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Old 07-28-2012, 06:35 AM   #7
JerseyGyrl
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Originally Posted by kelly315 View Post
You can lose weight eating just about anything, as long as you count your calories. It's not necessarily healthy, but it works.
this says perfectly!
While we all want to look our best, isn't being healthy what its really all about? There are many "diets" out there designed to help you lose weight. Without mentioning any of them specificially, many of them are not healthy. In a nutshell, avoiding processed foods, refined carbs & sugar is the key to improved health.
That being said, on Atkins, real butter (not that fake, plastic stuff ) and real cheese (not non-fat, low-fat) are permitted. Broccoli or cauliflower with cheese sauce, green beans with bacon or almonds, creamed spinach, oven roasted zucchini with parmesan cheese, faux mashed potatoes....all are Atkins friendly
As for salads, BLT salad, tuna salad, egg salad, chicken salad (all made with REAL mayo), chef salad, taco salad.....creamy, full fat dressings like ranch, ceasar, parmesan-peppercorn....all are Atkins friendly.
The key with veggies & salads is to make them taste good. If something tastes good, you'll eat it and enjoy it. I encourage you to look at the recipes on Linda's low carb site:
http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/recipes.html
Even those who say they don't like veggies could find something there they'd like
Remember, as Kelly315 said "You can lose weight eating just about anything, as long as you count your calories. It's not necessarily healthy, but it works." The true key is to lose the weight AND to be healthy
You CAN do this Jamie, it is just going to take a little adjusting but, it is definitely worth it!

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