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Old 08-22-2012, 05:08 AM   #11
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Thank you, it makes perfect sense, I thought it might be something like that. As I said it is brilliant the things you can learn on here.
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Thank you, it makes perfect sense, I thought it might be something like that. As I said it is brilliant the things you can learn on here.
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The Atkins diet scares me, as does most of these type of diets. I know a number of people who have tried it. Wasn't long before ALL of them were positively ashen...I mean gray!! They looked like death walking. For good or ill, I believe that the best "diet" is a balanced one in which proper nutrition is provided, and portions are managed with as much zeal as the carbs are managed in the Atkins diet. Just my 2 cents worth.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:39 AM   #14
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The Atkins diet scares me, as does most of these type of diets. I know a number of people who have tried it. Wasn't long before ALL of them were positively ashen...I mean gray!! They looked like death walking. For good or ill, I believe that the best "diet" is a balanced one in which proper nutrition is provided, and portions are managed with as much zeal as the carbs are managed in the Atkins diet. Just my 2 cents worth.
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The Atkins diet scares me, as does most of these type of diets. I know a number of people who have tried it. Wasn't long before ALL of them were positively ashen...I mean gray!! They looked like death walking. For good or ill, I believe that the best "diet" is a balanced one in which proper nutrition is provided, and portions are managed with as much zeal as the carbs are managed in the Atkins diet. Just my 2 cents worth.

I agree. I prefer just eating a balanced diet in smaller quantities when I diet. Besides, there are too many delicious carbs out there I'm not willing to forgo.

However, SO believes she will be more successful doing Atkins. She never does it for long so I just have to cooperate for a while then she loses a few pounds and quits.
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I agree. I prefer just eating a balanced diet in smaller quantities when I diet. Besides, there are too many delicious carbs out there I'm not willing to forgo.

However, SO believes she will be more successful doing Atkins. She never does it for long so I just have to cooperate for a while then she loses a few pounds and quits.
I thought the diet included life-long modifications re: how one

eats.Atkins diet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So if one adheres to it, one shouldn't have to go back on it--maybe I've misunderstood.
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...So if one adheres to it...

This is the key.
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Yeah--but it sounds as if your SO is not adhering to it? No offense intended.
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Yeah--but it sounds as if your SO is not adhering to it? No offense intended.

No offense. That's exactly what happens. She'll do it for a while. But because she's impatient she wants immediate results.
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But because she's impatient she wants immediate results.
Not gonna happen.
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