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Atkins Quick-Start Kit


Friday, January 31, 2014


This came in the mail today. emoticon

The quick-start guide has sample menus, a little helpful tips for each phase of the atkins diet, and some yummy recipes. I liked the looks of the Ginger Pork Tenderloin. I would just have to skip the candied sweet potatoes that was with it.

I also got a couple coupons for Atkins frozen meal & a shake multipack. There were 3 Atkins bars in the kit. So far, I only tried the "Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch Bar". It really was nothing special, and not worth wasting 22 grams of carbs on. My advice is don't waste money on those.

Probably my favorite part of this kit was the little Carb counter booklet. It even lists all the acceptable foods in phase 1,2 & 3.
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EXOTEC 2/3/2014 2:58PM

    I liked the kit, too. The carb counter and guide are very nice. Didn't they have some coupons in there, too? I can't remember now.
I almost never buy their packaged products: bars, candies, meals... I don't think the bars taste all that great, and both they and the meals stall me Right Now. I've tried the little "M-n-Ms", and they taste pretty good. The peanut ones have stale peanuts in 'em, as any peanut chocolates tend to have. I haven't figured out if they set me back or not yet, though.

I do use the shakes. I wish they'd make them powdered, like protein drinks!
I like the Milk Chocolate morning shakes. The other chocolates don't attract me so much... and that caramel one is waaaaaay too sweet-tasting for me these days! I have a coffee-loving friend who likes the mocha latte. The strawberry is pretty good, and the strawberry-banana isn't bad, except if you get any that's been on the shelves a long time, it seems to thicken up into some texture I'm not especially fond of. They used to make a wild berry, but I think they've dropped that. I buy a lot of the vanilla, when I can find it, and make it into whatever flavor I like with DaVinci sugar-free syrups (meant for coffees, et al). Can't ask for better variety than that!

I used to get the shakes in WalMart. They do still carry them... and now and then they'll have 6-packs at the price of usual 4-packs. If you can get to those before the entire store staff sequesters them personally, that's a deal. I occasionally can find them on good sale at WinnDixie, 2 packs of 4 cartons for $10. Otherwise, I buy mine from my supplement warehouse, VitaCost. They're a bit less expensive than even WalMart (believe it or not), and if you buy a minimum quantity of anything from their site the shipping is free.

WOUBBIE ~ you can get one free on the Atkins website. I think you only get it once... although they do keep sending me emails to "go get it". Maybe I'll try it. After all, they're encouraging it, right? hehe

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CETANISTAWI 2/2/2014 12:48PM

    i received the starter kit while ago. love atkins. never been terribly impressed with their bars, although the ones that are like the old nut roll candy bars are pretty good. i USED to drink dt rite when i'd do atkins, and what helped me with my sweet tooth moments was to take a spoon full of cream cheese, take a nibble off of that, then take a drink of one of the fruit flavored dt rite's--was able to reconcile that it tasted somewhat like cheesecake in my mind. of course, if you're bowing out on artificial sweeteners, that doesn't work.
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THROOPER62 2/2/2014 4:38AM

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JACKIEPB 2/2/2014 2:49AM

    I have this kit too. The carb counter booklet comes in handy every day. The website has tons of good info, too.

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SMITHKRISTI 2/1/2014 10:36AM

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BECKYSFRIEND 1/31/2014 9:27PM

    nice looking kit

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CATHOLICCORGI 1/31/2014 9:16PM

    Good advice, WOUBBIE! I blow up if I have more than two a day... But I admit I like the one that tastes like a PayDay bar...
I ordered teh kit three weeks ago, but haven't seen it arrive yet. When did you order yours?
I like the frozen Orange Chicken meal... I added french-style green beans to mine, and it was rather tasty.

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CANYON_GAL 1/31/2014 8:03PM

    You can go to the atkins. Com website, and have them send you a FREE kit too

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WOUBBIE 1/31/2014 7:51PM

    That's a nice little kit. Curious as to how you got it?

If you ever decide to keep Atkins bars on hand (I usually keep one in my bag in case I have to go to the grocery store on an empty stomach, two tips. First, Aldi has a knockoff brand that's much less expensive than the Atkins product, and tastes about the same. Second, NEVER have more than one per day!! They're full of sugar alcohols and most people react to too much of those by blowing up kinda like the Hindenburg!


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