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To: Paradox
Actually the Atkins Diet sucks just as badly as a low-fat diet.

Consider life under the Atkins plan...you'll be ordering cheeseburgers without the buns and you'll have to practically cut out of your diet forever such staples as rice, pasta and breads.

And here's the kicker...no beer! NO BEER!

So knock the 10 years off my life already and hand me that bottle opener...

9 posted on 11/18/2002 5:40:33 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76
Hey Sam they have that Low Carb Beer Now. I can't remember but it was like 5 carbs a Brew.
12 posted on 11/18/2002 5:43:32 PM PST by cmsgop
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To: SamAdams76
Bottle opener??

you must be in the stonage. It's been years since I've had to use a church key on a bottle of beer. Did you miss the "twist off" revolution?
16 posted on 11/18/2002 5:48:03 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: SamAdams76
you'll have to practically cut out of your diet forever such staples as rice, pasta and breads.

And here's the kicker...no beer! NO BEER!

That's actually not true, Sam. I'm on a semi-Adkins diet as I've reached my desired weight. I have pasta once every two weeks or so, sushi every two weeks, and drink two glasses of wine EVERY NIGHT!

Americans eat too many carbohydrates and consume way too much sugar. Surely you recognize that.

The Adkins diet works. It has a 30 year history, and there are too many success stories to discredit it.

I, for one, am glad to see Dr. Adkins getting some recognition after being laughed at for 30 years.

Those who laughed at him are some of the fattest people on earth right now.

You could always try Dean Ornish's diet, and eat grass the rest of your life.

21 posted on 11/18/2002 5:52:20 PM PST by sinkspur
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To: SamAdams76
But Sam, you can have practically unlimited CHEESE. And you're allowed to eat the chicken skin, or the fat on a steak.

I have wine or whiskey every night too.

Not deprived here.
42 posted on 11/18/2002 6:18:30 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: SamAdams76
>And here's the kicker...no beer! NO BEER!

Wrongo, Bucko! A can of Miller Light has around 4 grams of carbohydrate. Ok, you can't get drunk, but you don't have to give beer up totally.
43 posted on 11/18/2002 6:18:51 PM PST by Darnright
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To: SamAdams76
Not true. Michelob just came out with low-carb beer. A little more expensive than my good old silver bullet, but about the same as any import.
44 posted on 11/18/2002 6:18:57 PM PST by GunRunner
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To: SamAdams76
"....So knock the 10 years off my life already and hand me that bottle opener..."

Hey Sam, I switched to Scotch. No carbs, and more to the point.

46 posted on 11/18/2002 6:19:12 PM PST by Victor
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To: SamAdams76
How appropriate you would complain about the loss of beer consumption. But Anheuser Busch has a new, low carb beer for those Adkinsers to enjoy. Well, enjoy is not a word usually associated with AB pilsner, but maybe it reminds one of what beer might taste like.
89 posted on 11/18/2002 7:38:48 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: SamAdams76
My husband lost 35 pounds on this diet since beginning of August - and has not complained of being hungry- the main reason he quit most diets for years- looks Great! I for one amd following it mildly with my usual exercise as well and I am slowly whittling down- I drink Michelob Ultra now - only 2.6 Carbs versus 12-16 in most beers- gotta have beer and it is pretty good when it is cold and in a frosty mug- no carbs in white wine- my cholesterol has always been high so we are waiting to see if it comes down after only slowly budging after years. With all the obese people running around- there will be more low carb products on the market and the taste will improve as the demand grows- maybe carbless beer will appear!!!!!
91 posted on 11/18/2002 7:41:41 PM PST by newzhawk
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To: SamAdams76
Consider life under the Atkins plan...you'll be ordering cheeseburgers without the buns and you'll have to practically cut out of your diet forever such staples as rice, pasta and breads. And here's the kicker...no beer! NO BEER!

There are special bread machine mixes you can buy that only have only about 3 grams of carbs per slice. Also Miller Lite has only about 3 grams of carbs per bottle. It's not perfect, but it beats starving yourself which is the only other way to lose weight, and just trains your body to store fat.

94 posted on 11/18/2002 7:44:56 PM PST by Hugin
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To: SamAdams76
MICHELOB ULTRA LOW CARB BEER!!!
110 posted on 11/18/2002 8:04:29 PM PST by des
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To: SamAdams76
And here's the kicker...no beer! NO BEER!

