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People complain the diet pushes too much red meat and cheese. Although Atkins was a big deal back in the day, itís just not in the same league with todayís top diets like Nutrisystem or Medifast Diet.

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by on at 6:05 PM CST
Three of us got on Atkins in 2012 and one lost. 50 pounds the first three months. Another list 40 pounds the first month and I lost 20 pounds in one year. So it varies ( just depends on yiur metaboli). Good luck it's a great way to start getting a healthy life style !
by on at 6:40 AM CDT
I am in my mid-sixties and in excellent health and excellent shape. But at this age there is a real change in your body, you have more fat and less muscle. So we do px90 every day to stay in shape but that wasn't enuf for me. I am 5'1" tall and weigh about 118 lbs. I have had to diet since I was 15 years old. Anyway, to the point, at this present age, your metabolism is way slowed down so this is the only diet that works for folks my age...seriously. When you are this age and this will NOT loose 15lbs in two weeks. Soooo my tips for you to lose as much weight as possible is to follow the induction diet for four weeks......yes, four (4) weeks but don't eat a lot of's in his book the New Adkins diet plan on boosting up the diet to bring about quick induction. You absolutely have to eat SOME fat to make this works but forget the pork bacon and don't eat processed meats - they all have SUGAR in them which will destroy your diet. Also........AVOID still has sugar in's a liquor sugar. It really messed up my diet. Just use sweet n low. Also ....AVOID all nuts and watch that cheese too........they do have a little cheese is ok, but not too much. Don't forget to drink the water. Also, you can loose weight with no will only loose a little weight like maybe 8lbs this way. Exercise, even minimal, will do wonders for quick weight loss. So look up the part in Adkins book that says "Quick Weight loss" section and follow it. It's so worth it. It worked for me and when I went off it and began to gain weight ...just eating fruit ..sigh....I gained 8 lbs I'm on the diet again....three weeks now and the weight is coming off...but I had to mix it with minimal exercise. And make sure you drink your 8 glasses of water a day....not counting coffee and such. It's really important for the big weight loss. Very few people give advise for little people like me and people my age...that's why I wanted to help this group of people to succeed. Big people burn calories just by walking around........big bones and such......little people don't burn calories as fast since we are little. Especially so when you are small boned. This is why it's so hard for some of us little people to lose. So now, I've given you the essential tips to help you in this venture. You can do it! Just do it and it will always work for ya. But do NOT stay on the INDUCTION for more than four's hard on your body. Just go back to it when you take a break from it and you will lose more. This diet is only to get your body down to where you can manage staying in shape. Watch the carbs while on this the measurement page and you'll be surprised how many things have carbs! Then you'll have total success.
by on at 1:50 PM CST
I tried "eating healthy" and only lost 2 pounds in the first month, which is why I decided to go on a real diet. I chose Atkins because it wasn't that far off from my eating schedule for my diabetes. I think the key to Atkins is knowledge. ..make lifestyle changes and good preparations so that you will succeed. Keep a journal. Write down your carbs. Drink your water. Don't just think you know what it is all about. It's not about just meat. Read the labels on everything and determine what you can have. On the induction part you can have 20 carbs. 4 carbs here and 11 carbs there...but you have to read the labels. I think it's a wonderful diet with plenty of variety. I also added the Atkins shakes and enjoy packs of tuna with low-card mayo. Wasa crackers with butter and sugar free jelly. Hot tea with sweetners and so on. It's not hard, but it takes effort. But it's all for "me" so I make the effort. I started out at 237 and just this morning was 196.4 so I still have a ways to go. I have elected to just stay on the Induction part but I "treat" myself every other Friday and go out to a restaurant and then to a movie. Technically I "blow it" but I don't really go overboard...I just give myself a little break on this day and maybe have something different like Mexican, Tai, or Indian food. Then right back on it. AND by-the-way, my blood sugar went from 201 to 117 in the first four days! I wish everyone well in their journey towards loosing weight! (And keeping it off!) barb
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People complain the diet pushes too much red meat and cheese. Although Atkins was a big deal back in the day, itís just not in the same league with todayís top diets like Nutrisystem or Medifast Diet.

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