ybacpa
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Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 10:08 am

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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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 10:43 am

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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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 10:48 am

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.
 
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 11:13 am

Worked for me.  Smile  Smile
 
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 11:22 am

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

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


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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 11:54 am

Exercise (cardio, strength training) really can help accelerate your Atkins effort as well and can help with that occasional binge.
 
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 12:14 pm

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.
 
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 1:50 pm

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

Have lost and kept off almost 60 lbs.

J
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 1:51 pm

Damn, congrats James. Well done!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 2:00 pm

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
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 2:03 pm

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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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 2:06 pm

Oh....James. WAAAAAY too much information there, amigo.  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 2:11 pm

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

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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 2:28 pm

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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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 3:11 pm

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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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 3:26 pm

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!
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 5:23 pm

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
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 5:27 pm

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

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

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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 5:35 pm

Yeah, that is why I am going to wait until the start of the new year!
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 5:39 pm

Drink more beer!
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 5:41 pm

Doing that as we speak Larry!!!

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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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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 5:59 pm

I am drinking a Newcastle Nutbrown ale.
It's ok, but it's a left over case from a party we had this weekend.
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:18 am

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

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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:46 am

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.

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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 10:07 am

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!

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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 10:43 am

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 can make it through anything... and if I do have to cheat a little, I'd be starting back up right about when I'd normally just for.

-yb
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:49 pm

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 term.

Different diets work well for different people, so I'm not here to knock the Atkins Diet. However, since May I have gone from 231 pounds to 199 pounds just by working out 3 to 5 times a week and eating whatever I want, but only at scheduled mealtimes and limiting myself to one plate, no matter how full I stack it. That was what ultimately worked for me and is continuing to work.

The one big difference you will find on the Atkins Diet is that you will lose your hunger after about the third day. It can even be a chore to eat because you just don't feel that hungry most of the time. That is probably one big advantage I see to the Atkins approach.

I wish you the best of luck!
 
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 4:43 pm

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 and eat well, but when i need that extra edge I'll do it for a few weeks. I lost 18 lbs in 2 weeks right before halloween, the veins in my arms were jumping out of my skin. I gained it all back since, but oh well!

One thing, be sure to drink that water that other posters recommend. It makes you VERY dehydrated. Alcohol is a no-no when on Atkins as well. If you like your kidneys, that is.
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 5:02 pm

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 some reading on it, and I dont know if i could handle it. I could stand to lose about 20lbs though. Life without potatoes, or rice???? ugh. although I'd love to eat a steak every day!
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 7:24 pm

Bruce, Saw an article about how barkeries are now haveing a rough time of late.

So there may be something to the egg story.
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RE: Anyone Tried The Atkins Diet?

Fri Dec 19, 2003 9:26 am

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. That's a no-no on atkins. I'd actually have to eat vegetables with my steak! LOL
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