Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Lets get the SKINNY on the Atkins Diet
CookingWithCarlo.com ^ | Oct 4 2003 | Carlo3b Dad, Chef, Author

Posted on 10/04/2003 11:42:34 AM PDT by carlo3b

 


Lets get the SKINNY on the Atkins Diet

By: Master Chef, Carlo J. Morelli

Because of a Doctor named Atkins and his hypothesis of weight loss and diet, everything that was UP, is now DOWN, and everything that was FAT is now getting a great deal THINNER.

The Atkins diet is basically the polar opposite of the prevailing knowledge we have been taught about healthy eating since the word "calorie" was brought into vogue some 50 years ago.

For the past 30 plus years, this controversial diet has quite simply never been far from the spotlight, or the bestseller list. Celebrities loved it. Health experts hated it. However, more than a few high profile, beautiful people, support the Atkins theory of weight loss, not just in theory, but in full frontal, or even more appropriately they stand behind it.

What made Dr Atkins Diet so difficult for the medical, and nutritional establishment to swallow, was his near total repudiation of their unanimous conclusions on weight, health, fitness and diet. After the years that the medical community spent building a solid consensus, and food pyramids, Atkins had the audacity to blame them for the failing physical health of the American people.

He suggested that people on his diet should eat foods like cheese, steak and sausages - which are high in fat - but not those that are high in carbohydrate, like pasta, bread and cereals. OUTRAGEOUS, claimed the so-called experts, DANGEROUS, was the clarion cry, and some went so far to suggest FATAL, could be the result. That was decades ago. Legions of people say the fine Doctor was right, and the so-called pros were WRONG!

Well, who is right, and which one needs to eat their words. Here are some facts that can not be disputed. Running parallel to the time line of the the growing health awareness campaign, concerning the average American diet.. phenomenal weight gain has been attributed to be the single most damaging health concern. However, it has to be said, the same approximate starting point in time, coincides with the popularity of the TV, thus TV dinners and such activities as channel surfing in lieu of... well, you understand where this is going..

Further, the same period gave birth to the beginning of the famous fad diets that dominated the conversations, airwaves and the market place. Each of these utopian gastronomic innovations, promised Venus like results.. Of course none did, and that gave way to the DIET PILL. The various miracle pills promised, that without changing our ways of living that got us to where we were, they promised and promised, and finally they just pooped out.

STAY AWAY FROM MEAT, stay away from milk, no eggs, apples, chicken, soda, just stay away from chips... well,  just stay away from me!  Eat fish and everything natural, the nanny crowd told us.. Sure, easy for those who lived by the swordfish can die by it, for all I care. But that ain't me, too many Moe said

Desperate to fit into last years bathing suit, folks began pursuing crash diets in hopes of losing unwanted pounds in a few days. Eat apples, bushels of them, chased with wine. California and Washington state's wallets bulged, but so did everyone's midsection.. Broccoli, was the next panacea, but that caused gasterea. Followed by cabbage, grapes, then watermelon, and then finally just water, gallons of it.. and the unwanted pounds will just float away.

All during this tumultuous period, spanning over 40 years, the medical and diet constabulary kept preaching variety, balance, and building on blocks of food groups, recommended daily servings, counting, counting everything, and vitamins.. blue ones, green ones, big ones, little ones, and oh yeah.. exercise. We sure needed exercise, after taking exactly, 77,000 milamorons of assorted vitamins.

Lest we forget EXERCISE!  Health clubs popped up everywhere, and everyone was now sweating, jogging, pumping, cycling. The economy in the health and fitness industries grew and grew, but unfortunately so did the size of our collective gut!  Exercised worked then and it works now.. no argument, but most of the people living in our fast paced country simply wouldn't or can't devote that much time to the Stairmasters.

Labels, by golly, it was the labels, IF MANUFACTURERS WOULD JUST TELL US THE TRUTH.. put it on the box, package, bag, can.. everything in black and white each and every milimicrogram, and how many.. croscamelose sodiumdelcamicium are in it, so we can judge for ourselves.. the health nut crowds demanded, everyone would manage their own weight..

After decades of gaining, and billions of dollars, in labeling, counting, sweating, weighting, and popping, and after eating, lite, low, high, less, joining anything with a promising name.. burp.. we are fatter than ever, and dangerously ill with obesity causing heart, lung, and diabetic seizures.. it brings us to WHERE?

Were the experts wrong? Is balance, counting and labels the only way to a healthy life? NO, attitude is. If you are really fat or getting that way and feeling the weight of it on your mind and body, you have to make a decision. You and only you can change your direction and your dress, or belt size. There can be no, South Beach, Palm beach, or beached wale, that will make a difference without you demanding it of yourself.

The good news is Atkins, and modifications of it, works for most people. If you are truly serious about losing weight, there is now a way to do it that millions of people have proved, if you can believe millions of people. Even the naysayers have begun to come around, and have finally published the first real study of its kind, American scientists have found that over 12 months Atkins dieters lost more weight than those on a conventional low calorie diet, says the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine!! YIKES..

If you don't think that little tidbit choked as it came out, you have been sleeping over the past 30 years. Atkins has been saying to anyone that would listen, and apparently millions have, that Carbohydrate provides energy, and Dr Atkins' theory is that if carbohydrate intake is restricted a body will get its energy by burning fat instead, which will result in weight loss. It's that simple!

