Atkins diet and low carb food?

Atkins diet and low carb food? Topic: Atkins diet and low carb food?
May 22, 2019 / By Zubin
Question: I've been on the atkins diet for about 4 days now and i'm getting a little confused with the whole counting carbs part of it. Let me explain what i've eaten so far today and see if someone is able to tell me if my carb consumption sounds okay or not. I had one piece of chicken for lunch (just a thigh). Then later I had some chicken (about 5 small strips) with a cup of cooked bell peppers and I had mustard for my sauce. I've had one of the atkins bars (the cinnamon bun) or whatever it's called, it has 3 net carbs in it. I've also had 1 string cheese that contains pastuerized milk. I've drank 1 lemonade crystal light to go packet and 1 diet rite soda which is made with splenda. Now, i'm going to make a lettuce wrap with a piece of lettuce, hamburger meat, a few small chopped onions, a little shredded cheddar cheese and a small bit of sour cream. Does that go over the carbs i'm suppose to be consuming or not? I don't believe it really does but just want to make sure since i've just started, I don't want to mess the diet up at all. Also, is any sugar what so ever allowed on this diet because i noticed all the sour creams have at least 1 g of sugar and it says you're allowed to have sour cream so i'm a lil confused. And as far as salad dressings go the hidden valley ranch packets you can buy, you either mix it with buttermilk or mayo, I bought the kind to mix with mayo but it says to add milk to it also so i don't believe that will work.. i was thinking to use water instead, there's only 1 carb in the packet and less than 1 carb in this blue cheese dressing i bought and it contains no sugar so will these dressings work? One more thing, paprika, is it okay or no? Anyone who can answer my questions i would appreciate it! Also, I'd love to hear any success stories from the atkins!!
Best Answer

Best Answers: Atkins diet and low carb food?

Sol Sol | 8 days ago
Well so far you haven't many carbs. 1g of sugar is virtually no carbs so you're fine. But yes try to stay away from high sugar products. The lettuce wrap sounds good. That salad dressing sounds bad though. Try to get vinaigrette based dressing, they usually contain no carbs and low calories. Paprika is fine. Any spice is fine.
👍 104 | 👎 8
Did you like the answer? Atkins diet and low carb food? Share with your friends
Sol Originally Answered: Has anyone tried a low cal and low carb diet? I tried Atkins,,,,,,I don't think it worked that well.?
Read this excerpt from the book "Dieting for Dummies" by Jane Kirby: "Don't cut your calorie level drastically when trying to lose weight; this strategy will backfire. Your body is programmed to defend your usual weight, so when calories are cut severely - to fewer than 800 to 1,000 a day - your metabolic rate adjusts to conserve the few calories you do give your body. The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better: *1) Burn more calories then you're consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/... Get an online, desktop, or cell phone diet and fitness calculator. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities. Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight: Adults: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.ht... Teens/Children: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/exercise/w... It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. Here are two articles on how to break through a weight loss plateau: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/86/99147.htm http://www.webmd.com/content/pages/18/102117.htm *2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement. Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates.html The following are food pyramids and several articles on what you should eat everyday: Food Pyramids: http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.gif?osCsid=26a424be471d1337e7c2f105d5c64d9d http://www.mypyramid.gov/ Antioxidant Superstars - Vegetables and Beans: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107638.html Antioxidant Loaded Fruits: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107640.html Good Carbs Mean Better Weight: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105783.htm The Benefits of Protein: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/85/98824.htm Some Fats Are Good For You: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/49/40075.htm Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107641.html What You Should Eat Daily: http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_201.jhtml Best Foods to Fight off Disease and Keep You Healthy: http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_101.jhtml *3) Perform cardiovascular, core, and/or strength training on most days. Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure you're doing all exercises correctly. The following is a website and numerous articles on cardiovascular, core, and strength training: Exercise Prescription on the Net http://www.exrx.net/ Starting an Exercise Program: http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/startexercise.htm Strength Training Basics: http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/trainbasics.htm Cardiovascular Machine Workouts: http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/cardiowork.htm Balance Your Way to a Stronger Body: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/64/72314.htm Understanding Your Training Heart Rate: http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/thr.htm Exercise Errors: http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/errors.htm Getting a Flat Stomach: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/71/81365.htm Weight Lifting - Does Order Matter: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/80/96440.htm Encouraging Exercise in Your Kids: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/95/103524.htm Strength Training Safe and Effective for Kids: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/32/1728_81005.htm *4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety. *5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier. Send me an email or yahoo instant message to "gainbetterhealth" if you have any questions and good luck! *Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Orville Orville
It varies upon how much you weigh, but if you follow that, you should lose a decent amount of weight. Okay, I just have to say this. I think the Atkins diet is VERY unhealthy...you are cutting out carbs, but you are adding in pretty much ALL fat. I just don't support the Atkins diet. My boy friend is a bodybuilder and is a very big fitness enthusiast so I learn a lot from him. Eating meals that are balanced in macronutrients (carbs, proteins, etc) are the best thing to do. The reason why a lot of people gain so much weight following the Atkins diet is because their bodies have literally become SO used to them not consuming any carbs that when they do, they instantly gain back a crap load of weight. If this diet doesn't work out for you, I strongly recommend Weight Watchers.
👍 30 | 👎 4

