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Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?  
User currently offlineYbacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

Has anyone out there tried the Atkins diet? If so, do you have any tips? I'm on my first week, and, although its going well so far, I can see myself getting tempted to cheat, especially with the holidays coming up real soon.


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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5410 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Tried it and quit it. I was craving citrus fruit too much  Insane Mainly, my big advice would be drink lots of water, and when tempted, try to pursue other things. Out of sight out of mind worked well.


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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

I've been on it since May. Lost about 30 pounds and went from a 40 to a 36 inch waist. I'm pretty much on "maintenance" and so I do enjoy citrus fruit as well as meat and occasional pasta. No bread, no transfats. Very happy.

User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

Worked for me.  Smile  Smile

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

Have been trying it off and on for about six months now.

One of these days I will start to get serious about it.


"HEY! New years resolution!"



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User currently offlineAeri28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 709 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

Exercise (cardio, strength training) really can help accelerate your Atkins effort as well and can help with that occasional binge.

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

My wife and oldest son have done it. My wife has lost about 35lbs, and my son about 13. My wife looks mahvalous!! Since she hurt her back in '98, and had our last son, she can't really exercise much, and this diet has done wonders for her figure and her confidence.  Big thumbs up

The only think she complains about is that it dehydrates her more than normal eating. And she doesn't even consider it a diet anymore-just the way she eats now.


User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

Lots and lots of water...and then more of it.

Have lost and kept off almost 60 lbs.

J



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

Damn, congrats James. Well done!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

Muchos gracias mi amigo...

Made my wang look bigger...lol.

In all seriousness, pansy or not, I teared up when I bought a pair of jeans that were 40's, when I had worn 46's at one point.

I'd like to lose about another 30-40, and get back in the gym.

Thanks again man...is this a moment we are having?  Smile

J



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

Interesting.....I was just about to start this very topic when I saw it already posted. In June I weighed 185 and then started exercising and now I weight about 170. Since I'm 5'8", My goal is 150-155. I want to try Atkins, but I realize that this is next to impossible around the holidays with what my family likes to cook. So I've come to the realization that I'm just going to have to wait until after Christmas, or else I'll offend my grandma, mother, and lots of other people too since I'd have to turn down their meals.

So, what are the drawbacks to Atkins, if any?



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User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

Oh....James. WAAAAAY too much information there, amigo.  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

Yeah...maybe...but as always I speak the truth. Or at least my version of it...lol




Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

Hey James, I read in either Sports Illustrated or Men's Health, can't remember which one, that for every 15 lbs one loses, one can regain as much .5" to their penis!


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User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

OR! you guys can just eat right, and excersize, in a period of about 4 months, I have lost about 30 pounds without really limiting my intake of food.... I excersize!!! right now, I'm tryng to get my keg, into a 6 pack.... which will require another year at the speed I'm taking it... Try to get your upper body workouts, your lower body works out everyday (walking).... now that being said... and it being 11:15 in the "evening" I'ma go work out...


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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

man.....would I love to have a six pack! I've been busting my a$$ out on the jogging trail for 6 months and I've barely lost 15 lbs!


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1390 times:

I did it, lost loads of weight but my advice is that starting the Atkins Diet over the festive period is going to be one hell of a test of your resolve!!!  Big thumbs up


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

Made my wang look bigger...lol.
*****

Just because you can now see it, doesn't mean that it is actually bigger...

You Aggies, all mouth and no trousers.... (all talk, no action) for you yanks

Jeremy


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

Yeah, that is why I am going to wait until the start of the new year!


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39920 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1381 times:

Drink more beer!
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.
.
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Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

Doing that as we speak Larry!!!

Warsteiner from Germany.

Not as impressed with it as I have been with other imports, but it came in a 12 back and US spec bottles so that should have been my first tip-off.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39920 posts, RR: 75
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

I am drinking a Newcastle Nutbrown ale.
It's ok, but it's a left over case from a party we had this weekend.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Hey Jer...

Nice one...well played.

Fear not, for there is plenty of action emanating from these trousers.

.5" per 15 lbs? Well hell, I'll be up to a full 9 soon.....AROUND!

LOL

James



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineYbacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

Jhooper,
I am not a doctor / lawyer / psychic, so take what I say with a big grain of salt...
Every diet has risks, Atkin's biggest is it is very hard on your kidneys, particularily in the first month. You absolutely must drink lots of water. They recommend at least 64 ounces. Also, you absolutely must spread it out over the whole day, not all at once.
Atkins also requires a certain amount of fat intake per day, especially at the beginning. This can be dangerous to people with heart conditions.
Other than that, it must be followed very closely, especially the first month. As with any diet, exercise is an important component of the diet; without making at least a minimal effort to do some physical activity any weight loss will be marginal at best.
Keep in mind the long term goal of the diet isn't weight loss, it is healthy eating, which is a topic most diets fail to stress. Many people fail because they lose weight, think they are done, then stop eating appropriately. Atkin's big points are that weight is gained from excessive Carbohydrates. While some carbs are ok, most food we eat these days is so loaded with sugars, starches, and processed grains that cause an average person to eat thousands of unnecessary carbs a day. By cutting out carbs almost entirely, then slowly reintroducing natural carbs, you'll develop a balance while eating more healthy foods.

-yb



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User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

I tried it last year and lost about 15 lbs.......I really do enjoy eating meat but I missed my fruits & carbs..............so I just decided to change my eating habits for life and since then I have lost another 15 lbs. I have been on maintenance for about 6 months and have not gained anything back! Trust me I still eat meat but only really really low fat cuts.  Big thumbs up

This time of year would be really hard to stick with it! Good Luck!

Phyllis Smile/happy/getting dizzy




25 Ybacpa : Vaporlock, et. al., Yes I know this is probably the worst time of the year to start any diet, but I figure if I can make it through the holidays, I ca
26 Tranceport : I have tried the Atkins Diet several times and lasted about a week. You have to be seriously committed to changing your eating habits for the long ter
27 Brons2 : I only do Atkins when I want to get cut up, like for halloween I dressed up like a superhero. Or when I'm going to the beach. I already work out a lot
28 Bruce : the extreme popularity of Atkins has contributed to a large increase in the price of eggs ....... I guess there's THAT many people doing Atkins! I did
29 L-188 : Bruce, Saw an article about how barkeries are now haveing a rough time of late. So there may be something to the egg story.
30 Bruce : The fact that I love to eat Steak is tempting enough to get on the diet..... Only problem is, I also love rice. all different flavors and varieties. T
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