Atkins Diet: Nutrition & Healthy Food are key components in the Atkins Weight Loss Programs, resulting in natural weight loss through a customized weight.Info on the Atkins Diet to give you a basic understanding about how the diet works, including descriptions of the Atkins phases, food lists, pros and cons.Atkins diet and low carbohydrate diet resources for all low carb diet plans: Research, recipes, information, support forums, tools and tips for all low carb

Atkins Diet News

Oct 12, 2008

Only Started
New Member
Joined: 18 Aug 2008
Posts: 3
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2: 00 pm    Post subject: Only Started
Hi all,
I ' ve been reading through this forum for a few days now and it seems very helpful!!
I just started atkins on sunday and was wanting to check i ' m doing it right!
I ' m 5ft 8 and weigh 195lbs and want to loose about 45lb. This is what i ate yesterday:
2 scambled eggs
2 sausages ( 0. 5 carbs in each )
Cheese stick and 1 / 8 cucumber
prawns with salad ( lettuce, 1 / 4 pepper, 1 / 8 cucumber, 1 buff, cheese stick )
cheese stick
pork chop with brocolli 100g and spinach 100g
been drinking about 4 - 6 pints of water
do you guys think this is ok?
New Member
Joined: 18 Aug 2008
Posts: 1
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2: 00 am    Post subject:
Hi Andy...
I think your menu looks great! I think you ' re doing great keeping it picnic.. and sticking to the basics. i ' m on day 8 and my diet is pretty similar to that and i ' ve been losing. Maybe some of the more experienced people can chime in too.
Good luck! [ / icon_biggrin. gif]
New Member
Joined: 18 Aug 2008
Posts: 3
Tue Aug 19, 2008 7: 03 am    Post subject:
thanks julie,
i ' ve made the crustless quiche to have for breakfast because i dont have much time in the mornings!
yeah turkey shoot is best i think, i have been loosing so hopefully i can keep it up!
New Member
Joined: 16 Aug 2008
Posts: 19
Seat: Essex, England
Tue Aug 19, 2008 7: 40 am    Post subject:
Hi Andy,
Sounds a pretty good start to me. You say the sausages are 0. 5 carb - what ones are you having?
I ' ve been avoiding sausages because I thought they were too high!
Senior Member
Joined: 27 May 2008
Posts: 1325
Location: ( very ) Northeastern USA
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10: 30 am    Post subject:
Remember, it ' s not just the total carb count that you need to be concerned about... it ' s where those carbs come from. If the sausages have added sugar in them that sugar will effect you more than the 0. 6 g of natural carbohydrate found in a large egg. Your body will digest the sugar much faster, causing a rapid release of insulin. The carb in the egg is bound to protein... which slow digestion and absorbtion ( and is the reason, according to the nice Atkins nutritionist I talked with on the phone, that we don ' t count carbs in eggs, BTW. I ' m not getting into this again, I ' m just saying it to make this point about added sugar carbs vs natural sugar carbs ).
FWIW, sausage is not on the acceptable foods list. Regarding processed meats it says this:
" * Be aware of processed meat and that some may be cured with sugar, which will add to the carbohydrate count. Also steer clear of meats with added nitrates. " This is referenced back to ham and bacon as sausage is not on that list... but it could apply. Some people may say that sausage is pork and pork is on the list... but sausage is more than just lean ground pork. He also listed ham and bacon separately from pork. Either way, I would check for added sugars and nitrates and only have sausages occasionally, like he recommended for bacon.
New Member
Joined: 18 Aug 2008
Posts: 3
Tue Aug 19, 2008 11: 11 am    Post subject:
mandie, the sausages where out of asda... pork and leek i think. I looked through all they had and they where the lowest.
Tril i ' ll have a look later if any added sugar.... thought the sauasages would be ok if i counted the carbs... i ' ve been counting the carbs in everything i eat... eggs, cheese, veg and try and keep it below 12 per day12 октября 2008 г.

No comments: