My grocery bill tripled with all that Atkins’ meat. What is the Mediterranean diet? I think bread and sugar are the main diet offenders…if you’re trying to keep blood sugar down, add baking potatoes to the list (other potato varieties have a low glycemic index) and you’ll probably do great.
Just think no bread or sugar. That’s good enough. I know, hard to do. Cholestorol levels are supposed to drop.
SUNDANCER: You might want to give the South Beach Diet a try. The first two weeks of it are similar to Adkins, only you don’t force your body into ketosis. Meats and cheeses during that time are of the "healthy" variety. The first two weeks of South Beach are meant to curb your desire for carbs. My husband lost about 10 or more lbs. during the first phase. The recipes included in the book are tasty and easy.
The second phase consists of slowly reintroducing "good carbs" back into your diet–whole grains, fruits that are low on the glycemic index. The idea is to eat low on the glycemic index. My husband continues to lose about 2-3 lbs. per week on phase two. He’s been on the South Beach Diet since mid-July and has dropped close to 30 lbs. His clothes are all too big for him now. He looks good and feels good. I tried South Beach–the fat didn’t come off of me as quickly as I’d expected. I’m on WeightWatchers now. Good luck, Sundancer!
One other issue about the Atkins diet that bothers me is the cost of some of their food. Walmart and the local CVS sells Atkins stuff. The price is outrageous and to damn expensive.
In addition, it seems to have about the same amount of carbs that other stuff has.
Paul E. Smith
I hit the scales this morning and I have lost seven pounds in the lat ten days. I was a little dissapointed as I expected to lose more.
I had a physical last Monday and the MD advised me that he wanted me to get off the Atkin’s diet and do the Mediterranean diet due to the increase of cholesterol and my blood anyalysis revealed.
Quite frankly I share the same thoughts. I cannot see how the intake of all the fat can be healthy, but I cannot stand the thought of the rotund appearance I was beginning to exhibit.
I am beginning to wonder what would happen if I just gave up sugar and bread?
I am gonna stay on this Adkins diet for another five weeks and then I am going to reduce intake of fat and revert to the Mediterranean heart healthy diet.
Paul E. Smith
The Sundancer on the Atkins diet is back in action after a solid six day road trip for business. It ain’t easy traveling and trying to diet. I have driven in excess of 2,000 miles from Knoxville, Montgomery, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Monroe, Memphis, Nashville d back to Knoxville.
One thing I can tell all is that I will never have any more pigskins, string cheese, steak,,etc.
I have no idea how much weight I have lost except I will weight on Sunday. I have just completed day 10 of induction. My guess somehwere around 10 pounds, Pants fit better and so does watch.
I had some neat food along the way. Dreamland had a place in Mobile that was huge and packed. They had a BBQ pit inside that was kept loaded. They indicated they did 100 pounds of ribs in 30 minutes. This was pit by the way and they gave me these ribs right off the pit. They were wonderful, tasty, tender and I had eight of these. They were legal on my diet.
I had plans of visiting the meat festival in Nack-uh-tish, LA on Friday evening, but business plans prevented it. I went by Rick F’s beautiful church in the beautiful town. I went in the church and knocked on the rectors door. He was not in, but it was a beautiful place. Did not have any meat pies due to my diet.
Drove on to Memphis and had dinner at Interstate. Got there at 7:45PM. Great slaw and beans, but the ribs were too dry for me.
I can’t wait to weight on Sunday morning as I have been very good except for evening libation. Hope that did not hurt.
Paul E. Smith
Sundancer, and all others on the Atkins Diet,
Keep on going and losing those pounds! When I hit 40 I decided it was time to crack the whip and lose some weight. I cut out all carbs except certain rices, all fat, all meat (not a big meat fan anyway). My meals consisted of fish, vegetables, salads, legumes and fruit. I ate a lot of Wasa Crispbreads (high fiber, no fat). Being a chef it was hard to pass the fryers with fresh, hot crispy french fries, or the pulled pork in NC BBQ sauce without eating some. Along with the new eating regimen I power walked 2-5 miles every AM and excercised in the eve. (And no, I did not give up wine.) I lost 38 lbs. in 15 months. That was 7 years ago and the weight for the most part (give or take 5lbs.) has stayed off. NOT a Roadfoodie’s paradise, that’s for darn sure but it worked and now I eat pretty much what I want within moderation. So……I’m always skeptical of these fad diets. But, hey, if it works for you………keep on goin!
New snack today: a slice of cooked bacon and avocado rolled up in a slice of turkey breast. Mmmm.
Sundancer, Watch out in Memphis. Stay away from sauce. 10 lbs. is on its way.
What’s a mudbug?
Slang for a crawfish.
What’s a mudbug?
Congratulations, Sundancer. As you see, once you’ve figured out the ways you can do it, there are a lot of good things you can eat on the diet. You’re making me hungry for those mudbugs! I just hit the 10-lb. mark——see you there!
The Sundancer is on day seven of the Atkins diet. I celebrated a five pound weight loss this morning by going to the waffle house at 5:00AM for a porterhouse and three fried eggs. (it was legal). I am on a seven day road trip and currently in Montgomery, AL. I am gonig to Baton Rouge and Lafayette, LA this afternoon where I will have shrimp and mud bugs sauteed in olive oil and garlic. I am going to make a side trip on Friday to Nack-o-tush LA for the meat pie festival which was mentioned by Rick F. I will do it without the pie crust. I will be in Memphis on Saturday and I can have all the BBQ I want without the sauce, beans and slaw. Somethign is better than nothing.
Hopefully I will have lost a total of 10 pounds by Sunday.
I will keep you posted if you wish.
Paul E. Smith
I think women tend to crave carbs and men seem content with lots of meat. Maybe it’s hunter vs. gatherer genes, hormones, I don’t know. But if you throw a steak at most men they’re pretty content. So maybe men are sticking closer to the diet than women. Of course, heavier people drop the pounds faster, and most men are heavier than most women.
Originally posted by goldsborscht
What’s amazing is that this diet works, especially for men./quote]
My sister and her husband are on the Atkins Diet. Neither one of them cheats. Her husband lost about 10 lbs. during the first two weeks, while she was lucky to lose about 4 lbs. Neither one of them exercises, either.
On a similar note, my husband and I started the South Beach Diet together in July. The first two weeks of that program are almost like the Atkins Diet. You’re supposed to lose "8-13 lbs. during the first two weeks". My husband lost about 10 lbs. or so, while I lost…1 lb.! And, we both exercised. My husband’s still on it; I gave up. Give me Weight Watchers any day. At least, I can eat and drink anything I want within a certain Point Range, and lose 2-3 lbs. per week.
How come these low-carb diets seem to melt the fat off the menfolk mighty quick, while we womenfolk have a harder time?
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