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Subject:Atkins anyone?
Time:10:56 pm
I'm debating going on a low-carb or atkins style diet. Anyone with experience with it?

According to Fit day, during the last month my breakdown was:

Total: 2584
Fat 94 g (40% sat, monosat, 20% polyunsat)
Carbs 318 g (28g fiber)
Protein 111g

So.. I'm thinking going from 318g CHOs to under 20g CHOs may be a challenge. Hell, even milk appears to be a no-no (how could I drink coffee without milk?).

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staceyj
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Time:2008-06-18 05:28 am (UTC)
Atkins has always been what works best for me. Carbs make me sleepy and bloated. What I do is count the carbs of the milk in my coffee, but go for the highest fat cream there is, which has less Carbs. :P

BBQ season is always a good time to start, since it makes the meats easy to prepare. The first few days you'll feel pretty tired, and I wouldn't recommend starting when you have a cold or your period.

I have quite a few good food recommendations if you want them. Heiko has always been extremely supportive, although it does bring our grocery bill up a bit.

Lastly, besides coffee, make sure you switch to plain water, at least at first. Things sweetened with artificial sweetener always give me the munchies.
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trishylicious
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Time:2008-06-19 01:00 am (UTC)
I know a lot of people who had major results from Atkins and South Beach, but that said, they all ballooned back after they reintroduced carbs back in their diets. I think the strictness of skipping it made it too easy to miss them too much. The minute you start eating carbs again, you will probably gain it all back, if not more on Atkins. Also, if you are prone to high cholesterol, it's not so great for you.

I think South Beach is more moderate after the first week or two and allows for more healthier foods.

People I know with the best results stick to something more like a zone diet or a high fiber, moderate protein, moderate fat diet.

However, if you have wheat or soy sensitivities, cutting that out/down will probably make you feel better.

Don't know what foods your body digests more easily or more harshly. I personally have a problem digesting too much meat or cheese, so I've put myself on a whole different kind of diet. On weekdays at work - each morning I eat some yogurt w/granola or oatmeal or other whole grain cereal, and then for lunch or dinner I have a big salad - sometimes w/ fish or chicken. My last meal is probably something with beans - hummus and pita with tomatoes or bean burrito or something. Then on the weekends I have a splurge item like french fries, a couple cookies or or a cheeseburger so I don't feel deprived. I've been trying not to drink most days and if I do, no more than 2.
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