Followers of the diet can't get enough of it - they say it works. But some medical experts have still raised serious concerns about the diet's long-term safety. Somewhere close is the real answer, and if you follow the letter of this learned Doctor's diet guidelines, as well as your own body clock, you will lose the weight you wish, and most of all, keep it off.



The Major Benefits of the Diet, in short. Excerpts courtesy of The Atkins Center.

Diets high in sugar and refined carbohydrates like bread, pasta, cereal, and other mainly "low-fat" processed foods increase your body's production of insulin. When insulin is at high levels in the body, the food you eat can get readily converted into body fat, in the form of triglycerides (to top it off, high triglyceride levels in the body are one of the greatest risk factors for heart disease).

Even worse, high carbohydrate meals tend to leave you less satisfied than those that contain adequate fat levels; so you eat more and get hungrier sooner. If you find this hard to believe, think about how much pasta you can eat at lunch and then how hungry you are running to the vending machine for another "carbo-fix" in the mid-afternoon. If the pasta you ate was really giving your body what it needed, you would stay full until dinner time. So the typical low-protein, low-fat meal leaves you eating more and hungry sooner.

So what should you do? Get off the insulin generating roller coaster of the low-fat diet and start cutting down on your carbohydrate consumption, especially the worst offenders: sugar, white flour and other refined carbohydrate-based products. What can you expect from this? Three wonderful results:

1) You'll start to burn fat for energy: Since carbohydrates are the body's primary energy source, you'll rarely use your secondary energy source, you own body fat, for energy unless you restrict carbohydrate consumption. This offers a lifetime of body fat burning, which is the goal of most people trying to lose weight.

2) You won't feel hungry in between meals: The biggest battle that most people have with weight loss is the constant obsession with food (for example, if you've ever thought about dinner when you're eating lunch). Again, much of this is caused by blood sugar fluctuations that are aggravated by carbohydrate consumption (especially the refined kind). By cutting the carbs, you'll maintain a more even blood sugar level throughout the day. No more false hunger pains or mid-afternoon brain drains.

3) Your overall health will improve and you'll feel better: Many of the toxins you take into your body are stored in your fat cells. By getting your body to burn stored fat, you allow it to clean itself out. Combined with the benefits of stable blood sugar, the end result is that many common ailments you have been experiencing could well be alleviated. Fatigue, irritability, depression, headaches, and even many forms of joint and muscular pain simply go away. Furthermore, you should see a significant improvement in your blood profile, (including cholesterol and blood pressure levels). All this leads to better health and well-being-- something all of us strive to bring into our lives.

Key Information About Sugar

It contains no vitamins. No minerals. It is 100% carbohydrate. So it must be metabolized immediately. The stores of nutrients built up in your body are called out like militia men, to "charge" the sugar, and similar forms like glucose and fructose, and turn it into ready energy, depleting your body in the process. Sugar is an energy sucker: the Anti-Nutrient.

White flour is its second-cousin—almost as bad. When you partner the two together— flour and sugar—it spells disaster for anyone trying to maintain a healthy body, let alone someone who is fighting disease or trying to lose weight. If they are consumed on a regular basis, the body is in a constant state of nutritional deficiency. If you don't believe that sugar is an anti-nutrient, try having a rich dessert after dinner on a night you're feeling under the weather – you'll be sure to wake up the next morning with a full-blown illness.

What's frightening is that in recent years, the government and other advisory groups like the American Medical Association have encouraged the consumption of flour by unveiling a new food pyramid that is based on grains and recommends six to eleven servings a day. And no distinction is made between white processed flour, which is stripped of the nutrients, especially important trace minerals, and the much more healthy whole grains (unless you have a food allergy). And the result? Americans now think they're making healthy choices by loading up on cereals, pasta, crackers and breads. We even have products like Pop-Tarts®, with 39 grams of carbohydrate, 20 of which are sugar, carrying the American Heart Association Seal Of Approval. It is a travesty.

So how do we protect ourselves and stay healthy? One thing we can do is eat a healthy, balanced diet of low-carbohydrate foods. And when our foods fail us, as they often do after being picked, shipped, stripped, processed and packaged, we can protect ourselves with solid vita-nutrient support. It is critical that you include this extra "insurance policy" to take you into the kind of healthy life we all want to lead.

(Pop-Tarts® is a registered trademark of Kellogg's USA, Inc.)

Answering The Critics

While mainstream medicine and nutrition have, on the whole, criticized the Atkins Diet, the facts speak for themselves:

Dr. Atkins and his colleagues at The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York have treated over 60,000 patients using the Atkins Diet as a primary protocol. These patients experience all the beneficial effects detailed above, as well as improved blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and a lower or completely eradicated dependence on prescription drugs.


