dcherry72's Journal, 11 January 2013

frustrated been on Atkins for week and nothing and now I'm told i am not eating enough veggies and to many carbs jeez i will starve if i don't figure this out......
170.0 lb Lost so far: 0 lb.    Still to go: 35.0 lb.    Diet followed N/A.
on diet Atkins  


Don't feel like your the only one. I started atkins on Jan. 2nd and I'm already tired of eating low carb food. I'm not even a big meat eater anyway. I got really stressed out at work on Weds and went out for fast food. Now this morning, my will power left me and I ate at McDonalds, what am I doing? I need to get a new game plan some how for next week. Hang in there! 
11 Jan 13 by member: sweetlime
Just not sure about Atkins maybe I should try something else where you can eat whatever and loose weight the rate I'm going it will be next year before this weight comes off..... 
11 Jan 13 by member: dcherry72
This is what works for me...counting my calories (not going over 1500), counting my carbs (20-30 net carbs), eating lots of veggies, a medium amount of protein and adding in some fats by using butter, oils, full fat salad dressings, etc. Limit Atkins products to a couple a day, and don't over do it with cheese. @sweetlime: when you find yourself in the McDonalds predicament, throw out or ask them to not include the bun/biscuit and you can still enjoy a bunless burger, or a bacon/egg/cheese with no biscuit. Best of luck to you!!! :)  
11 Jan 13 by member: codechick
I started Atkins less than two weeks ago and despite being a picky eater I've lost weight. It takes patience to lose the weight. It will come off but it takes time. You can do it, don't give up! :-)  
11 Jan 13 by member: Hdp2102
Good advice from codechick,I started in July and yes I have good weeks and bad. I have lost about 30 lbs. Kind of lost my way over the holidays but back now. Any plan has good and bad sides, I find Atkins easy for me,not so bad now that I can eat a few fruits,raspberries are my new friend. The key is to write everything that goes into your mouth down,good or bad,then you have a clearer picture of what your eating.Those little bites do add up. Good luck and don't give up the first few weeks are hard,the cravings will leave I promise.  
11 Jan 13 by member: MaineDonna
Any change in the way you eat is not an easy one to make. The pounds didn't go on by themselves, and they certainly aren't going to come off by themselves, either lol. It does take hard work, determination and a conscious effort. The key is finding an eating plan that works for YOU. For example, if you don't like vegetables, then Atkins is probably not the way to go. First, learn about the plan. Find out which foods have a lot of carbs and which foods don't. If you like the low-carb foods, then go for it! You should never feel hungry when eating the low-carb way, if you're doing it correctly :) Use most of your carbs on green, leafy vegetables. They have some carbs, but are a great source of fiber (so you won't get constipated) and they have very few calories. Meat has zero carbs (as long as it's not processed/packaged) but has more calories, so it all equals out nicely. You can also have cheese and other dairy, such as sour cream and cream cheese. Eggs are also very low in carbs. I agree with the comment above about watching your intake of cheese. 4 ounces a day is what is recommended during the Induction Phase. Also, I agree with steering clear of the Atkins bars and shakes. The bars especially are well-known in causing some people's weight loss to stall. And yes, DO keep a log of everything that you eat. Those carbs can really add up fast if you're not paying attention. Drink lots of water, too! That one thing has been very important in my weight loss. Don't try to find substitutes for the foods that were responsible for putting on the pounds, as a FatSecret friend of mine once told me. Instead, discover new things that you like just as much :) Ask yourself this, what do I want to achieve, and how hard do I want to work to achieve it? If you want to do something badly enough, you can do it. I know this is cliche, but seriously, if I (a former binge eater) can do this, so can you! Feel free to add me as a buddy if you need help or support. I'll be more than happy to help you in any way I can :) Good luck to you! 
11 Jan 13 by member: angiekae68
I was on atkins and was doing great a fell of the wagon and now i'm back what I have learned from my down fall is that one you need buddies that will help you and here you will find some that will stick it out with you no matter what second I learned that this time around I dont look at it as a diet I look at it as a change of life because I'm prediabetic and this way of eating helps that my bs dont go wild and also it make pains and ache so much less so the icing on the cake is the weight loss I also lived on the scale two three times a day and thats the way may day started most of the time it was a bad day because i didnt loose or i gained or it wasn't as much as i wanted it to be .......so I started back its better now because of the things I have learned and the scale is in the bottom of the linen closet till the day i have marked in my mind that I'm going to weigh in it is hard but like ANGIEKEA68 said if you want it bad enough you will do it its not easy but like anything else in life if it worth the fight, fight you might get knock out but get back up and come out fighting even harder .....GOOD LUCK TO YOU hope in some way it help 
11 Jan 13 by member: katmm


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