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i tried it as a crash diet for prom when i was in high school and i have to admit it sucked. it's not for a long term weight loss. i truly recommend weight wacthers as a long term weight loss program. atkins will give fast results but not lasting ones. and more than likely, very short lived.
Well in this last pregnancy I had gestational diabetes and had to go to the dietician. They put me on a low carb diet so I asked about the Atkins and she said absolutely not. You have to have some carbs (I got 30 carbs for breakfast and 45 for lunch and dinner, then 30 carbs for 3 snacks in between. Sounds like alot but thats like one slice of bread and a cup of milk) otherwise your body thinks its starving and it messes up your ketones. That's why people lose it so fast and then gain it back so fast when they go back to eating normal. Its not healthy, especially for long periods of time. I have stuck with the GD diet so far, and I have lost 34 pounds (thats 4 pounds more than I gained in the pregnancy) Up to this point all I'm watching is carbs, I still drink 2% milk and don't watch the fat too closesly. I don't go out of my way to eat it either though. I plan to go more towards weight watchers once I plateau.
Linda, mommy to Nikolas & Andrew, 5 year old twin boys and Ember Rose, almost 3.
Anyone remember POUNDS AWAY diet? Thats what the Atkins diet reminds me of. I know someone who died on Pounds Away- she only eat protein- she had a heart attack. So No I would never try Atkins. WW is the best diet. Sometimes you have to work around WW, when you hit a stand point, like I have twice. You may have to walk more , or change up the diet a bit. I been on WW for 2 yrs. I dont go to meetings, I do it by myself. I lost 70 lbs on WW, with me as my only support system. SO WW can work if you dont go to meetings!
they do say atkins is very unhealthy.. however, after having Maddie I went on it and lost 20 lbs (I still have ALOT of her babyweight to lose though)... but I didn't eat just protein. I cheated ALOT but, I still lost the weight.
If I can get on track, im probably going to do atkins again... (I KNOW I will cheat and get my carbs anyways lol)
However, my dad lost 40lbs on it.. started eating unhealthy again and gained it all right back.. so it's true it probably is short lived for most.
The Atkins diet ?? Its not all you can eat meat and cheese anymore. They really push lots of green veggies and eating meats and cheese's in moderation. I'm NOT plugging the Atkins diet, its not for me. I need fruit and some carbs. Its not a lifestyle thats for sure.
I say really look into it before you try it and def. get your Dr's opinion before trying any new diet routine. Good luck.