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Old 01-01-2013, 02:34 PM   #1
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Figured today would be the best day to start (trite, i know). I fell off the wagon (big time) after doing Ideal Protein pretty successfully and losing 40+ pounds. I'm hoping with Atkins i can have similar success and be able to stick with the plan more with more success and without the huge cost factor. Any tips, strategies or suggestions??
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:11 PM   #2
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The problem I had first time around was I grew bored with my food choices. I'm not an adventurous eater, but I have to become in order to make this WOE work for me.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:03 PM   #3
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If you get bored easily, don't stay in induction too long. Count your calories as well, things add up quick with all the fats we eat on this diet.

I'm going to do induction for a month then move on to OWL.
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Good luck. Atkins is repetative. I dont mind it because I actually like eating the same thing day after day - saves me time and thinking

My only advice is to stay away from the Atkins bars when you're still in Induction. They say "Good For All Phases" but they may slow down your weight loss.

Also, if you havent done so already...read Dr. Atkins' book. Preferably the 2002 version or older.
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Hi Britt! I am also starting over after falling off the wagon. I never really tried Atkins before, but I want to try it now. I've also started today. Let me know how it goes, good luck!
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Hi Everyone! I started Atkins (again!!) yesterday! It works, if you stick to it and don't nibble too much on carby things. Good luck to everyone!! We can do it!!!

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I just started using Atkins program yesterday. I find it similar to IP except convenient and much cheaper. I lost another pound over night so I'm weighing in at 153.5 pounds today. I ate a bar and a shake yesterday and still had a good weight loss over night.


Started IP - 12/8/2012
WI#1 - 12/15/2012 - lose 9.2 WI#2 -12/22/12 - lose 6 WI#3 -12/29/2012 - lose 3.2. WI#4 - 1/4/2013 - lose 9 Starting Alternative products 1/3/2013

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I've been doing an Atkins and then will do an Atkins/IP combo with alternatives for IP packets. I'm losing, which is fabulous. I'm feeling better and have more energy. I just hope i can stay positive. Also, breakfast is starting to become a drag. I can't look at eggs any longer. My IP alternatives need to come in the mail ASAP (i'll be able to have a protein shake for breakfast)!
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I've been doing an Atkins and then will do an Atkins/IP combo with alternatives for IP packets. I'm losing, which is fabulous. I'm feeling better and have more energy. I just hope i can stay positive. Also, breakfast is starting to become a drag. I can't look at eggs any longer. My IP alternatives need to come in the mail ASAP (i'll be able to have a protein shake for breakfast)!
Have you tried the Atkins milk chocolate shakes they taste like the IP chocolate shake. I switched to them since they are so much cheaper and they haven't effected my ketosis level at all.
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What is IP?
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What is IP?
It's Ideal Protein diet. It's similar to Atkins but you have to eat at least 3 of their packets of food daily and the eat 8 ounces of meat, and 4 cups of the approved vegetables each day. It also involves 4 stages. The packets cost $4.00 each and you also have to buy all their vitamins and supplements. Atkins is a whole lot cheaper and gives you more food choices.
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I had fabulous results with IP (Ideal Protein) but the cost was extremely inhibitive. Atkins with an IP twist or vice versa, is proving to be not only effective, but easy!
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