Is it absolutley necessary to eat 20G of net carbs a day?

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Brittani1989

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Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 17:23
I am finding it very difficult to hit 20g of carbs a day... I know the book just says *Keep under* but I don't see anywhere where you must hit 20*. I swear I'm not starving I'm eating enough and drinking enough water... but seriously I can't make it to 20. Is this bad?
DarkDolphin2...

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Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 18:08
You can make near 20 if your select and increase your veggies and salads of the acceptable foods. The total intake of veggies and salads should be 12 to 15 grams of your daily count. The others grams, can be use in Splenda (count 1g per packet) cream, or cheese.... (example)
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Kireland

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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 15:07
OMG...I can't get under 20 carbs a day...what is your trick? what are you eating????
Shalomie

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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 15:17
Brit, I hear ya, I just started myself and I am some days only getting 14 and no they aren't mostly from veggies. I am having to navigate this daily. I don't like ALOT of vegetables so it is very hard for me. I am trying to add more in but it's hard. I do not think it is necessary to hit 20. I think it is more important to just be under 21! not sure that was helpful but good luck!
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Brittani1989

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Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 15:27
I am eating mostly Cucumbers and green/black olives. I mean I'm on day 3 and have lost 3 pounds so I guess it is working. But I am the same way I don't like a lot of veggies so that part has been hard. Thanks for the help guys!!!
Brittani1989

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Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 15:28
I meant veggie wise that is what I'm eating, I'm living off tuna chicken cooked with garlic cloves and cheese, I have eggs every day for breakfast and another boiled egg for snack for other food purposes. And tons and tons of water... thank god for my brita filter!
jsfantome

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Posted: 22 Mar 2012, 08:52
I really wish Atkins would re-phrase their Induction rules! It is necessary for good health - and fiber - and lots of other great reasons...to eat...

12-15g's of VEGGIES per day!

5-8g's of any and all other carbs. PERIOD.
That's everything else. Salad dressing = ? carbs, Cheese = ? carbs, Eggs = ? carbs, ETC... only 5-8 depending on the veggie number!!!!

But the VEGGIE NUMBER must come in play first!

So how do you do this? Well, add a little onion, peppers or broc to your morning eggs.

Throw in a salad at lunch w/ your tuna, perhaps.

Have a salad and a veggie at your evening meal...

It doesn't take much to add them up. And you can even put them into the food tracker here AHEAD of time to see what your numbers look like.
Then you will know if you need one cup of green beans, or 1 1/2 cups. Etc.

These are just examples... however, I did find the veggies to be of primary importance in how Induction works. REVIEW the Foods List for Induction and work straight off of it when selecting your food choices.

Good luck.
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milbwknicole

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Posted: 22 Mar 2012, 13:35
good info!
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amandasingin...

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Posted: 22 Mar 2012, 13:48
ALWAYS eat a salad before a meal. Load it up with acceptable veggies. I have a hard time getting 20g most days BUT I always, always load up on veggies with every meal and it's usually in a salad. If a salad gets too boring for you, start making lettuce wraps. You can put almost anything in it (chicken salad, turkey, cut up steak or chicken, tuna) and dice up tomatoes, onion, celery, cucumber, peppers, or whatever you want.
DarkDolphin2...

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Posted: 27 Mar 2012, 11:00
To start this diet the most important thing is to know that more is not a diet but a way of life, therefore it is necessary to study the book, because it is our health.

The diet consists of 4 stages, induction, ppp (progressive weight loss), pre-maintenance and maintenance.

RULES OF THE INDUCTION Wink
Remember these rules as if your life depended on it. In fact, it is.

1. Eat 3 regular meals a day or 4 to 5 smaller. Do not skip meals or spend more than 6 waking hours without eating.

2. Come freely combinations of fat and protein, as poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs and red meat and natural fats like butter, mayonnaise, olive oil, sunflower oil and other vegetable oils (preferably obtained by pressure cold).

3. Do not eat more than 20 grams of net carbs per day. Most will be in the form of salad greens and other vegetables (see Acceptable Foods List Induction). You can eat about 3 cups of salad greens (first list) or 2 cups of salad (first list) plus 1 cup of other vegetables (second list).

4. Do not eat absolutely no fruit, bread, pasta (noodles), grains, starchy vegetables or dairy products except cheese, cream (cream) or butter. Do not eat nuts or seeds (except 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed for constipation) in the first two weeks. Foods that combine protein and carbohydrates such as peas, lentils, beans and other legumes are not allowed at this stage.

5. Do not eat anything that is not in FOOD PERMITTED IN INDUCTION. And that means nothing. The rationalization "just a taste will not hurt" is the kiss of failure during this phase of Atkins.

6. Adjust the amount you eat to satisfy your appetite, especially when you fall. When you feel hungry, eat the amount that satisfies you, but do not fill. When you're not hungry eat a snack to accompany your nutritional supplements.

7. Do not assume that any food is low in carbohydrate - you must read the labels. Review carbohydrate counting or using a carbohydrate counter (available on the Internet).

8. You can eat all you want but put off care hidden carbs in sauces, gravies and adheresos. The gravy is thickened with flour or cornstarch. And adheresos often have sugar.

9. Avoid foods and drinks sweetened with aspartame. Instead use sucralose or saccharin. Each bag has about 1 gram of carbohydrates.