While the mainstream critics continue to lament the consumption of fat as the root of America's weight problem, only carbohydrate consumption (mostly refined) has increased in the past few decades, while fat consumption has declined (as the "low-fat/high carb" diet has been promoted as the best nutritional option for every living person). During this time:

Obesity, which in the past had consistently applied to about 25% of the population, increased to 33%
Heart disease now accounts for 50% of all deaths, up from 40% in the 1970s
Cases of diabetes are growing in near epidemic proportions (in fact, children are now contracting adult-onset diabetes)
Hypertension, chronic fatigue and attention-deficit-disorder are now well recognized conditions.
All of these conditions are linked not by the amount of fat in ones diet, but by blood sugar disturbances and insulin disorders caused by excessive refined carbohydrate consumption (FYI: The average person now consumes over 150 pounds of sugar a year, up from less then 10 pounds in the 19th century).
While medical and nutritional journals are filled with studies documenting the body's requirement of essential fatty acids and essential amino acids (derived from protein), there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate. Why then does the FDA recommend an average of 16 servings a day?

The Atkins Diet is not a no-carbohydrate diet. The diet focuses on very limited consumption of the types of carbohydrates that tend to spike blood sugar levels the most, including non-whole grain bread, pastas, refined sugar products, juices, and high sugar/starchy fruits and vegetables. Atkins Dieters learn to determine their personal sensitivity to carbohydrates, as a way to manage their weight and health for life.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Political Humor/Cartoons; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: atkins; diet; facts; fatbehind; food; fun; recipes; skinny
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 301-349 next last
 
Not everything works for everyone, and this is by far no exception, but without making up your mind, and really trying this or something like this.. time is truly ticking away on your quality of life... Why not join me on this journey.. but hold on this ride has some bumps and turns..

The only part of this wonderful ending, that is truly sad, unfortunately, Dr Atkins died before these results were published. NOW, WHEN IS DINNER?

1 posted on 10/04/2003 11:42:34 AM PDT by carlo3b
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: All
We Replaced Patrick Leahy's Brains With Folger's Crystals. Let's See If Anyone Notices!

Donate Here By Secure Server

Or mail checks to
FreeRepublic , LLC
PO BOX 9771
FRESNO, CA 93794

or you can use

PayPal at Jimrob@psnw.com

STOP BY AND BUMP THE FUNDRAISER THREAD-
It is in the breaking news sidebar!

2 posted on 10/04/2003 11:43:34 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson; Bob J; christie; stanz; jellybean; Angelique; Howie; TwoStep; piasa; Exit148; ...
Here is your chance to GET ON or GET OFF this and other Carlo3B, all important..(LOVE AMERICA, This is Your Country), (I'll be Damned), (Bwhahhahahh), (The Hell you say), (Aweeeeeee), (snif) ... PING LISTS.

If you wish to remain* on it, just sit back and enjoy our wonderful exchange of ideas and you will be alerted whenever we start posting, Historic, Patriotic, Family, and Diet, and a wholesome exchange of recipes and other valuable info re: various food management threads.

*If you have been flagged to this thread on this post, you are already on our temporary ping list, other pings don't count... :(

To be removed** or added to the list, simply respond to this post publicly, on this thread, or Freepmail me with your preference.


3 posted on 10/04/2003 11:44:15 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nutmeg
.
4 posted on 10/04/2003 11:44:20 AM PDT by nutmeg ("The DemocRATic party...has been hijacked by a confederacy of gangsters..." - Pat Caddell, 11/27/00)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nutmeg
Hot Off The Grilled Portobellos

5 posted on 10/04/2003 11:45:34 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
It's the weekend, and it's baseball playoff time. For me, that means pizza and beer.
6 posted on 10/04/2003 11:46:35 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b

Carb Counts

I've listed carb counts for most of the items I use frequently. The figures are from Corinne T. Netzer's "The Complete Book of Food Counts," or from specific brands, which are indicated. There is a separate table just for spices at the bottom of the page.

The fat and calories are listed as well, and I've just added a column for fiber, for those who subtract fiber from the carbs to find the usable carbs.

Items are listed alphabetically, by individual item. For example, cheddar cheese is listed under "c", but provolone cheese is listed under "p." Some items are listed several times with different quantities (I got tired of doing the math when I had the count for 1T and needed the count for 1 cup!)

 ITEM

QTY

CARB

FIBER

FAT

CAL

PROT

Alfredo Sauce (5 Bros)

1/4 c

3

 

10

110

3

Almonds

1 oz

5

3

15

170

6

American cheese

1 oz

.5

0

9

110

6

Artichoke Hearts

3 pc.

5

0

0

30

2

Asparagus

4 spears

2.6

1.2

.1

14

1

Atkins Baking Mix

1 c / 1/4 c

20 / 5

4 / 1

0

310 / 90

unk..

Bacon

2 slices

.5

0

4

60

4

Baking powder

1 t

2

0

0

8

0

Bamboo Shoots

1/2 c

2.1

2

.3

13

1

BBQ Sauce (recipe)

1 T

1.4

.2

0

7

.3

Black Soy Beans

1 cup

16

14

12

240

unk.

Broccoli (frozen)

1 1/4 c

4

3

0

25

3

Broth - Knorr

1 t

>1

0

1.5

20

unk.

 ITEM

QTY

CARB

FIBER

FAT

CAL

PROT

Butter

1 t (pat)

0

0

3.8

33

0

Butter

1 T

0

0

11.4

100

tr.

Cabbage (1 lb = 5 c shredded)

1/2 c shredded

1.9

.8

.1

9

1

Capers

1 T

1

0

0

5

0

Carrot

1

7.3

2.2

.1

31

1

Cashews

1 oz

8

1

14

160

5

Cauliflower

1/2 c (1" pieces

2.6

1.7

.3

14

1

Cauliflower-frozen

1 c

3

2

0

20

3

Celery

Stalk

1.6

.7

.1

6

tr.

