First week menus - please comment!

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  1. chunkychicken

    chunkychicken Full Member

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    Hi everyone

    Because I am still waiting for my Atkins books (think I have bought one of everything there is!) to arrive - I have been cobbling together my information from various websites and my dim distant memory from when I did atkins 6 years ago. Before I go much further I wondered if some kind creature would have a look at what I have been eating and just make sure it all looks about right?

    nb: I got a bit busy/lazy at the weekend so sat and sun are more nibble/grazing days and therefore my veg intake was a bit pants - will try harder next weekend not to let things slip.

    Anyway here we go:

    Tues 17th June
    Breakfast
    50g Brazil nuts=2.8
    Lunch
    Mini baby bel=0
    Pepperami=0.4
    Snack
    1/2 large pack prawns=0
    Pepperami=0.4
    Dinner
    Pork spare ribs/spice rub=0
    Asparagus 3 spears=1.2
    Pepper green fried 0.25 cup=1.7
    0.5 courgette=1.7
    Pesto=0.6
    mushroom portobello 100g=2
    Bacon Lardons=0
    Philly 60g=1
    Snack
    Coffee with cream x 2=1.6
    Total Carbs for day = 13.4


    Wed 18th June
    Breakfast
    Atkins bar=2
    Coffee with cream=0.8
    Snack
    Mini baby bel=0
    Pepperami=0.4
    Lunch
    Prawns=0
    Lettuce 2 cups=2.8
    cucumber 0.25 whole=0.9
    pepper 0.25 cup=1.7
    Mayo 2tbs=1
    Snack
    2 sticks celery=1.6
    2tbs Peanut butter=4.3
    Dinner
    egg=0.6
    sausage x 2=0.2
    bacon x 2=0.1
    portobello mush=2
    snack
    Atkins Indulge x 2=2
    Total carbs for day = 20.4


    Thurs 19th June
    Breakfast
    Atkins bar=2
    Coffee with cream=0.8
    Snack
    Mini baby bel x 2=0
    Lunch
    Mackerel Fillet=0.3
    Prawns=0
    Lettuce 1 cup=1.4
    cucumber 0.25 whole=0.9
    pepper 0.25 cup=1.7
    Mayo 3tbs=1.5
    Snack
    2 sticks celery=1.6
    2tbs Peanut butter=4.3
    Dinner
    Burger=0.7
    Sausage=0.1
    Cheese slice=0
    salad with mayo=5.5
    snack
    Glass wine=1.4
    Total carbs for day = 22.1 (oops)

    Frid 20th June
    Breakfast
    Scrambled eggs x 2=1.2
    Smoked salmon x 2 slices=0
    Coffee with cream =0.8
    Snack
    Atkins bar=2
    Lunch
    Roast chicken breast=0.3
    Lettuce 1 cup=1.4
    cucumber 0.25 whole=0.9
    pepper 0.25 cup=1.7
    Olive oil 2 tbsp=0
    Balsamic vinegar 1tbsp=2.3
    Dinner
    Garlic Prawns x 500g=4
    Salad with mayo=5.5
    snack
    Indulge bar=1
    Total carbs for day =21.1


    Sat 21st June
    Breakfast
    Scrambled eggs x 2=1.2
    Smoked salmon x 2 slices=0
    Coffee with cream=0.8
    Snack
    Atkins bar=2
    Lunch
    Antipasti (salami, bressola, proscuitto)=2.1
    Mozzerella=1.2
    Olives x 6=0.7
    Dinner
    Jelly=0
    Whipped cream=1.3
    Indulge bar=1
    Coffee with cream =0.8
    snack
    Chorizo sausage x 3=2.1
    Total carbs for day =14.2

    Sunday 22nd June
    Breakfast
    Coffee with cream=0.8
    Lunch
    Atkins bar=2
    Roast chicken breast=0.3
    Dinner
    Chorizo sausage x 4=2.8
    Olives x 6=0.7
    Chicken, pesto, mozz and bacon=1.1
    bread free french toast with cream=4.4
    snack
    Peanuts=5
    Indulge bar x 2=2
    Glass wine=1.4
    Total carbs for day=20.5

    If anyone can be bothered to comment or pass on any suggestions I would be really grateful. I am aware I have been a little adaptive with the induction rules (i.e. wine and nuts) but I have also been working a crazy amount of hours this week and a few blips felt almost "necessary" to get me through....

    Many thanks
    Laura
    xx
     
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    i can second the bar thing, i was losing great until i introduced these into my diet & this week only lost 1lb.
    I`m no giving up the bars, although the convience of them was great.
    Before i was eating sero bars without them affecting weight loss.
    Might be something to consider, i too don`t fancy egg or meat in the morn.
     
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    Hi and thanks to Buffydog and Dancing for your help with this.

    I wouldn't usually use the bars as much as I have done this past week but working two jobs they have been convenient as I don't have access to cooking facilities as often as I would like ... having said that - your suggestions for having things cold is a good one and I will certainly try to be more organised in future to have things like this to hand for breakfasts.

    I didn't realise that the bars have stalled people's weightloss either - rather naively I thought that if Atkins endorsed them for induction then they would be a "safe" option... thanks for the heads up on this. I will get some sero bars instead for days when my hair being reasonable and getting out of the house on time, has taken precedence to preparing my breakfast/lunch!!!

    Thanks again for your input oh wise ones! where would this section of the forum be without you?
    Love Laura
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