Carb Counters - Started yesterday. Does this work?




JessicaBT
03-02-2007, 06:04 PM
I've been dieting and excercising for 7 days. I was counting calories, but I read a few books, and decided that I wanted to try the Atkins diet. I have not lost one single pound yet, in 7 days.
However, I just started the Atkins thing yesterday. I stopped counting calories (although this bothered me a bit,) and I stopped counting fat, and I just ate meat all day long, with no carbs. Bacon, and crab legs, and steak. A lot of steak. Today I've had bacon and nothing else. (Need to go to the store...)
After 6 days of counting calories and fat, switching back to eating butter scared me a little bit. So I'm wondering, does this really work? I read the books. I read the sucess stories. But I'd like to know how it really works for real people in the real world.


RobinW
03-02-2007, 06:25 PM
I read the books
did you read the Atkins book?
I just ate meat all day long, with no carbs. Bacon, and crab legs, and steak. A lot of steak. Today I've had bacon and nothing else.
this is not the atkins diet. Not only that, what you are eating all day is not healthy!!

You need veggies and fibre! Get your shopping done, but I suggest you read the book fully before you go any further.

JerseyGyrl
03-02-2007, 07:08 PM
Hi Jessica,

Robin is absolutely right, eating meat & bacon all day long is NOT the Atkins way of life. If you'd like to do Atkins and do it correctly, I suggest you go to your local Walmart and spend $6 for Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution. Read it from cover to cover until you understand exactly how & why this way of eating works.

In the meantime, you may want to have a look at the following links:

http://www.atkins.com/articles/atkins-phases/phase-one/phase-1-induction/
http://www.atkins.com/articles/atkins-phases/phase-one/acceptable-foods/
http://www.atkins.com/articles/atkins-phases/phase-one/the-rules-of-induction/

If you want to know if this works for real people in the real world...I'd say,when done CORRECTLY...yes,it works!! The key is to never think of it as a diet that you can go off of once you've lost the desired amount of weight you want to lose. This is a lifestyle change! For it to work, you must make the committment to change your eating habits for a lifetime. IF you are willing to do that...you will be successful.

All the best to you!!

Kim


JessicaBT
03-02-2007, 07:56 PM
Yes, I did read it, and I'm almost certain that the book said to start off with no carbs, and that calorie counting did not matter. I'll check again. I read the links, thanks. They seem to say something entirely different than the book that I just read did.

RobinW
03-02-2007, 08:02 PM
Yes, I did read it, and I'm almost certain that the book said to start off with no carbs, and that calorie counting did not matter. I'll check again. I read the links, thanks. They seem to say something entirely different than the book that I just read did.

20 carbs is what you start at. No calorie counting doesnt matter, when you are hungry, eat....just keep it between the lines :)

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