Cheddar cheese (4 oz = 1 cup)

1 oz

.6

0

9

110

7

Chicken

4 oz

0

0

2.4

160

26

Chili sauce

1 T

5

0

0

20

tr.

Chocolate-semi sw(Nestle)

1/2 oz

9

2

4

70

1

 ITEM

QTY

CARB

FIBER

FAT

CAL

PROT

Chocolate-unsweetened

1 oz

9

4

14

140

3

Cocoa mix-Swiss Miss Diet

1 pkg

4

1

0

20

unk.

Cocoa - unsweetened

1 T

3

1

.5

20

1

Coconut Milk

1/4 c

2

0

9

93

1

Coconut - unsweetened

1 c

12.2

7.2

26.8

282

0

Cornstarch

1T

6.2

0

0

30

tr.

Cottage cheese

1 c

8

0

10

240

31

Crab

4 oz

.5

0

1.4

112

20

Cream-Heavy

1 T

.4

0

5

50

tr.

Cream-Heavy

1/4 c

1.7

0

20

200

2

Cream-Heavy

1/2 c

3.3

0

40

400

4

Cream-Heavy

1 c

6.6

0

88

821

8

Cream-Light

1 T

1

0

2.5

30

tr.

Cream-light

1/4 c

4

0

10

120

2

Cream-light

1/2 c

8

0

20

240

4

 ITEM

QTY

CARB

FIBER

FAT

CAL

PROT

Cream-Light

1 c

16

0

40

480

8

Cream Cheese

1 oz - 2 T

1

0

10

100

2

Cucumber

1/4 c (sliced)

1.4

.4

0

7

tr.

Dressing-Ranch

2 T

1

0

14

140

1

Egg

1

.6

0

5

75

5

Egg-deviled

1

.7

0

11.6

135

5

Egg white

1

.3

0

0

17

4

Flax Seed Meal

1/8 c

4

4

5

60

3

Flounder

4 oz

0

0

1.7

133

21

Flour-High Gluten

1/4 c

22

1

0

100

4

Flour - oat

1/4 c

15

3

1

90

4

Flour - soy

1/4 c

7

2

4

93

7

Flour - white

1/4 c

24

0

.3

114

3

Flour - wheat whole grain

1/4 c

22

4

1

102

4

 ITEM

QTY

CARB

FIBER

FAT

CAL

PROT

Garlic clove

1

.9

.1

0

4

tr.

Gelatin

1 pkt

0

0

0

25

6

Gravy

1/4 c

3

0

4

45

1

Green beans (frozen)

3/4 c

5

3

0

25

2

Green chiles

2T

1

0

0

5

tr.

Ground beef, lean

4 oz / 1 lb

0

0

21/ 84

308 / 1232

28 / 112

Ground turkey

4 oz

0

0

8

160

20

Guar/Xanthan Gum

1 T

8

8

0

0

unk.

Ham

3 oz

3

0

3

100

14

Horseradish (prepared)

1 t

0

0

0

30

tr.

Hot dog

1

1

0

13

140

6

Jello - sugar free

1 pkg

.4

0

0

0

0

Jicama

1/2 c

5.3

0

.1

12

tr.

 ITEM

QTY

CARB

FIBER

FAT

CAL

PROT

Ketchup (Westbrae Unsw.)

1 T

1

0

0

5

0

Lemon juice

1 T

1.4

0

0

4

tr.

Lettuce-Iceberg

6" hd/1 1/2 c

11.3 / 1

7.5 / 1

1

18

1

Lettuce-Romaine

1 1/2 c

2

1

1

18

1

Mayo

1 T

0

0

11

100

tr.

Mozzarella (4 oz = 1 cup)

1 oz

1

0

5

80

1

Mushrooms

1 c

3.1

.8

.4

18

1

Mustard - dijon

1 t / 1 T

.3 / 1

0

0

4 / 11

tr. / 1

Mustard-regular

1 t / 1 T

.3 / .8

0

0 / 1

0 / 11

tr / 1

Not/cereal

1 serving (1T)

1.6

1.3

0

24

4

Not/Starch (thickener)

1 t

1.7

1.7

0

7

.1

Oil - olive

1 t

0

0

14

120

0

Onion (1 med = 1/2 c chpd)

1 c / 1/4 c

13.8 / 3.5

2.8 / .7

.2 / 0

60 / 15

2 / .5

 ITEM

QTY

CARB

FIBER

FAT

CAL

PROT

Onion-green

1/2 c

3.7

1.3

0

16

1

Onion soup mix

1 T

4

0

0

20

2

Onion soup mix

1 pkg (4 T)

16

0

0

80

8

Parmesan

1 T / 1/2 c

.2 / 1.6

0

1.5 / 12

25 / 182

2 / 17

Peanut butter-Sugar Free

1 T

6

1

8.5

100

5

Peanut butter-SF(Arrowhead Mills)

1/2 c

24

4

68

800

36

Peanuts

1 oz (1/4 cup)

6

3

13

160

9

Pecans (halves or pieces)

1 oz (1/4 cup)

4

2

20

190

2

Pepper-green/red (1 med = 1 c diced)

1 c

6.4

1.8

.2

26

.8

Pepper-roasted red

1 oz

1

0

0

9

tr.

