Hi there - if you looked at today's lunch - yeah - I blew it. I went out to Mimi's Café for lunch, and I only ate 1/4 of their apple struesel muffin. Didn't realize exactly how many carbs it was until I recorded it.
And lately, I have gone back to how I ate while I was doing Slim4life. I purchased some of their protein bars and snacks, which I noticed are a little higher in total carbs, but the fiber takes it down a bit.
I started Atkins 2 months ago, and lost about 3 pounds after 2 weeks of Induction. I have been losing and gaining the same 2 pounds for the last 60 days. So a few days ago, I went back to what worked for me before, which was the way Slim4life taught me to eat. They had me at about 60 total carbs - but it nets out lower, probably between 35 or 40 net carbs. They let you eat two starches a day, and it could be 45 calorie diet bread. So that is probably where you are seeing some bread intake in the mornings.
I really believe that the cheese and the dairy I was allowed on Atkins was stalling me. Slim4life is much lower fat intake while you are losing. Your body is using fat for fuel, but it has to burn the fat you are intaking before it will burn the fat on your body.
I'm sure I will be one of those people who need to stay under 50 net carbs a day forever.
One thing I know for sure is that everyone's body is not the same. What works one person will not work for another. But the main thing is that they are all low carb ways of eating. But I can't see doing Atkins without the cream, butter and cheese, which is the stuff I liked to eat.
Have you had success on Atkins or are you doing another plan?
George S. Patton-You're never beaten until you admit it.
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