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Good luck with Atkins!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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On Tuesday I switched from South Beach to Atkins. But I'm doing Atkins 40 Phase 2 which, from the Blogs I read there on the site, is best for vegetarians. That one or the 20. But the 20, I think, is too low for me. So I'm on the website and am a bit confused. I'm probably just over-thinking and making it way more difficult than it really is. I just need to get some quiet time and sit down to just read everything.
I'm anxious to weigh next week!

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I had no idea that those protein bars had so many carbs. Atkins bars would have much better numbers. Why not just take some nuts in a bag? Much healthier.

Salad bar items are usually good except for things like dried fruit and noodles. Bacon, ham, chicken, shrimp, tuna, salmon, beef, pork, turkey, sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, cheese, olives, mushrooms, zucchini, radishes, cucumbers, onions, tomato, artichokes, celery, hard boiled eggs, peppers, seeds, nuts, vinaigrette plus cabbage and salad greens. All are okay.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 6/17/2019 (14:27)
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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I have restricted my carbs this month..don't really have a set # per day. But if anything has a label, I usually like it to be below 5grams ..2 grams and I am sure to love it. The only exception to this is the pure protein bars that I will take to work with me a few nights a week...OMG, they are 15-18 grams of carbs. I need to find a new work snack!!

My Fitbit is connected to my tablet, and I can't always have my tablet with me to figure out the carbs in my food. A lot of lunches at work are filled with carbs so I will usually stick with small salads. So I need to just plug in the common things of our salad bar, into Fitbit and just add in anything extra at the end of a day..so I can see exactly how many carbs I really do get.

Not sure if I could ever get my carbs down to 20grams.. Keto might be a bit to strict. But if I was to guess I would say that I get no more than 50..even on a day when I have a pure protein bar at work. But if course without totally tracking for a whole day, I have no idea really.

Hmm, today I will bring pen and paper with me everywhere to write down every bite and then plug it all into Fitbit before I go to sleep tonight.

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I was prediabetic but fortunately dropped my a1c from 6.4 to 5.6 in a year. So my plan is working for me too and I'm relieved. I eat less than 125gms of net card a day and exercise. So happy for you!

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 6/17/2019 (12:36)
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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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To answer your last question first -- I don't know if this is the best one for everybody, but it is the best one for lowering Blood Sugar and Killing Carb Cravings. The downside is that it is very restrictive, but I am a carboholic and eating those high-carb empty calorie foods sends me into a feeding frenzy that is very hard, if not impossible to control! I haven't tried any of the others, but right now fruit is out of the question for me. This time I plan to follow the plan to its prescribed end, meaning that i will finish at my goal weight knowing which foods I can safely eat and how many carbs I can eat a day to maintain that goal weight.

I am eating no more than 22 grams of net carbs a day (total carbs minus fiber), normally 16-20, no added sugar or sweeteners except a little stevia. I eat less than 40 g total carbs a day (and add extra fiber to my meals like ground flax seed, which has 2 g of carbs and they are both fiber, so I am adding fiber and Omega 3's without raising my net carb count!) In Atkins, the very low carb count "flips" your body into burning fat instead of carbs for energy. On Atkins, the first 3 days you will be tired, but after that -- energy out the roof! If you even take a taste of anything high carb, it will flip you back into burning carbs for energy and you will have to go through another 3 days of flipping it back. No cheat days on Atkins if you want it to work!

I am on Phase I Atkins because even more than weight loss, I have to get and keep my blood sugar under control (read my blog from yesterday if you want more info.on that please. It would look like a book if I put it here). Bottom line is this: in 2011 I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. Dr. wanted to put me on a pill to help me use the insulin my body makes. I told her i wanted to research it and would get back to her. I found that I had "metabolic syndrome" and that there are many studies that show that a very low carb diet reverses it. I did Atkins for 4.5 months, lost 37 pounds, and my fasting blood sugar fell from 116 to 98. Went back for blood work and my A1C which was 7.16 fell to whatever an average of 98 is (it is totally normal and so is not on the chart).

