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    I don't understand how anyone can stick to a diet where they are not allowed to have one muffin, or else they will gain weight. The moment you can't have a muffin, that is all you think about, and soon, the very thought of muffins consumes you.

    Life is supposed to be about enjoyment, and not forbidding yourself from eating one major food group. I know plenty of people who are skinny who still eat pizza and donuts. Their secret? They do so only once in a while. Their diet does not revolve around pizza and donuts alone! the rest of the time, they are exercising and eating fruits and veggies and whole grains and lean meat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annie24
    Don't you think, in general, that this is a good approach for a diet? it is not specific to atkins alone.
    YEP.. thats why my doctor laughed at me and called it a modified ATKINS diet.

    I think the ATKINS diet by itself is probably quite dangerous. His premise is that we are primarily "carnivores". Maybe at one time we were... but then again.. people only lived till the ripe old age of 30, if that.

    My parents come from Europe and they were raised in a farming community. The diet they subsisted on... is GREASE laden. And yet.. when I visted that country and their village, it is RARE to see any obese people. WHY??? because of their life style. They walk or bike everywhere. They are used to hard physical labor. And hence the condenced "FAT" Calories they took in.. are burned off quickly. When they came to this country... they tried to keep the same diet. IMPOSSIBLE. Both gained a tremendous amount of weight. Why??? lack of physcial activity.. instead of burning off their intake, they were storing it. Its very difficult to change a habit. And that is what needs to be done. A fast "fad" diet is not going to do it for you... its LIFE STYLE changes that are sustaining and keep you fit and trim.

    Everyones body chemistry is different. I don't think there is a "One diet" that fits all out there. I know a women that went on a near starvation diet and didn't lose anything. Finally through diligence and research... she found that she was alergic to "SOY". There are alot of diets out there that recommend switiching from natural Proteins to SOY. On further research she found that there are trace amounts of SOY in just about everything that is man made.

    My suggestion to the poster is.... If you have the time and inclination. Take a nutrition and health class at your local college. Read as much as you can health and nutrition and then closely examine your lifestyle.
    Taylor your nutritional intake to your lifestyle.

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    I did the Atkins diet about 4 years ago. I lost about 20 pounds. It seems like "ahhh the holy grail of diets" BUT when you go off of it its the "hell of all diets."

    I loved it the first week and then I got really tired of cheese, meat, low carb veggies. I craved an apple the whole time. I didnt eat much fruit at the time so craving an apple only tells me my body was CRAVING it. Actually needed it. After I was off of the diet I gained half of it back. Since then I have lost 30 pounds by increasing my activity level. Taking the stairs when I can, parking farther away from the door at the stores, and so on and so on.

    When they say moderation and exercise is the name of the game it is. I also think one can eat whatever in moderation if they incorporate physical activity.

    The point I am getting at is I would NOT reccommend the Atkins diet. It is really hard on the body.
    Just my two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annie24
    I don't understand how anyone can stick to a diet where they are not allowed to have one muffin, or else they will gain weight. The moment you can't have a muffin, that is all you think about, and soon, the very thought of muffins consumes you.
    TRUE!!!! What I did was cut out all of these simple sugars for a time. Adding them back in moderation. And thats the ticket to everything isn't it... MODERATION.

    I did find that I had more energy if I moderated simple sugar intake. Instead of dumping it in, riding through the sugar rush.. .and then crashing and burning at the end of it.

    There's a restaurant near me that has the most delicious out of this world.. Chocolate fudge cake... OMG!!!! now how can I deny myself that luxury. Well... a way around it is.. I get that piece of rich rich cake. And I share it with 3 of my friends. We each get a fork... and dig in. And we all feel good about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annie24
    I don't understand how anyone can stick to a diet where they are not allowed to have one muffin, or else they will gain weight.
    What I did was tell myself that I'd have the muffin (okay, generally a chocolate bar) tomorrow. Without fail, when tomorrow came around, I didn't want the chocolate bar anymore. If I really wanted something sweet, I'd eat a few strawberries.

