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Chocolatecat's Atkins Diary...


One day at a time :)
After buying and reading the book last week, I am starting Atkins on Monday 28th March weighing 15st 7 (weighing 18lbs less than when I started my weight loss journey!).

I have stocked the fridge up with plenty of allowed vegetables, meats, allowed cheeses, eggs & creams... & I'm feeling really excited!

Tomorrows meals should look like this:

B: Gluten Free sausage (1 or 2), 1 or 2 eggs & 1 cup mushrooms.
L: 1 tin of tuna, 2 tbsp full fat mayo & 1 cup salad.
D: Roast chicken (with the skin!!!!! My favourite part!), 1 cup broccoli & cauliflower cheese (made with cream & cheese!)
Snacks: Pepperami or hard boiled eggs if needed!
Drinks: Water or sugar free squash

I am so excited! This is all food that I love to eat anyway just minus the potatoes, rice, bread & sugar! But I've been going practically sugarless (except for chocolate) for a while so it won't be so bad...

The only thing I may forget about is milk... will have to keep reminding myself cream not milk!

I'm dying to start today but we're going to enjoy a nice roast pork dinner & I'm going to enjoy my mash & roast sweet potatoes for I won't be eating those for a while :rolleyes:
Plus, I'm trying to teach myself that speed is not everything lol!:D

Well, I'll be back tomorrow to let you know how I'm doing... off to read some other diaries now :)

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Clean green leafy machine
Welcome Cat and all the best, you're off to the best start :)


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Welcome, cat. Chicken with the skin may be one of the yummiest foods known to man. Enjoy your mash, and if you fancy any after today have cauliflower mash instead - I even prefer it! Anyway it looks like you have this all sussed out - and you can have a little milk as long as you have carbs left over for it, but soya milk (unsweetened) surprised me by being just as good for negligible carbs.


One day at a time :)
Thank you ladies :) Thanks for the info Rosebug... I do like a splash of milk in my tea!

Hubby put the pork joint in the freezer yesterday when the delivery arrived so we won't be having that today! So... I decided to just go ahead and start today :)

I had 1 x sausage, 1 x egg & 1 x cup sliced mushrooms for brekkie... yum!
I even said to DH "this seems too easy for a diet!"

I plan to have a chicken mayo salad at lunch time (there's chicken to be used up!) & creamy chicken & broccoli for my dinner :)

I've already had a pint of water & will have another 3 before the end of the day :) Just about to take my measurements!


Clean green leafy machine
I had 1 x sausage, 1 x egg & 1 x cup sliced mushrooms for brekkie... yum!
I even said to DH "this seems too easy for a diet!"
You'll be saying that a lot hun! :)


One day at a time :)
Well, ill count yesterday as a break in day & start officially today...

B: 1 carb free sausage, 1 egg & 100g mushrooms
L: mattesons smoked sausage
D: 2 x pork steaks, 1tbsp mayo & 2 cups salad
Snacks: 1 mini babybel, 1 mini pepperami & sugar free jelly with 3 tbsp cream


One day at a time :)
Today's menu plan:

B: 1 sausage, 1 x egg, 100g mushrooms
L: egg mayo & 1 cup salad
D: homemade turkey burgers & 1 cup brocolli & cauliflower with cheese
Drinks will be 4pts minimum water
Snacks will be pepperami/hard boiled eggs as required


Clean green leafy machine
Looks good - but you could do with more leafy greens, try some cauli mash (yummy) or some steamed spinach.


Clean green leafy machine
As Jim says, three big mugs of veg :) Helps with clearing out your system :)


One day at a time :)
Thank you :) I was a bit terrified of eating too much veg on induction!

I'm feeling a little more hungry today. It's right that I should eat low carb/carb free snacks to keep satisfied between meals right?


One day at a time :)
Hi kitty, thanks :)

I want to do this properly, don't want to waste anymore time. I'd kick myself if I was making silly mistakes that would slow my weight loss!


This is for life
All looking good. Welcome and good luck:)


One day at a time :)
Thank you ladies...

Yesterday I ate:

B: sausauge, egg & mushrooms
L: Smoked sausage & 90g cheese
S: 1 x mini pepperami
D: Homemade turkey burgers & brocolli & cauliflower
S: 2 x boiled eggs & smoked sausage
Drinks: 1 x coffee with cream & 4 pints water

I was really hungry yesterday... I do feel like I ate far too much but I think that's only because I'm not used to being able to eat this much eating a low fat/high carb diet!

Today will be a good day... the sun is shining & I've already done half my housework!

Food for today:

B: 2 x boiled eggs
L: egg mayo & leafy salad
D: Tuna & egg salad
Snacks: Jelly, pepperami, cheese
Drinks: 1 x black coffee & at least 4 pints of water

We were supposed to have roast chicken tonight but the cat muched his way through half the whole chicken I left on the draining board to defrost overnight!! :eek:
I can cook it but will have to give it to the cats now! :cry:

I feel OK today. Woke up with a slight niggly headache which I feel could burst into a proper one any time if I don't drink enough water! I might take 2 paracetamol now to keep it at bay...

I am on day 3 now... oh how time flies! :rolleyes:


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You're not eating too much at all! Just keep up your veg intake. You're doing really well.

The headache is something many of us get for a couple of days when were getting into ketosis. It's a good sign so fight through it.


One day at a time :)
Good morning happy campers...

Yesterday didn't go like I'd planned... I ended up not eating enough :(

This is what I'm going to try for today...

B: 2 eggs & 2 sausages
L: brocolli & cauliflower cheese & sausage
D: tuna steak with garlic butter & rocket & cucumber salad
Snacks: if required, scrambled/boiled/fried eggs or pepperami
D: 1 coffee with cream & at least 4 pints water

I'm not really feeling any ketosis symptoms yet & I'm on day 4... hope I am in ketosis though...

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