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Anyone here from Atkins?


2 weeks ago I started Atkins on the induction phase, I lost 8 pounds in 5 days then gained 1.5 back in the next 8 days without ever breaking my diet! So I have decided to calorie count as there is no point continuing a diet I am gaining weight on.

Is anyone else here from Atkins/ low carb? If so did you gain weight when you changed back to normal carbs?
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Haven't done Atkins but I'd guess your best bet is to reintroduce your carbs slowly and stay away from 'white' carbs at first!! Good luck ;)

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Hi newfate - I did a vegetarian version of Atkins and now CC. I know carbs are a problem food for me so aim to limit them - I rarely have carbs after lunch - sugar carbs are worth watching out for - cereals and yoghurts in particular. I do need to reduce a bit more as eating bread again and that's an issue.

I only put my Atkins weightloss back on when pregnant - it's getting a balance so CC with some of what you learnt on Atkins but without the extremes!

Hope that helps - love to read how you get on as I'm similar in trying to get a healthy but lower carb CC diet!?!


Recovering chocoholic.
I was with Atkins a couple of years ago but I now have stage 3 CKD & have read that a high protein, low carb' diet is not advisable. I also actually prefer calorie counting - it's easier.

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