Oh and I forgot to mention. I found this info on the Atkins site; so I guess you CAN eat the stuff without actually messing up the Ketosis, but you just SHOULD NOT for health reasons. Anyway, it apparently did not cause any problems for me because I have been eating one every day. I figured it it caused me not to lose weight, I would just start over. I really wanted to do what I could stick to. I have SUCH an aversion to eating just the stuff on the induction list. It makes me feel sick.
Although it is important that you eat primarily unprocessed foods, some controlled carb food products can come in handy when you are unable to find appropriate food, canít take time for a meal or need a quick snack. More and more companies are creating healthy food products that can be eaten during the Induction phase of Atkins. Just remember two things:
Not all convenience food products are the same, so check labels and carbohydrate content. (See the Online Store for Atkins brand products.)
While any of these foods can make doing Atkins easier, donít overdo it. Remember, you must always follow The Rules of Induction. "
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Highest Weight (3/1/03): 280
Atkins Start (2/1/04): 240
Current Weight: 227 - OMG! The pounds are dropping like crazy
Goal: 175-180 (Height 5'11")