Georgie- I'm not experiencing a lack of variety so much as experiencing a learning curve of recognizing what I can & can't eat. I've made mistakes in the past week and went over 20g carbs on some days. I'm also trying to figure out possibilities for foods that are on the Induction list that didn't use to be included in my everyday diet. What helped was checking out lowcarb recipe websites (Atkins website was very helpful, as was the recipes section in this forum), the recipes in the Atkins book, and suggestions from others. That gave me ideas on what to make for dinner, or possible substitutes for high carb foods I used to eat.
If your old eating habits were like mine, you habitually consumed very few high protein/high fat foods--most of what you ate was high carb. Now that those are off limits, you think you're limited to the tiny number of high protein/high fat foods you are used to. Try new things & get creative!
I started induction on the 3rd February and have found it great so far. Thanks for the link re Linda recipes, they look amazing. My problem is that I am not organised enough for my meals. I need to plan a day ahead. Like now I am about to have breakfast, but not sure what I will be having, depends on what I find in the fridge, this is not the best way of doing it I know. Will need to read up on some recipes and plan.
Congratulations Bigbrowntabby on your weight loss.
Sandra / Cara
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I have struggled through induction a couple times because of the limited foods (at least compared to what I was used to eating!) I second the suggestion of using Linda's low carb recipe site. Those recipes have saved me many times when I didn't know what to make or needed something new to try. The ones that you can have on induction are marked with an asterisk (*) at the end of the name. I think sometimes it's not lack of variety, it's just a lack of good recipes. Now that I am used to eating LC, induction wouldn't be such a huge change, but the first time it was tough. Very worth it though! Hang in there, you'll feel so much better.
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I'm not sure why you're feeling a lack of variety, even on Induction. Maybe you're just feeling limited? Why don't you go over to Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes at www.genaw.com/lowcarb/induction_menu s/ induction_menus.html and see if that helps any. She has Induction menus for at least two weeks, plus lots of other recipes. I've tried several of her recipes (even did Induction following her menus once) and have liked all of them.
Hi, I am in my 5th day of induction. I am challenged by the lack of variety I can eat. Are you at all experiencing that? I joined on the Atkins site too. Can you share any challenges and how you overcame them? Appreciate it.
LOVE from Above, Georgie
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I started Atkins on Jan. 29 so today marks 1 week on Induction. I'm so impressed with how well it has worked as I am down 6.5 lbs!
I know, I know, much of that is water weight, but it's still weight that I don't need to be carrying around, plus I've been drinking a lot more water than I used to, so I know it's not because I am dehydrated.
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