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BobbyT123

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Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 17:19
Anybody doing the Atkins diets? need Atkins buddies..Smile
Halo Kiwi

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Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 02:08
atkins is sooooo last year

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diets don't work, eating healthy does
if weight loss was easy, everybody would be doing it
Vita oldie

Joined: Jun 12
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Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 06:04
I am new to Fat Secret. I am trying Low Carb High Fat but think Original Atkins is similar.
UK based but need to lose at least 28lb so a buddy would help
XshapeshiftX

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Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 07:53
I agree that eating healthy works well, but atkins also works well if you follow it the T. If you cheat IN ANY WAY you will NOT lose. I cut sugar, fat, and exercised the last 2 days and dropped 6 pounds alone. 2 days. Atkins would have had the same effect. Maybe reconsider, maybe it would work for you, but not a lot of people do atkins more do LCHF-which IS similar-look into it.
Don't give up what you want MOST, for what you want at the MOMENT.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 08:30
Any diet works if you are in a deficit. If low carb helps you adhere to a deficit, give it a try, if you're miserable on it, avoid it. You need a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. Good luck.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
Lisa1984

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Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 12:09
I did Atkins years ago and it worked for me. Lost 65 lbs but gained it all back when I went back to old habits. Sad Xshape is right, you must follow it closely with slim to no cheating. I recently started LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) which is very similar and I have lost almost 20 lbs in the first 3 weeks. My husband is doing it as well, but not keeping close track of calories and he's lost 15 lbs in the first 3 weeks. I really think it's a bit easier and a bit healthier than Atkins and would encourage you to give it a try! I have also committed to keeping it low calorie which I believe has helped with the weight loss. I'm currently staying between 1300-1500 cal/day. If you want to stay on Atkins, that's fine too. You simply have to find a WOE (way of eating) that works best for you. I would be happy to be one of your buddies...
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. ~Swami Sivananda
Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results. ~Albert Einstein
Ginsin

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Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 13:20
Just like Lisa1984 I go up and down. Been a tad more stable the past couple of years, I blame it on not having the motivation I did when I was younger. Back when you would do a fast for weeks, eat just this or that. Diablo 360x is right and I think most of us know it, LIFESTYLE CHANGE. My last fallback to old patterns, got too tired (work 7 days a week) and with this damn heat, had ZERO motivation and stopped going to the gym. So double whammy, no gym and tired (exhausted)would come home and stuff. Stuff to feed my hunger and then stuff to comfort me. Yeap, old habits don't die easily. I even stopped tracking food....avoidance behaviour...hadn't done that since around 2012 or 2014. YIKES!
Ginsin

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Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 13:22
Forgot to mention, I was doing Atkins for a few weeks. Right after I bought ketostix a few weeks in, BAM went full force to carbs which I had not done in many years. I think I am one that needs to have in moderation.
rontravis

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Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 15:10
My dad tried Atkins and Medifast or something......and he did great. But, when he quit buying their stuff and went back to cooking ( his old ways since he did not LEARN to cook on the "diet" ) for himself, it just piled back on. It has been fun learning to cook "new" or "healthy" with my wife! We always enjoyed food together and now it's just a chapter in our new book. "Life After 50". HAH!
Diablo360x

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Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 17:44
The reason people believe that you have to stick to it is because these people are going by the scale and water weight fluctuations happen when carbs are wildly different. This causes one to think they screwed up and gained back fat when it's just water. As long as calories are accounted for, you can swing your carb percentage up and down as you wish, it will make no difference in fat loss.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
Lisa1984

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Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 12:06
I do agree Diablo that watching the scale can be disheartening and confusing because of water weight fluctuations. However, I respectfully want to clarify that the "sticking to it" has little to do with the scale or water weight. It has to do with ketosis. Those on the Atkins Diet or the LCHF diet keep carbs at a minimum to keep their bodies in the state of ketosis. If you don't stick with it, you will not stay in ketosis which is part of your goal in burning fat. Please reference the following from WebMD: "Ketosis is a normal metabolic process, something your body does to keep working. When it doesn't have enough carbohydrates from food for your cells to burn for energy, it burns fat instead. As part of this process, it makes ketones. If you're healthy and eating a balanced diet, your body controls how much fat it burns, and you don't normally make or use ketones. But when you cut way back on your calories or carbs, your body will switch to ketosis for energy."
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. ~Swami Sivananda
Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results. ~Albert Einstein
Diablo360x

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Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 17:24
That would suggest an inherit advantage in fat loss and ketosis provides no advantage. At the end of the day total calorie balance is what matters. Your body burns calories to function, the fact that you force it to burn fat calories instead of carb calories makes no difference.

If you burn carbs for energy, your body will store less carb calories, if you use fat for energy, your body will store less fat calories. It all equals out in the end.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 17:34
The good thing about the state of ketosis, is that it gives low carb dieters something to work towards. Getting to that state requires the elimination of a whole macro-nutrient which makes it much more likely that you'll be in a caloric deficit. For people who have a hard time moderating carbs, this may be required to reach a healthy weight which is the most important thing we can do for ourselves health wise.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 18:00
As more and more studies come out dispelling the myth that a low-carb diet is superior in some way, the low carb diet will die along with the low-fat diet of the 80's and 90's. It will take time as long as people like Taubes are around to keep the myth alive, because of the money his books makes him.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
Rckc

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Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 19:16
I am LCHF and also keep calories around 1200 or so. The reason I like this WOE is because I am not hungry. When I tried to lose weight by only watching calories, I was soooo hungry I always ended up eating too much. I just couldn't handle being hungry. The more carbs I eat the hungrier I get. My hope is to eventually get to my goal weight and slowly add in a bit more carbs but I know I will never be able to eat like I used to....
Kim
Rains120

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Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 20:28
I started with Atkins and when they started advocating all the processed foods, their shakes, and candies I went more into LCHF. I will agree most "diets" will work if you follow it to a tee. I love the LCHF lifestyle since I can eat bacon, eggs, cheese, still have cream in my coffee etc which are foods I found I would sneak in and honestly I am carb sensitive.
I also stay under 1200 unless doing a carb reload day and then never over 1400. Good luck I am sure you will find all kinds of buddies out here.
BigChick

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Posted: 17 Oct 2016, 05:32
Rains120 wrote:
I started with Atkins and when they started advocating all the processed foods, their shakes, and candies I went more into LCHF. I will agree most "diets" will work if you follow it to a tee. I love the LCHF lifestyle since I can eat bacon, eggs, cheese, still have cream in my coffee etc which are foods I found I would sneak in and honestly I am carb sensitive.
I also stay under 1200 unless doing a carb reload day and then never over 1400. Good luck I am sure you will find all kinds of buddies out here.


Aside from their products, what other differences are people referring to between Atkins and LCHF?



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