Citric acid - a question for you atkins followers

Discussion in 'Atkins Diet' started by Nadia1234, 10 April 2010 Social URL.

  1. Nadia1234

    Nadia1234 Full Member

    Posts:
    62
    Likes Received:
    0
    Current Weight:
    18st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st1lb
    Diet:
    Low carb
    Hi,
    I am not on Atkins but am interested in it as i am going to start on go-lower soon. Your recipees look great!
    I have researched the process of ketosis and was puzzeled by one thing. Most ketogenic diets (lighterlife, lipotrim, etc...) advise their clients to stay clear of citric acid (lemon, diet drinks etc...). Atkins doesn't. I saw several recipees with lemon as an ingredient. Looking at the ketogenic cycle, citric acid is believed to disrupt the fat burning process.
    Your thoughts/advice would be very much appreciated as i get worried about these things if i can't understand them. :D
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Posts:
    17,711
    Likes Received:
    757
    Diet:
    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    I think it's a very individual thing. A lot of people have problems with citric acid and ketosis, though not all.

    Some people seem to have problems getting into ketosis if they have citric acid, but once in ketosis are fine with it. Some people cannot use it at any time to stay in ketosis. Yet others it's never a problem.

    I know cambridge does use citric acid in at least one of their flavourings, but it's advised to use no earlier than day 15, as it takes 14 days for the whole ketogenic process to be fully in gear.

    After that, there's a maximum amount to help prevent a problem with those who are extra sensitive to it.

    I believe this all applies to Atkins too. Some can/some (many can't)/probably best to delay testing it out/then with caution.

    I guess the 2 week induction for Atkins would cover this 'delay'?? Can't remember, but don't think lemon etc is allowed in the first two weeks??
     
  4. ditzeeblonde

    ditzeeblonde Call me Linzi...

    Posts:
    13,866
    Likes Received:
    225
    Start Weight:
    21st5.5lb
    Current Weight:
    11st4lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    10st1.5lb(47.25%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Atkins Maintenance
    Thats right KD no lemon is allowed in induction. Atkins also recommend to steer clear of anything containing citric acid as it can stall some people. I think its less likely to have an affect when its used ini a recipe than when it is consumed as a drink. x
     
  5. neilsbird09

    neilsbird09 Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,250
    Likes Received:
    2
    Start Weight:
    11st2lb
    Current Weight:
    9st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st9lb
    Lost(%):
    1st9lb(14.74%)
    Diet:
    Atkins
    Can we use fresh lemon as a salad dressing in Induction? Anyone know?
    Thanks :D
     
  6. Nadia1234

    Nadia1234 Full Member

    Posts:
    62
    Likes Received:
    0
    Current Weight:
    18st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st1lb
    Diet:
    Low carb
    thanks KD and ditzeeblonde. That was most helpful!
     
  7. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

    Posts:
    27,932
    Likes Received:
    249
    Start Weight:
    25st0lb
    Current Weight:
    13st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    13st1lb
    Lost(%):
    11st13lb(47.71%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Atkins Maintenance
    Not on induction Caz.

    and as KD says, it's an individual thing, I never had a problem with citrix.
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...