Hi all - so I really like atkins because I lose weight on it and it manages my hunger.
However, I have not been able to balance the OWL portion of it and find myself in stage 1 then totally off plan then stage 1 etc.
On stage 1 I often dont eat the recommended amount of veggies. When I am off plan I eat even worse.
I feel like I am missing out on veggies, fruits, complex grains etc. I know you get to eat all this in OWL - I just cant seem to make it there. And while I think stage 1 is fine for a few months - I am now hitting the 6 month on and off mark and I think I might be doing a disservice to my body.
The new weightwatchers is much more similar to atkins owl than before. It emphasized protein and veggies and lowering carbs etc. Within the program I could still try to eat atkins style (ie more fat than maybe the normal ww would eat etc) I am thinking about trying it in december.
Basically - i know that if I did atkins properly it would work and be healthy but I keep messing myself up. I also know pure calorie counting doesnt work for me (too hungry).
I want to learn how to eat all things in moderation, w a focus on protein, veggies and healthy fat. I feel like I don't learn moderation on atkins because I dont necessarily need to (still lose weight eating 3 hamburger patties and 3 slices of cheese etc - which when I go off it and eat 3 actual hamburgers - is not good).
Any thoughts? I am in the healthy BMI range now (under 150 lbs for me) so I am not worried about losing weight but more maintaining and learning how to eat healthy for life. I would like to lose about 10 lbs for purely selfish reasons - looks and to have a small cushion ie if i get pregnant etc so I do not move back into the overweight category so easily.
Thanks for listening.
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