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Monday, September 18th, 2006
9:17 am
More on how the Atkins diet works, and the relationship with peptide YY
This article from aldoushuxley came from The Economist print edition and discusses how the peptide YY may play a role in the effectiveness of the Atkins diet. The article points out in its outset that the main reason Atkins works is due to appetite suppression and not ketosis, which I already knew from a medical journal article my wife, who is a doctor, gave me last year.

But this peptide YY thing sounds interesting. Apparently it's a hunger-regulating hormone that is released in higher concentrations after a meal high in protein, and the study quoted in the linked article appears to demonstrate that hunger is suppressed with the introduction of this peptide YY.

Saturday, December 31st, 2005
3:30 pm
DaVinci sugar-free syrups are from heaven.

They truly have zero carbs and zero sugar.

I just got sugar-free vanilla and it makes my coffee unf*ckingbelievable!!

This will change everything. EVERYTHING I TELL YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, December 5th, 2005
8:59 pm
I wanted to share a low-carb snack.

I found Greek yogurt, Krinos, with 2 carbs per serving, and 3gs of fat. A serving is 3 tablespoons, which isn't much, but this stuff is very flavorful and wonderfully tart. I used to eat yogurt most every day, until I started Atkins, and I miss it. Or I did, until now. Yum.
Friday, December 2nd, 2005
8:12 pm
don't believe a word about things you heard about.
hey. i'm meghan. i'm new. i'm fat. :)

i was just wondering what everyones stats were! i like this low carb thing but i didnt see any rules or anything like that.

like, i thought maybe we could comment with everything like:

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thought it'd be good to comment with it. :)

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idk if anyone in here knows how to do layouts, but the mod ever wanted one, i could make one. :)
Wednesday, November 9th, 2005
5:05 pm
So, yesterday morning, I weighed myself, and i was down to 119. My long-term goal was 120. So, I guess since I'm one pound below that goal, I'm officially in phase 3? (Phase 3 is the South Beach Diet term for the maintence phase, for those of you unfamiliar with the plan.)

But I have no idea what that means. It's all a really scary concept. I'm not sure I've lost enough, I know I don't want to gain, and I'm not sure what exactly to change to be "maintaining" rather than "dieting". I mean, phase 3 is basically the same as phase 2...just with the frame of mind to let yourself 'live life' and have that treat sometimes, right?

(but isn't that sorta what phase 2 is?)

and how do you know when you really are at your ideal weight?

i know I'm probably coming off as pretty neurotic..but this is a really weird mental place for me. i was literally overweight since i was a toddler. i have no concept or frame of reference for being at a weight i want to keep, lol.

i took those before/after shots, i celebrated with a glass of merlot and a new pair of jeans...i just don't know what comes next. or if next is pretty much the same as now :)
Tuesday, October 25th, 2005
12:29 am
New Community
Hey folks!

For those interested in the new lower carb option from nutrisystem, I've created the new community nutrisystemwins. Feel free to stop by and check it out.
Thursday, August 11th, 2005
3:11 pm
Low Carb Bakery
Hey guys, check out these two sites. They are for the same bakery. They sell awesome low carb foods at great prices. They have low carb foods as well as kosher food.


Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
12:28 pm
Q: How many carbs per day are considered low carb. (EI: 100 and less a day, 50 or less a day...)
Thursday, April 21st, 2005
11:27 pm
Hi everyone! :-)

I have a question about vitamins. I been on the Atkins diet since May of last year (and am close to 100 pounds lighter!). I take Centrum's Carb Assist vitamins daily. But, I have been noticing a huge problem with my menstrual cycle. I have terrible cramps, that i never had before going on this diet, and after extensive research it seems I possibly have a vitamin B deficiency. I was hoping to avoid such problems by taking the multivitamins daily, but seems as though they aren't helping in that area.

So my question is, what kind of vitamins/suppliments do you take?

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005
2:15 pm
Can anyone recommend low carb/hi protein shakes, esp for a quickie breakfast? Ps. I’m not a big fan of splenda unless in my coffee.
Thursday, February 17th, 2005
6:26 pm
Movie snacks..
Tonight I'll be going to the movie theater with some friends. Does anyone have an idea what kind of low carb snacks I can sneak in?

