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    Old 01-12-2001, 10:47 AM   #16
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    Re: Atkins Diet

    Hello all...

    I've got to add my opinion, which is, I believe, a voice of CAUTION. I do believe that the key word here is DIET. People should not DIET, they should change their eating habits. If we eat what we are intended to eat, which is limited portions from all the food groups...based on the Food Pyramid (ie more veges and fruits, less fats) then none of us (including myself) would have to look for diets.

    But I applaud all of you in your efforts and successes! I just hope that more people will opt to jump off the rollercoaster. But I was on it for years too...so to each his own!

    Love to you all!

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    Old 01-13-2001, 10:00 PM   #17
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    Re: Atkins Diet

    well I lift weights and so forth and im looking to cut up a bit and I heard from 90% of the trainers that getting abs is bout 30% working out and 70% dieting your fat off.

    could you (Alan S.) list me some foods I could go about eating?? I was sticking to salads, yogurt, etc........ I mean could you help me out a little bit??

    (18yr old, 5'10", 165lbs)

    thanks

     
    Old 01-14-2001, 08:47 AM   #18
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    Re: Atkins Diet

    Hey xzibit,
    I am on a high protein, low carb, low starch diet for the last 4 years. I work out 2 to 3 times a week. I am 56 years old. I used to weight 220 lbs (60 lbs over what I should weight.

    I think (IMHO)that you are too young to be on a "Diet" because you are still growing and your hormones and other chemicals are not leveled out.

    If you are overweight more than a few lbs, exercise more. Eat more protein but cut back a little on your carbs, eat less. For example if you want that double meat, double cheese hamburger, fine...just take the top bun off and the cheese off and eat the rest of it. Skip the french fries. Skip pasta also and eat just a small baked potato not a large one.

    Drink lots and lots of water...cut out all the sodas, way too much sugar...Drink lots of natural fruit juices (ck the label for added sugars).Skip the sweets, eat peanuts instead.

    Eat fresh fruit when hungry. Eat beef jerky when hungry. Eat some pork rines instead of chips. Eat your veggies, raw in salads is better...don't drown them in dressings. Oil and vinger is good. Eat chicken, fish, lean pork, lean beef (easy on the fried foods). No breads except whole wheat. Cut way back on the double dip of mashed pototoes and gravy.
    The main thing is to eat reasonable moderate amounts of food and get plenty of exercise. Lifting is good but you need to be walking, jogging and other exercises that get your heart rate up and make you sweat.

    Take a vit supplement and a mineral supplement. make sure they include the b group and the mineral zinc. Additional zinc and b is needed for folks like me who are older so I take additonal amounts. Drink lots of RO water (reverse osmosis) most city water is only fit for animals or bathing. Good luck

     
    Old 01-14-2001, 09:58 AM   #19
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    okay thx!

    I do run some, just haven't been that much since winter started. I have been a soccer player since I was 6 so I have done tons of running <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

    Thanks again!

    If anyone else has a list of foods that would be good, please pitch in

    thanks!

     
    Old 02-11-2001, 04:59 AM   #20
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    Re: Atkins Diet

    I did the Adkins diet spring of 1999 and had great success, then I got pregnant and stuck with a low carb diet but still gained 41 pounds. After the baby and nursing I went back on the Adkins diet and gained 2 pounds after 3 weeks. My two neighbors had similar problems. We all had success initially but when we tried again we all gained weight. I was even more strict the secound time around. Anyone have a similar situation or know why this would happen? I loved the diet but I can't afford even one pound at this point.

     
    Old 02-11-2001, 05:09 AM   #21
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    Re: Atkins Diet

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bbc:
    <B>Congratulations to all of you who did well on Atkins. My husband and I went on it together and he lost about twenty pounds (which he has since put back on). I lost a few, but that was it. After a few weeks of following the plan religiously and still never getting past a trace of Kytosis, I went back to the book and found that I was one of a handful of us who must go to extreme measures to get there. There is a fat fast included in one of the later chapters of the book involving a diet of cream cheese and macadamia nuts. Has anyone else run into this kytosis problem? I have to say that it's left me kind of depressed. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    bbc--
    I had the same problem and had to do the extreme diet at the end. I only lost 6 pounds in the first 2 weeks. I stayed on the diet for 4 more months and ended up losing about 15 pounds. That doesn't seem like much but for people like me who could starve ourselves and still gain weight it was a miracle. Towards the end I wasn't losing many pounds but my clothes were getting looser and looser. I was loosing fat not pounds. Hope this helps.

     
    Old 02-12-2001, 05:30 PM   #22
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    bbc:
    I'm there now. I had originally lost 40 lbs on atkins & then was diagnosed with emphysemia. I was on small amounts of prednisone for 1 mont & gained it back from the steroid. Now I can't lose for the life of me. I'll probably have to use the fast.

    Don't get discouraged. Somethng is bound to give.

     
    Old 02-16-2001, 02:39 AM   #23
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    Hi...I'm new here and need some info I can't seem to find on the Internet. I have lymphedema and in a wheelchair. (due to overweight and heaviness in legs due to the lymphedema and lack of movement.) I don't eat much but have to admit to enjoying carbohydrates. I know I could take your advise on the cutting back but I also know enough about weight to know exercise goes hand in hand with losing those extra pounds. And even though it was said in these messages that exercise wasn't needed...(YIPPEE) to lose the weight when low carbohydrates is practiced, I could use the exercises to strengthen my lower extremities and heart...blah blah blah... What I can't find on the Net is exercises for wheelchair bound people. Also, I'd be interested in hearing from others with Lymphedema and learning how they are coping.<p>[This message has been edited by Greeneyez (edited 02-16-2001).]

     
    Old 02-16-2001, 03:13 AM   #24
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    Re: Atkins Diet

    For Sammy:

    I wonder if you have checked out Suzanne Sommers book "Eat Great Lose Weight"...she not only talks about low carbohydrate dieting but also in how you put foods together. Like eating fruit alone...and twenty minutes before or after eating anything else. Also, combining Protein and veggies or carbos and veggies but NEVER protein and carbos together cause each is broken down differently. Carbos broken down quicker and easier but has to lay in stomach till protein has finished doing its job of breaking down. This is the way people in France eat (food combining)and they tend to have control on their weight. You might want to check it out so you aren't stuck with consuming bags of nuts <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"><p>[This message has been edited by Greeneyez (edited 02-16-2001).]

     
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