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4/24/11 7:39 P

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I'm on Induction and I follow the 2001 DADR, so that's about 20g of carbs for me. Most days it's less though. I use the SP tracker and since it doesn't count net carbs, my average is about 15g. But some days, I'm ok to let it go over (even up to 25), esp if I know that I've got fiber compensating for the over.

As for calories, I generally like to make sure I don't go under 1200. But I also try to stay under 1500 - I don't really try very hard though, haha. I just eat when I'm hungry and I find that usually totals between 1300 to 1400 a day, most days. :)



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4/24/11 6:58 P

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I just stick to Atkins Induction (20 net carbs, 12-15 from veggies). Have been on it December will be 4 years.
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4/24/11 6:55 P

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Thanks WW. I'm just starting and counting calories and carbs sounds so complex....
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4/24/11 6:46 P

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I only count my carbs.
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4/24/11 6:43 P

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Do all of you count calories too or just carbs?
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4/24/11 4:43 P

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I don't really count carbs anymore, unless I am curious, and then it is around 40-60 unless I deliberately have a carby item. (BTW, I don't follow Atkins, but did do the really old plan for several weeks long ago and felt terrible on it.)

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4/24/11 9:45 A

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I stick to 20 net carbs, 12-15 coming from veggies. No fruit as the fructose does not show up on my meter, but does on my A1C. I don't like surprises like that. So I have a salad with at least 1 meal and scads of veggies. Keeps my glucose levels in the normal range.
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4/24/11 1:24 A

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I can lose as long as I stay under 50g a day but most days I average 15-30g. I do try to eat a salad or a couple of servings of vegetables a day for the fiber, which is why I think they recommend so much in the new version. But I can eat a huge salad and be starving an hour later. I have found a high fiber/low Carb wrap or pita with 5 or 6 net carbs gives me as much or more fiber for the same amount of carbs as a couple of cups of salad with dressing and doesn't stall weight loss or cause cravings if I only have one a day. Combined with my protien and fat it is much more satisfying and keeps me full longer. But I have never really had a problem with grains, sugar is my weakness. It is different with everyone, you just have to experiment to find what is right for you.

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4/23/11 12:30 P

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As you can see there is not a one size fits all approach. I try to stick to 35-50 gms. I have not yet added in much fruit.

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4/23/11 3:35 A

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I aim for 50-100gms

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4/22/11 6:25 P

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I have been zero carb for several years now. Before I went zero carb, I was under 10 carbs a day. I feel great!

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4/22/11 4:16 P

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You can do whatever your little heart desires. I personally can't go that low on carbs. I don't lose really well if I am under 50-60 grams a day. That means I haven't done induction. My initial weightloss wasn't as dramatic, but I am in this for the long haul, so that didn't matter.

I generally eat 75-100 grams of carb a day from veggies and some fruits (mostly berries). I find this works really well for me.



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4/22/11 3:32 P

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4/22/11 2:26 P

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Thanks! I am seeing my scale go down little bits at a time, but thats how I roll.... turtle style!

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4/22/11 1:04 P

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I don't think I ever got up to 20 carbs with just the induction veggies. I don't think it's something to worry about, as long as you stick with what's allowed and keep the carbs down until you shed the cravings.

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4/22/11 1:03 P

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Absolutely! Some of us have found we have to be more strict and use the older methods, some have found they can use the newer method. I feel Dr. Atkins was spot on in his older books and there's no need to fix what aint broken! emoticon Less than 20 carbs is fine. Some people need to keep it that way longer than others. Do what works for your body and what keeps the cravings away, b/c sometimes if you add too many carbs for your body, you'll start battling cravings and that could ruin everything. I'm the type who has to stay low---20 or less to lose, but can go up to about 50-70 to maintain.

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4/22/11 12:16 P

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Can you mix old atkins and new with induction. I personally like some veggies but not 12-15 of them for my net carbs. 72 Atkins is no carbs but 92 is 20 net.. do you have to always get the 20 net carbs or is it more a 20 or less scenario? I have read the book up to induction, and read Gary Taubes' why we get fat.. I understand the logic but wonder what works for everyone

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