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Video of the Day. Atkins offers a well-balanced way of eating that incorporates foods from all major food groups — it does not include high sugar items like cakes or candy. Nuts, beef, pork, chicken, turkey and butter are some examples of the fat sources and proteins you'll consume on Atkins. Most people like to eat some fat because it provides flavor and makes us feel full. Research from more than 80 peer-reviewed independent studies has consistently demonstrated the diet's safety and efficacy. Atkins is an effective diet that transforms your metabolism from one that stores fat into one that burns fat. Understanding the Atkins 40 Diet in full is important before beginning.

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Slim Fast or Atkins?

Given above formula , figure your expending calories a day and your body expends about calories baseline, so, at calories intake your weight will stay the same. If your taking only calories in daily, then your net loss is calories and round it off to calories. You should end up losing about 2 lbs per week on average. No fast weight loss: Medication can be used for weight loss, but meds are not intended for fast weight loss. Recent studies show that most people who lose weight with meds will regain weight, as if they had never taken the meds, once the medication is stopped.

Eat veggies, protein , healthy fats. Slim fast vs juice: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. I am not sure a no carb diet is good for you. You can increase your carbohydrates but place a limit on the number of grams that you intake a day. The bottom line for any weight loss program is how well you can maintain that lifestyle.

I don't like to put patients on a " diet ", because that means sooner or later, the patient is "off the diet". I like to help patients learn how to live a healthy lifestyle which is enjoyable for the patient. That is the only way you will maintain results. See more at my website www. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Get in at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Avoid excess junk carbs and fats.

Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of exercise. Most people like to eat some fat because it provides flavor and makes us feel full. Saturated fats like in meat and dairy products cause LDL bad cholesterol to increase and arteries to get clogged. Unsaturated fats like in nuts, peanut butter , and oils like olive, canola, and peanut, don't increase LDL cholesterol but do increase HDL good cholesterol. Just be aware that fat has more calories. But if you do not minimize carbohydrates you will probably not lose much weight in the first place.

Your doctor and a nutritionist can construct a proper diet for you. Did a physician actually recommend slim fast for you? Starvation diets do not work. In fact they often lead to rebound weight gain more than was initially lost. There is no proof that slim fast will lead you to any real or lasting weight loss. Perhaps you should discuss your diet plans with your physician.

Slim fast has horrible ingredients, and I would not feed it to my dog if I had one.. From their website, they list Hydrogenated soybean oil, High Fructose Corn syrup, etc. Soybean oil will make you fat, and so will high fructose corn syrup. I have lots more to say, but words is not enough. Suffice to say, stay away from Slim Fast! Eat whole foods instead. Read the label to see what is in there.

It really is food with calories and all. I see you have the component of OCD involved so you are likely to worry more than others. Foul smelling milk is usually spoiled, if it hasn't caused you stomach upset , that's fortunate. It would unlikely result in any serious harm. Smell the milk separately to figure out the source. More importantly, low carbing teaches you a way to eat for the rest of your life.

Slim Fast may work in the short term but it's pretty hard to make a permanent lifestyle change from it. There's no maintenance follow up so if you go back to eating the way you did, the pounds will follow. That could also work in the short term. But I definitely agree with Karen.

The real way to lose weight and keep it off is to learn good eating habits. The wonderful thing about low-carb and a good part of the reason why it's successful as a long term way of eating is because it's rarely that depriving. Most low carb plans include filling and delicious items with high fat, so it's a lot easier not to miss those carbs.

Anyway, I hope you find something that works for you! Keep up that walking, for sure. Is there anybody out there that has tried the slim fast verses the atkins diet? Can you do a comparison if you have tried both and which one did you do better with short and long term? Thanks so much, like I said before I am at a stand still with the slim fast, also I think that I might be getting bored with it and I want to try something different.

I have tried slim fast and it really didn't get me anywhere. This WOE seems to be working well for me. What is the url to the adkins website and does it give me enough info to get started without reading the book first. I have just got involved in this today and I hadnt heard of induction and owl. I would like to get started right away but I dont have the book yet.

Been there, done that Before doing Atkins, I did Slim fast for breakfast and lunch. The real tough part was the "sensible dinner". Well, I'd go home so darn hungery that I couldn't have eaten a light meal like they suggest.

She is now asking my wife about LCing!! Hi BrewWA I dont get hungry using the slim fast anymore, its just that by supper time I just want to eat. Like I said I have lost almost 40 pounds on it, but I am not losing anymore now.

Have you lost your 50 pounds by doing the Adkins? I did Slimfast years ago. I lost 30 pounds or so, mostly lean muscle mass and was still very flabby. I was tired and hungry all the time and only ate salad with low fat dressing and a little sandwich meat on top for my evening meals. A person can't live the rest of their lives being hungry all the time.

I also developed bathroom problems from lack of fiber. I stopped it and gained much more back. I read the first chapter in the store and it made sense.

I bought it and read it in a day. It took me several attempts to do it right but I kept trying and lost 58 pounds. I tried to do maintenance while being pregnant but I got readdicted to carbs again. I'm growing muscle, getting smaller and "as God as my witness, I'll never be hungry again! I think Slim Fast counter acts atkins why would you want slim fast when you can eat a juciy steak, or bacon I was wondering about exercising with the atkins diet, no one has mentioned that part of it.

Since everyone has lost so much weight is it hard to keep it from being flabby. As I said before, I walk at least 4 miles a day and I think that is what is keeping the weight off. My problem with the atkins diet is not eating any bread, I love the steak and all but I have to have bread with it. I guess I will learn to adjust. With the atkins diet if you fall off of it one day, is it like completely starting over? Thanks for all your responses. I too love bread, but after the first few days, you really don't miss it.

The key is to not have any around you, then you are not tempted. There are some low carb breads out there that you can have sparingly after induction, but it is really not recommened until maintainance because it could trigger cravings. IMHO, don't like the taste of any of them. On the other hand, I love mashed potatoes and I made Mock Mashed Potatoes with cauliflower last night. It has mashed cauliflower, real butter, bacon pieces, real sour cream, parm cheese, then topped with cheddar cheese, then baked in the oven until the cheese was bubbley.

DH and I loved it. He had 2 servings. Because you get to have the real thing when it comes to dairy and meats, you can really fix things up to fill the void, and they are legal foods. One thing is that you will never be hungry. If you are hungry than eat. I try to eat 5 to 6 times a day. Everything else is just little meals, or snacks. This way I am not hungry ever! I too work out, which I feel is very important. I think that you are scared to eat all day again, which I think that we were all scared when first starting a WOE like this because it is not the Food Pyramid that we are used to.

I recommend you trying it, but you must read the book. I bet you will see results after the first week and be very pleased. Maryeb, Atkins is supposed to be higher fat.

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