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Posted: 26 Jan 2015, 07:55
Am I the only one on FS who is doing the New Atkins 40? Just lost my first 6 pounds and wanted to share my excitement.
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Posted: 26 Jan 2015, 08:10
What is the Atkins 40 ? haven't heard of it. Please share some information.

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Posted: 26 Jan 2015, 08:15
I'm not on the Atkins 40, but the Atkins 20. I do share your excitement about losing on the plan. Atkins is GREAT!

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Posted: 26 Jan 2015, 08:17
You eat 40 net carbs/day. 15 must come from "foundation vegetables" and the other can come form any healthy source (no sugar, white flour, etc.) There is some info on the Atkins web site (so you don't have to buy the book). It is Sharon Osborn's diet.
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Posted: 26 Jan 2015, 10:52
You might say I'm on Atkins 60! *grins* Very Happy (hehe!). But really I'm pretty much doing my own low carb ketogenic diet. I've tried going as low as 20g net, but it was too restrictive for me. I cope much better between 40g - 60g a day. For one, I get to eat alot more fruit on 60g, which I really missed on 20g.
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Starting weight: 318 lbs!! 2nd of June 2008 (Calorie Counting!).

June 08 Month 1: 298 lb (20 lb. lost). July 08 Month 2: 291 lb (7 lb. lost). August 08 Month 3: 279 lb (12 lb. lost). September 08 Month 4: 268 lb (11 lb. lost). October 08 Month 5: 257 lb (11 lb. lost). November 08 Month 6: 248 lb (9 lb. lost). December 08 Month 7: 235 lb (13 lb. lost).

January 2009 Month 8: 229 lb (6 lb. lost). February 09 Month 9: 223 lb (6 lb. lost). March 09 Month 10: 211 lb (12 lb. lost). April 09 Month 11: 208 lb (3 lb. lost). May 09 Month 12: 210 lb (+2 lb. gained). June 09 Month 13: 188 lb (22 lb. lost). July 09 Month 14: 181 lb (7 lb. lost). August 09 Month 15: 179 lb (2 lb. lost). 15th September 09 Month 16: 171 lb (8 lb. lost). Total Loss: 147 lbs! in 15 months. (Alas! Regained! :'-( )

Starting weight: 295.6 lb!! 11th of August 2014 (Ketogenic! / Low Carb!).

August 2014, Month 1: 287.8 lb (7.8 lbs lost). September 2014, Month 2: 274.8 lb (13.8 lbs lost). October 2014, Month 3: 254 lb (19.2 lbs lost). November 2014, Month 4: 241.4 lb (12.6 lbs lost). December 2014, Month 5: 228.8 lb (12.6 lbs lost). January 2015, Month 6: 218.6 lb (10.2 lbs lost). February 2015, Month 7: 210 lb (8.6 lbs lost). March 2015, Month 8: 207 lb (3 lbs lost). April 2015, Month 9: 2xx.x lb (x.x lbs lost).

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Posted: 26 Jan 2015, 12:08
ebivr - yes, I love getting half a grapefruit in the AM!
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Posted: 30 Jan 2015, 17:33
I have done all diets,you can not live on them indefinitely,there is not enough carbs on these Atkins. Have also done no flour,no sugar,WW you name it. If you like to eat you have to develop a healthy lifestyle designed for YOU! I love FS because they make it so easy to keep track. It is a lifelong journey.

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Posted: 30 Jan 2015, 17:53
I disagree with you Lousianagal. If you do Atkins correctly when you get to phase 4 you are eating a good healthy amount of carbs including fruits, legumes and nuts and seeds. You still are encouraged to not go back to processed foods but some can handle it and some can't. Unfortunately most people think of Atkins only as pertaining to the induction phase and this is where the problems come in.

Yes, you have to find an eating plan , whatever you name it, that works for you for life and we're all different.
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Posted: 13 Feb 2015, 10:28
I've pretty much eaten lowcarb for years...very doable after you work your way through the phases. No problems with it until I started eating poorly the last couple of years and gained some weight back, but hopefully it's on its way out again .

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Posted: 13 Feb 2015, 19:12
Congratulations!!! I've been on Atkins since May 2014. It's a great way to eat right and feel great. It sounds like your doing great. I have found it to be such a easy way to learn to eat right and you can do it forever. Just follow the phases and enjoy.

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