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Trying something different/Atkins Day 1

Monday, July 26, 2010

Well, it's been a while since I wrote. Everything is the same old. School of course is kicking my rear, and I'm still on the hunt for a new job. What has changed is the manner of which I'm losing weight. I was on a weight loss medication, but as of June 1st, I tossed it. It was giving me crazy side effects and it increased my blood pressure pretty bad. My doc says since I'm hypothyroid, low carbing it might be a good option, so as of today I'm trying Atkins. No, not the 1972-eat-a-whole-cow and still lose weight version, LOL. So today is my first day of "induction". Each day I'll post a blog with what I have eaten, how I felt, what workouts I did, etc. At the end of the 14 days, I'll post my weight loss (if applicable). If I've lost any weight and I feel fine, I'll continue. If not, back to the old drawing board. So here goes:

Atkins Induction Function Day #1


3 egg omelet with 1/4 cup cheese, (2%) peppers, and onions
2 turkey sausage patties (homemade)
Glass of water

Snack 1:

1 medium tomato sliced with salt, pepper and cayenne
1 oz 2% cheese cubes


Poached salmon
Mixed green salad with oil and vinegar dressing

Snack 2:
1 oz 2% cheese cubes
sugar free jello


Roasted Moroccan chicken
Mixed green salad with oil and vinegar dressing
Sauteed spinach

Alright, there we go. Let me know your thoughts, suggestions, opinions, whatever.
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    you can eat tomato on induction ? salad ? wow... that is a different Atkins, for sure. Check out the South Beach diet for maintenance. The only things I didn't like about Atkins were the crippling leg cramps and the constipation. I found that taking magnesium, vitamin E, and calcium +d supplements and drinking LOTS of water and metamucil cured all that. Best of luck !
    2765 days ago
    I did Atkins for a couple of years...sorta. Basically I did induction until I couldn't take it anymore (usually about three weeks), then ate whatever I wanted for a couple of days, then went back on induction to repeat the cycle. I loved it. I was single then - couldn't do it now that I'm married with kids.

    Anyway, I always found day 4 the hardest - that's when you've used up all your stored glucose. So if you can make it past day 4, you're good to go.

    Looking at your food log makes me miss Atkins. Eggs and cheese - YUM.

    2765 days ago
    Hey! I am hypo, too...and my doc suggested low-carb for me. I did almost two full weeks of induction, and felt fantastic! I only lost about 8 pounds, but how I feel has made the difference. I do not crave carbs at all...none, zip, zero. And my favorite foods of all time are sandwiches!!! I have stayed away from all "white" foods. I hope you find what you are looking for, and please don't hesitate to ask any questions!


    Here's a link to a great website for recipes:
    2765 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/26/2010 9:43:19 PM
    Hope it does well for you. Just make sure you keep your doc updated. Yeah, I know I sound like a whiney mommy, but I remember the old Atkins. Just be safe!!!
    2765 days ago
    Good luck...rooting for you!! emoticon
    2765 days ago
    Good luck...rooting for you!! emoticon
    2765 days ago
    Good luck...rooting for you!! emoticon
    2765 days ago
    I hope this new plan works out for you. The roasted moroccan chicken sounds delish! Do you have a recipe for it?
    2765 days ago
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