Losing weight on Atkins
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QuisUtDeus Wrote:OK, I turn 40 next year and figure if I don't lose my excess baggage now my health is going to deteriorate rapidly as I get even older.

So, I'm planning to start Atkins sometime after Thanksgiving.  I looked into a bunch of different diets, and Atkins is the one that makes the most sense to me.

Anyone have any personal anecdotes about Atkins?  Any tips or hints?  Any good or bad things to say?
There is no doubt Atkins definitely works, if you want to drop weight quick and lower your triglycerides in a hurry, both are achievable in a short time. I watched my sister and her husband and a good friend of mine lose weight in a very short period of time, the problem is, like Laroza stated, it's difficult to maintain that diet for a long period of time, especially without feeling like your losing strength or stamina.
My personal experience with it only lasted about a week in the "induction" phase, before I started feeling a little woozy and was jonesing for some carbs big time, so I didn't last long, although I'm not really overweight anyway, but tried it to help my sister out by doing it with her. One thing that did happen, was in only a week, I dropped almost 10 pounds and it did help me adjust my diet a little more healthier limiting the sweets and junk foods.

My "beef"(no pun intended) with Atkins is it's anti-Italian, how the heck am I supposed to forgo bread and pasta?.My ancestors having been eating that for thousands of years and never had a "weight" problem until the last 50 yrs or so, I'm never giving up the plate of "Sunday sauce", it's never gonna happen, my Calabrese wife won't stand for it either. Also, I eat a lot of fruit, especially bananas for potassium, I work construction and their a quick and easy snack a couple of times a day.


I turned the forty corner a couple of years ago, but I'm very active and workout at a least a little everyday, mostly stretching and calisthenics, i used to run but my ankles have been bothering lately, so now me and wife walk at least 30 minutes everyday, believe me it works. I also drink a lot of water, close to a gallon, everyday, it keeps you hydrated and flushes you out. Through the years I might've tinkered with some diets just to feel them out, but I learned in the long run it's all about balance and staying active as you can and keep the "bad-habits" at a minimum and you should be fine.

Balance is the key. Good luck Quis.
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Losing weight on Atkins - by Historian - 11-25-2008, 05:19 PM
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