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Old 09-16-2008, 05:22 PM   #151
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The atkins book says 1 cup of romaine is only 0.4 carbs. SO 2 cups is less than a carb. How does that add up to 20??? Gained another pound today.... ??? blah.
I don't know but watching those videos on You Tube that's what one of the guys said. Maybe he is referring to everything included in the salad but that's what he said. And he lost 180 pounds...lol I gained weight this morning but not going to give up just eat more protein and fat and less carbs. This morning I had three fried eggs and bacon. Was not hungry at lunch but ate a small salad and snacked here and there at my desk on pork rinds. I am in the process of cooking me a big juicy steak and will eat half a cup of green beans with it and that's it except for the splenda in my coffee and tea. By my afternoon weight (I know I shouldn't but it has become a habit after work each day), I can usually tell if I will lose weight in the morning. If I weigh less than the afternoon before, then I know I will be alright and keeps me honest in the evening. If am above that weight, then I eat all fat and protein and drink a ton of water all evening. It seems to be working for me but as they say YMMV....good luck, Brenda
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:30 PM   #152
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You are exactly right I cup of Romaine is only .4 carbs. It takes a TON of veggies to reach that 12 -15 range. I sometimes feel I am eating all day and am stuffed yet I still need to eat MORE. I hope someone can shed some light as to the discrepencies in Dr. Atkins and the new rule of 12-15. Also, I would like to know if the 12-15 are mandatory even if I am not hungry and not losing weight. Thanks!

I noticed on some of the packages of mixed greens today that they did have a carb content of two carbs. One of my co-workers is doing low carb with me (and he has about two hundred pounds to lose). He told me the last time he tried Atkins, he would eat salads all day long when he was on it before and just never did have any luck. He also would eat those low carb bars, ice cream, etc. This time he is sticking to a high protein and fat diet eating hardly any carbs. I am still eating a salad or some other non starch vegetable. He has lost more than me but what man doesn't...lol We both saw the video where the guy said that three cups of salad was 20 carbs so maybe he is talking about mixed greens with salad dressing. I can't find my book but to be honest, when I get a little depressed about eating the same thing, etc., I watch those videos on You Tube and they are inspiring. Good luck, Brenda
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:42 PM   #153
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You know there is something to eating 0 carbs. I tried this and could lose about 1 lb. a day. Most people say that this really cuts their cravings, however I had MONSTER cravings. I would eat meat, 2 eggs and sometimes mayo on chicken. That is it. No cheese. There is a group on this forum called 0 carbers and there are many people who eat this way and have for many, many years. I felt terrible on this and quickly abandoned it. The weight loss simply wasn't worth how bad I felt.

You should check out ******.com food calculator as well as the usda calculator which will give you any foods nutritional info. You can subtract the fiber from carbs and see exactly what you are eating in a day. They both agree about romaine. It says that 100g of romaine has 1.19 net carbs. That is HEAPING bowl full of lettuce at the barest minimum 3 cups. I have found this handy and have given up trusting the labels supplied by the food manufacturer. They seem to rarely agree.

I will have to check out the youtube video you are talking about. I could use some inspiring video every once in a while.
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:41 AM   #154
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You know there is something to eating 0 carbs. I tried this and could lose about 1 lb. a day. Most people say that this really cuts their cravings, however I had MONSTER cravings. I would eat meat, 2 eggs and sometimes mayo on chicken. That is it. No cheese. There is a group on this forum called 0 carbers and there are many people who eat this way and have for many, many years. I felt terrible on this and quickly abandoned it. The weight loss simply wasn't worth how bad I felt.

You should check out ******.com food calculator as well as the usda calculator which will give you any foods nutritional info. You can subtract the fiber from carbs and see exactly what you are eating in a day. They both agree about romaine. It says that 100g of romaine has 1.19 net carbs. That is HEAPING bowl full of lettuce at the barest minimum 3 cups. I have found this handy and have given up trusting the labels supplied by the food manufacturer. They seem to rarely agree.

