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Well I've had enough of the Atkin's diet

I started working out on two a days (running in the morning/weights for lunch) and felt like crap the rest of the day. I could hardly stay awake.

So I need a balanced/ all around healthy meal.

So which way should I go?

Low fat/high protein

moderate complex carb/high protein

This morning for breakfast I had 1 fried egg, 3 strips of bacon and a slice of orange and some melon pieces.

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I know what you mean. I tried the Atkins for breakfast and lunch but dinner blew that outta the water. Also, I got my wife to do it with me thinking it might be easier with a partner. We started on a Saturday, did the Atkins b-fast and lunch and snacks. Running errans(sp) all afternoon we were about to pass out by the end of the day. We both had headaches, were cranky and basically out of energy. We made up for loss carbs for dinner. Can't remember what he had but there were lots of 'em!

Screw Atkins

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I think as long as it's clean carbs or protien, eat all the calories you need to sustain your activity level.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 11:25 AM
 
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Yeah, I agree with Jedi here. Stay away from processed carbs, and eat clean. You can keep the carbs low, like around 50% of your total caloric intake in a day, and mess around with the other 50% of proteins and fats. My menu right now, actually is about 46% Carbs/25% Proteins/30% Fats. But my body is probably different from yours, especially right now.

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Re: Well I've had enough of the Atkin's diet

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This morning for breakfast I had 1 fried egg, 3 strips of bacon and a slice of orange and some melon pieces.
I'd up your complex carbs, but still stay away from saturated fats. Make it 3 whites and a yolk, 3 strips of turkey bacon, and your fruit.
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Re: Re: Well I've had enough of the Atkin's diet

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I'd up your complex carbs, but still stay away from saturated fats. Make it 3 whites and a yolk, 3 strips of turkey bacon, and your fruit.
Yeah, I do need to watch the sat. fats.

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I found that if I kept my carbs to complex carbs and under 100 grams / day, I lost weight. Once I started taking in simple carbs (soda pop or some candy or something) and went above the 100 gram limit I would start to gain.

80 grams seemed to be an easily mainted level of carbs that gave me enough energy to maintain my level of activity (working out) and kept me from getting real moody.
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ADKIN'S DIET

MAN,I'VE BEEN ON THIS DIET SINCE JAN.04.IT SUX HARD CORE BUT THE SHIT WORKS!I'VE GONE FROM 260 TO 230 AND STILL GOING.
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ALSO TAKING STUPID PILLS-----ATKINS---------SPELLING CORRECTED.
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Go vegetarian, eat lots of soy.
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I personally am going with a high protein diet with a moderate amount of carbs (mostly complex). My sweet tooth is what brings me down because I love my crunchy PB and strawberry jelly sandwiches. I know someone did a thread about 5-6 months ago about Carb blocker, I'm planning on buying some from my local Costco and I've heard it does wonders if you want to eat carbs but keep them from converting to fat. I think the only side effect really is nasty farts, so you might want to get a big pack of Gas-x
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