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Lipotrim to Atkins

xx Cathy xx

Bye Bye Huge Bottom!
#2
I think Shazpaz did but Atkins isn't all that good for you.
 

Maka

A New Woman
#3
Thanks Cathy. Is it bad cos of all the fat? how about a low-fat version? I was reading about the Scarsdale diet and found a combo of Atkins/Scarsdale that's low-fat
 

Guenevere

Getting married July 2011
#4
What is it that makes you want to switch?

I did atkins, and gained it all back. I remember atkins wants you to gradually increase carbs when you come off it, and stay on atkins pretty much for ever. I lost the weight, increased carbs too fast n put it all on plus some. I much prefer LT.
Atkins also doesn't give you enough of the necessary vits/minerals in my opinion.
What is the combo diet like?

Guen
 

xx Cathy xx

Bye Bye Huge Bottom!
#5
Yeah all that meat and cheese. I mean on which diet is a fry up good for you?! I'm gunna be following low GI long term, you may want to look into that theres alot of vareity on it. I read Rick Gallops book on it and its really good.
 

Maka

A New Woman
#6
I don't know much about GI unfortunately. Can you give me the specific title of the book and author so that I can order it and read up on it.

I just said Atkins cos I'd been on it 2 years ago and lost as much weight as I've done now. From Size 22 when I started at the end of April, my Size 16s now fit(could be looser) and my goal is Size 14. That's where I'm most comfortable and happiest.

I am increasingly miserable on LT and just hate everything: soups, shakes, bars - the lot. That;s why I want to switch.

I'll try to find the Atkins/Scarsdale again and post it asap
 

Maka

A New Woman
#7
Here's the Atkins/Scarsdale I found:

SPECIAL MENU - ONLY 20 CARBS PER DAY
Note: This is NOT the regular Scarsdale Diet!!!

MONDAY

1/2 Grapefruit (small - 3.5")
Scandinavian Bran Crispbread, (or Bran-A-Crisp, or lowest net carb bread available) 1 slice

Chicken, 2 skinless breast
Tomatoes, 1 Italian Roma

Salmon, (or other fish or shellfish) 8 oz. steak
Mixed salad greens, 2 cups
Bran Crispbread , 1 slice
Strawberries, 1/2 cup sliced

Totals 884 cals 20g fat 20g carb 150g pro


TUESDAY

1/2 Grapefruit (small - 3.5")
Bran Crispbread , 1 slice

Strawberries, 1/2 cup sliced
Cottage Cheese, Friendship 1%, 4oz.
Light Sour Cream, 1 T
Walnuts, 3 whole

Chicken, 2 skinless breast (or Lean Meat)
Mixed salad greens, 2 cups
Cucumber, 3 slices
Celery, 2.5" strip
Olives, 4 green

Totals 857 cals 25g fat 21g carb 129g pro


WEDNESDAY

1/2 Grapefruit (small - 3.5")
Bran Crispbread , 1 slice

Tuna, Tongol Chunk Light in Water 1 can
Mixed salad greens, 1 cup
Tomatoes, 1 Italian Roma
Strawberries, 1/2 cup sliced

Chicken, 2 skinless breast (or Lean Meat)
Mixed salad greens, 2 cups
Cucumber, 3 slices
Celery, 2.5" strip
Tomatoes, 1 Italian Roma

Totals 796 cals 13g fat 19g carb 140g pro


THURSDAY

1/2 Grapefruit (small - 3.5")
Bran Crispbread , 1 slice

2 Eggs
Cottage Cheese, Friendship 1%, 4oz.
Zucchini squash, 1 large
Bran Crispbread , 1 slice

Chicken, 2 skinless breast
Spinach, 5 oz

Totals 884 cals 24g fat 19g carb 142g pro


FRIDAY

1/2 Grapefruit (small - 3.5")
Bran Crispbread , 1 slice

Cabot 50% Light Cheese, 4 oz.
Spinach, 5 oz
Bran Crispbread , 1 slice

Salmon, (or other fish or shellfish) 8 oz. steak
Mixed salad greens, 2 cups
Broccoli, 1 cup floweretes

Totals 613 cals 26g fat 21g carb 81g pro


SATURDAY

1/2 Grapefruit (small - 3.5")
Bran Crispbread, 1 slice

Strawberries, 1/2 cup sliced
Cottage Cheese, Friendship 1%, 4oz.
Light Sour Cream, 1 T
Walnuts, 3 whole

Chicken, 2 skinless breast
Lettuce, 2 cups
Tomatoes, 1/2 Italian Roma

Totals 838 cals 24g fat 21g carb 129g pro

SUNDAY

1/2 Grapefruit (small - 3.5")
Bran Crispbread , 1 slice

Chicken, 2 skinless breast
Broccoli, 1/2 cup flowerettes
Cauliflower, 1/2 cup
Strawberries, 1/2 cup sliced

Salmon, (or other fish or shellfish, or lean meat)
Lettuce, 2 cups
Cucumber, 3 slices
Celery, 4" strip
Tomatoes, 1/2 Italian Roma

Totals 894 cals 20g fat 18g carb 150g pro
 

Guenevere

Getting married July 2011
#8
Oh, are you really finding LT so bad? Poor thing.
Did you gain back the weight you lost on Atkins?
Honestly, in terms of lifeplan I'm a staunch supporter of GI too. A lot of people here are.
Why not try Cambridge? You don't have far to go, and the change in diet might get you over the final hurdle?
I started at size 22 too. Now I'm very comfy in a 20. I would like to be a 12 as I'm only 5ft 1. I'm taking a break after 12 weeks I think, and restarting after the summer. Don't think I can take it any longer. That might be revised tho.
 

xx Cathy xx

Bye Bye Huge Bottom!
#10
The book i've read is The GI Diet by Rick Gallop, you can get it off Amazon quite cheap or in most bookstores x
 
#12
I m almost finding LT tough and the appeal of atkins is growing, i would love a nice fillet steak with salad, the thought of living off fry ups fightens me so I know I would stick at it, I can continue LT but would like snacks like ham or eggs
 
#13
Another one to look at is the Dukan diet, its along the same lines as Atkins, but after the first two weeks you can add veg etc. Its very healthy... A positive attitude will get you down the last few pounds and well done on your super loss so far....
 
#14
i am very naughty i have cheated almost every week on LT but when i hvae i have done atkins style - steak and salad, fish and salad only once or twice on the weekends the rest of the week i am strict except for maybe sucking on tic tacs then spitting them out but i have had good weight loss 1.5 stone in 3 weeks!! it gives me something to look forward to if i cheat a little and find that one meal on the weekend keeps me disaplined all week - i am not suggesting everyone cheats as your only cheating yourself but this works well for me xx
 


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