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December 11th, 2013, 11:09 PM
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have you ladies ever tried it? I'm really leaning towards doing this diet after the holidays. Any pros vs cons?
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December 12th, 2013, 06:21 AM
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No I have never tried it or any other of those "fad" diets....IMHO I do not think they work...they are not a long term solution...because the minute you get off of it then you are going to go back to where you were before hand. Unless you plan to do it for life? Then sure it would work...if you make it a total lifestyle change instead of just a diet for a month or so...

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December 12th, 2013, 08:00 AM
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I haven't done Atkins but I have tried low carb once and it wasn't for me. What I was doing was low carb and low fat though and I know Atkins lets you eat more fat. I think it may work better because trying to cut fat and carbs was just too hard for me. I found that I felt nauseous almost the whole time I did it and since I was barely eating any carbs I didn't have the energy to workout.

BUT, I've had quite a few friends lose weight doing Atkins, alot of weight, so I don't think it's a bad diet. Like Kristy said though, I'm not sure you could do it for life. But, I think it could help you lose weight if you can follow it. I don't know enough about the diet to know how they transition after you lose weight and move to maintenance.

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December 12th, 2013, 08:46 AM
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I tried it when I was in school and while it did help me lose weight I ended up feeling like total crap. I think your body needs some carbs. I don't like fad diets. I try to eat healthy foods which I think will always lead to weight loss plus it is a life style which is much easier to continue on for life instead of just losing weight and then going off of a diet.

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December 12th, 2013, 01:03 PM
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Ditto the other ladies...Atkins is pretty drastic and not something that most people can do long-term. Just working on eating "real" foods (no processed junk...real food doesn't have an ingredient label) will help you lose weight and set the best example for your little girl.

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