I will have to check out the youtube video you are talking about. I could use some inspiring video every once in a while.
I guess I misunderstood the quote about three cups of salad being 20 carbs. I bought a new book as I couldn't find mine and have been reading it. On page 123 of his book (New Diet Revolution) it does state you need to quoting "eat no more than 20 grams a day of carbs, most of which must come in the form of salad greens and other vegetables. You can eat approximately three cups--loosely packed--of salad, or two cups of salad plus one cup of other vegetables." So I just misunderstood by saying that 3 cups of salad is 20 carbs but I knew that three cups of salad meant something...lol I am still losing two pounds to one pound a day. Some days I eat a salad but some days not. Yesterday for breakfast I bought one scrambled egg order and one bacon order with a large diet coke from Grandy's, 8 oz. of fried catfish (and yes I ate the entire 8 ounces...lol) for lunch and last night I ate one stuffed mushroom (large) and two boiled eggs. It seems if I eat boiled eggs at night (if we are not cooking out steaks, etc.) then I lose one to two pounds overnight. Being pure protein I am not hungry either. I know we are not supposed to eat battered fried food, but years ago my cousin was on a low carb diet (doctor in Louisiana did this before Atkins came on the scene) and she would eat Popeye's chicken, etc. and lost over a hundred pounds...her doctor told her that there is only a trace of carbs in fried chicken, fish, etc. She was on a 40 carb a day diet and to this day she still is living low carb way before it was fashionable and keeps her weight off. Some mornings my keto stick is purple (never the darkest though) and sometimes just a trace but I am still losing. Good luck. Brenda
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:30 AM   #155
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Feeling puffy and fatter!

Ok, I have completed induction before- about 3 yrs ago- and I lost 35 pounds over about 3 months.

I decided to restart induction on Nov 5th and i am pretty religiously following the under 20 carbs a day. I'm not eating any bars or shakes or low carb products. Here is a sample menu:

Brkfst:
2 eggs scrambled w/ about 2 tbsp shredded cheddar
1 tbsp salsa
1 tsp sour cream

Lunch:
Salad with
about 1 1/2 c mixed iceberg lettuce and spinach
1/4 of a cucumber
1/2 roma tomato
1 tbsp shredded cheddar
3 chopped white mushrooms
1 grilled chicken breast
(sometimes 1 hardboiled egg)
2 tbsp oil and vinegar

Snack- 1 string cheese

Dinner
Varies, but usually some kind of grilled meat (steak or chicken, no marinade) and salad.
Last night I made tilapia cooked with butter and a clove of garlic and
1 c fresh green beans cooked with 2 slices of bacon.

Oh, and I have been drinking a cup of echinacea tea about an hour before bed with 1 tsp of half and half and half a packet of splenda

Is there anything I shouldnt be eating? I feel very puffy and I am measuring inches and my natural waist went down about half an inch, but around my belly button and just below is actually larger.

Thanks!!!

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Old 11-20-2008, 03:34 PM   #156
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Ok, I have completed induction before- about 3 yrs ago- and I lost 35 pounds over about 3 months.

I decided to restart induction on Nov 5th and i am pretty religiously following the under 20 carbs a day. I'm not eating any bars or shakes or low carb products. Here is a sample menu:

Brkfst:
2 eggs scrambled w/ about 2 tbsp shredded cheddar
1 tbsp salsa
1 tsp sour cream

Lunch:
Salad with
about 1 1/2 c mixed iceberg lettuce and spinach
1/4 of a cucumber
1/2 roma tomato
1 tbsp shredded cheddar
3 chopped white mushrooms
1 grilled chicken breast
(sometimes 1 hardboiled egg)
2 tbsp oil and vinegar

Snack- 1 string cheese

Dinner
Varies, but usually some kind of grilled meat (steak or chicken, no marinade) and salad.
Last night I made tilapia cooked with butter and a clove of garlic and
1 c fresh green beans cooked with 2 slices of bacon.

Oh, and I have been drinking a cup of echinacea tea about an hour before bed with 1 tsp of half and half and half a packet of splenda

Is there anything I shouldnt be eating? I feel very puffy and I am measuring inches and my natural waist went down about half an inch, but around my belly button and just below is actually larger.