Pesto

1/4 c

6

1

9

110

8

Pork

4 oz

0

0

4.5

120

21

 ITEM

QTY

CARB

FIBER

FAT

CAL

PROT

Pork Rinds

1/2 oz

0

0

5

80

9

Proscuitto

2 oz

0

0

18

210

16

Protein Powder (Designer-van)

1 scoop

2

>1

1.5

90

17

Provolone

1 oz

1

0

8

100

7

Pudding-choc SF

1 pkg (4 T)

32

0

0

140

3

Pudding-Butterscotch-SF

1 pkg (4 T)

24

0

0

100

0

Pudding-Vanilla-SF

1 pkg (4 T)

24

0

0

100

0

Pumpkin

1/2 c

10

4

0

50

1

Pumpkin Seeds

1 oz no shell

3.8

1.8

12

148

9

Relish-dill

1 T

0

0

0

0

0

Ricotta

1 c / 1 T

8 / .5

0

32 / 2

428/ 27

28 / 2

Rutabaga (boiled)

1/2 c (cubed)

7.4

1.5

0

25

1

Salmon

4 oz

0

0

14

234

23

Salsa

2 T

2.5

0

0

10

tr.

 ITEM

QTY

CARB

FIBER

FAT

CAL

PROT

Sausage-bulk

1 oz

.4

0

7.3

92

2

Sausage-link

1

0

0

6.3

60

2

Scallops

4 oz

2.7

0

.9

100

19

Sesame Seeds - whole

1 oz (1/8 cup)

7.3

4

13.6

161

5

Shrimp

4 oz

.5

0

1.2

112

23

Sour cream

2 T

1

0

5

60

1

Sour cream

1/2 c

4

0

20

240

4

Soy sauce (Kikkomen)

1 T

0

0

0

10

.5

Spaghetti squash

1/2 c

5

1.1

.2

23

tr.

Splenda

1 c

24

0

0

100

0

Splenda

1 pkt

.5

0

0

2

0

Spinach (fresh)

2 c (1/2 pkg)

3

2

0

20

2

Steak

4 oz

0

0

20

249

16

Soy isolate

1/4 c

0

 

0

50

unk.

Sunflower Seeds

1/4 c (1 oz +)

6

4

17

190

8

 ITEM

QTY

CARB

FIBER

FAT

CAL

PROT

Tomato

1 (2 3/5")

5.7

1.4

.4

26

1

Tomatoes Canned

1/2 c

5

1

0

25

1

Tomato-sun dried

1 pc

1.1

.3

.1

5

tr.

Tomato sauce (Ragu Pizza Sauce)

1/4 c

4

1

1

30

1

Tomato paste (Hunts)

2 T

6

2

0

30

1

Turkey

4 oz

0

0

7

144

18

Turnip

1/2 c

4.1

1.2

.1

18

1

Vanilla

1 t

1.5

0

0

0

0

Veal

4 oz

0

0

4.9

213

22

Vinegar

1 T

.9

0

0

0

0

Vinegar-balsamic

1 T

2

0

0

5

0

Walnuts (diced)
(1 cup diced = 3/4+ cup ground)

1/4 c (1 oz)

3

1

16

172

7

Water chestnuts

1 oz (4)

3.5

.7

0

14

tr.

 ITEM

QTY

CARB

FIBER

FAT

CAL

PROT

Wheat Bran

1/4 c

7

6

.5

30

3

Wheat Germ

2 T

6

2

1

50

3

Wine-marsala

2 T

2

0

0

35

0

Wine-red

2 T

1

0

0

20

0

Wine-white

2 T

0

0

0

2

0

Vital Wheat Gluten

1 T

3

2

0

49

10

Worcestershire

1 t

1

0

0

5

tr.

Zucchini (raw)

1 c

3.8

1.6

.2

18

1.6

Herbs & Spices

All carb counts listed are for 1 teaspoon. Depending on how the herbs and spices normally come in a package, the measurement is for ground spice or crushed leaves.

ITEM

CARB

FIBER

 

ITEM

CARB

FIBER

Allspice

1.4

.4

 

Marjoram

.4

.1

Basil

.4

.4

 

Nutmeg

1.1

.1

Basil - 1 oz / 5 leaves(fresh)

1.2 / .1

0

 

Onion Powder

2.4

.2

Bay Leaf

.3

.3

 

Oregano

.5

.1

Chili Powder

1.4

.9

 

Paprika

1.2

.6

Cilantro

.3

.1

 

Parsley

.2

.2

Cinnamon

2.1

1.4

 

Pepper, black

1.7

.7

Cloves (ground)

1.3

.2

 

Pepper, crushed red

1.0

.7

Cream of Tartar

.6

0

 

Poultry Seasoning

1.0

.2

Cumin

.9

.2

 

Pumpkin Pie Spice

1.2

.3

Curry Powder

1.2

.3

 

Rosemary

.8

.2

Dill

.6

.1

 

Sage

.4

0

Dry Mustard

.3

 

 

Sesame Seeds

1.5

<1

Garlic Powder

2.3

0

 

Tarragon

.8

.1

Ginger

.2

 

Thyme

.8

.3


7 posted on 10/04/2003 11:47:29 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
:sigh: I want to be on the Atkins ping list. However, I work in a health food store frequented by a lot of militant vegans. When a man found out I eat meat, he told me eggs are the periods of chickens and fish eat dead carcasses (as scavenging). I am very serious. He really grossed me out about the chicken thing and talked about how harmful meat is.

