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CD and Atkins

Discussion in 'Low Carb Diets' started by Locana, 28 February 2008 Social URL.

  1. Locana

    Locana Member

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    Hi,

    I am currently on the CD, and am doing well, and well into ketosis!! The only problem I have with the CD is the cost. I dont earn a great amount and I have a young child, so this is really a big expense for me that I'm not sure that I could maintain.

    Is it possible that I could flitter between CD and Atkins, maybe CD for four days then Atkins for 3 days...?

    Or if I was to do Atkins straight away, would it knock me out of the Ketosis that I am in with CD??

    What would be the effects if any??

    Thanks!!!!
     
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    Hiya.

    Personally I wouldn't recommend it at all, from experience "mixing" diets never works.

    When you say the money is a concern it is £1.65 per meal, are you sure that an Atkins type meal is going to cost less than that ?

    Mike
     
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    My budget for food shopping per week is £20 for me and my daughter, but has now risen to £50 to cover me on CD... With the £20 per week, I was buying quite a bit of meat so think that Atkins would be much cheaper anyways.

    If I were to go on to Atkins, do you think it would affect my ketosis? Not sure if I could do the headache thing again???

    Thanks so much for your advice though Icemoose, mixing is not a good idea!!

    Thanks for your advice!!!
     
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    In theory you can protect ketosis but remember ketosis just means you are low carb and hence burning fat, it doesn't mean you lose more weight, you can eat 3000 calories a day and be in ketosis and put on weight!!

    Why not chat over with your CDC about doing say the 1200 ot 1500 plan? That way it is only 1 or 2 packs a day and can still offer good weight loss ?

    Mike
     
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    To be honest my CDC is not very good. I have found out more about the CDC on this forum than I have from asking her. She didnt weigh me, or measure me - and when I asked her questions she gave me quick answers that only suited her. For instance I asked if I could excercise, and her response was 'I go to the gym, so you should'. When I asked her about sweetner, she said 'I don't, so you shouldn't'...

    I will continue with the CD, and maybe make some budget cuts somewhere else, as I really seem to be suited to this diet... But thanks so much for the advice!!!
     
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