Atkins for 10 days? - page 3

I'm going to a family reunion in 10 days and I could stand to drop about 10 pounds. I'm thinking of: Doing Atkins for 10 days. Drinking tons of water. some type of arobics daily (enough to break... Read More

  1. by   Rustyhammer
    I'm just doing without the bread.
    Yesterday I had a double quarter pounder w/cheese at mcdonalds and just took the bun off and ate the burger.
    I bought some beef jerkey to snack on.
    Last night I grilled a bunch of turkey breasts for the week of snacks or whenever food. I'll hard boil some eggs this morning too.
    -Rusell
  2. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    I'm just doing without the bread.
    Yesterday I had a double quarter pounder w/cheese at mcdonalds and just took the bun off and ate the burger.
    I bought some beef jerkey to snack on.
    Last night I grilled a bunch of turkey breasts for the week of snacks or whenever food. I'll hard boil some eggs this morning too.
    -Rusell

    Please, just humor me and tell you you ate a vegetable. Some broccoli, a green bean, a lettuce leaf, anything! Please.
  3. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by Jay-Jay
    (SIgh!) Okay, I'm desperate enough to give it a try. My weight is trying to creep past the 200 # mark, and I've tried the low fat/low calorie thing, and it just doesnt' work for me. Or, if it does, the loss is so slow, I get discouraged, and slip up.

    I went to Cole's on my lunch break today, and bought the Atkin's diet book. Now I have joined e-diets on the Atkin's plan, printed up my menus and shopping list, and I'm ready to start it tomorrow. What tipped the balance was some things I read in the book. The book reminds readers that the French eat lots of fatty foods, and have one of the lowest rates of coronary disease anywhere. Our ancestors ate a high fat diet, but without the refined carbs we eat, and did not suffer from heart disease at the rate we do. I have many relatives who have lived their whole lives on the farm, eating butter, cheese, pork, and beef, and drinking lots of fresh milk and cream. Guess what? Only one of them has died of heart disease, and nearly all have lived into their 80's! Of course, they did hard physical work for a living, too.

    Secondly, the book points out the epidemic of Type II diabetes that has come along with the increased use of white sugar and flour. Suddenly, something clicked. The North American Indians have one of the highest rates of diabetes anywhere, and it's got to be because they have strayed away from their traditional diet. What is that diet? Lots of game and fish, supplemented by vegetable food (in Ontario, mostly beans, squash and corn.) The closest they got to refined carbs. was corn meal ground by hand.

    The second thing that tipped the scales (ha!ha!) in favour of this diet was the rapid weight loss most people experience. I was on the regular e-diets last summer, and found the to two pounds a week weight loss, and sometimes NO pounds per week pretty discouraging. Then, I went away on vacation for 2 weeks and wasn't able to weigh myself. I was very good...exercised every day, ate pretty much according to the diet....and came home to a 4 lb. weight gain! The hubby on the other hand, wasn't nearly as strict with himself as I was, and LOST 4 lbs! That did it...I threw in the towel.

    Will keep you posted on how I do!

    And, Rusty, caffeine withdrawal WILL give you the WORST headaches! Just ask the hubby...

    Since I'm prone to migranes, the morning coffee ain't negotiable! I'll try my best to do everything else they tell me to, BUT DON'T YOU DARE TAKE AWAY MY JAVA FIX!! :roll
    I know what you mean about the Java! Any diet that says no coffee ain't a good one. :chuckle

    I think the key to the places that eat the high fat diets, like the french is antioxidants (such as found in wine), as well as not eating many refined foods. Refined flours, etc. are horrible nutrition. Throw that in with the fact that American can't barely even eat two vegetables a day, and it spells disaster. If our foods weren't mandated to be fortified, we'd be the most malnourished nation there is.

    I'm convinced if one eliminated refined foods and eats tons of fruits and veggies things would be better for us.

    Good luck! Don't forget the veggies!
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    No veggies for the next 7 days.
    It's hard as I made this fine looking salad yesterday and couldn't have any.
    The rest of the family enjoyed it though.
    No carbs allowed for a week Tweety.
    -Russell
  5. by   Nurse Ratched
    Originally posted by 3rdShiftGuy
    Please, just humor me and tell you you ate a vegetable. Some broccoli, a green bean, a lettuce leaf, anything! Please.
    Just lie to us, Rusty! I'll settle for you telling us you ate some green jello!
  6. by   Jay-Jay
    No veggies for the next 7 days.



