help please calling anyone who knows bout atkins

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  1. lilginge

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    ive been on weight matters for nearly a month now,and have been pleased with my progress,but to be honest im struggling quite a lot at the moment id have been advised by my doctor to try a diet where i can eat(this is due to me suffering from manic depression and in the last few days i have been very down)im wondering if any of you have ever been on atkins,how much you lost and what its really like,any advise would be greatly apreciated,as i dont want to go back to my old ways i still have a great deal to lose........thanks everyone xxxx
     
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    SoonToBeGorgeous Loving the Cambridge Diet

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    I did Atkins for a long long time and it does work.

    However, it is still very difficult to eat out anywhere due to needing next-to-no carbs.

    What about trying low GI?

    Or what about doing Cambridge on the 1000 Plan? That might help.



     
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    rowanx2 Losing the baby fat

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    weight watchers is a good plan, it helps keep the fat intake low - it's healthy, plus you get the support and it gets you out for an hour. And you can keep using points forever.
    There is a book out called the adventures of diet girl, well worth a read. i'm reading it now and she went to weight watchers.
     
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    rowanx2 Losing the baby fat

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    meant to add she halved her body weight, from 25 stone to 12 and a half.
    quite a funny book at times but you find lots to identify with.
     
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    DQ Queen of the Damned

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    The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl

    Her blog! :cool:

    I did Atkins once. In the first two weeks you lower your carb intake to less than 20 grams. After that, you raise it slowly til you reach your CCL (the level of carbs you can eat and still lose weight). After the induction phase of 2 weeks, you reintroduce fruit, and you must eat your salad and vegetables, etc. I would recommend getting the book if you are going to do it, because it really does explain it much better than the traditional 'you eat no carbs' viewpoint. That's not true, and the simple method of doing Atkins doesn't have to be mega high in fat.

    Good luck :vibes:
     
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    rowanx2 Losing the baby fat

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    DQ thank you for that! i was meaning to look it up as it has the address in the book.
     
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