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1/28/13 4:26 P

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I used to drink lots of coffee and quit. The best part is the smell and I still enjoy it being brewed. It smells like morning to me. You don't have to avoid coffee. You can drink decaffeinated in a normal amount. Like any diet, it's all about portion control and moderation. You may be able to accommodate a piece of candy into your plan but you can't eat an entire bag.

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1/28/13 3:50 P

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Its going to be hard to stay away from coffee.

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1/28/13 1:42 P

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I have worked like that in past years and so does my son so I can emphasize. It's a diet buster. Most doctors don't recommend more than one of two cups of coffee a day. I assume you are worried about the caffeine. Atkins did not recommend caffeine as he felt it causes unstable blood sugars.

According to some small preliminary studies cinnamon does have good properties but it's not a wonder drug.

Flaxseed is okay for induction. The muffins are fine.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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1/28/13 7:15 A

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So this last weekend was a hard one. I worked a 8 hour shift until 10:30pm on Friday, had to be back to work 6 hours later for my 10 hr shift, then a 10 hr shift on Sunday. I was so very very tired these last two days that I broke one of the Atkins rules and I am wondering how blurry those rules are. I know Atkins says you can have 2 cups of coffee and herb tea without fruit sweeteners but I went way over. So I brought my own coffee from home, 2 cups, then I got a med light roast at work with a extra shot thrown in. I put a sprinkle of cinnamon in the work coffee. I did this both Sat and Sunday though yesterday it didn't help because I was so tired. Have I derailed myself by doing this??

I told a co-worker not too long ago that Cinnamon was great at helping to burn fat. I didn't think they would take it as far as they have. They now put it on everything, steak, carrots, yogurt, etc. I don't think it works that way right? Otherwise everyone would be putting cinnamon on everything.

Flax Meal, I know the Atkins Book says I can have Flax Meal but I just wanted to triple check that its ok for induction. This is the one thing I make with the Flax and I add a touch of Cinnamon.
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