Ok, this is diet time, Can I do a modified Atkins diet?

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I never could lose weight by counting calories,So the Mayo was great when I was younger, And I lived through it. Lost lots of weight on it, and kept it off for many years, Never went on it longer than two weeks. Don"t remember getting constipated though. Now I have started what I call a modified Atkins, All protein for breakfast and lunch. and what ever I want for supper, Even sweets. And low and behold I have lost 5 pds in about 8 days, and didn"t even feel like I am dieting. Heck that can"t be all that bad. Feel fine. I eat eggs or lunch meat or pork chop for breakfast, and lunch is what ever protein I have in fridge, Drink lots of water, and I don"t fell deprived at all, cause I know I can eat at supper what ever I want. God bless Irene

-- Irene texas (tkorsborn@cs.com), January 02, 2002


Irene, I know of a site that has a lot of information on Low Carbing. It is www.3fatchicks.com You go to "friends" ( I think it is on the top) and there is a forum with LOTS of information and nice people. Scan down to Low Carb...lots of good stuff.

-- Ardie/WI (ardie54965@hotmail.com), January 02, 2002.

Irene, as long as you don't stay on it for more than two weeks, you shoudn't do any lasting damage, if your cholesterol and blood pressure are not high, otherwise, ask your cardiologist his/her opinion before starting this type of diet. Heart attacks are more frequent right after (24 hours) after consuming high fat food, just make sure you're not "at risk" for this to happen.

-- Annie Miller in SE OH (annie@1st.net), January 02, 2002.

High protein diets are BAD for your kidneys.

Eat less. Exercise more.

-- Rose (open_rose@hotmail.com), January 02, 2002.

Rose, thanks for posting that.

-- Cindy (SE. IN) (atilrthehony@hotmail.com), January 03, 2002.

I also believe that high protein diets ae bad for the kidneys. A modified one is much better. And, drinking lots of water helps the kidneys also. I also feel that a doctors opinion is a good idea.

-- Ardie /WI (ardie54965@hotmail.com), January 03, 2002.

My neighbor went on a high protein diet. She did lose a good deal of weight, BUT when she went for a check-up, her cholesterol had increased tremendously, and now 1 year later it is still high, even though she has gone back to the more traditional method of eating.

As for me I only eat meat about 3 times a week, eggs once a week (Sunday breakfast) and lots of fruit and vegetables. I do need to lose weight, but feel it is mostly becsue of snacking and desserts! However my cholesterol ranges in the 170's and BP is about 110 over 60 (varies a few points each way)

-- Melissa (me@home.net), January 03, 2002.

Irene, have you tried weight watchers. You can eat what you want just in less portions. I lost 30 in three months on it. I always was full. If you need to try eating 5 smaller meals instead of three big ones. Snacking is good if you eat the right ones. You don't count calories just points. I can give you information if you want it. I do it without going to the meetings to save money. The all protien diets are not good for your body. You need carbs for energy.

-- melinda (speciallady104@hotmail.com), January 03, 2002.

High protein diets are not healthy. A couple of weeks probably won't hurt but I wouldn't stay on one long term. That is why people with kidney failure are on a very limited protein diet. Protein is hard on the kidneys. Melinda, could you share a little about the weight watchers diet? I used to do weight watchers and it is a healthy diet but I made a vow a long time ago that I wasn't paying anyone again to lose weight plus there is no weight watchers where I live! They make changes in their diet almost every year so I'm not familiar with the points system. The healthiest weight loss and most likely to stay off is to lose it slowly. I would love to lose 40 to 45 pounds but would be happy with 35.

-- Barb in Ky. (bjconthefarm@yahoo.com), January 03, 2002.

Melinda, I would love a summary of weight watchers, Went years and years ago, I can"t afford it now on retirement pay,I also don"t believe there is a chapture in the tooleys out here.I will get off the protein diet, You all convinced me. Don"t need kidney trouble at my age. Melissa, this forum is great, Lots of good imformation. I tried to get through on your alternative forum, Do we have to click on the part giveing permission to give out our E mail address. I am a geak when it comes to computors.When I got to that part I canceled. Irene

-- Irene texas (tkorsborn@cs.com), January 03, 2002.

Irene, I don't think you have to give permission, it has been a while since I signed in, so I don't really remember. Maybe someone who just signed up for it can remember better than me what to do. It is only for back-up and lately this one is working great!

-- Melissa (me@home.net), January 03, 2002.

Go to www.weightwatchers.com

-- Ardie/WI (ardie54965@hotmail.com), January 03, 2002.

One thing I'd like to mention here is that if a person has developed insulin resistance, it is "extremely" hard to lose weight any other way than with a lower carb diet. I know personally, as I just kept gaining and couldn't lose weight and then the blood pressure started climbing and I developed diabetes.

I use the information from the book "Protein Power" by Drs. Michael and Mary Eades. Basically you just make sure that all your high carb foods are eaten at one meal. I have been using this for a while and it definately works for me. Blood sugar levels have dropped into normal range, blood pressure on its way down, losing weight and when my cholestoral levels were checked in November, they were very good. My uncle lost over 50 lbs. (he is 62 years old) and his physician took him off both blood pressure medication and glucophage (for diabetes). He has no kidney problems and neither do I.

This way of eating is definately not a fad diet. The book is available in paperback and at the library and is loaded with good information. What we need to remember is that there is no "one" way that works for everyone. Also, if you are insulin resistant, that can be reversed.

-- Terry - NW Ohio (aunt_tm@hotmail.com), January 03, 2002.

Irene, it has been awhile since you first posted this and I am wandering if you ever checked out the weight watchers diet? I just started back on it and would love to have someone to diet with.

-- Melinda (speciallady104@hotmail.com), April 18, 2002.

hi my name is jacqui i have just started the atkins diet, and i have got to say i have never felt so unwell in my life, i have battled with my weight all my life, and now i am getting older i would love to do some thing about it in a big way, i am finding the atkins very hard to keep to i sure for i am tierd all the time, my head hurts like hell, and i am dont think it is working for me. any help you could give me would be gratefully acsepted.

-- jacqui sheldrick (jackiesheldrick@hotmail.com), August 21, 2002.

Make certain you are drinking at least two quarts of water a day, and taking your supplements. If you continue to feel "unwell,", add a few more carbs (preferably in the form of veggies) and taper off more gradually.

-- Earthmama (earthmama48@yahoo.com), August 23, 2002.

I was on "Carb-Addict Diet" and lost 35 pounds, but my college cross country coach told me to get off of it because its not good for athlets to be on it. It's be 9 months since I have been off the diet and I am putting on the weight back on, slowly. I feel very discourage. I do run everyday, but the weight keeps coming, any advice for the people who had to get off the protein diet and now are stuck? What do I eat now?

-- Jacklyne V (grasskid_2@hotmail.com), September 07, 2002.


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