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Atkins Food Plan and South Beach are similar? I did not know this!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Please, see this article which compares Atkins and South Beach. lowcarbdiets.about.com/o

I did not know Atkins wants people to find their CCLL (sp?) or critical carb level. I didi not know he thinks people have different tolerances for carbs!

I am trying to get rid of my food cravings. Once for about 2 weeks, I thought I had done that. Well, it was wonderful, but short lived! Darn. It was when I first started Fuhrman's eating plan with an emphasis on veggies. So I thught Atkins was going totally in the opposite direction. Now I am not so sure about that. No, I won't be doing the Atkins plan.

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    My husband says that on the whole the eat 2 live diet has taken care of many of his craves... except he is hit with them now and then. Stress really does it too him. He doesn't miss the salt which he loved. I have had some strange cravings now and then can't pin point it. I agree it has become a mind set. Plus my husband has had great success on this from first of August until now he is down 58 pounds and was in a size 4 xl and had a couple of xl coats on yesterday on fits and on is snug. No me on the other had miss thyroid issues has lost some but still can where my clothes. But I will take even pound.
    1556 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/20/2013 9:11:46 AM
    1557 days ago
    Any fad diet might work for someone for a short time, until their body decides to throw a temper tantrum because it's not getting the nutrition it needs. Low carb diets are dangerous because you're starving your brain. Your brain needs carbs to function. Starving yourself of all carbs (both simple and complex carbs) can make you feel terrible because your brain is starving. Better to make slow changes that remove simple carbs from the body and keep complex carbs than to try to remove every form of a specific macronutrient. Plus it's ridiculously difficult to maintain a lifestyle leaving out an entire group of foods.

    Also, each person is different, so what works for one person won't work for someone else. Some people do better with lower carbs (not no carbs), some with low fat, some with vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, etc. But nothing will stick if the person can't stick to the plan religiously.
    1557 days ago
    my sis did the south beach supercharged. She lost alot, but it seems everytime she gets much grains and carbs, it creeps upward.The mantiance part is challenging.
    1557 days ago
    I tried atkins, but I couldn't tolerate the high amounts of protein they were saying to get per meal, and the fact that I couldn't eat fruits until much much later on the ladder rung. Yes, I lost weight, but that I believe was due to the low calorie intake rather than the low carb intake.
    1557 days ago
    Good for you!
    1557 days ago
    I follow South Beach in my own way. Being diabetic type 2 = carbohydrate intolerance = watching the TYPE of carbs eaten (no "whites") and also being aware of the glycemic indes AND glycemic load of food and combinations. Most of my carbs come from veggies, and a moderate amt. comes from fruits (love 'em, but portion size is critical.

    Personally, having thyroid disease as well (**SIGH**) my cholesterol is something I really, really have to stay on top of, so I definitely watch the types of fats I eat. Olive oil, canola oil, avocado all sources of good fat. )

    Thanks for sharing this article. HUGS
    1557 days ago
    NO DIET IN THE WORLD WILL WORK IF YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR MIND SET! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1557 days ago
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