Atkins Diet?? Anyone do it?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by redhen, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Have any good recipes?
    What can you have to drink on it? Is diet soda okay every so often, for the days that i just cant take water anymore?
    And i can have fried chicken wings, right? [​IMG]
    Heck it wont even be like a diet for me... [​IMG]
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've done it and just started back on it now...it seems to be the easiest diet for me...no measuring or weighing your foods. You can have chicken wings but you can't have the breading on fried chicken. Sorry I don't have any recipes. When I did it before I drank diet soda all the time...and when I wasn't actually on the diet I still couldn't drink anything but diet soda. The other soda tasted too sweet after that...I know water is best, but sometimes you just want a soda...Oh, you can also drink Crystal Light...it's sugarless too.
     
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  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks! Have you lost good on it? I find it the easiest diet for me too.... i can eat most of the food that i enjoy on it and not be hungry either...
     
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    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been several years since I did the diet but when I did I lost 50lbs, believe it or not. I have of course gained some back but not all...
     
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  6. redhen

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    Thanks! Looks good! [​IMG]
     
  7. Dunkopf

    Dunkopf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck. I finally got tired of it all and just had my stomach removed. Lost 125 lbs and am now happy as a clam. Since my stomach that is left only holds about 1 cup of food it's not too hard to push away from the table. Just have to be sure what I do put in it isn't too bad for me. I was pretty much on Atkins the whole time during my weight loss. Protein is the most important thing you need. So I always eat my protein first. Gastric bypass is the most successful method out there. It has a 90% 5 year success as opposed to 10% for dieting. Atkins will get you down for a while though. That's why they make big closets. Keep all those different size clothes in. After a while your body starts crying for those carbs.
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:My friend did the bypass... shes had GREAT success with it. Sick for a little while, but is doing great now..
    I am also leaning towards that... BUT..i want to have child someday.(not looking good though..[​IMG]..)..
    Sooo... i dont want to have that surgery quite yet.... but,its def on my mind as an option.
    I'm a chunky monkey.. but if i could lose even 50lbs..i know that i'd feel sooo much better and get some energy back... i'm just so exhausted.
     
  9. FourPawz

    FourPawz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There's a lot of interesting information at this link:
    http://www.heartscanblog.org/
    In particular, look at his posts on blood glucose monitoring. The exhaustion you're feeling could well be drops in your blood sugar.

    If I eat carb laden stuff, especially sweet stuff, I am hit with exhaustion and I hate that feeling. I eat very few carbs not only because of weight loss, but because I just feel so much better when I stay away from mashed potatoes, white bread and ice cream.
     
  10. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I did the diet before at first I had carb cravings but once I got past that it was the opposite. I wasn't hungry and had a lot of energy. So it worked for me, but I have heard of other people that don't like adkins. There are a lot of diets that start with the same basic idea. High protein, low carbs. My DH tried too and he noticed that when he stopped eating all the processed food he was not having problems with his acid reflux.
     

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