Thanks!!!
Are you drinking any water? I think Atkins says drink a lot of water. That will help you out.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:30 PM   #157
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almost 2 weeks on induction and no result

I have been in small ketosis on the 2nd and thrid day. I have not really lost anything yet.
But now I am not even on ketosis anymore.
I ate peanuts and almonds yesterday.
I have not eaten any high carbs at all.
I ate some low carb ice cream but it only has 4 carbs.
I need help!!!!
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:57 PM   #158
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almost 2 weeks on induction and no result

I have been in small ketosis on the 2nd and thrid day. I have not really lost anything yet.
But now I am not even on ketosis anymore.
I ate peanuts and almonds yesterday.
I have not eaten any high carbs at all.
I ate some low carb ice cream but it only has 4 carbs.
I need help!!!!
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:06 AM   #159
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Ahhhhhhh!

Week 2 of induction. Following the diet, lots of exercise (so sore today can hardly stand myself.) I lost 2 pounds in the first week and I was pretty excited about that. Gained it back plus two pounds this week. No changes in diet or exercise. Just TOM paying a visit. I am praying that is it! Just keep hanging on and pray that it reverses!
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:31 PM   #160
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I hope someone can shed some light as to the discrepencies in Dr. Atkins and the new rule of 12-15. Also, I would like to know if the 12-15 are mandatory even if I am not hungry and not losing weight. Thanks!

I heard on another low carb board (not lcf) that the change came about after Dr Atkins passed away. It seems that when Atkins Nutritionals Inc took over and it became Atkins Nutritional Approach, they aren't exactly adhering to Dr Atkins original plan.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:52 AM   #161
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I never could figure out exactly where the 10 to 15 carbs come in either but I know there are hidden carbs in everything and I figure my Coke Zero's probably have some in it. Since a 20 oz bottle is broke down nutritionally into 2.5 servings.. probably if they listed it as 1 serving there would be a carb or two...

I think anything commerically prepared is going to throw off the results to some extent.. (just my way of thinking no proof to back it up)...
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:59 PM   #162
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Dr A said to stay away from aspartame so I booted the Coke Zero (even tho its my fave)

And, yes, a 20 oz bottle is 2.5 servings so that is 2.5 servings of your 3 allowed servings of sweetener/day (Chap 18 DANDR).

Dr A said "no more than 20 g (carbs)/day" and "most of which should come from vegetables" and then he said "approximately" when he talked about the cups. I see the 12-15 g/carbs from veggies but I just skimmed my book and didn't find it (doesn't mean its not in there!)

He DOES have a couple a places where he kind of has some "double talk" so just stick to the food list and ust the 20 net max as your guide and you're good-to-go!

Works for me!
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:43 AM   #163
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maybe increase the protein and fat each day. I did that the last few days and bingo ketosis and my scale is moving!
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:55 PM   #164
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i started at 162 and after two weeks dropped to about 156. today is my three week mark and all week i've been going back and forth from 154-156.... is this typical... i feel like i'm losing so slow.

A typical day for me is an egg or 2 for breakfast, 2 cups of romaine or iceburg lettuce with some type of chicken or tuna and a few mild pepper rings with 2 tbs ranch for lunch, and dinner is 8-12 ounces of chicken, ground beef or pork with a cup of veggies (usually brocolli or cucumber)

a snack would be 2 ounces of cheese or maybe 10-15 slices of pepperoni. If i am not in the mood to eat breakfast sometimes i substitute with a protein shake (3 carbs). Also every couple days i do drink a cup or 2 of coffee w a tablespoon of heavy whipping cream and a packet of splenda.

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Old 12-30-2008, 10:50 AM   #165
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I'm a newbie too but it really sounds like you are not eating enough! Your body may have gone into starvation thinking...and won't let go of any weight!