I went to a birthday party and ate a piece of cake I didn't even want (on Atkins I don't crave anything) and fell way off the wagon. Ate what I wanted and did no organized exercise, and yet it took a year for my blood sugar to get bad again.

I tried to do a "low-carb diet" but not too low, and allowed myself up to 60 grams of carbs a day with a lot of fiber (up to 37 grams a day) and found about a month ago that my fasting blood sugar had crept back up to 114 every morning, so am back on Atkins and have been for a little over 4 weeks. In that time, my fasting blood sugar has dropped to between 88 and 94 every day. That is absolutely normal. I am eating like a Queen and don't crave a thing. I will eat like this for the rest of my life. I had already given up bread, crackers, corn, rice, pasta, and potatoes anyway. . I have substitutes for the ones I like.

In that 4 weeks I also lost 7.4 pounds and have worlds of energy. No more "brain fog" or drowsiness from eating carbs.

I substitute zucchini or spaghetti squash for pasta. Even made "hashed brown spaghetti squash" and it is wonderful!
I can have "turnip fries, or jicama fries" instead of potatoes, though I haven't wanted either. it has been a very long time since I had white potato fries and months since I had sweet potatoes in any form. I get my beta-carotine from High Protein :Low Carb Pumpkin Pancakes (which is a recipe I found and "tweaked" it to be Atkins-allowable). I make cauliflower "rice" from a recipe here at Sparkpeople. Eaten alone it has more of a cauliflower taste but with sauces or stews on top it fools me and I feel great after the meal, unlike when I had rice.

Almost all of my fats are good fats (avocado, olive oil, ground flaxseed) and I have had pizza every day for a week! 2 ounces of unpeeled eggplant forms the "crust" (the peel adds fiber, which is hard to come by with low carb. Fiber is carb, but so is sugar, so I try to eat more of the vegetables that have more indigestible carbs than digestible ones. I have a list).

Sorry this post got out of hand and is so long, (kind of looks like a book!) but my plan is a long, deliberate one, and it is working! emoticon


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9/14/17 6:56 P

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Sounds good!

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I'm lowering my carb intake and doing 18/6 (18 hours fast/6 hour eating window)every day.

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Then you should have no problem. Almost every one is off plan that much.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Oh, definitely not weekly or even monthly indulgences. I don't see my extended family often (maybe 3-4 times a year) so exposure to the old "comfort" foods will be limited to then. I am talking about indulgences on holiday or special occassions such as weddings, baby showers, my wedding anniversary, etc.

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I understand. There were later books after the initial South Beach Diet book which addressed the confusion. .

I'm a retired R.N. and did diet counseling for decades. Atkins is a great diet if you are able to do really low carb. I personally would have problems sticking with it because I like lots of fruits and vegetables.

You are wise to ditch the all or nothing attitude. I think your special occasion approach will work as long as you are being honest with yourself, like you said. It is an approach that many of us use on holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays. I have found that this usually works out to maybe one a month, sometimes 2. If this is a monthly indulgence then it will work as long as you stick to a serving size or less. Honestly, If you have snickerdoodles and ziti or any other "treat" frequently, say daily or weekly, you are setting yourself up for failure. Getting back on track immediately is the best approach. Most of us have a go-to daily meal plan low in carbs and calories that we eat the day after an indulgence that gets rid of cravings that might be triggered.



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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I've looked into South Beach but found the book to be a bit confusing. I like firm guidlines. Atkins has worked for me several times the in the past. My failure on that plan is my own fault. Whenever I would give in to indulgences like pizza or lasagna, I would give up the plan.

My goal this time is:

1. Acknowledge that I will give in on occassion to these "indulgences". However, I will strive to limit them to very special dishes or occasions. Example: Yes to my Mom's homemade snickerdoodles but NO to Oreos. Yes to my aunt's bake ziti but NO to frozen lasagna. The portions I take will be small and accompanied with large salads or servings of vegetables.
2. I will NOT give up on my chosen path simple because of a small detour! I will record the indulgence and immediately get back on track with the very next meal or snack.
3. I will NOT beat myself up for these occassional indulgences. I am human. There is no sin in the occassional small pleasure found in "comfort" food.

