New to Atkins

Discussion in 'Atkins Diet' started by loulou6, 6 May 2010 Social URL.

  1. loulou6

    loulou6 Member

    Posts:
    46
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    16st2lb
    Current Weight:
    13st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st2lb
    Lost(%):
    2st7lb(15.49%)
    Hello!

    I am now on day 2 of the Atkins diet, I have never done Atkins before (prob the only diet I hadn't tried!). I was doing Cambridge and lost almost 2.5 stone, but in the end I was cheating so much it was more of a low carb diet so I thought I might as well give Atkins a go.

    I bought the new book and I have been reading that, I hope I am on the right track, here is what I have had so far:

    Wed
    B: scrambled egg
    L: salad with ham and cheese
    D: steak with cauliflower cheese (made with cheese and cream) and cabbage with bacon
    S: 2 sausages (prob shouldnt have had these but it was a weak moment!)

    Thurs
    B: scrambled egg and bacon
    L: salad with ham and cheese and oil and vinegar dressing
    D: steak fried with a red onion and cauliflower cheese

    Does this sound right or should I be doing something differently?

    Also, I love a cup of tea, but as we can't have milk, just wandering what you do? I'm not sure that tea with cream would be so nice.

    Thanks

    Lou
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. Cinta

    Cinta Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,296
    Likes Received:
    15
    Start Weight:
    11st0lb
    Current Weight:
    11st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7lb
    Lost(%):
    -0st5lb(-3.25%)
    Diet:
    LC/Atkins
    Hi Loulou & welcome. You will find everyone is very friendly on here. You've found a great forum:)

    Try 'jimmy's' sausages, you can get them in Tesco. Cost a little bit more, but very low & tasty.

    Just make sure you count your carbs in your veg, onions are 7.9 per 100g :O

    Good luck x
     
  4. geordiegirl

    geordiegirl Full Member

    Posts:
    192
    Likes Received:
    3
    i still have milk ,only a tiny drop thou, its very high in carbs , so count it in your allowance

    i NEED my cuppa in the morning , can't function without it

    coffee with cream is nice alternative , feels like a treat
     
  5. neilsbird09

    neilsbird09 Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,250
    Likes Received:
    2
    Start Weight:
    11st2lb
    Current Weight:
    9st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st9lb
    Lost(%):
    1st9lb(14.74%)
    Diet:
    Atkins
    Welcome aboard the madhouse Lou! You don't have to be daft to be on here but it helps lol :D
     
  6. woof

    woof Alway see the love x

    Posts:
    3,067
    Likes Received:
    35
    hee hee

    Hi and welcome hunni :553:

    Hope u have a cracking week

    Woofy x
     
  7. Mets

    Mets Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,558
    Likes Received:
    3
    Current Weight:
    11st3.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Hellllooooo! Welcome to the mad house! :D
     
  8. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

    Posts:
    27,932
    Likes Received:
    249
    Start Weight:
    25st0lb
    Current Weight:
    13st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    13st1lb
    Lost(%):
    11st13lb(47.71%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Atkins Maintenance
    Hi lou and welcome love. :)
     
  9. fortyandfat

    fortyandfat is crazy

    Posts:
    3,939
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    12st10lb
    Current Weight:
    10st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st6lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4lb(17.98%)
    Diet:
    exante
    hi and welcome to atkins.
    what is the carb content for semi skim milk? will be on it all next week :(
     
  10. Lady Marmalade

    Lady Marmalade Bad girl warning...

    Posts:
    860
    Likes Received:
    10
    Start Weight:
    13st3lb
    Current Weight:
    10st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st12lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8lb(19.46%)
    Diet:
    Zenzible eating & exercise
    Ooh me too, glad I'm not the only sinner! I just cut it out for the first few days until I was sure I was in ketosis.

    Hello & good luck, Lou.
     
  11. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

    Posts:
    27,932
    Likes Received:
    249
    Start Weight:
    25st0lb
    Current Weight:
    13st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    13st1lb
    Lost(%):
    11st13lb(47.71%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Atkins Maintenance
    Hmm, I've got to quite like my tea black now, but it is a long time since I had it with milk
     
  12. barmcake

    barmcake Full Member

    Posts:
    65
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    17st13lb
    Current Weight:
    17st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st10lb(3.98%)
    Diet:
    Atkins
    Hi there

    I am starting today finally, I read the new book and from what I understand I can have soya milk so I have had that in my tea this morning :) and put it in my carb count

    Just got to decide to have the rest of the day now

    Been on birthday cakes all week - cant wait to feel better and flatter, feel like egg on legs at the moment

    PS I have done Cambridge too, it was great but I didnt maintain, I know I can do this, I did a brief stint in 2004 and it was fantastic
    xxx
     
  13. Nellyphant

    Nellyphant Silver Member

    Posts:
    858
    Likes Received:
    20
    Start Weight:
    18st7lb
    Current Weight:
    18st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st5lb(1.93%)
    loulou - try soya milk instead, it's much lower in carbs. It'll taste funny at first mind you so don't slosh loads in. You can buy cartons from the long life milk bit in the supermarket. Asda do Black Farmer sausages which are really low carb too, although Tesco Finest & Asda Extra Special are quite low, just make sure you count the carbs.

    Good luck with it and dive in whenever you have a question, it's a mad house on here!
     
  14. saunders0000

    saunders0000 love my family

    Posts:
    465
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    19st1lb
    Current Weight:
    15st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st5lb(17.6%)
    Diet:
    slimming world
    i didnt give milk up in my tea or coffee as i hate cream and dont like full fat milk always makes me sick so skimmed for me just going to check the carbs now i forgot what they are >>>>>>>right im back tesco cheap cream fields one has 4.9carbs per 100mls i only have 1 or 2 hot drinks a day if that so dont use much
    hope this help peeps
     
  15. LVLLM

    LVLLM Gold Member

    Posts:
    21,060
    Likes Received:
    65
    Current Weight:
    11st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Diet:
    Carb Cycling
    im the same always have tea with milk in :D
     
  16. fortyandfat

    fortyandfat is crazy

    Posts:
    3,939
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    12st10lb
    Current Weight:
    10st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st6lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4lb(17.98%)
    Diet:
    exante
    thats good to know as will be having milk in my tea and coffee all next week as wont have enough room in my camping fridge for cream :D
     
  17. loulou6

    loulou6 Member

    Posts:
    46
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    16st2lb
    Current Weight:
    13st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st2lb
    Lost(%):
    2st7lb(15.49%)
    wow what a welcome! thanks guys :D

    thanks for all the advice too, very helpful.
     
  18. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Advert

  19. cherl889

    cherl889 Loves this site!

    Posts:
    6,994
    Likes Received:
    34
    Start Weight:
    11st1lb
    Current Weight:
    10st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st10lb
    Lost(%):
    0st6lb(3.87%)
    Diet:
    Vlcd
    Hi Lou, welcome.
     
  20. ditzeeblonde

    ditzeeblonde Call me Linzi...

    Posts:
    13,866
    Likes Received:
    225
    Start Weight:
    21st5.5lb
    Current Weight:
    11st4lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    10st1.5lb(47.25%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Atkins Maintenance
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...