So, after reading the book and tons of forum posts, I decided that I wanted to give Atkins a try. I went grocery shopping yesterday and bought some sausage. This morning when I went to cook it, I scanned the ingredients and realized that corn syrup is the second ingredient. Should I just throw it away, or would it be ok to eat moderately? It has one carb, per 3 sausage links. Thanks for the help!
Yes, eat the sausage this time, but try not to buy them again. I don't know if you have a Trader Joe's in your area but they have a great chicken breakfast link. They are really good.
I truly empathize. I started reading all labels. I've even got my kids reading labels. Remember, the first weeks you are trying to stay as far away from sugars as possible. Use only Splenda and no sugar-free [SF] snacks made with sugar alcohols. You want you body and palate to get used to not having sweet foods. If I use more than 1/3 of a packet of Splenda in my decaf coffee it just taste aweful and diet sodas are just sooo sweet. When I went in for a pre-baked Costco chicken recently with my co-workers, I could even taste the sweetness in the marinade.
"We all just wanna be big rockstars...and we'll all stay skinny cause we just won't eat."
Rockstar by Nickelback
Everytime I'm in the kitchen cooking, I'll just pull something out of the pantry and read it's label to see how much sugar and carbs it has, lol. I've apparently lost 3lbs in one day? I know that's probably not all fat, maybe water weight, too. What exactly is water weight, and why do we lose it at the beginning of a new diet?
I think I'm pretty much sold on Atkins... :-)
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