busy life with kids

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  1. Laurenmum

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    Hi all, am very new, just registered in fact.
    I've been looking at the Atkins books for a couple of weeks and although it all makes perfect sense I keep postponing my start date. My main problem is what to have for breakfast (got 3 kids to get to school and nursery) and lunch (at work). Any ideas? :confused:
    I am a total carb addict so it will be tough anyway but not knowing what to prepare will just make it even harder, I think. Oh and I'm a grazer as well...
    Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
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    looks like your going to need a lot of organisation!


    doesnt mean it cant be done :D

    lost of snacky foods that can be made in advance for the next day..

    good luck!
     
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    Hi and welcome!

    Ok well you could make a batch of muffins (flourless) every Sunday and have one every weekday- they are quite yummy. You could also hard boil an egg the previous night and keep it in the frigde for the morning. As for grazing- keep some lunncheon meats in the fridge that you can pick at, or pork cracklings are quite good as well- i had my first ever packet yesterday and though I found them and the smell a bit sickly other people on hear swear by them and i also want to get used to them as they are a good snack. I have found that cheese stalls me but if you are ok with it you can get mini babybells and little sticks of cheese for when you are out and about. I think this is actually one of the easier diets to do when you are out and about as you get to choose what and when you eat. Good luck hun!

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    Thanks for the ideas!
    I've had a look at the recipes and meal plans and am looking forward to trying out new things. It's going to be a whole new way of looking at eating.
    I think you're right and it will take a lot of organisation, but it's getting embarassing when my 2yr old squeezes my tummy and calls it his favourite pillow :D especially on the bus...so it's gotta be done!
     
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    kids....they do have a way with words dont they! *rolls eyes*
     
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    hi, i am also a busy mum of 5. my 2 eldest have flown the nest but i have 2 babies age 3 and 2. they keep me on my toes and some times it isnt possible to cook my atkins food so i always make sure that when i have time i cook extra so that there is always somthing there that i can eat.
    pork scrathings and pepperami's are a great snack to treat yourself to when u are out and about.
    also u can do yourself a microwaved scramble egg in the mornings :D
    sorry not much help but im only on my 2nd week
     
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    ditzeeblonde Call me Linzi...

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    Thanks, all!!!
    Have put my start date on next monday.
    I'm making my shopping list with help from this site. I like the book, but find this site more practical, less general.
     
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    LOL, LMAO!! I'm in bits here.

    Welcome and I hop Atkins works for you. My breakfast is usually left overs from the night before. As for snacks think anything meaty really, I used to fry up a load of sausages on induction, just to keep for snacks or for a quick and easy lunch.
     
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    That's a fab idea, thanks Jim! I popped into Tesco on my way home last night and was STARVING! Dinner wasn't going to be for about another hour or so yet, so I grabbed a cooked hot sausage from the hot counter. Was delish! :D
     
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    Thanks, Jim!
    I'm so happy I found this forum, there's so many great tips and help!
     
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    It takes a while to find your way around love, but it's all on here somewhere. :)
     
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    how are you getting on Laurenmum?
     
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    Online grocery shop done and off to Holland & Barret tomorrow for vits and supplements!
    Can't wait to get started - only reason I haven't yet is because of a bottle wine that needs finishing :flirt2:.
    Am starting sunday instead of monday though. You all are such a positive force, it's like the perfect group meeting and I don't feel I'm going it alone this time!!!
     
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    Definately not on yr own... we're here for what ever you need! Enjoy that wine!!
     
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    Welcome hun this is my 1st week back on Atkins so wouldnt like to give any advice or tips really incase im wrong :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    The diet is great thou lost a fair wack on it last time im the same as you i only have 1 daughter (Lauren) but we have to be out the house every morning at 7am to drop her to nursery and to get me to work for 8 so i find it hard to prepare i must try and get more organised.

    Good luck im sure you will do fantastic
     
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    Yep, working mummies' key word is organize! :p
    Am hoping to boil a couple of eggs and fry some sausages in advance for Monday. That way, when I get home I can tuck into them instead of crisps or toast. And I'm attempting some meal planning (my mother would be proud!). Not sure I can do any more organizing than that...what with the kids going back to school and studying part-time, I've filled the quota.
    Also bought a fitness DVD and a cheap track suit to get moving a bit...not my fave thing to do but even my biggest jeans is getting really tight - as in, having to lie down to do up the zipper :cry:
    How was your 1st week back Carlah?
     
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