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5/30/13 6:46 P

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nice to know that i am not the only one that way with chicken. I/we eat a lor of red meat now also.

This is the link to the Atkins website. even tho I dont fully do it the atkins way anymore I do still eat from the atkins food list/eat. I just count carbs different than they do.
community.atkins.com/Registration.as
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Watch this about the atkins program.

us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?
p=dr+westman+diet&hspart=att&hsimp=yhs
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5/27/13 6:15 P

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I am the same, chicken just does not fill me up. Neither do eggs. I eat them when it is meal time and I have zero hunger. But, the majority of my meals are red meat.

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5/27/13 5:29 P

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I ate the skin but in no time i was hungry. With red meat I don't ever feel hungry, funny I know but I got to noticing this on days i ate chicken/ect so I don't eat it much now at all.

This is the link to the Atkins website. even tho I dont fully do it the atkins way anymore I do still eat from the atkins food list/eat. I just count carbs different than they do.
community.atkins.com/Registration.as
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Watch this about the atkins program.

us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?
p=dr+westman+diet&hspart=att&hsimp=yhs
-att_001&type=att_lego_portal_home


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5/27/13 5:00 P

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If you eat the chicken or turkey with the skin and fat it will help keep you more full. Fat helps so much with satiety.

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5/27/13 4:36 P

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I have found that chicken,turkey(birds) dont keep me feeling full and I get hungry then want to eat more. I pretty much stick to red meat now. funny before atkins that was the type of meat we ate almost all the time.

This is the link to the Atkins website. even tho I dont fully do it the atkins way anymore I do still eat from the atkins food list/eat. I just count carbs different than they do.
community.atkins.com/Registration.as
px?mcid=atkhpbannerlg


Watch this about the atkins program.

us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?
p=dr+westman+diet&hspart=att&hsimp=yhs
-att_001&type=att_lego_portal_home


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5/27/13 1:50 P

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Thank you all so much for your suggestions. I am headed out to my book store (after an exhausting online search..haha) to look for reading materials. Boy things have changed in the low carb world.
When I said I was on a vegan cleanse...I did that for inflammatory purposes and while it helped much with aches and pains and gave me a new knowledge of veggies and how to actually cook them so they taste good...being vegan or vegetarian was just too much of an everyday challenge to live with forever.That, I feel is the main focus for us all, to find a happy, healthy plan where we can enjoy life and eating. Plus I could never wrap my head around nor put in my mouth the "fake protein meat" like tempeh. Cooking 2 meals a day (his and hers) was very time consuming and the most important thing of all was I stayed swollen eating grains and rice. Once I got to the fully veg and fruit only phase (with no grains or rice) I did fine, but that is not reasonable way to eat and very boring. I think I am grain sensitive which is why I am exploring the low carb way of life.
Again, I have never been much of a meat eater and probably will settle on fish and chicken with occasional beef. I however, love soups, stews and casseroles with beef. OH and love, love, love me some bacon!!!

Happy Memorial Day!

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5/27/13 12:23 P

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I agree on the Atkins products. I like the bars but they are bad of my weight loss. My hubby eat two of them a day tho and he has lost 35 pounds in right at two months, so everyone is different. His weight is now where it needs to be at. I wish is was that easy for me to lose.

I am working on cutting the cheese out to see what that does for me. I eat 1oz or less a day right but when this box of cream cheese is gone I am not buying anymore for a while.

This is the link to the Atkins website. even tho I dont fully do it the atkins way anymore I do still eat from the atkins food list/eat. I just count carbs different than they do.
community.atkins.com/Registration.as
px?mcid=atkhpbannerlg


Watch this about the atkins program.

us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?
p=dr+westman+diet&hspart=att&hsimp=yhs
-att_001&type=att_lego_portal_home


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5/27/13 7:09 A

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Try hitting the library or second hand stores for low carb books. The one thing I would say about the newer Atkins books or sites is that they promote their food products which for almost everyone is not a good thing.

I read a Gary Taubes article which lead me to his books which were very informative. I too think Bowden's book gives a good overview of options.