I will need to remind myself of these "rules" as I travel along my chosen lifestyle path as I tend to have a "all or nothing" personality.

I hope you all have a fabulous day!

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We have had people on Dukan in the past on some of my teams. I'm a firm believer in tweaking any diet to make it work for you so you are on the right path. For most of us that means small changes, and that sounds like what you are doing. It does not eating a box of Krispy Kremes. LOL. I have never done that but have known people who have. LOL. It sounds like you have an exciting life!

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Is anyone out there following the Dukan diet? I have just started and don't have the book yet so I am winging it a bit. I like the fact that you eat whatever you want from the approved list of proteins and vegetables and you don't have to count anything. I think that the alternating days with veggies and protein, and eventually adding in celebration days is something that I could do long term. My life is often quite chaotic with a large and busy extended family and lots of time on the road so I need something that has flex.

So far so good - 7 days in and 7 lbs down. Works for me!! emoticon

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Ketogenic diets are very popular right now.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I have had great success with the Keto diet (low carb, high fat, mod protein) in the past. That's what I want to do this next year.

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That sounds great!! You are doing really well!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I don't count carbs either because I only have either a 2 cup or so salad or a cup of greens like zuccini or broccoli, etc. with 4 oz of some kind of meat. Around 4-5 pm.

I have 2 eggs and 2 slices of bacon or some sausage or a piece of ham steak for breakfast...maybe 17 almonds or sf jello and heavy whipping cream and some chopped walnuts for snack. that's about it when I am behaving myself....which I am doing for the rest of this year!!!

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Sounds like a good plan. I like both the Zone and Atkins, though I don't follow them personally. I follow my doctor's diet as he knows my health problems.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I am starting one that I came up with on my own. If I don't have enough carbs here comes the hypoglycemia (been tormented by it since puberty, which would be 50 yrs); too many cause weight gain and now too-high blood sugars. A high fat diet becomes too many calories in a hurry plus gives me greasy skin (probably through aggravating hormone imbalances) and makes my GI tract VERY unhappy.
So, I am going with 60-80 grams net carbs/day (deducting fiber; I rarely use sugar alcohols); 20 grams in each of 3-4 feedings depending on hunger. I came across some excellent diabetes advice recently that stated to not have any more than 20 gms of carbs in the evenings/before bed so I took that and went backward from there. I refuse to drive myself crazy with counting minutiae (as in the very-low-carb vegetables) but am definitely counting fruit, grains, legumes (eat a lot of those) etc. The old Zone Block system is a handy reference for finding 10 gram carb food amounts; the Atkins website has some great 5/10 gram lists that I found while checking out Atkins 40.
Will let you know how it goes.

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Sounds like you are ready to go! Good luck!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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LCHF diet. It can be tricky planning meals since it is low carb (25 g net), moderate protein, high fat and watch the dairy! So sites like Ruled.me and Dietdoctor are a huge help. Get my strips today so I will know if I am in ketosis yet.

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I agree with your husband. I'm a retired R.N. and I gave up caffeine and coffee years ago.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Thank you all very much for taking the time to respond to my question. There is a lot of information out there so it all gets very confusing so I appreciate hearing from people who are actually doing it. I am trying to find what works best for me. Carbs give me cravings and sugar is my addiction. I also suffer a great deal from joint pain and when I eat lots of sugar, it gets worse. I also feel fatigued a lot. I know all of these issues are related not only to my excess weight, but also to my diet so I'm searching. I found the comment about coffee causing inflammation interesting - I have been a heavy coffee drinker for over 40 years and can't imagine life without it but maybe I need to look into that too. My husband claims caffeine is one of the most harmful substances we can put in our bodies but I've been ignoring him - lol. Thanks again for all the information and support.

