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Sat, Jan. 3rd, 2004, 07:03 pm

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.

Sun, Jan. 4th, 2004 03:45 am (UTC)
logicalargument: Variation

I can't help much on the issue of variation, I'm afraid. I tend to be a "focus on just one food" obsessive eater. I won't mention some of the sickeningly sweet things I have eaten in large quantities in the past, so that I don't trigger anybody - but suffice it to say that I tend to pick one food or a small group of foods and build my whole eating plan around them. I've simply moved on to more healthful foods ... most of the time. (Yes, I did backslide over the holidays.)

Wed, Jan. 7th, 2004 05:14 pm (UTC)
knossos: Variety

It's hard for me to say, because I can eat the same thing 5 or 6 times in a row and not get sick of it. I try to keep beef eating down to 3 times a week, and fill the rest of it with chicken or eggs. You may want to concentrate on making your side dishes different each meal so it's not so boring.

One thing that's been a lifesaver for me are the low carb tortilla's. I put cheese on them, pop them in the microwave for a minute and that's breakfast or a big snack. Fills me up right away.

Good luck!

Wed, Jan. 7th, 2004 10:54 pm (UTC)

YOu could always try other leafy vegetables. Head cabbage, napa cabbage, bok choy, chard -- things like that.