans of tuna, cheese strings, raw celery, cucumber, pork rinds, etc. The first few days prepare a couple extra snacks just in case you feel munchy. After a few days, you'll notice you stay full a long time and won't eat as much naturally.
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