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meh. I am rubbish at dieting

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namechange74 Tue 18-Feb-14 12:09:53

That really - i've been Atkinsing since Wednesday - i thought i was doing well and not veering off track too frequently but now, having lost only half a pound, have taken stock and realised that that i drank wine on Friday and Sunday, had Eaton Mess on Sunday, probably had a few too many leeks? Had a smidge too much cheese.

I am now assuming that i need to be 100% committed and stop falling off the wagon into the wagon wheels... Has anyone had any success with Atkins being a little bit wayward? do i need to top being a Slack Alice?

HighBrows Tue 18-Feb-14 12:13:45

Would you consider the 5:2 diet. Basically you fast two days per week and only eat 500 calories on those days.

The other 5 days you eat normal however it clicks that on non fast days you can have a bar of chocolate but it's the same calories as your dinner on fast days so you probably want eat it.

HighBrows Tue 18-Feb-14 12:14:16

Won't not want....

namechange74 Tue 18-Feb-14 12:19:52

Hi HighBrows - i was a 5:2 addict until i stopped smoking a month ago - i have found i've been so hungry since then that i just couldn't do it - i was eating like i was starving, ridiculous! Hence my decision to give the Atkins a bash.
I've not got a huge amount to lose, ideally 9lbs but need to do so in the next 8 weeks (i'm sure this is feasible!)
But maybe you are right, now the initial feasting temptation is abating perhaps i should get back onto 5:2... food for thought (pardon the pun!)

Fairyloo Tue 18-Feb-14 12:21:38

I love low carb I do a mix of Atkins and Dukan.

Lost 3 stone and have maintained for a year. If you stick to it exactly for the first 3 days your appetite literally disappears and cakes ect you are not interested in.

It has to be a total life style choice though. You can't dip your toe in and out.

Good luck

namechange74 Tue 18-Feb-14 13:07:00

Therein lies the problem Fairy i am RUBBISH!! I will get myself together and start again... thanks and well done with your weightloss!

giraffeseatpineapples Tue 18-Feb-14 18:32:45

You could try biwis boot camp or paleo/ primal

this is a good website You could also combine these type of diets with 16:8 and have 'safe starches' (white rice, potaoes and other carby veg) with your evening meal, and/ or have a treat meal once or twice a week

Lots of versions of low carb are less restrictive than atkins.

RawCoconutMacaroon Wed 19-Feb-14 13:07:21

Op I think you need to be 100% initially or you will find it very difficult to get over the carb craving, feeling awful, initial few days.

You might want to do something like "Whole30" (a one month detox from the standard typical diet. It would give you a good start and should level your blood sugar (wildly fluctuating blood sugar levels and the craving/hunger that go with it are a big cause of "I can't stick to diets" IMHO!).

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