I wonder how many other people who do low-carb run into this all the time? BTW I asked him what he thought of Atkins and he said, what happened to him? I said he died falling on ice. He said, good he's not around to tell people to eat meat :-(
8 posted on 10/04/2003 11:48:53 AM PDT by cyborg (X-tra strength industrial grade tinfoil hat for maximum zottage)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
Are you making dinner? Are we invited?
9 posted on 10/04/2003 11:49:09 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Just because they're moving their lips doesn't mean they have anything to say)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
I used to be a skeptic of this type of diet because it just didn't seem to be right to eat this way. Fortuately I gave it a try in April and I have been astounded by it's success. I have lost 87 pounds since April. Check my profile page to see what I look like now.

Contrary to what the skeptics say, this is not an "all-you-can-eat-meat" diet. Actually I eat less meat then I did before starting this lifestyle and I eat far more fish, vegetables, berries, eggs, cheese, nuts, olive oil and yogurt then I did before changing my way of eating.

10 posted on 10/04/2003 11:49:15 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (212.8 (-87.2) Homestretch to 200)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SamAdams76
congrats on the loss!!! I've managed to lose 20 lbs just by cutting carbs down myself
11 posted on 10/04/2003 11:51:43 AM PDT by cyborg (X-tra strength industrial grade tinfoil hat for maximum zottage)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: cyborg
Welcome aboard... Tell the skeptic to GO TO another HEALTH food store..
12 posted on 10/04/2003 11:53:01 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b; jkphoto
To be removed** or added to the list, simply respond to this post publicly, on this thread, or Freepmail me with your preference.

Please, please, PLEASE keep me on your list!

I am bookmarking this to read later and pinging my husband who has been doing GREAT on the Atkins Diet.

Thanks Carlo.

13 posted on 10/04/2003 11:53:26 AM PDT by Mama_Bear ( Lori)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
thanks... I'll keep my curry chicken and veal parmesan to MYSELF
14 posted on 10/04/2003 11:54:21 AM PDT by cyborg (X-tra strength industrial grade tinfoil hat for maximum zottage)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: netmilsmom
You would love the smell of my home at any time of day.. It brings to mind this little tidbit of info.

You are what you eat!.. :^).. Settle down, I mean.. a person's skin taste, is a direct reflection of their diet! You could say that you taste, according to your tastes.

If you have enter a home of a true ethnic, or if you travel off shore, to most any far off lands, the dominant spices are noticeable everywhere you turn, in the air, the food, and even in their natural scent. Trust me my FRiends, if you like their local cuisine, chances are, you'll love the way they taste!! SOOOOoooooooo, if you ever get close enough to kiss them on their neck, or anywhere else GAWDFORBID, they will taste as good as they look...

It brings to mind that there are reasons that you should reconsider where you order that cute MAIL ORDER BRIDE/GROOM.... YIKES!
 
 

15 posted on 10/04/2003 12:00:02 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
Thanks for this! I'm doing well on lower-carb but am just starting a round of serious Atkins; this is very timely and motivating!
16 posted on 10/04/2003 12:00:46 PM PDT by Moonmad27
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
I just started Atkins this morning. Thanks for this providential post.
17 posted on 10/04/2003 12:00:51 PM PDT by P.O.E.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Moonmad27
Where do you get a good Atkins plan??? I am seriously thinking of putting myself and my husband on an Atkins like diet. My guess is that oatmeal every morning is an Atkins faux pas...
18 posted on 10/04/2003 12:04:08 PM PDT by abner (In search of a witty tag line...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Mama_Bear
Please, please, PLEASE keep me on your list!

Mama Mia, you are my sweetheart..skinny husband or not... Hug, you are on my list!! LOL

19 posted on 10/04/2003 12:04:54 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: P.O.E.
My mom lost 20 lbs.....she stopped eating pasta and bread....so I decided to do the same....since my blood type is o+ I'm suppose to be a big meat/game eater.....yikes!!! Which I'm not.....I love carbs....but lately I've been eating turkey kelbasi, turkey bacon, cheese, apples ( they are high in carbs but I don't think I'll gain wait from an apple ).......lots of protein.....you are allowed wine on the Atkins diet...so that's cool....no beer....no pizza....no pasta......oh well...we'll see....good luck....
20 posted on 10/04/2003 12:05:24 PM PDT by geege
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
Great Idea!
Add me to the ping!

I lost 40+ pounds years ago on Lindora and am always looking for healthy, low carb (vegatarian) recipes.

Lara
21 posted on 10/04/2003 12:07:11 PM PDT by LaraCroft (I wish there was a list of all the AntiArnolds to thank if BustaMecha wins)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SamAdams76
You look great!

I discovered the Atkins's Diet a few years back, and I've been grateful ever since.

As you said, the idea that I eat fat and meat and little else is non-factual, but some people are stuck in old stereotypes.

As you have found out, the Atkins' Diet is about changing our lifestyles. . . being aware of which foods contain a lot of sugar and simple carbs, choosing to buy foods with no-sugar added, exercising on a regular basis.