    I learned that from my mom... when she had just gotten out of rehab, she had cravings for beer constantly. She always told herself that she'd have a beer on Friday. When Friday came around, she didn't want the beer anymore.

    Atkins, if followed for a while (not a week, as the OP is intending) can teach people how to slowly re-introduce unhealthy things into a diet, while eating healthy things most of the time. Like cherrytree said above, it's a complete lifestyle change, which is something fat people need in order to lose weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paisley80
    By the way, Robert Atkins died from a head injury sustained from falling on an icy sidewalk, not because of heart problems. He did have a heart attack in 2002, but it was related to a viral infection, not to a diet. (My husband had the same thing.) He was not obese upon his admission to the hospital after his fall, but gained 60 pounds while in a coma. Just wanted you to get the other side of the story.
    I did read this story. And didn't he also gain weight from the predizone he was placed on after his heart attack???? I did read that he his blood test from autopsy came back that he was within "NORMAL" limits as far as cholesterol goes.

    And yes... I know a few people who have had heart attacks who were on the THIN side. Heart attacks don't just come from obesity.. but also from life style choices. Smoking, drinking, high stress, heart defects.. etc.

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    if you can't accept the fact that there is no easy way for success, you should stop even considering the option of losing weight. If you're overweight, there's always something else than you could do instead of trying atkins - you could exercise more or eat less and more healthy. There is no reason to try and pull off some mysterious special techniques that are more harm for your health than what use they are. Let's say you pull off some crazy diet and lose 10 kilos. Then you figure that "hey now the diet is over, back to normal", guess what's gonna happen? Very soon you have gained the 10 kilos back cos you didn't solve the problem that caused you to be overweight in the first place.

    "Of course I would change my eating habits after losing the 10 kilos", you say? Why not start changing right now - and lose the weight in the process? Much safer, you don't want your blood to be infested with nitrogen or anything.. listen to annie, she knows what this is about, I don't

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    WHOOOOOO NELLIE....

    You didn't mention you've had bouts of ANOREXIA... or that you are dealing with Epilepsy issues. Anorexia is usually about "control"... can't control one area of your life so then you transfer it to something you think you can.. Intake of nutrition.

    Again... I'll reitterate what I've said above. Education. You need to educate yourself on how a human body operates in terms of good health and nutrition. What you take into your body runs the engine and determines how well the mechanics of your body works.

    I ride a Harley... it costs a lot of money and I want to keep my investment. Soooo... I've learned about proper maintenance and upkeep.
    I'll maintain that investment and only put in quality gas and quality oil. make sense??? You should look at your body the same way... proper maintenance and up keep will keep you running smoothly and give you many more years to enjoy VACATIONS as you mentioned in the above link and all else that life has to offer.
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    And since anyone hasnt mentioned yet, 138 and 5'7" is perfectly fine. Not fine like "i dont want to hurt your feelings you're really a fat cow" fine, but actually perfectly attractive/normal looking.

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    I went on a diet similar to Atkins. Its from a book called Breaking the Vicous Cycle. The diet if for intestinal problems. I lost like 30 pounds in 2 months but beause of my busy lifestyle could never really get enough energy. This diet called for NO complex carbohydrates bread, pasta, rice ect.

    What I have seen in my own experience in others is people EASILY overeat carbs. Often the mistake is made when people think that fat is the problem when its is daily caloric intake versus daily calories burnt. You have to burn more calories than you take in to lose weight basically.

    Reducing your carbs especially portion size is a huge step i the right direction. If you are used to overeating your stomach will take some time to adjsut to smaller portions so you may feel more hungry in the beginning. Think about this: How many people would eat a pound of bread, rice or pasta? Now how many people would eat a pound of butter?

    Carbs are just way to easy to overeat on. And sugar is used in a lot of processed foods increasing their caloric content. Too much sugar(carbs) also increases your chance at getting adult onset diabetes.

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