Lennard Lennard
Dr. Atkins did NOT die from his own diet.. "On April 8, 2003, at age 72, Dr. Atkins slipped on the ice while walking to work, hitting his head and causing bleeding around his brain. He lost consciousness on the way to the hospital, where he spent two weeks in intensive care. His body deteriorated rapidly and he suffered massive organ failure. During this time, his body apparently retained an enormous amount of fluid, and his weight at death was recorded at 258 pounds. His death certificate states that the cause of death was "blunt impact injury of head with epidural hematoma". " I'm 40 and I follow a paleo-diet which is VERY similar to the Atkins Diet. I've lost 100 lbs and am cured of depression, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, GERD & acne- and my cholesterol and lipid profile are phenomenal.
👍 23 | 👎 0

Jaiden Jaiden
Do NOT do atkins! Change to a diet your willing to stick to for the rest of your life, because if your not going to do this diet for the rest of your life when you come off it you will gain the weight back like crazy! my cousin gained 30 pounds more than what she lost on it. Also, remember, The guy who invented the Atkins diet ended up DYING from it.
👍 16 | 👎 -4

Jaiden Originally Answered: I need a good Low-Carb diet? Are there any suggestions besides ATKINS!?
Hi Lulu In answer to your question, at the bottom of this reply I have listed a good Internet resource that specializes in low carbohydrate diets (other than Atkins). It is a free resource. From that site, you can get free low carb dietary information, guidelines, carb counters, food lists, and other things to help you stay on track. The site also has free weight loss exercise programs. For clarification, a low carbohydrate diet does not have to be a no carbohydrate diet. You are allowed to consume an amount of good carbohydrates. As a starting point, I recommend obtaining about 15% of your calories from carbohydrates. If you get about 35% of your calories from proteins, this means getting about 50% of your calories from fats. If you want to be healthy as well as lastingly lean, test a 15/35/50 diet. Adjust it as necessary for your particular circumstance. Think of this as a suggestion for the beginning of an experiment to discover the level of low carbohydrate diet that works best for you as an individual. The key to successful low carbohydrate diets is to limit processed (refined, unnatural) carbohydrates. There are many unprocessed carbohydrates, like green leafy vegetables (rich in nutrients), that are an excellent supplement to proteins and fats. The bottom line for a good low carbohydrate diet : consume about 60 grams of carbohydrates daily. There is no reason ever to consume less than about 50 grams of carbohydrates daily, and nearly all (but preferably all) should be unprocessed. To lose body fat, get your carbohydrate intake down to that level and stay there until you are at your ideal percentage of body fat. All that requires is keeping track of your carbohydrate intake: just keep it between 48 and 72 grams daily. Once you are at your ideal percentage of body fat, raise your carbohydrate intake slightly. Still, keep it under 100 grams daily—and simply cut back if you find yourself regaining body fat. Such a diet promotes lasting weight loss rather than temporary weight loss. Instead of "burning" carbs, you will "burn" fat; you will shift from a carb-burning to a fat-burning metabolism. The best way to lose body fat is to enable your body to use that fat as fuel. I hope this information helps you, Lulu. All best wishes and good luck with your diet!

If you have your own answer to the question Atkins diet and low carb food?, then you can write your own version, using the form below for an extended answer.