That's not true. Once you get past phase 1, you gradually bring back the carbs that you miss the most. GRADUALLY, like 5 grams a day for a week. After a while you can bring back your beer. I know, because I did it.

I got to the point that I could have 12 beers a night if I wanted to. (I kept my beer drinking to just the weekends when going out with my friends). I would have a steak before going out with my friends. I would still lose on average about 3 pounds per weekend.

In total, I lost 60 pounds in 3 months, and 105 pounds in less than a year, and kept it off for 12 years.

That is what is nice about the Atkins diet, you can taylor it to your own food wants. But you have to be aware that alcohol, sugars and starches will slow down the process.

But, it does work!

138 posted on 11/19/2002 3:20:00 AM PST by ET(end tyranny)
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To: SamAdams76
By the way, on Atkins, I drink one, sometimes two Guiness stout a day and the occasional glass of wine. Guiness only has 5 carbs. And after the first two weeks, you don't have to keep it down to 20 carbs, I think it's under 50. After almost seven months, the smell of donuts makes me gag and I tasted my husband's microbrew the other day and it tasted nasty. I luv ma Guinness.
151 posted on 11/19/2002 5:39:08 AM PST by Mercat
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To: SamAdams76
You can still have beer. You just need to be conscious of how many carbs are in a particular brand, and how many you are planning on consuming, and how that works into your daily allowance of carbs. For some reason, people seem to think that this diet means absolutely no carbs, but in fact, it is a reduced carbohydrate diet.

Lite Beer from Miller is fairly low carb, and I've seen ads lately for a low carb beer from Michelob (haven't tried it yet). Certainly these are not as tasty as, say, the beer that's the same as your screen name, but being on this diet doesn't mean that you can't have those beers, it's just not every day.

The other thing about this diet that people seem to misunderstand is that you don't have to go overboard on the fat. You can eat lean cuts of meat and poultry, and more fish, as well as other sources of protein. Just cut back on the carbs. It really works.

The book "Protein Power" has some very good information in it, especially on what happens to your cholesteral levels when you're on this type of a diet. I learned more than I ever wanted to know about cholesterol just from that one chapter.

153 posted on 11/19/2002 5:51:45 AM PST by Pablo64
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To: SamAdams76
re:Consider life under the Atkins plan...you'll be ordering cheeseburgers without the buns and you'll have to practically cut out of your diet forever such staples as rice, pasta and breads.

There's locarb beer and I'm told it tastes pretty good. You'd have to try it...I detest beer anyway. Tastes like soap. As for bread, that's a hassle with a locarb life. What really helped was discovering "Irene's Gluten Bread" sold frozen in some health stores. Very good homemade-tasting bread, only 4 grams carbs per slice. If you crave a tater, take one and make it into a soup for everyone, and take a portion. Take a couple of fries off your kid's plates now and then. Desserts are, I'm afraid, out, except for truffles and creme brulee and chocolate tortes. You can have lots of delicious nuts--all the pistachios and macademias you like. First quality chocolate often has little sugar. I make cookies with almond flour and Valrhona chocolate that are very good.

It's worked. I'm staying in my size nine Guesses. I could go smaller, but I'm too old and then I'd look scrawny. Don't like scrawny old women. Women of a "certain age" need a bit of flesh to avoid that Nancy Pelosi look. I fought the battle of the Fifteen for years, and I don't DO "hungry." Locarb and regular exercise is not perfectly easy, but you don't go hungry.

159 posted on 11/19/2002 7:15:09 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: SamAdams76
good point Sam (of course what is beer, when youre boycotting your namesake)

I dont see it as a sustainable diet. I was on a low fat low carb, low protien diet about 10 years ago - all fine and dandy - I lost 40# - but it wasnt sustainable - though the lasting effect to this day is I can eat any roughage, cabbage, apples - etc with no ill effects (if you know what I mean)- to the adkins I say - everything in moderation and excersize daily (at least walk)

199 posted on 11/20/2002 7:37:32 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: SamAdams76
Bumping a bonehead reply I made back in 2002. I knew I would find myself on record somewhere in this forum bashing this diet. A few months after writing this, I would go on a low-carb diet and lose 107 pounds.
210 posted on 04/04/2004 9:05:07 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I'm voting for John Kerry until I vote against him in November)
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