10. Avoid coffee, tea and soft drinks containing caffeine. It is shown that excessive caffeine consumption causes low blood sugar, which can cause cravings.

11. Drink at least 8 glasses of 250 ml of water daily to hydrate your body, avoid constipation and throw away the byproducts of burning fat.

12. If you suffer from constipation, mix one tablespoon or more of psylllium or ground Flax seed in a cup or more of water and drink it daily. You can also eat wheat bran.

13. Making at least one multivitamínimo with minerals, including potassium, magnesium and calcium but without iron.

Additional precautions

1. Stay away from diet products unless they specifically say "no carbs". Many of these products are for low-fat diets and not controlled carbohydrate plans.

2. The words sugarless, sugar-free, no added sugar or not enough. The label must state the carbohydrate content, that is what should guide you.

3. Many products that usually do not consider food, such as gum, mints, Jaraba for coughs and cough drops are full of sugar and other caloric sweeteners. You should avoid them.

4. Be aware of prepared salads in salad bars or counter rotisserie. For example, the coleslaw, cole slaw, or even tuna salad can have been prepared with sugar.

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This stage may last a minimum of 14 days and a maximum of 6 months (this is relative to the weight you want to lose the person, the more weight you have to lose more time will be in induction but felt I must necessarily pass through all stages to not get so undesirable yo-yo)
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DarkDolphin2...

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Posted: 27 Mar 2012, 11:34
My guide is the correct edition of the book "Dr. Atkins´New Diet Revolution," Dr. Robert C. Atkins Version: 2002
The preface reads as follows: "This book is an updated version of the book I wrote ten years ago ...
this was the last book that Dr. Robert C. Atkins was obviously before his unfortunate death. After that, the Company changed much and for other purposes ...
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Leanie64

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Posted: 27 Mar 2012, 13:10
Boy..I have been struggling ..being on eating plan for 4 days. On pg. 85 of "The New Atkins for a New You" it states..12 to 15 grams of net carbs daily..equivalent to approximately "6 cups" of salad and up to 2 cups of cooked veggies. Thats a total of 8 cups of veggies. Did I miss something? Because you are all talking about ..."You can eat about 3 cups of salad greens (first list) or 2 cups of salad (first list) plus 1 cup of other vegetables (second list)". I have been trying to eat the 6 cups salad greens and 2 c. cooked and I am struggling with salad overload..Am I doing this all wrong? Please help me correct this and is the ..."You can eat about 3 cups of salad greens (first list) or 2 cups of salad (first list) plus 1 cup of other vegetables (second list)", correct?

DarkDolphin2...

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Posted: 27 Mar 2012, 16:20
Ok Leanie64, what happens is that you are using the new diet adapted by the new company Atkins, that after Dr. Robert C. Atkins died, is being managed (this is a personal opinion & from opinions of friendships that make Atkins (2002), under a different perception, as that maybe more inclined to sales and profits.

I get carried away by the own book of Dr. Atkins (2002). Although I know it is evolving and new studies are done, I am a little confident with that, because Dr. Atkins thought on helping people without to sell their products, that was a option, but no such a requirement.

Thus depends you want to do. I have the new book too, the difference is that they are less restrictive among other details. I at least, continue with the previous book. I had no problems, always worked for me and I trust more in it.
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DarkDolphin2...

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Posted: 27 Mar 2012, 16:24
Leanie64 wrote:
"You can eat about 3 cups of salad greens (first list) or 2 cups of salad (first list) plus 1 cup of other vegetables (second list)", correct?



For my method is that correct! But are The Acceptable Food on the book (2002)
Idea I had written them into my journal.
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drivingmom

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Posted: 27 Mar 2012, 17:02
I was under the impression that the new research has shown that vegies have less net carbs/ lower sugar impact on your body than first thought. So you can eat more to be full. I have been following the first version and just finshed reading the New Atkins and was thinking about upping the vegies. Any thoughts????
DarkDolphin2...

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Posted: 27 Mar 2012, 18:47
drivingmon, which The New Atkins, 1970, or 2002 edition or the The New Atkins for a New You??
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drivingmom

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Posted: 27 Mar 2012, 18:48
I am using the 1970 book, but just finished reading the New Atkins for a New You? Maybe I should just stick to the original??????
Talu

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Posted: 27 Mar 2012, 20:06
Hi all...When I started Atkins, I was using the "new" book and struggling...but went back to the "old" version and find the closer I stay to 0 carbs (I know it is impossible to get 0...)the better I feel, and the more weight I lose. I think every person is different, and you should do what works best for you. People who can lose and eat more carbs - I say good for you and go for it!!! I am unfortunately not one of those people!!!! Good luck with whichever version works for you!
kathleenanne

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Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 01:20
I am finishing up day three on Atkins, again. It is the only method that both works for me, and that makes me feel great! It's just that when the holidays or a special occasion pops up and I have sugar/cake/alcohol or some other carb-fest, it's impossible for me to find the willpower to go back to Atkins. But now I'm back and I pray this time its for good. Good luck everyone!
drivingmom

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Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 12:44
Kathleenanne,
I have been in the same boat. This time it is taking a lot longer to lose the pounds. Last time I remember losing a pound a day, it was amazing. This time it is more like 2 pounds a week. Just hang in there. I am having that great feeling and so much energy,even if the pounds are slower I feel great. Don't give UP!



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