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Sat, Oct. 9th, 2004, 01:17 am
myztik13: Hello Hello

Hey Everyone!
I'm of course new to this community, and a newbie of the Atkins. I was planning on starting atkins on monday, i have been studying up on it and I was just looking through some lj's and found an anti-atkins site. Some of these people's testimonials or experiences with people on the diet were a little frightening. A number of people commented on the fact that people on Atkins seem to become super forgetful. Also they said that there was like severe personality changes and extreme depression. If one were to take Omega3, as recommended, for brain activity, is this for real?
I was wondering if anyone could shed some light for me? I am very interested in this diet and kind of would like the details and opinions!

Thu, Jan. 22nd, 2004, 04:46 pm
nardiaone: whoosh Fairy

I weighed today....whoosh I have lost 11 lbs in 2 weeks..

gotta love Atkins!!!

Wed, Jan. 7th, 2004, 09:19 pm
adonnchaid: Comfort Food

First, thanks for starting this community. It's a great idea.

Now, what I need are good suggestions for comfort food. The work I do has me in and out of buildings and parking lots and the car all day, and when I'm inside, it's often in computer rooms, lovely and cold, so during winter, by the end of the day, what I crave is a big bowl of hot soup (or something like that). Of course, most soups are full of potatoes and pasta and all the things one shouldn't be eating. I have a crock pot, and I've done the pot roast, simmered chicken things, and they're a decent idea, but any more suggestions would be great.

Mon, Jan. 5th, 2004, 11:50 am
phoenixw: Low-Carb Bread

Used the bread machine yesterday for the first time in forever. Made Gabi's World Famous Low-Carb Bread - highly recommended. I substituted oat bran for both the oat flour and the wheat bran (so 1/2 cup oat bran) and it was very tasty. The flax seed meal gives it a pleasantly nutty flavor. She says it's 3.4 grams of carb per slice, though with the way I slice it it's probably twice that.

Sat, Jan. 3rd, 2004, 07:03 pm
meacoustic: (no subject)

My parents and I all went (back) on the Atkins after New Year's. They managed to stay on most of 2003, but I tried twice and quit twice. Third time's the charm, I hope. The last time I wasn't even on Induction more than a week before I decided I didn't care and went back to eating pasta. I've found it really easy to start back up again, but my main problem is that I get bored really fast with eating mostly the same things so often. We've had salads with chicken for dinner and sugar-free jello for dessert the last two nights, and I've had tuna salad for lunch yesterday and the day before. Most of the recipes on the Atkins website are for things that the picky eaters at my house won't like (things I'd eat on there, my dad wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole, like the curry dishes), so going there for meal inspiration doesn't help much.

How do you guys get some variation into what you eat? I'm tired of lettuce already.

Tue, Dec. 30th, 2003, 05:27 pm
logicalargument: Introduction

Just an introductory post, to say thank you to tzikeh and fandom_ww for the inspiration ...
I've been watching carbs for the past year, mostly because of my husband's diabetes. I had first tried Atkins way back in the 70s, the first time the diet was popular (back when you had to check for ketosis with the little strips). The plan is much easier to follow today than it was then, and I'm delighted to see all of the low-carb foods that are coming on the market now.