The great news is that I started working out as Dr. Atkins recommended in his book, and I still work out on a regular basis. I also walk my dog more often and farther when I come home from work, and many mornings I take a walk before going to work.

The only foods that I really avoid are baked sweets. . . only eat them in rare occasions.

I eat pretty much anything else, as long as I eat small portions of the "white foods", such as pasta. Since Italian food is my favorite, I always order steamed spinach with olive oil and garlic as a side dish, so I will not eat more pasta than I need to keep my small waist.

I eat more vegetables than ever before; I'm not always hungry or lethargic, the way I used to be by eating sugar and white flour all the time.

Btw, after you learn to read labels, you realize how much sugar is added to processed food. For instance, I buy my mayonaise at the local health food store, because the supermarket mayonaise contains sugar.

And any food ingredient that ends in ose is a form of sugar. . . fructose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, etc. Sugar can also appear under other names, such as syrup, HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup), molasses, honey, etc.

22 posted on 10/04/2003 12:08:33 PM PDT by george wythe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo
It's the weekend, and it's baseball playoff time. For me, that means pizza and beer.

Do you still have the former threads with those great recipes for,PIZZA and BEER

23 posted on 10/04/2003 12:11:08 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
I've been on Atkins for almost a month and I have lost 15 pounds and I have more energy than I know what to do with. I LIKE to exercise now (hated it before)! My reflux is gone, my mood swings are gone, my racing heartbeat is gone, constant fatigue is gone, skin cleared up and I feel great! I'm an Atkins believer.

Add me to your Atkins PING list, please!

24 posted on 10/04/2003 12:11:14 PM PDT by Texas Chrystal (Oderint dum metuant)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
I made "fettucine alfredo" the other day, with a low carb twist.

I got large zuchinni (from my garden so I let em get big), sliced them up in strips about the size of fettucine noodles, boiled them, and then added a nice alfredo sauce, and it was YUMMY. Great texture, great taste.

Now I'm thinking of other veggies, since my zuchinni is all gone.
25 posted on 10/04/2003 12:11:55 PM PDT by LaraCroft (Ping a ding ding)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: cyborg
He said, good he's not around to tell people to eat meat :-(

Tell someone like that to smile when s/he says that. When(if) s/he does, compliment his/her canine teeth.

Or: look deeply into their eyes, very sincerely, and say, "Deep inside you, something is speaking to me... I'ts saying, 'I am [person's name]`s appendix, and I want you to know s/he is confused.'"

26 posted on 10/04/2003 12:13:32 PM PDT by Yeti
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
Mama Mia, you are my sweetheart..skinny husband or not... Hug, you are on my list!! LOL

LOL! Thank you!

(((((((((carlo)))))))))

27 posted on 10/04/2003 12:14:52 PM PDT by Mama_Bear ( Lori)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: SamAdams76
You resemble Sam Adams!


28 posted on 10/04/2003 12:14:53 PM PDT by Reeses
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
I like how this article correlated the increase in public fatness with the rise of the lowfat/highcarb dietary recommendations.
I've long thought the same thing.

Haven't tried Atkins because I don't think I can cut carbs out completely even at first, for a multitude of reasons.

What's working pretty well for me is a modified Zone diet. I'm not so good at keeping track of grams etc. but if I follow the following rules it keeps it in balance:

At each meal, 1 protein serving the size of the palm of your hand. For carbs, If "good carb" (vegetable) then 2 servings each the size of your fist. If "bad carb" (rice, pasta, etc) then 1 serving the size of your fist. Fat usually comes with the protein so you don't have to add any.

If I stick with this I'm never hungry, lose weight (albeit slowly), feel better, and can still eat out, I just have to visually balance the portions according to the hand rule above.


29 posted on 10/04/2003 12:16:01 PM PDT by LizardQueen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
Add me, too!!
30 posted on 10/04/2003 12:17:24 PM PDT by MasonGal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
Thanks for posting this. I'll be back to finish reading it later.
31 posted on 10/04/2003 12:17:33 PM PDT by Badray (Molon Labe!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cyborg
Tell him that plants eat sheep do-do.
32 posted on 10/04/2003 12:18:18 PM PDT by jammer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
I lost 45#'s two years ago on Atkins & have kept it off. It sure worked for me. I eat complex carbs from time to time with no ill affect. Cooking is my art. It's my gift of love for my family. It relieves stress & gives me joy. Learning to cook low carb was a new adventure. I put portabellas directly on grill, brush with a little olive oil, topped with Brie & a few toasted sliced almonds. Served with a field green & garganzola salad it's a very satisfing meal! Please put me on your ping list!
33 posted on 10/04/2003 12:19:36 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: LaraCroft
Add me to the ping!You are doing wonderful..kodos to you...and, you are on board our diet train... hold on tight, this ride gets LOWCARBBY!!! *<]:o)
34 posted on 10/04/2003 12:23:00 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: MasonGal
You are always on my list...;)
35 posted on 10/04/2003 12:25:04 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
Is there a list anywhere of Low-carb diet "No-nos"?
36 posted on 10/04/2003 12:26:32 PM PDT by abner (In search of a witty tag line...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
>>You are what you eat!.. :^).. <<

After being on Atkins, I can now be called a heifer!

