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  • I started Atkins it works.

    10 posts, 9 voices, 587 views, started Sep 8, 2008

    Posted on Monday, September 8, 2008 by Bobbi Bacha

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    • Sapphire
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      Well I started Atkins and it works and I have sworn off bread and sweets so I bake with splenda and no flour.
      Because I still love to bake.  Ill have a bathrobe day and want to bake and do geneology research or other work.  Its a slow but great diet especially for those on the run like me.  I eat out alot and it makes it easier to go with friends.



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          Desi~lu wrote Sep 9, 2008
        • Atkins really does work.  I am on my own version of Atkins now, cause about every six weeks I have a slice of cheesecake with real sugar or some other special treat.  Helps me to not feel deprived.  I used to drink a six pack of pepsi a day, I don’t miss it a bit anymore.  The few times I have had a pepsi, it doesn’t even taste good.  I have lost a total of 103 lbs. with about 30 more to go.  I feel wonderful.  Good luck with your weight loss.



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          Patricia11 wrote Sep 9, 2008
        • Yes, yes, Atkins works. I tried the Induction period last year and lost 5 kgs (11 pounds) in two weeks. I´m planning to do it for life now, as they say you must commit forever...



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          Sweetnsassy wrote Sep 16, 2008
        • Patricia,  I just started the diet on Friday and it seems I’ve gained a couple of pounds.  I’m staying within 20-40 carbs a day which is good compared to the 300 carbs I was taking in before!  How long did it take you before you saw any weight loss?   And yes, I’m very impatient but I want to know I’m not giving up my potatoes and ice cream for nothing!  Also, did you have any health problems because of the increased protien intake?



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          Sweetnsassy wrote Sep 18, 2008
        • I totally understand the hypothyroidism Tracy.  I was on Synthroid for about 10 years.  My TSH level was tested every 6 months but I was eventually taken off the meds and now the docs tell me my level is normal.  Before the Atkins diet I had real low energy and I insisted something was wrong.  Since I’ve been on the diet (a week tomorrow) I feel more energetic.  Not bouncing off the walls or anything, I just don’t have the “dropsies” anymore.  I can go through the day without the feeling of exhaustion.  It must be true about the negative effects of all those carbs!



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          Shopgirl1960 wrote Oct 19, 2008
        • Very interesting about being hypothyroid and eating carbs.
          Hmmmmmmmmm Because I sure do get those afternoon slumps.
          Arghhhh    I have been watching my carbs,but maybe I need to cut them even more.

          In addition, I wish I could use an alternative sugar substitute like Splenda, but they really bother my stomach.

          Della



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          Trudy S wrote Oct 19, 2008
        • I have tried Atkins, and Sugar Busters and Weight Watchers and...you name it.  They were all great...for a few months.

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          TrudyS
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          Michelle Rowe wrote Oct 29, 2008
        • The problem with the Atkins Diet is that the initial weight loss upon starting the diet is a phenomenon common with most diets, and is due to reduction in stored glycogen and related water in muscles, not fat loss.  

          Yes, you can lose weight with the Atkins Diet but you are losing muscle and not fat. When you lose muscle, you are losing your body’s natural ability to burn fat. By the time you reach your weight loss goal, your body now has more fat than muscle.

          Have you ever gained your weight back and then some after dieting? This is because your body is now less equipped to burn fat because of the muscle loss.

          If I could show you a patented program that is designed to help your body lose fat and keep its lean muscle, would you be interested in learning more?

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