Glad to see another restricted-carber join the ranks! This is definitely a healthy lifestyle. I love it!
I drink protein shakes a lot - Designer Whey brand. I have several of their flavors, but I also have many (MANY!) bottles of DaVinci sugarfree syrups...so when these flavors run out, I'm going to just stick with vanilla and add my own flavors. I used to make them with coconut or almond milk, but that runs the carbs up more than I want, so I just use water now, with 2 scoops of the powder. I have so many DaVinci flavors, it never gets old!
I don't use any of the Atkins food products, other than their shakes. I will drink one of those a couple times a week if I don't feel like mixing the protein shake. I don't really like the Atkins bars, nor their meals. I can make those sorts of meals from fresh, whole foods better myself. Low-carb or not, so far as I'm concerned, it's still "processed food." No thanks!
Hope to see you round the boards!
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If you enjoy cooking and trying new recipes, I just got done reading "Well Fed," which is a paleo-based cookbook, but every single thing in there was also fine for at least one of the stages of Atkins (as-it-was or with very minor modifications), so that might be something to check out from the library for inspiration!
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What kinds of suggestions are you looking for? Brand names? My current favorites are Optimum Nutrition for vanilla and Dymatize Fudge Brownie for chocolate. On the other hand, you can just start with whatever brand you can find in your local store - anything that is low in carbs and has 15-20g protein. If you get vanilla you can mix in almost anything... a little full-fat yoghurt and some berries, a spoonful of cocoa powder and a bit of artificial sweetener, with or without a spoon of peanut butter. You can add a raw egg if you are comfortable with that. You can blend the protein with water, or milk, or a little cream plus water, or coconut milk. Just be sure you're keeping track of all the add-ins. Cocoa adds about 3 carbs per Tbsp. Splenda adds a few. Everything adds a few, and that's all fine as long as you're keeping track of the totals. Have fun. Experiment. Share your recipes! Oh, and I forgot to say.... Welcome!
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current weight: 159.2
Fitness Minutes: (40) Posts: 6 4/19/13 1:47 P
We LOVE the low carb life! I never felt better in my life!
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current weight: 197.0
Fitness Minutes: (330) Posts: 275 4/19/13 1:38 P
I am doing Atkins. I started 2 1/2 weeks ago. Ive lost about 10 lbs. I feel better already. I did SP a couple years ago and now I am back. I am happy to see that there are people on here that are doing Low Carb too.
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