I concur. I started Atkins in August and have lost 18 pounds. My wife won't listen to reasoning on this 'cause she sees me buying the protein bars and stuff (love to eat, had to cut down on them too,) and that it's a waste of money and (ooohh sooo dangerous...) I try to tell her that I haven't felt more even-keeled energy-wise in so long. Me, the food-vaccuum, and I don't pig out like I used to. I actually can push away.
Lots of water, which is good. And I love the meat and cheeses.
Now if I can get into an excercise routine just even 3-times a week, it'd come off faster.
Her problem is that she thinks my first hemorroids(sp?) (at 41), or the teenage girl dying of heart arythmia (on FR last week...), etc. all somehow are "because of that stupid Atkins diet...".
Some just will believe whatever they hear on Oprah or whatever and ignore what's reasonable.
Hemorroids happen to some people on the Atkis Diet....
posted on 11/18/2002 6:19:08 PM PST
I try to tell her that I haven't felt more even-keeled energy-wise in so long. Me, the food-vaccuum, and I don't pig out like I used to. I actually can push away.
We're going to find out, eventually, that carbohydrates are what are killing us, food-wise.
Now, Atkins stresses that a low-fat diet (meaning no fatty red meats, no fried meats, no cheese) will take off weight even faster, and he has an aversion to alcohol.
White wine has 3 grams of carbs in a 4 oz glass, which means two glasses yield only 6 grams of carbs.
Drinking wine hasn't affected my weight, in the least.
Stay with your program, and walk a little, and you'll continue to lose weight.
Remember: Nothing tastes as good as thin looks and feels.
posted on 11/18/2002 6:24:35 PM PST
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