Maybe consult one of the people here on the lcf who have been here for a long time.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:46 AM   #166
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advice needed

hie i would appreciate any advice, i'm new to atkins and the forum. i'm on day 4 of the induction and i'm worried that what i'm eating may be stopping me from losing because i haven't lost any weight and i'm confused??????? about how may calories i need to eat.
on a typical day i either have a low carb quiche (quiche has mushrooms, brocoli, cauliflower, burger meat) or an egg omlet,i snack on two boiled eggs with mayonaise,then i have some chicken and eggs for luch and fish and butternut squash for dinner.
i s too early for me to worry i just dont want to do mess this up because i need to lose weigt this time.
i'm 5 ft 3 and 200 pounds.

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Old 01-06-2009, 07:48 AM   #167
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Hmm...I typed a ressponse but it didn't show up. Let's try again.
You might want to use Fit Day or another tracker so you can see Net Carbs more clearly.

Butternut squash isn't an Induction food. Do you have a copy of DANDR 02?
What are you cooking your chicken and fish in? You need to list those too so we know how much fat.
You don't track calories on Induction so don't worry about those.

What kind of chicken? How much? What kind of fish? How much?

On induction, you eat salad every day. Where is that?
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:29 PM   #168
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Extended Induction FRUSTRATION.

I'm new to this Atkins thing, and am EXCITED I found this website.
I began Induction early/mid-January, and found it extremely difficult; I fell off the wagon after 8 days (during which I had DEFINITLEY noticed a significant reduction in my belly 'pouch' and love handles). After 4 or 5 days of eating whatever I wanted, I decided it was time to get back on and lose this baby weight!

Now I'm on day 15 of Induction; I'm happy to say it's been MUCH easier the second time around, and although I don't always pay tons of attention to what exactly I DO eat, and EXACT grams of carbs, I go by a general rule of "meat & vegetables is what I can eat." I do have a single yogurt every morning for my digestive health, and drink about a quart of water a day.

My problem is this: I seem to have completely stopped losing weight AND inches. I go through times during the day where I'm SUPER tired and can't keep my eyes open, even if I exercise, go outside, or splash some cold water on my face. I haven't gone grocery shopping for a few days, and consequently haven't been eating very much AT ALL; most days I believe I get less than 20g carbs.

I'm going on a trip to see my husband for the first time in 6 months in 9 days, and want to kick start this thing again so I can lose the rest of the weight - or at least SOME more.

Any advice? THANK YOU!!!
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:25 PM   #169
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The process of elimination?

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and feel soooooooo good knowing i'm not stumbling in the dark alone anymore. I'm always reading and would like to add my 1 cent

I read in an food allergy book that most common food allergies/intolerances come from soy products, nuts, eggs,wheat, and dairy. So i'm trying to eliminate cheese,creamer,sour cream, & cream cheese for 2-4 wks. (however long i can hold out) to see if this helps.We probably have mild allergies to common foods we enjoy every week.

I was also told by a co-worker to follow a yeast free diet so i eliminated those items as well that can support the growth of yeast and slow progress.... mayo,low carb ketchup/salsa,pickles,capers, olives, soy sauce, mushrooms,sauerkraut?, smoked/cured foods (jerky)

also, i just learned that liquid or tablet sweetners have no "fillers/carbs" so i switched to a liquid sweetener with zero carbs.

i'm desperate and lose very slowly and even though i don't abuse these items, i'm definitely going to try not using them at all

i don't exercise enough and i definitely need more water so hopefully this helps

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Old 02-09-2009, 08:33 PM   #170
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Welcome Dj I have to re-Induct Just cant get this weight going again. I also am going to get rid of the dairy I LIKE it TOOOOOOOOOOO much. This is a great site and lots of peeps hang out on the main lobby so if you have ?????s that would also be a good place to post ..Talk to you later.. good night
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Old 02-13-2009, 03:01 PM   #171
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well It could be a lot of factors you could be retaining water, not getting enough fiber, to much protein,not enough calories to much or to little exercise as crazy as it sounds. I started 4 weeks ago today @ 229lbs and I lost 18.6 lbs so far, 14 inches, and 16.6 lbs of the lbs. lost was pure FAT! last week I only lost 1.2lbs, I exercised like crazy, drank tons of water but when I looked back not only was my fiber intake low but my calories on @ least 4 days was only like 600-800 calories. So keep track of all you eat. It will get better
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:03 PM   #172
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How did you loose so much during induction? I need help.

