Atkins/Low Carbers - Are you still out there?

(128 Posts)
nikki1978 Sat 24-Jul-10 07:38:12

Hi all,

I have just started the induction phase of Atkins but couldn't find a thread on here that hadn't tailed off a while ago so thought I would start a new one Unless you have all quit of course which wouldn't give me much hope grin

I have a party in 9 weeks that I really want to lose the inches/pounds for so fingers crossed the weight will drop off.

Weighed in at 12 stone on Monday and am already down to 11st 9.75lb!

Have been doing it wrong though as I didn't wait to get the book to start and didn't realise that the 20g of carb you have in induction needs to be mainly veg and salad plus a bit of cheese so I have been having gravy on my dinner and cheese sauce that has a bit of flour in blush

Anyway will start the real deal today. Just about to make my brekky of eggs and bacon.

Any tips and recipes would be great!

Anyone want to join me on a 2 month challenge?

GreatExpectations2012 Tue 13-Nov-12 03:04:37

I was looking for a thread too but couldn't find one. I've been low-carbing for 6 weeks and lost 5kg so far. I'm planning for another 6 weeks before Christmas and need some support to stay on course.

Dottiespots Tue 13-Nov-12 02:12:44

Thats what I was wondering. There was a thread "Low carb for those not doing bootcamp"....but I cant find where it moved on to.

lottie63 Mon 12-Nov-12 05:58:05

Am starting low carbs too? Are we the only ones? Is there a new thread I m missing?

Dottiespots Mon 12-Nov-12 03:07:51

Hi.....Im starting back as well. Started today. Im doing it a) to lose weight b) cause I dont do well with wheat and lo carb stops my ibs. So if your still here, can we do it together please.....

SMummyS Wed 03-Nov-10 12:32:42

How's everyone getting on? I'm starting this and wanted to know who everyone had done

magpumpkin Wed 15-Sep-10 19:33:18

hi guys, wonder if you wise ladies can help me out please? I am trying to get my head around low carb/atkins. I have a few questions to ask -
1 - what sausages can I use? can I have matthessons ones? what about cooked mini sausages from the supermarket?
2-what can I marinate my meat in? soy sauce, worcester sauce?
3 -My salad consists of - lettuce, onions Red & white, radishes, peppers - meat.Can I have beetroot?, coleslaw, salad dressing?
4 - Can I have coffee or does it have to be decaff?
5 - I understand I can have jelly 7 full fat cream? is that right and how much?
Sorry for the questions. Your posts have helped me so far, I hope you can help me still. thanks

mmmwine Mon 13-Sep-10 15:25:30

woo it's quiet here! how's everyone doing?

HinnyPet Thu 26-Aug-10 14:56:00

Oops sorry blush

HinnyPet Thu 26-Aug-10 14:55:08

Locarb breakfast it is. Been eating Atkins morning bars which seem to fill me up ok, with a coffee.
Problem I have now is that I've had a tummy bug, and after everything I eat I feel hideously sick!
I have managed tomato soup at tea time for the past three days along with the odd cuppa, and today I tried an omelette for lunch and I'm sitting here feeling like death
Drinking water reappears (sorry tmi) so I dunno what to try next!!

Sorry for whinge, hope you're all getting on ok!
I personally can't wait for a huge americano with cream and Victoria sponge from m&s!! My weekly treat

HinnyPet Thu 26-Aug-10 14:53:38

Locarb breakfast it is. Been eating Atkins morning bars which seem to fill me up ok, with a coffee.
Problem I have now is that I've had a tummy bug, and after everything I eat I feel hideously sick!
I have managed tomato soup at tea time for the past three days along with the odd cuppa, and today I tried an omelette for lunch and I'm sitting here feeling like death
Drinking water reappears (sorry tmi) so I dunno what to try next!!

Sorry for whinge, hope you're all getting on ok!
I personally can't wait for a huge americano with cream and Victoria sponge from m&s!! My weekly treat

mmmwine Thu 26-Aug-10 09:10:11

I have been doing very badly this week for one reason and another, so am expecting a gain tomorrow. I don't understand how it's possible to put on 3lb in a week just by eating some bread and biscuits, but i bet I will have done! angry

jollytummywobbles Thu 26-Aug-10 07:31:20

Well I weighed myself this morning, and I'd lost 6lb in my first induction week. It's good, but when I very first did induction (10 years ago), I think I lost 10lb. But I suppose I had more to lose then!

Carrying on in induction this week, although I have 2 days at my PIL this week which will scupper things with regards to the weight loss, as I'll have to eat "normally". I'd like to lose 4lb this week, but I think it'll be 2lb due to the impending visit...

jollytummywobbles Wed 25-Aug-10 17:11:51

Can I join? I am in day 7 of induction (from the old Atkins diet). LC worked brilliantly for me in the past; have tried other things since having my son, and nothing's worked at all, so I am back on the LC bandwaggon.

Coming back from holiday last week, I'd reached 13 stone exactly (eek). I've been really good this week, not counting calories, keeping under or around 20g carbs a day.

My pre-preg weight was 12st 4lb, I got back down to that before holiday. I'd love to get to under 12 stone, haven't been there for about 6 years!

I've also fought the urge to weigh myself regularly; I usually do so about 4 times a day and have been for years blush- I think sometimes I sabotage myself along the way doing that. I've managed to avoid the scales since I weighed myself last Thursday, and it's taken a lot of willpower, far more than low-carbing itself!

cyrilsneer Mon 23-Aug-10 14:02:20

I'll have to check out those Black Farmer sausages too.

