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Old 07-06-2014, 09:01 AM   #1
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Flax on Atkins?

can you use flaxseed on atkins
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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You can but it would be later on. What phase are you in? Have you gone through induction?
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:20 PM   #3
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I myself tried using flaxseed "flour" since induction as a source of fiber. the first phase of our so beloved diet is pretty poor in fiber so I need an extra low carb source to keed my intestine working properly ...
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:56 PM   #4
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I've got flaxseed but I'm not using it in induction as i feel
It would be better in OWL/maintenance

I use psyllium husks which work really well, drink peppermint tea and occasionally have a detox tea
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If you are able to use flax, it would be later.

However, you may not be able to. When I started OWL, I started eating cheese, and found I can't eat more than 4 ozs a WEEK. If I have 2 ozs four days in a week, I gain weight. Even though it is 1 g carbs per oz.

We get in trouble when we copy others. We are unique, and although we have a list of foods that we should be able to eat in OWL, or Pre-Maintenance, we need to test them. Just because many people can have flax eventually, doesn't mean you can. What if 35 g is your upper limit? Hard to fit flax in then, isn't it? Even if it is 80 g or higher, you don't know if flax will be okay. So at the appropriate time, try it for 2 weeks, and see if it affects weight loss, or causes cravings. That alone will let you know if flax is okay for you.
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