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Top Tips & Must Have's from you experts :)

#1
Hi!

After reading 4 hour body & Why We Get Fat, I've been loosely low carbing for the last few weeks, with great success! :D

I'm a newbie to this part of Mini's, lost 2 stones with SW, then another 2 with CD, put 3lbs back on in the last 3 months & want to get down another 7lbs then maintain. I like the idea of finding your tolerated carb level through Atkins.

I've ordered my NDR book & was wondering if you had any tips for me in the meantime until it arrives? What should I get in the cupboards ready (flaxseed!) and anything you wish you knew when you first started?

I know there are lots of informative stickies and I have read through them but just wanted a quick summary, from those who know best! :D

Thanks :)
 
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#2
hello and well done on your loss so far :)
Have plenty of snacks in, pork scratchings, babybel, pepperami :) plenty of greens and loads of eggs. Good idea to have eggs hard boiled in fridge for egg mayo as a snack :D
 
#3
Hi LVLLT, thanks for the compliment, and the tips :D

I don't eat eggs (puts me at a slight disadvantage on high protein diets, lol!) but Babybel & Pepperami's, yum!! I used to eat 3 of the feiry pepperamis a day when I was pregnant :eek:
 
#4
Ah eggs are a staple :) chicken legs or thighs are alwyas handy to have in too. Re Flaxseed - ive never really got away with the MIMs but atkins bars (although naughty) do help when you have that choc craving!
 
#5
I've been looking for an excuse to try those Atkins bars ;)

They would have to be a special occasion thing though at that price! :D

Can't wait to start, can have a tandoori mixed grill on Saturday nights, woop!
 
#7
Sunday I think, if my book comes this weekend. *fingers crossed*

I have been low carbing for the last 2 weeks, but not rigidly, still having a carby breakfast, since I haven't prepared properly and got the right stuff in!
I was struggling on breakfast ideas until I came here and saw the MiM thread, chocolate MiM sounds gorgeous :D

Been eating chicken salad for dinner & the same thing I've made the OH for tea but minus the potatoes/rice or whatever. To be honest when I eat cereal/bread etc it doesn't satisfy me, kind of like my body knows it's just 'filler' and not fuel. Managed to drop a few lbs doing this but want to do it properly and there are so many things you can have on Atkins it's not like deprivation!
 

Kat1e

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#8
Good luck - you'll love it:)

Whoops - forgot tips. Eat legal stuff whenever hungry, always have stuff with you when out, tons of water, be strict for first two weeks to get you going!
 
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#9
Started today, couldn't wait :D

My Atkins book didn't come so I bought the Kindle NDR, (the one I ordered was actually NANY) cheap books on Amazon are false economy when you are impatient, lol!

Had a chocolate MIM for Brekkie but it was a bit dry, maybe add more butter/oil tomorrow. Gorgeous chicken salad with some mozzella on top for dinner and snacked on pepperami and cheese, yummy :D
 
#10
Hi CoralPrincess, well done on the impatience, that's a good sign!
I add quite alot of water to my choccy MiMs as I found them really dry at first. I use 2 tsp of fat (either butter or coconut oil) and one medium egg as well as the other stuff. You'll find you tweak recipes to suit you as you go.
Enjoy! :D :D
 
#11
lucy4loop said:
Hi CoralPrincess, well done on the impatience, that's a good sign!
I add quite alot of water to my choccy MiMs as I found them really dry at first. I use 2 tsp of fat (either butter or coconut oil) and one medium egg as well as the other stuff. You'll find you tweak recipes to suit you as you go.
Enjoy! :D :D
Hi :D Yes, I'm keen on! Once I get an idea in my head there's no stopping me hehe!

That sounds much better thanks! I did just 1tsp of oil and a large egg. I'm sure there will be plenty of tweaking yet to come ;)
 
#13
The rich chocolate MIM is indeed gorgeous. And the Black Forest version, yummier still! You can make the MIM in smaller sizes, using only half of the mixture at a time, to make mini-choc MIMs. Add a bit of low sugar black cherry jam and top with cream and mmmmmm. Such a delicious treat, and all legal!

I make the savoury MIM, too, cutting out sweetener and adding salt and pepper and herbs if wished. I then use the resulting 'bun' for a burger or for toasting or as a roll to fill with whatever I fancy. The MIM means we never need to go short of 'bread'.

Have fun on Atkins!
 


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