Carb Counters - 16; Just Starting Atkins Tomorrow




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Arielle09
11-03-2007, 12:56 AM
ok im only in induction but im ready; im looking to lose 30 lbs before jan 1 because im tired of a resolution that never goes threw; im threw with being fat, im almost a senior; i lost 20 lbs last summer and it was the best thing ever; people say im so pretty but if i was skinny i would be gorgeous well im tired of waiting; i cant wait to satert atkins givbe me advice!!!!


slimmingsi
11-03-2007, 01:55 AM
firstly welcome.
30lbs before jan? thats what 8-9 weeks? do-able very very do-able i'm down 42lb in 9 weeks. but i did have a fair bit to lose. if you have never done atkins before be prepared to ride out the first week you may feel awful but keep at it after the first week you'll start feeling better each day until you feel ontop of the world. secondly get a decent recipie website, where possible cook most of your food from scratch. if you cook it you know whats in it! i make my own burgers and mustard sauce. cheese sauce is good spread on lots of leafy green veg.

there are times when i gets a little boring, at times i've really been bored and craved all sorts of things but i just go to the fridge and get out the cheddar cheese cut off a big lump dunk it in some full fat mayo and munch it all!

JerseyGyrl
11-03-2007, 08:33 AM
:welcome: Arielle!!

First question, have you read Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution? Reading the book before beginning the program is the key to success. Understanding how & why this way of life works is essential for success. In a nutshell. Induction is 20 carbs per day from foods ONLY on the acceptable foods list:
http://www.atkins.com/articles/atkins-phases/phase-one/acceptable-foods/
12-15 of your 20 carbs for the day should be coming from veggies & salads. Be sure to drink plently of water and get some exercise. 30 lbs by Jan isn't impossible if you do this correctly:carrot:

All the best to you!!!

Kim


bargoo
11-03-2007, 09:44 AM
You can do it, but Kim is right , you need to follow the book exactly and exercise will help you with your loss.. Good luck.

aud
11-04-2007, 10:33 AM
Hiya & Welcome arielle09!:hug: I remember gaining a LOT of weight in junior high & taking it off on a high protein diet rather quickly between 8th & 9th grade - waaaay back in the 70's! :o Wishing now that I would have stuck with the same principles all these years.

Hope you'll lc chat with us on your progress - new Thread each week - we're here chatting til tomorrow: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=125974

Good Luck!:carrot:

ilovemike4alwayz
11-04-2007, 11:25 AM
Hello. I will be starting with you tomorrow. I have done atkins before and have lost so well. You can do 20 pounds easy. If you do read the book it makes it a lot easier. So I will be in the same boat with you. The first week is the toughest, but if you can make it through that then you will be just fine. I will be more than happy to be a supporter with you since we are both starting.

Diva
11-05-2007, 07:03 AM
:welcome: Arielle!!

First question, have you read Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution? Reading the book before beginning the program is the key to success. Understanding how & why this way of life works is essential for success. In a nutshell. Induction is 20 carbs per day from foods ONLY on the acceptable foods list:
http://www.atkins.com/articles/atkins-phases/phase-one/acceptable-foods/
12-15 of your 20 carbs for the day should be coming from veggies & salads. Be sure to drink plently of water and get some exercise. 30 lbs by Jan isn't impossible if you do this correctly:carrot:

All the best to you!!!

Kim


Thank you very much for that List Jersey!

:welcome: Arielle! What a beuatiful name! Good luck to you!

Arielle09
11-07-2007, 08:33 PM
[B][COLOR="Magenta"]thanks everyone for you blessings ; its SO hard but im going to stick to it; i feel really bad and im craving things but this diet is so promising so eating alot of cheese sticks should curb my appetite?? i HAATE mayo lol and i work at chick-fil-a so its so hard not to overeat but im trying