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Hi everyone,

I'm new here and feel soooooooo good knowing i'm not stumbling in the dark alone anymore. I'm always reading and would like to add my 1 cent

I read in an food allergy book that most common food allergies/intolerances come from soy products, nuts, eggs,wheat, and dairy. So i'm trying to eliminate cheese,creamer,sour cream, & cream cheese for 2-4 wks. (however long i can hold out) to see if this helps.We probably have mild allergies to common foods we enjoy every week.

I was also told by a co-worker to follow a yeast free diet so i eliminated those items as well that can support the growth of yeast and slow progress.... mayo,low carb ketchup/salsa,pickles,capers, olives, soy sauce, mushrooms,sauerkraut?, smoked/cured foods (jerky)

also, i just learned that liquid or tablet sweetners have no "fillers/carbs" so i switched to a liquid sweetener with zero carbs.

i'm desperate and lose very slowly and even though i don't abuse these items, i'm definitely going to try not using them at all

i don't exercise enough and i definitely need more water so hopefully this helps

dj
I personally don't buy into the "common low grade food allergy" theories, but many people do (and some in fact DO HAVE genuine sensitivities), so choose your own path. What you're suggesting may be taking on a lot of factors at once to eliminate from your diet. Why not try Atkins Induction "straight"? You'll eliminate nuts, a lot of dairy (pretty much anything with lactose, which is sugar), and wheat just doing that, and you can choose to use more of the induction-friendly foods besides cheeses and processed meats anyway.

Trying to take on too much at once is a sure recipe for failure, so why not set yourself up for success? Induction is difficult enough as it is when you're just learning it!
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I have been in small ketosis on the 2nd and thrid day. I have not really lost anything yet.
But now I am not even on ketosis anymore.
I ate peanuts and almonds yesterday.
I have not eaten any high carbs at all.
I ate some low carb ice cream but it only has 4 carbs.
I need help!!!!


[COLOR="Blue"]Fre[/COLOR][COLOR="Blue"]nchtoastnono, I didn't think any nuts were allowed on Induction. Maybe that's your weight loss stall? Unless I'm thinking of an older version I've read a while ago and now it's allowed. Correct me gang if I am wrong.

I'd like to order another Atkins book but there so many, I don't know which to pick! I am skeptical about the versions after Dr. A died.

Open question to everyone: What Atkins Book version are you using and do you like it and why?[/COLOR]
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Dr A said to stay away from aspartame so I booted the Coke Zero (even tho its my fave)

And, yes, a 20 oz bottle is 2.5 servings so that is 2.5 servings of your 3 allowed servings of sweetener/day (Chap 18 DANDR).

Dr A said "no more than 20 g (carbs)/day" and "most of which should come from vegetables" and then he said "approximately" when he talked about the cups. I see the 12-15 g/carbs from veggies but I just skimmed my book and didn't find it (doesn't mean its not in there!)

He DOES have a couple a places where he kind of has some "double talk" so just stick to the food list and ust the 20 net max as your guide and you're good-to-go!

Works for me!
Coke Zero has aspartame? I thought it was Splenda, had to look it up! Well, you taught me something, so maybe I can help you out too... according to the Coca-Cola website "nutrition" facts (http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/m..._nutrition.pdf) an 8 oz. serving has 0.1g of carbohydrates.