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I do intermittent fasting too. I find it helps me.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I keep modifying nutrition and fitness program until I find what works to keep for life. I have been on the Dr. Oz One Day Off: Low carb/fat & 60-80g of lean protein. My day off is once a month when I eat the same diet with more calories and more activity. I also follow the blood type AB diet. Intermittent fasting (between 11a & 7-9) was my lifestyle and getting back to it has improved my metabolism (hypothyroidism). I did not eat breakfast in my teens and right after high school I worked 2nd shift. I cut out coffee and black tea acid because my blood type has low stomach acid. Now, I awake ready for morning exercise! I guess the coffee caused inflammation and cravings for high calorie/ low nutrition foods.

Yesterday, I found this site and I am going to learn more about the Ideal Protein Plan. I want to keep better tract of protein, carbs and fat V&M---basically essential nutrients. I like the idea of my body's grocery store is being open for business. emoticon

"Burn Fat Without Being Hungry!
What is fascinating is that this typically does NOT result in hunger! For every gram of fat that is burned for fuel, the body releases 9 calories of energy. With an average weight loss of 5 pounds of fat a week, that’s roughly 2800 calories of energy that your body is releasing daily. Or, looked at another way, think of the fat stored in your body as a big “grocery store.” As you burn or “eat” the fat in your “store,” you’re eating 2800 calories a day, not even taking into account what you’re actually putting into your mouth at meals!

Keep in mind, though, that this ONLY occurs so long as there are NO carbs hanging around. Once you eats carbs, the body will immediately shift to burning carbs, and the door to the “grocery store” slams shut!"
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I find that eating simple makes it easier.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I am on high fat, med protein, very low carb, like under 30g...I eat pretty plain, keeping it simple

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Never trade what you want at the moment for what you want the most!

"Suffering is in the indecision"

Remember: If nothing changes, NOTHING CHANGES!!

If you are tired of starting over, STOP GIVING UP!

FOCUS on the path---one decision at a time.


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5/6/16 11:53 A

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The plan I'm on is not a main stream low carb diet. It was created by a former M.D. of mine. I like it because after I went on it I saw results almost immediately and they have been lasting results. It is a Low carb, high protein, moderate to high fat, gluten free diet for people with hypoglycemia. It is meant to control blood sugar and to prevent swings. It is very complex and involves food combining and percentages but, like all good diets like this, it helps you find your triggers and your carb limits. Main stream low carb diets I like are Atkins (for very low carb), Protein Power (love the 30 Day Low Carb Diet Solution), Primal/Paleo (for a cleaner plan), South Beach for a liberal lower carb plan. I can easily tweak any of these diets and live on them.

I mostly try to do clean eating to some extent. There are different concepts of what the term means. For me it means minimally processed foods, less sodium, less artificial sweeteners, and less omega 6 fatty acids. No transfat, nitrites, nitates, hormones, antibiotics, additives, chemicals, pesticides, preservatives, dyes, junk food, fast food, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, fruit juice, farm raised fish, cured meats, caffeine, MSG, alcohol, soy, gluten, foods that come in tins containing bisphenol-A, microwave popcorn that contains perfluorooctanoic acid, low fat foods, diet foods,. I like fresh grass fed meat if I can afford it, wild caught fish, organic when possible. Lots of fruits, veggies, seeds, nuts, fresh lean meat, eggs, fish, seafood, healthy fats, high quality dairy, and some legumes. Minimally processed non-glutonous grains RARELY, like quinoa.

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5/6/16 10:32 A

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High Fat Low Carb (a modified Atkins)

My name is Jeanne (pronounced Jean ee); I live in eastern Washington State.


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Hi all! I'm sure this topic has been discussed before but I'm new to the team so I hope you don't mind.

There are so many versions of low carb out there that it gets confusing. I'm trying to find the plan that works best for me so I'd like some opinions about the various diets out there.

I was wondering if you could share which low carb diet you are following and why? What makes your preferred low carb diet different/better than the others?

Thanks so much!
Laura

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