Thanks in advance!

Current Mood: calm
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005
1:56 pm
Are carrots really bad when you're on a low carb diet?? I'm hearing different stories about it and I just wondered if it was true.

Thanks in advance for letting me know! :)

Current Mood: calm
Thursday, December 2nd, 2004
2:49 pm
i need some recommendations for a good shake, any kinds just they have to be low carbs because i have pcos.

keep in mind, i have a blender & i'm not shy to use it.
store bought selections suggestions are also welcomed.

Sunday, November 28th, 2004
5:47 pm
atkins sale
My store is selling all the atkins products at cost and below. The cereal is under 2 bucks and the muffin mixes are too. The RTD shakes are 3 bucks. We have lots more. If anyone is interested you can email me
10:10 am
a quick note from the 'moderator'
i started this community when i started eating a lowcarb diet. for me it worked at first and then made me sicker and sicker. my doctor took me off the diet because he said it was dangerous for me. as i really have no use for the community, it's up for grabs. who wants to moderate?
Monday, October 18th, 2004
3:35 pm
Body Mass Index, LowCarb Products, Recipes, etc
Saturday, September 4th, 2004
9:22 pm
New here (cross-posted)
My name is Amy and I am on day #2 of Atkins. I used to be very anti-atkins until my husband tried it and lost 40 pounds within a few months. So I decided that I would try as well. I am 5'0" and weigh about 130 pounds (really need to get a better scale). My goal weight is between 105-110 pounds by my brother's wedding, in which I am a bridesmaid, on October 16th. I'm not sure if I can lose 20-25 pounds by then, but I am sure going to try.

Day 1 for me was hard. I didn't have any cravings, but my muscles felt like they do after a strenous workout when you haven't exercised in years. I also had a mild headache all day. I went from eating around 800g of carbs a day to under 20 so that was a big shock to my system. Today being day 2 is the worst. My head is pounding, muscles still sore, feel somewhat lightheaded and disoriented, and very nauseated. Basically, like death. ;-) The only thing that is keeping me from giving up is knowing that because I feel the way that I do means it must be working. Hubby said he felt the same way and I should feel better in a week. I can't wait for that energy surge that I hear about. Well, that's about it!
Friday, August 27th, 2004
12:11 pm
New & X-posted
Ok well. I'm basically 14, starting as a freshman in highschool, and I need to lose weight. Everyone I come across tells me that I don't need to lose a pound but I know they're wrong. I guess my stomach is the least of my worries. It's basically flat. But my thighs and my butt are such an issue! I feel gross even mentioning them. When I buy pants, I have to go 3 sizes too big for my waist, just to fit my "problem areas". In skirts/dresses I wear size 0 in juniors when I wear size 4/6 in pants. It's HORRIBLE. I've did the atkins for 2 weeks, and I lost 10lbs. But, I gave in and within a week off of it I gained it all back. I play Field Hockey and pre-season has just started so i'm going to be getting excersize. I played last year two but it didn't help my problem areas whatsoever! It has been suggested that it's just the way i'm built, but I refuse to believe that. I need MAJOR help.
Monday, August 2nd, 2004
7:51 pm
Ricotta Pancakes Recipe from "The Low-Carb Cookbook" by Fran McCullough.
x-posted to atkins, atkins_foods, atkins_diet, atkins_ongoing, atkins_daily, atkins_recipes and lowcarb because I don't remember which community I originally saw the request in.

Either way, it's a good recipe to have on hand. The recipe itself was found here. I love this particular recipe and I hope anyone else who tries it likes it too. The cakes are really heavy and fills you up quickly. I made these as silver-dollar sized and it only took 3 to fill me up.

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Friday, June 25th, 2004
4:09 pm
New Community

User Info

A community for anyone interested in the low-carb lifestyle who wants more information and discussion on low-carb research, veggie recipes, side dishes, and all aspects of low-carb vegetarian or pescetarian lifestyles, etc. Not an "anti-meat" community. This is as much for omnivores as it is for those avoiding or just occaisionally choosing alternatives to meat.

Need some new ideas for getting in your full allotment of healthy carbs?

Come join and begin the posting!

X-posted, of course
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