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Newbie To Atkins few questions...

Discussion in 'Low Carb Diets' started by CJ_06, 28 September 2007 Social URL.

  1. CJ_06

    CJ_06 Full Member

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    Hey, I'm hoping i'll get a response on here as i can see it's not the busiest forum.
    I've decide to give the Atkins diet a go but feel confused about how much 20g carbs amounts 2!??

    I know i can have meat, fish, eggs, butter and mayo liberally but after that i get lost!
    It says i can have
    *3cups of salad a day or 2cups of salad and 1 veg
    * 90-110g of cheese a day
    *2-3tbsp cream
    *most spices and herbs

    So does all that mean that all i've stared (*) equals 20g of carbs a day?
    REALLY hope some1 can help me!!
    Thanks x
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  3. girlygirl

    girlygirl Silver Member

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    I've done Atkins but as a vegetarian I found it just too awkward and difficult - and the rate of weight loss was, for me, too slow. However I know people who have lost stones on the Atkins plan and who still go back to it when they want to lose a bit of weight fairly quickly.

    The best thing about it is the hunger-suppressing effect of ketosis, and the fact that you can eat quite a lot and still lose weight. You might find it costly if you eat a lot of lean meat!

    My advice would be to go on the Atkins site and read and read and read. You may have done so already - if so, I apologise for stating the obvious. Everything you need to do and not do is explained there.

    Good luck, and please keep us posted!
  4. goldeneyes

    goldeneyes Full Member

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    At the moment, undecided.
    I am glad someone else is confused by it, I have been trying to find out information because I have heard so many contradicting reports on it all. I think I am just using it as an excuse to put off making a positive decision because I am so low about everything at the moment. Hope it goes well for you though :)
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