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Anyone low-carbing at the moment?

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Buda Sun 14-Sep-08 15:49:46

Planning on starting Atkins tomorrow. Some support/chat/company would be great!

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 14-Sep-08 16:32:22

Yes - I'm a long term low carber, been doing it (off and on, but mainly on) for over 4 years now!

Is this your first go at it?

minorbird Sun 14-Sep-08 16:35:52

Another long term low carber here, I too fall off the wagnon every now and then for a week or so and then jump straight back on. Its become a way of life and the only way to lose bodyfat for me. Mines not atkins though, its just extra low/healthy carb and high protien - essentially a bodybuilders diet. Best of luck! smile

annaje Sun 14-Sep-08 16:41:09

Buda - did South Beach (very similar) and had good results. It does take some willpower but the results are much quicker than regular low calorie diets. My main struggle was not having wine or chocolate - but it didn't bother me giving up the potatoes/pasta/rice etc. My daily diet consisted of Bacon and eggs for brekkie, Tuna/Ham/turkey salad for lunch and steak/chicken etc with roasted mediteranean veg for dinner. Making a big bowl of chilli was good - you can even have sour cream on it!

Good luck

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 14-Sep-08 16:41:55

I don't do Atkins either, just keep my carbs low, and try and make sure that they come from veg/salad (although a fair few also come from white wine blush)

The reason I didn't do Atkins was that I didn't want to faff about with weighing to work out my exact carbs.

slalomsuki Sun 14-Sep-08 16:50:08

I did Atkins a couple of years back and lost loads on it and I never weighed a thing. I stuck to protein and ate raspberries like they were going out of fashion.

Have been thinking about doing it again and have planned to go swimming tomorrow with a friend for the first time for a while

Buda Sun 14-Sep-08 17:04:29

Oh - loads of people!

BCIW - I did it with ediets online abut 4 years ago and lost 2 stone. Felt great on it. I don't limit my veg intake or weigh anything.

Am planning the full 2 week induction/bootcamp (yikes!) with no alcohol. Will then have bacardi and diet coke as my tipple. Have just done a menu plan for the week. DH is doing it too which makes life easier. Will do another menu plan and then alternate them.

Buda Wed 17-Sep-08 09:17:02

Hi - thought I'd bump this to see if anyone else wants to join in.

Am on day 3 and feeling fine. No problem sticking to it. Prob eating too much cheese and I know I need to drink more water but will rectify that today.

And.........

have lost 1.4 kilos or 3 lbs already! (I know I shouldn't have weighed but couldn't resist. Will stay off scales now till Monday.0

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