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Thinkin of doing Atkins

Hi Emm,
I think I've seen you on the Cambridge forums, I did SS for 5 weeks, until I'd just had enough, and kept cheating.
The pros? Where do I start!! You eat the most yummy food, and loads of it, the weight comes off, not at the Cambridge rate, but I think 2-3lbs per week is about average.
For people not in ketosis you get a big loss the first two weeks, but if you switch from SS, you wont get the huge water/glycogen loss.You can eat out on it with ease.
The only cons for me is not having bread or sugar, but in all honesty I haven't missed these one bit.
When I have a sugar craving I have a coffee, with splenda, and a tablespoon of double cream, yum yum!
The only other thing is you do have to track how many carbs you eat, I keep a little food journal in my bag, and just fill it out as I go along.
I highly recommend getting the Atkins book before you decide to start, it's fantastic, lots of recipes and things too. Good Luck deciding :)


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G: 10st0lb
I did this for a bit, nice to not be hungry, eating lots of protein, cheese, mayo, salad but the limiting thing is no bread or anything sugary. I guess it depends what your favourite foods are if you don't like carbs anyway you'll be fine!!! I missed having unlimited veggies and potatoes myself.

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