Well done ABitBatty, on your continuing weight loss. How lovely to be able to say that you are the lightest you've been since before Christmas.

My first day back on the wagon (Saturday) went well until I was served a piece of the most amazing home-made lemon tart at my friend's supper party...

Still, since then I have been ploughing on. On Sunday I was good all day and today (day three) I weighed myself (10st 8 again - 2lbs of the massive 7lb holiday gain gone) and will be low-carbing all day.

B - cheesey scrambled eggs
L- supermarket chicken salad
D - Grilled lamb with roasted vine tomatoes and salad

Snacks - nuts, celery and philly and decaff cappuccinos

Cyril x

ABitBatty Sun 22-Aug-10 10:40:28

I got some of those sausages from Morrisons last week, tried both - both delicious!

We are going camping tomorrow in Norfolk and the nearest supermarket to us is Morrisons so I will be stocking up!

I am the lightest I have been since before Xmas so I am chuffed! I seem to be losing between 2lb a week now again, after a massive stall since March-ish.

Onwards and downwards (the scales!)

cyrilsneer Sat 21-Aug-10 08:07:21

(continuation of last post)...

However, all of my lot are off to a festival today and I have a whole day to myself so I've decided not to wait any longer.

The bad news is that I have put all the weight back on plus two pounds. I am 10st 10 today. Damn!

The good news is that I am all set to start low-carbing again and I am planning on doing a step class today. I am also going to get my nails done and have bought myself Red magazine.
Today's plan:
B - cheesy scrambled eggs
L - supermarket chicken and salad
S - dinner party at a friend's. Will just have to do the best I can...

Tortington Sat 21-Aug-10 08:05:34

hiya everyone, just wanted to tell you about black farmer sausages - they are ridiculously low in carbs they are big and fat

also black farmers daughter chippolatas - a whole packet 3 carbs ...shit you not.

i took em to work in a lunchbox with sundried tomatoes and oregano and twas delish.

cyrilsneer Sat 21-Aug-10 08:00:40

Hi everyone - I'm back after two weeks.

We went to Greece where I started out having omelettes for breakfast and Greek salad for lunch and grilled protein for supper. I even joined in some aerobics and stretch classes in the hotel. However, I became less virtuous as the week went on.

We got home a week ago and Mr Sneer had this second week off work too. I think I felt so depressed at being home from holiday. For one blissful week, I did not have to think aboutwashing/ironing/ shopping/ cooking/ cleaning/ running errands... And then was plunged back into it. Back down to earth with a bang.

I've mentally thought I would do "whatever" to get through this week and then weigh myself and start again when Mr Sneer hoes back to work on Monday.

HinnyPet Fri 20-Aug-10 00:59:52

Lo carb breakfast it is.
I'll try again tomorrow, we have to take it a day at a time

fatheadsgirl Thu 19-Aug-10 20:35:16

Hi all,

Lost 9lb on my first was over the moon. Then went to see my family and cause my stepmum worries so much, couldn't cut out carbs there so have put it all back on. Have indulged in two cheesecakes tonight in preperation for New low/no carb start for tomorrow smile

mmmwine Thu 19-Aug-10 15:05:38

Hi hinnypet, what worked for you back in Jan, can you remember what you started to do first and what gave the results?

I think i'd start by cutting out the cereal and having a low-carb breakfast. I think by having carbs in the morning you are setting yourself up for a craving later on in the day, and so you get into this circle. If you had a low-carb/atkins breakfast then not only will you be eliminating the blood sugar high, but you're also more likely to stick to a low carb lunch on the basis that you started out the day so well, so why not carry on being 'good', if you know what I mean!

Remember even though you've put 0.5st back on, you've managed to keep off 1.5st, which is brilliant so well done and good luck with getting back on track

HinnyPet Wed 18-Aug-10 20:24:20

Hi, I went from 13st to just under 11 from January to May. Was really chuffed with myself, went from size 18 to a 12-14z
However I've put on about 1/2 stone since then, mainly cos I'm back to eating pizza, pasta and bread. The eating salad for lunch has gone oot the window as I was so bored with it! I've also started eating cereal for breakfast instead of having an Atkins breakfast bar.
Which would you cut down on/ give up on/ re start first?

EveWasFramed72 Wed 18-Aug-10 20:10:46

Hooray Miss Woo Woo!!! Congrats...best excuse in the world to throw off dieting. Eat healthy, but eat lots of lovely stuff, too.

I hope baby is 'sticky' and your pregnancy goes really well.

MissWooWoo Wed 18-Aug-10 18:44:55

I'm given up too, but only because I have just found out I'm pregnant, very early days so we shall see ... fingers and toes crossed. Think I am going to try and stick to a low GI 80% of the time and try and keep things in "check" - no way do I want to gain 4.5 stone again like last time.

Good luck everyone, thanks for all the support over the last few weeks smile

EveWasFramed72 Wed 18-Aug-10 08:20:54

I've given up, sort of. Still trying to do some low carb stuff, but was so bored of doing it for so many weeks in a row. Now I'm eating more wholegrains, and 'good' carbs...don't think I'm losing any weight, but I'm definitely eating less. Once I start work next week and get busy, I'm hoping that will help a little...I need to exercise as well!

Hope you all continue to be successful!

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