Honestly Mr. Carlo, that was interesting! I remember being in Princes Park in Melbourne and thinking that it smelled different. I guess that's why.

You have been a miracle to me with the recipies you have posted. Have you come up with a pizza yet?

Thank you for the 17 pounds I have effortlessly lost!
37 posted on 10/04/2003 12:27:52 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Just because they're moving their lips doesn't mean they have anything to say)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: AZamericonnie
You are on the list and keep up the good work!
38 posted on 10/04/2003 12:28:00 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
Please add me to your list. I have had pretty good results since reducing carbs in July. 23 pounds so far.
39 posted on 10/04/2003 12:28:05 PM PDT by LongsforReagan (I cant wait until November 2004, so I can just troll and gloat over at DU endlessly.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: SamAdams76
Sam you are our Poster Boy.. You are an inspiration for the others that are thinking about doing something.. stay on course, YOU DA MAN!
40 posted on 10/04/2003 12:31:49 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
I'm a 100% Atkins believer (50 lbs lighter). I don't like refering to it as a "diet", however. Atkins is a way of life. One needs to find their daily carb limit without weight gain, get regular exercise and realize that's the ticket to living a thinner and healthier lifestyle.

I will allow myself "cheats", usually on weekends. The key for me is weighing everyday and allowing myself a 3 lb range. The minute I go 3 lbs over, I whip myself into shape and induct for a couple of days and step up my workout. It's really very simple and easy to control.

I still plan on getting serious about losing 12 more lbs before Thanksgiving cause I plan to enjoy myself and want to get the last few lbs off. Trouble is, I enjoy having my daily Michelobe Ultra or glass of wine.
41 posted on 10/04/2003 12:32:21 PM PDT by demkicker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: cyborg
Don't forget about our other recipes located on former threads.. including these great threads..
All aboard.. We're getting on track to a healthier LIFE!
Get series about HEALTHY, and LOW CARB FOOD

42 posted on 10/04/2003 12:36:37 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
Put me on your ping list PLEASE :) Your recipes are to die for.
43 posted on 10/04/2003 12:37:48 PM PDT by CajunConservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
Just think. In a few years we'll all be smoking cigarettes.
44 posted on 10/04/2003 12:38:42 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The American Heartland--the Spirit of Flight 93)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LongsforReagan
Please add me to your list. I have had pretty good results since reducing carbs in July. 23 pounds so far.

You are doing great.. The only thing you've added is your name on our list.. :o)

45 posted on 10/04/2003 12:42:27 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Lil'freeper
Big'ol_Atkins bump
46 posted on 10/04/2003 12:44:11 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("When do I get to lift my leg on the liberal?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LaraCroft
TRY THIS FAVORITE OF MY FAMILY...yummmmmmmmm!
LowCarb Cauliflower Alfredo

For those following a Low Carb diet, know that cauliflower is one of those veggies lowest in carbohydrates.
Did you know it is high in Vitamin C, a good source of folacin and an excellent source of natural potassium.

  • lg. Cauliflower, prepare in whole or florets
  • 6 Tbs. butter
  • 2/3 Cup heavy cream
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Reggiano cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • ground white pepper
  • dash of ground nutmeg
Prepare Cauliflower:
Wash, drain and remove outer leaves; cut and trim stems. Break cauliflower into small florets, but it can also be cooked whole.
To microwave cauliflower florets, place in microwave-safe baking dish with 1/2 cup of water. Cover with plastic wrap, cook at high (rotating the dish at half-time) for 8 to 10 minutes or until stem ends are tender. Let stand, covered, 2 to 3 minutes before serving.
To microwave whole cauliflower, clean, trim and wrap in plastic wrap. Place, sealed edges down, on microwave-safe serving dish. Cook at high for 3 minutes, turn over, and cook at high for 3 minutes more or until tender. Let stand, covered, 3 minutes before serving.

Alfredo Sauce:
1) Place butter and cream in large skillet over medium-low heat.
2) Cook and stir until butter melts and mixture bubbles; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Stir in salt, pepper and nutmeg.
3) Remove from heat. Gradually stir in cheese until thoroughly blended and smooth.
4) Return briefly to heat to completely blend cheese, but do NOT let sauce bubble or cheese will become lumpy and tough

Buying and Storing Cauliflower:
Select heads that are firm and tightly-flowered, with fine white or creamy white florets and fresh-looking, green leaves. A large head will weigh about three pounds and serve four.
Brown spots on a white cauliflower are most likely only water marks, but yellowish ones may indicate excessive age.Store unwrapped in refrigerator cooler for up to five days.


47 posted on 10/04/2003 12:46:16 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
Might you have a low carb/fat version of Biscotti in yer pile of recipes Carlo ?............BTW do you have a cookbook for sale ??

Stay Safe !

48 posted on 10/04/2003 12:47:25 PM PDT by Squantos (Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
I've lost 45 pounds on Atkins, and look better than I have for years. It was easy -- I was never hungry.
49 posted on 10/04/2003 12:50:45 PM PDT by paulklenk (DEPORT HILLARY!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b
Do you have a list that's specifically for Atkins info? If so, please add me to it. If not, please disregard. Thanks! :-)
50 posted on 10/04/2003 12:52:08 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 301-349 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson