starting atkins today!!!!

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  1. LisaLisa

    LisaLisa Silver Member

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    i have done LipoTrim since June last year, got down to 9st 2lbs and BMI 23 by October - total loss of 4.5 stone. My target was always to be 8st 7lbs - never quite got there with one thing or another. Since then i have been watching what i have eaten and drank, have gained 1st and 1.25lbs. I have decided to do atkins now, which i did many moons ago and lost 3 st with [put it all back on when i was laid up after an operation].

    I just wanted to say hi, introduce myself and ask a few questions.

    I will be back in work on monday after the xmas/new year break - i dont mind having boiled egg and bacon while at home or on weekends but during the week it just isnt feasable. I remember i used to cook a chicken breast the night b4 and have that cold for brekkie the following day - and i may well do that again. I was just wondering if you can have the sugar free jelly and cream for brekkie whilst on induction or do u have to wait for owl?

    The rest of the days meals are easy peasy lemon squeezy, its just brekkie i have probs with. I have made the crustless quiches b4 now - but not really into that much egg n cheese first thing in a morning - i know, i know, i am a pain in the ass :D

    Just wondered if anyone had an alternative brekkie ideas i could pinch

    L xx
     
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    Hi Lisa

    I've been on CD since september & lost 22lb. I've got 10lb to get to 9stone, which is my initial goal.
    I'm 5ft 2 & before I had babies was between 7st 7lb and 8 stone.
    I'd like to be about 8 st 7lb, so am going to see how I feel when I get to 9stone & take it from there.
    I've tried to re start after christmas on cd but cannot do it so am doing Atkins. I love it 7 find it very easy to do.

    Yes you can have sf jelly on induction. Plus for breakfast I have oopsie rolls, they are brill. You can take a couple to work with you with some cooked bacon & have a bacon sandwich. Yummy!

    The Lighter Side of Low-Carb: The Sailor Scouts make my Revol-oopsie rolls! Here is the link

    Good luck with Atkins. x
     
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    wow thanks for that link - there are loads of things on there i will be trying!!

    L x
     
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    Hi,
    I tried Atkins a few years ago and successfully lost 3 1/2 stone (all back on, plus more, now, regretably).
    I liked this to start with and it really seemed to suit me but eventually, boredom set in. I started to crave fruit and veg ??!!!
    Like you, breakfast was a struggle for me. Fine if you've got time for bacon and egg before work but unfortunately, I don't. I used to cook chicken wings the night before and eat them.
    Hope you manage to find a solution to your problem. :)
     
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    hey guys and gals!!

    my first day went like this...

    woke up, went food shopping, got home and made a orange sugarfree jelly and a pork cassarole [pork steaks, half an onion, 5 mushrooms, handful of peas and handful of carrots, one veggie stock cube] all bunged in the slow cooker for todays tea. I know peas and carrots aint really the veg of choice on atkins but i was gettng rid of the left overs from my freezer :)

    08/01/09 menu with estimated carb count:

    waferthin chicken with lettuce, 4 cherry tomatoes, cucumber and a splash of balsamic vinegar - 3 carbs

    one bratwurst sausage [microwaved] - 1carb

    smoked bacon lardons, mushrooms, 4 cherry tomatoes, 2 eggs fried in olive oil - 5 carbs

    2 decafe coffees with cream - 2 carbs

    jelly with 2tablespoons of cream - 3 carbs

    2 litres of water

    total[ish] carb count = 14 carbs - if i have been conservative with my estimates i have 6 carbs to play with!!!
     
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    09/01/09 menu plans

    brekkie - 2 microwaved bratwurst sausages, coffee and cream - 3 carbs
    lunch - waferthin chicken salad with balsamic vinegar - 3 carbs
    tea - pork cassarole, coffee and cream - 6 carbs

    jelly and cream - 3 carbs

    2 litres of water

    total carb count - 15 carbs
     
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    Hi Lisa,

    welcome to Atkins.

    Hmm. interesting I notice a discrepancy between the original Atkins book in '72 and the current ones.

    Tomato's were a no no on induction in the original book, also all mention of SF/LC was prohibited during induction, later versions of the book allow these, but I feel that may have been more a commercial decision to help their sales.
     
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    :eek: arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh no cherry toms or sf jelly!!!!

    bloody nora and her sisters!!

    ok will get rid of sf and toms from tomorrow :cry:

    ta Jim
     
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    No worries love. Any questions give me a shout, I've been doing Atkins for so long it's a natural with me now :)
     
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    so is jelly a no go in induction then xxx:confused:
     
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    If you are a purist like me 'fraid so Strawberry.

    Having said that, if it stops you going off the deep end and stuffing your face with cake, then preferably the jelly.
     
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    thanks jim,any sweet dessert ideas/tips:cool:xxxx
     
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    Afraid not Strawberry, I'm not a sweet toothed person, I'd rather eat the meat and cheese thanks ;)
     
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