By the way, although I fully agree that staying away from sweeteners is a good idea, remember that the "packet" sweeteners have a carbohydrate "filler" in them to add volume so it's easier to use (the amount of aspartame or sucralose in a packet is actually a tiny fraction of the powder). That's the main reason why you count a packet as 1 carb. What they add into foods during production usually doesn't have this (no need), so although you should avoid sweeteners where possible, a glass of artificially sweetened tea from the grocery store jug will have less carb than if you take unsweetened tea and add packet sweetener.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:02 PM   #176
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I noticed on some of the packages of mixed greens today that they did have a carb content of two carbs. One of my co-workers is doing low carb with me (and he has about two hundred pounds to lose). He told me the last time he tried Atkins, he would eat salads all day long when he was on it before and just never did have any luck. He also would eat those low carb bars, ice cream, etc.
Yes, salad greens of all kinds have some minimal carbs, but I would be willing to bet that the recipe for his failure on that occasion didn't lie with the greens. What else did he have in with the salad greens - many come packaged with carrot, and adding any other non-induction-friendly things can hurt. The salad dressing (type or quantity - 3g carbs in 2 tbsp still adds up to 20g fast if you use a lot of dressing with each salad and have several), sunflower seeds, anything else could have affected him, and if he wasn't counting the carbs in things like tomatoes, carrots, pepper rings, green pepper, etc he wasn't staying within the rules.

Also, the "low carb" bars often contain sugar alcohols and other things that aren't exactly induction-friendly, as does the ice cream. Besides that, they can be sort of "empty" foods that trigger us to eat them like the snacks they are, and still feel hungry. Carbsmart ice cream, for example, has something like 4g of net carbs per serving (and a serving is pretty small), plus a lot of sugar alcohols. Eat a pint or a half gallon, and you're going to blow it on induction and maybe even put yourself over the limit for maintaining some level of ketosis and the resulting loss of hunger even if you're on maintenance.

I eat salad like a horse. Ken's Original (not light) Blue Cheese dressing has 1g carb, and it's pretty thick, so I toss it well and add a tiny bit of EVOO to thin it out. I also don't use very much. If I'm eating out and dealing with dressing I'm not 100% sure of, I get the dressing on the side and dip my fork in it before each bite. You use surprisingly less of it that way and still get enough taste in every bite.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:21 PM   #177
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Wow, that's a good tip for the salad dressing. Thank you.




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Old 02-26-2009, 04:51 PM   #178
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Wow, that's a good tip for the salad dressing. Thank you.




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You're welcome! I don't worry about it when I'm home with "known" dressing, but I found that when I'm eating out, I can do this and use only about 1/3 of what they give me. If I poured it all on, I'd never notice and probably feel like I needed more!
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:00 PM   #179
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Coke Zero has aspartame? I thought it was Splenda, had to look it up! Well, you taught me something, so maybe I can help you out too... according to the Coca-Cola website "nutrition" facts (http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/m..._nutrition.pdf) an 8 oz. serving has 0.1g of carbohydrates.
Its not about the amount of carbs in the diet soda, its about the amount sweetener. Induction is a detox and its about getting us off of all the stuff we crave. Dr A limited us to 3 servings of sweetener/day b/c so many of us were using so MUCH MORE! (and drinking so much more diet soda)

We're detoxing from carbs and all that sweet taste. THAT'S why we're limiting sweeteners. It has nothing at all to do with how many carbs are in the Coke Zero.
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:33 PM   #180
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Help-really losing hope

Hello all you great people out there. Okay, this is a last desperate post. I keep thinking I'm doing most everything right, and then for one reason or another, it just doesn't work for me. I was on atkins for almost 2 weeks this time, (11 days) The first few days I lost about 6lbs. Then I found I started gaining and after making some eggplant fries I gained almost everything back. Got depressed, had a disagreement with my fam, and started eating off the program. Now I am back to where I started from. I have started and stopped this WOE so many times it is hard to count. When I was younger I did lose, but now it just seems impossible for me to lose on this WOE. Current weight-280, goal 123. I have been drinking water. I try to keep my appetite in check. I have not been using the keto stix as they never show me in ketosis when I drink lots of water. I only exercised 1x while on induction. I don't sleep at night and I am so tired all the time, but I do know I need to exercise more. I wonder if I am eating wrong, too much food, too much fat, too many carbs? I find that my carb count in Calorie King was several carbs over 20 on a consistent basis, even though I tried like heck to keep them below 20. Could that make SUCH a big difference? I tried doing some cooking off the food porn thread for induction so I would not get bored and cheat, but maybe I should just stick to the very basic stuff. Does anyone have any suggestions for a menu I should follow for two weeks? Does posting my past menu seem like a good idea? Help, I really need help. Shellie
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