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I lost a lot of weight four years back on Adkins and have for the most part kept it off by watching calories since I went off Adkins. The wife hated it because she is not a big protein only person and it was hard to Adkins by myself during the meals we ate together.
If you go Adkins you need to watch your calories, too. You can't lose on Adkins if you eat 2,000 calories a day. I'd try to stay around 1,200-1400 calories and no more than 1,500.
Eat one or two scrambled eggs for breakfast, cooked with minimum butter. Boiled eggs work too and they are about 75 calories an egg so they are fairly calorie friendly. Next day eat a sausage patty or two and one egg. Next day Ham cheese and one egg omlet. Next day bacon and egg. No bread or cereal allowed.
For lunch. eat meat only if you can. eggs will do if you can't eat just meat. Sometimes I'd eat three boiled eggs. If you want a vegetable, stay away from starches no potatoes, rice or bread. If you go to tacobell, they will do you a taco in a bowl with no shell. Subway will sell you a scoop or two of tuna. Wendy's chili has fewer carbs. Hardee's has a bunless burger but you must ask for it - not on menu.
Dinner - no vegetables for first few days, then add no starch vegetables back slowly.
Drink tons of water. eat a little fat each day. it helps to burn the fat. Vitamin C helps burn the fat. Take a multi vitamin to keep your vitamin level up.
Make a big pot of ground beef chili with no tomatoes and no beans.
Canned tuna salad with celery, onions dill pickles and a little mayo
Salmon salad made same way.
Baked or grilled fish
Make a pizza with no crust. Cheese, a very little sauce onions and pepperoni in an aluminum pan. Eat with fork.
Make bunless hot dogs. chili, 2 franks, mustard onions and cabbage slaw made with mustard.
low carb ketchup is gross to me - I just gave ketchup up. Actually still do not eat regular ketchup because of the high carb corn syrup in most of them.
Buy some sugar free chocolate if you need a candy fix. Still cant eat a lot of it.
Leafy vegetables work better.
Take Metamucil. It will keep things moving through you.
You must carefully end an Adkins diet or you will just put the weight back on.
If you have a weight problem, give up fries and white bread for good. Consider giving up bread for good.
Get exercise - as in walk a mile a day. Drink tons of water.
If you stay Adkins a long time, you need to go off for three days every four weeks or so, then back onto the diet starting strict (low calories and nothing except protein) for the first few days when you come back onto the diet.
Good luck - the diet absolutely works if done right.
Ketosis is weird. I could tell you what time of the day I would fall into ketosis and start burning fat, just from the feeling.
This post was edited on 10/21 at 12:38 pm