As far as cookbooks I've really enjoyed Dana Carpender (yes, spelled that way) books. Although she has evolved over time to a cleaner version of lc. For example moving away from artificial sweeteners to stevia and others.

I'm in the category of needing to watch calories along with carbs. I've found high fat, low carb, lower protein, lower calories to work for me. Once you get a handle on the foundation concepts you may need to tweak your own plan a bit. Each of us has items that may not work for them such as no fruit, no nuts, no dairy. May either increase cravings or stall weight loss.

Edited by: MOXIE6 at: 5/27/2013 (07:10)
I am starting my ticker again since starting low carb....in the home strech!
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5/27/13 12:44 A

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The newest Atkins book is " the new atkins for a new you" you can buy it on amazon pretty cheap. If you don't want to wait and have a kindle or nook you can get it on those for about $12

Myself knowing what I know. I would just go to the Atkins.com and make account for free and learn about it there. at the top of the page there is a LEARN ATKINS tab and it pretty much tells you all you really need to know to do the program.

This is the link to the Atkins website. even tho I dont fully do it the atkins way anymore I do still eat from the atkins food list/eat. I just count carbs different than they do.
community.atkins.com/Registration.as
px?mcid=atkhpbannerlg


Watch this about the atkins program.

us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?
p=dr+westman+diet&hspart=att&hsimp=yhs
-att_001&type=att_lego_portal_home


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5/26/13 9:55 P

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As a result of BudgetMaw's post below, I found Jonny Bowden's blog and he has lots of great articles for free.

http://jonnybowdenblog.com/

Great site.

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5/26/13 7:29 P

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Reading Gary Taubes changed my life and my thinking. He helped me to overcome the shame I carried for a long time for being overweight and gave me hope emoticon

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5/26/13 6:36 P

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I love Gary taubes, personally.

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5/26/13 6:20 P

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You could also try Jonny Bowden's "Living low carb : controlled-carbohydrate eating for long-term weight loss." He not only does a great job of explaining the science behind eating low carb, but also discusses 23 of the "best" low carb plans out there. He gives a brief discription of how to do the plan, who it would be good for and who might want to try a different plan, instead, and then gives his opinion of the plan. It's an easy read and very informative. I found myself deciding to switch to each plan as I read about it!

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5/26/13 6:19 P

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Atkins was/is the best for early information, and younger Drs have expanded and enhanced his ground breaking information. Just google low carb! You do have to find "your" own way! emoticon

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5/26/13 5:09 P

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Welcome. The Gary Taube book is really helpful in understanding low carb Why we get fat and what to do about it. You can also listen to him on Youtube. Also you can get the basics of Atkins on line at the website just don't buy into all of their prepared foods. Whole foods are best. There are several good low carb sites out there for recipes and ideas. Google. Read the threads on this team. Lots of great info and good direction...Seek and you will find emoticon

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5/26/13 4:33 P

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Hello All,

I was on Atkins back in 1999 and lost about 10 pounds and basically tried it since everyone I knew was on this diet. I never fully explored the book or the science behind the diet or low carb lifestyle...I just knew it worked. Since then (until my mid 40's) didn't really need to "diet". I did try the 17 day diet 2 years ago with success at first then didn't follow the second cycle.
In October I went on a vegan type plant based 'cleanse" that eliminated meat, dairy and taught me a whole new appreciation for vegetables and how to cook them. This plan was very high carb as it was full of sweet potatoes, grains and such for protein since you aren't getting it from meat. I lost 14 pounds in 21 days and almost as many inches. My belly totally disappeared. I didn't miss meat since I have never been much of a meat eater except in casseroles and soups or stews. However, after the cleanse was over I tried like heck to live this life...but found it non sustainable (especially through the winter) when most the veg I liked was out of season and squash was all I had!
I have been exploring this low carb lifestyle as I feel it fits with my way of cooking and can feed my BF on this as well instead of cooking 2 meals everyday. Plus have the alternative to cut out gluten, wheat and other grains that do tend to cause cravings for me. Also bread makes my heart race sometimes...never have figured that one out.
What do you recommend as far as researching how to do this correctly and where to start....The old book, the new book (that was not written by Atkins)? Please point me to the best place to start.
I appreciate the support and feedback!

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