Thinkin of doing Atkins

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  1. Emm28

    Emm28 Silver Member

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    Im thinking of doing atkins as of monday

    Please can someone tell me the pros and cons of it and average weightloss

    What to eat, drink etc etc etc


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  3. MoonBeam

    MoonBeam Full Member

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    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 :)
     
  4. hanloje

    hanloje Silver Member

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    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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