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  1. paigesmum30

    paigesmum30 Silver Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to Atkins. I lost 2 stone on lighterlife and have 1 more stone to go, so i want to eat again but cut right back on carbs and also lose weight!

    How do you find Atkins works for you? It seems so unbelievable what we can eat and still lose weight!?!

    Today was my first day following the book and this is what i had:

    Cheese omelette cooked in a little oil
    Cheese salad with lettuce, cucumber, tomato and full fat mayo
    Dinner was a soup i made using veggies

    Does that sound ok to you? I'm drinking lots of water but i do anyway so that's not too hard

    Any tips on good things to help boost weightloss and things i should avoid would be very welcome :D

    Claire x
     
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    BrianSecretAgent Full Member

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    Hi Claire... it's a learning curve doing this. Best thing is to get the nes Atkins book - tells you about induction and ongoing weight loss and the maintainance programme.
    I started on Lipotrim, ie no food. I was pleased to do the full week - but couldn't face the lack of variety other thsn the shakes!
    In two weeks I have lost 16lbs... so hopefully that will continue!
    I was warned about tomatoes as they can be quite high in carbs... but if you read the sticky about starting Atkins it tells you a lot!

    Keep it going though - you're right, you can eat well and with good variety if you puttheeffort in a wee bit...

    Brian.
     
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    paigesmum30 Silver Member

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    Thanks Brian, i'll have a read through the sticky :)
     
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    athenagold Carbs are Evil

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    Hi and welcome Claire, like Brian said, read through the stickies at the top of the forum and you'll have more of an idea of the lifestyle. Any questions just ask away everyone is very helpful :) x
     
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    Welcome to the mad house xxx
     
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    Hi Claire and welcome to the forum and Atkins.
     
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    StephenP Mines a V&T Please

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    welcome on board
     
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    ditzeeblonde Call me Linzi...

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    Hi Claire & welcome to Atkins.

    Make sure your not having over the daily allowance of cheese, it can also stall some people.

    I would also suggest that you add some protein to yr soup.. I wouldn't have veggies (carbs) just on their own without having protein with it.

    Good luck & enjoy the wonderful eating that is Atkins. xx
     
  10. paigesmum30

    paigesmum30 Silver Member

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    Hi all, thanks for the nice welcome :)

    Woke up absolutely starving this morning lol, just wondering what to have for breaky. Are we allowed sausages?
     
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    ditzeeblonde Call me Linzi...

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    Yes you can have sausages but check the carbs.. they can range from very little carbs per sausage to 9 carbs per sausage!! There is a thread devoted to sausages & which are the best carbwise. x
     
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    Sausages are fine, I have to go shopping for them in a bit as Tesco delivered the wrong ones at 10 carbs a sausage!
    Thankfully somerfield do them for 1.5 which I can live with ;)
    x
     
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    paigesmum30 Silver Member

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    Oh wow, i'll take a look at the ones i've got. They're from asda, their own i think. Might have to freeze them and stick to an omelette this morning ha x
     
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    Oh yes, the Milton Gate range from Lidl are all V low carb as well. :)
     
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