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From VLCD to Atkins???

#1
Hello

I'm just looking for a bit of advice. I am currently on Exante and doing well (lost 14lbs in 10days) but I do miss food. I have a months supply so I will continue, but I am thinking maybe Atkins would be the way forward.

I would already be in Ketosis, so how easy a swap do you think it would be?

Could I ask what your weight loses are?

Also I know I should read the book and I will if I decide to swap, but could you indicate what types of food are OK? I understand meat/fish etc and cream, cheese. But surely you cant eat loads of this stuff, or am I wrong?

Thank you in advance for any info.

D xxx
 
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#2
Hi love and welcome if you decide to come over from the dark side. :) Atkins isn't about starving yourself or going hungry. We have quite a few who have come over to join us from VLCD's :)
 
#3
Well I have another 2ish weeks of shakes and soups left, but I really do think I will start Atkins. I'm going to order a book, and do a bit of research. My only worry is with the shakes and soups I know where I am. I'm worried on Atkins I'll eat something I shouldn't and throw myself out of Ketosis. How many carbs can you have a day? And is it just carbs counting, or do you have to watch sugar, calories as well? Sorry for all the questions. Thank you xxx
 
#4
You don't need to watch calories, just carbs love. It's 20G of carbs a day in induction from 3 mugs of chopped green veggies basically. No sugar obviously and no milk either. the book will explain it to you.

Have you read the stickies at the top?
 
#5
Yes I have. It does sound too goo to be true, food!!! lol. But I have looked at people loses and they are great. I think I'll get onto Amazon and order a book. Thank you, and well done you have done so well and I cant believe you have been on it so long, I suppose it just becomes a way of life, which is what I need. xxx
 
#6
welcome :) and good luck. Bren (Quak) has come over to atkins from exante to maintain!
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
#7
Hi LittleMiss - welcome and all the best with it - read the book over and over, and read all the stickies above, lots of great advice!

Susie
 
#8
Yes I have. It does sound too goo to be true, food!!! lol. But I have looked at people loses and they are great. I think I'll get onto Amazon and order a book. Thank you, and well done you have done so well and I cant believe you have been on it so long, I suppose it just becomes a way of life, which is what I need. xxx
I think that's a great way to put it, yes it is a way of life for me really.
 
#9
Thanks everyone. You all seem very friendly here which is lovely. My hubby is just getting fed up with me not eating with him, which I can understand and he worries about me, lol. He has a wheat and gluten allergy anyway so bread, pasta, etc are off our menus normally, so I'm hoping I would be OK with this. Its just at xmas I'm not going to be able to stick to shakes and soups (I'm just being honest with myself) and I think I could cope with an atkins xmas :) xxx
 
#11
Wine???? Really, oh well thats won me over. I love a glass of wine and I really miss it. I have lost a stone so far, so I only want to lose 1 or 2 more, and I think I need to address my eating habits as well, and obviously I cant go eating soup and shakes forever (I would go mad). I really do think this is the way forward. xxx
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
#12
You'll love it - most weeks I do lose some weight - and even when I haven't lost, I know I am still eating well :) A massive improvement on before.
 
#13
Wine???? Really, oh well thats won me over. I love a glass of wine and I really miss it. I have lost a stone so far, so I only want to lose 1 or 2 more, and I think I need to address my eating habits as well, and obviously I cant go eating soup and shakes forever (I would go mad). I really do think this is the way forward. xxx
That's a dry wine love. Spirits are fine though, Vodka (ask Vicky) ;) Gin whisky etc...
 
#14
Jim!!! what are you insinuating.
Yes im the resident alcoholic - mind there are a couple more on here...(ill keep schtum!)
 
#16
LOL at the vodka remarks!

Yes Atkins really does become a way of life. Big losses are common and so, more importantly, are real-life stories of long-term maintenance. This is the easiest 'diet' going, I reckon. And the tastiest!

Once you get into this way of eating you will love it.

Good luck!
 


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