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!
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.
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.
Originally posted by CrashStitches Go vegetarian, eat lots of soy.
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