    That's funny...the e-diets Atkin's plan I'm on allows salads and veggies. You just have to avoid the starchy ones!
  7. by   suehp
    on the Atkins - you are allowed veggies and salad as long as it is no more than a cupful!! (and you dont go over your 20 carbs) - I regularly ate a small salad every day, or broccoli, carrots, green beans - check your Atkins book - it tells you can have them but not tooo much!!

    try these websites: www.forum.lowcarber.org

    www.messageboards.ivillage.com

    www.atkinscenter.com

    Sue

  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Yes, you can have up to 20 carbs a day for the induction phase. I usually ate a salad at lunch during that time. Took boiled eggs to work for snacks. String cheese.

    Last night we grilled chicken breasts and chopped them up and put them on top of lettuce with onions and tomatoes .....used Jalepeno dressing . .yummmmy. Most creamy dressings only have one carb . . . . blue cheese is pretty good too.

    tweety . . does that make you feel better? Lettuce and tomatoes and onions?

    steph
  9. by   Rustyhammer
    Ok, ok,
    I'll eat a salad today. It will be small but I'll do it.
    Other than that, Meat, meat and more meat.
    -Russell
  10. by   suehp
    For snacks we eat Corned Beef, cheese and Dry Roasted Peanuts too!!(I've always got a bag of nuts in my pocket in work!!!)

    Sugar free Jellos are good too!

    Tuna mixed wth Mayo, cucumber,tomato, onion and grated cheese is very filling too -not many carbs there!!

    Sue
  11. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    Ok, ok,
    I'll eat a salad today. It will be small but I'll do it.
    Other than that, Meat, meat and more meat.
    -Russell
    Iceberg lettuce doesn't count. You need to splurge and get those dark green leafy salads, "spring mix". There's no carbs in broccoli you know!
  12. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by stevielynn
    Yes, you can have up to 20 carbs a day for the induction phase. I usually ate a salad at lunch during that time. Took boiled eggs to work for snacks. String cheese.

    Last night we grilled chicken breasts and chopped them up and put them on top of lettuce with onions and tomatoes .....used Jalepeno dressing . .yummmmy. Most creamy dressings only have one carb . . . . blue cheese is pretty good too.

    tweety . . does that make you feel better? Lettuce and tomatoes and onions?

    steph
    Only if you used spring mix or a dark green leafy salad. Tomatoes and onions are good food!

    I'm having less and less of a problem with Adkins. But I do have a problem with not eating enough fruits and vegetables, especially after the induction phase. But it's not just with the Adkins folks, it's everyone.

    You'd be amazed at even the number of vegetarians that don't get their fill off good fruits and vegetables. I do a lot of informal polling of people and you'd be amazed how many people whose daily vegetable is a french fry, or the tomato on their burger. (And iceberg lettuce doesn't count, that's the refined food of the veggie world. LOL)

    I'm convinced that fruits and veggies of a variety of colors is the key to good health. Every culture that doesn't have the chronic diseases we have eat a lot of fruits and veggies. There are plenty of fruits and veggies that Adkins diets after the induction phase are allowed to eat.

    Those of you who are eating pork rinds and hamburger patties so proud of yourself for not eating carbs have it all wrong if you aren't eating five to ten servings of fresh/frozen vegetables a day. Sure you may be loosing weight and avoiding heart disease, what what about boosting your immunity with veggies, or preventing cancer, etc. etc. Just a humble opinion. Of course I could be wrong.

    End of lecture. This is not for you Steph or against Adkins, just my rant in general. Because as I said, precious few of anyone eats enough veggies.
    :roll :roll :roll


    edited to correct a typo.
  13. by   P_RN
    Just remember NO grapefruit juice if you are on a BP med, calcium channel blocker, ace inhibitor or any other med that is metabolized by the cytochrome P-450 enzymes.

    Oh and Mayo Clinic says they never have had a diet...that the "Mayo Diet" is a hoax.http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm...BF8BED83C675E7

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