Has anyone used the Atkins diet before?

Cindi025 Cindi025
I am curious if anyone on here has been on Atkins diet before, and if so what their feelings are about it. I got a kit in the mail just the other day and I was thinking about trying it out. I have been dieting now since Jan 1st but the weight just isn't coming off like i am used to and i am wondering if trying something different would help.
02/11/2013
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Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Atkins will make you use a lot of weight, but a large portion of your initial weight loss is water weight. Then you'll plateau and once you start eating carbs again, you'll gain everything back. Your best bet is to just eat healthy and to eat real foods. Try cutting out processed foods, including those "diet" meals that tend to be so popular. Make sure you're getting plenty of FRESH fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats (eg. boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of fried chicken). Track your calories and your macronutrients on a website like MyFitnessPal. Aim to get a high amount of fiber and protein in at every meal, it will help keep you full.
02/11/2013
Mwar Mwar
The body is meant to eat carbs. Granted, less than what most people do, but we need them. Extreme atkins dieters can possibly die due to changes in their blood pH. The lack of carbs alters your blood's pH.
02/11/2013
Cindi025 Cindi025
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Originally posted by Lildrummrgurl7
Atkins will make you use a lot of weight, but a large portion of your initial weight loss is water weight. Then you'll plateau and once you start eating carbs again, you'll gain everything back. Your best bet is to just eat healthy and to eat ... More
I know how that is... i lost 14 lbs my first week and its been 1-2 lbs each week after that if im lucky. Usually when I diet I average 3-4 lbs a week but for some reason that isn't happening. I know that seems like alot but when you are 300 lbs 3-4 lbs a week isnt much. At least I made it back below 300 again... maybe i will make it to 200 eventually. Thx for the comment, I know atkins used to be so popular now you never hear about it!
02/11/2013
MrWill MrWill
Water- 8 glasses a day. No negotiation here, 8 or more 8 oz glasses a day and work for twice this.


Food-Eat less crap. Eat more veggies. Lean meats are your friend, and yes.. bacon is permissible once in a while.


Exercise- Do more of ANYTHING, except for eating.


This sounds like a super douchy post, and it is.. but not without reason. I weigh more than I should. You don't have to cut out crap you like to lose weight, you just have to eat fewer calories than you burn in a day. You can eat nothing but crisco and chocolate, but if you have a 3500 calorie deficit at the end of the week you will lose a pound.



And besides: Atkins isn't feasible LONG TERM (as in rest of your life). Yes, counting calories sucks some big old balls.. but it is something that can be maintained without a doubt. Figure out your Basal metabolic rate and subtract 500 from that a day to lose 1 pound a week. Subtract 1000 to lose 2 pounds a week.

Yes, it is possible to lose more than two a week, but if you are larger and losing crazy fast you will regret it more than you will ever know, because instead of being overweight with self esteem issues, you will weigh less, be healthier, and feel like crap and fight fungal infections forever because of loose skin.


Experts recommend 1-2 pounds a week max because it has been proven to be safe and maintainable. 1-2 pounds a week for a year is better than 14 pounds a week for 3 weeks and then putting 50 on when the diet crashes.




Apologies if I offended you. I'm a big guy, and what got my ass in gear (down 50 pounds in about 5 months) was hearing the truth not the sugar coated back patting bs about take this pill with this powder and spin in a circle while putting a hex on carbs and cursing fats.


if calories in are less than calories burned you will lose weight. This process will continue as long as you need it to. Plateaus, while real are crap. If you hit one, drop the calories lower and exercise. You will continue to lose.
02/11/2013
Cindi025 Cindi025
Quote:
Originally posted by MrWill
Water- 8 glasses a day. No negotiation here, 8 or more 8 oz glasses a day and work for twice this.


Food-Eat less crap. Eat more veggies. Lean meats are your friend, and yes.. bacon is permissible once in a while.


Exercise- Do ... More
Oh you didn't offend me, I have dieted so many times in the past so I am definitely no stranger to dieting and then going back to my old ways and gaining it and then some back. This time I am happy to say I have cut out all the diet pepsi and carbonated drinks and I am drinking nothing but water and the packets for flavoring. Although I do still eat alot of processed foods I always track all my food and try not to go over on sodium. Just sucks that I have only lost 8 lbs in the last 5 weeks... when im used to losing that in 2 weeks... I have heard its better to lose it slow though like you said. I appreciate your feedback. So far down 22 1/2 lbs in 6 weeks.
02/11/2013
Sammi Sammi
I do Atkins, but as a lifestyle, not a "diet". It's worked for me, and it's been a lifestyle I've been into for quite some time - I like the foods I can eat, don't really miss the foods I can't eat, and I feel a lot better.

It's not that you can never eat carbs, but you don't eat them like you did before. The focus is on vegetables (minus a few obvious ones like potatoes and corn), meats (preferably lean) including beef, chicken, and fish, and fruit (primarily berries). You can have dairy, cheese, etc - it's basically shopping the outer perimeter of the supermarket, and eating healthy like they tell you to do anyways, minus a lot of the bread and pasta. Some people do not do well on it, but I think it's been a pretty healthy lifestyle change for me, and I think it's quite sustainable long term
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