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Old 04-27-2014, 09:30 AM   #1
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Atkins to Carbohydrate Addicts?

Has anyone gone from Atkins to Carbohydrate Addicts diet and still lost weight? i am contemplating this. i lost a lot on Atkins, then without realizing it, was prescribed a pill that made me gain weight, and so I gained about 50 pounds back and couldn't figure out why. I didn't find this out until last month. Due to the frustration of gaining weight even though I was following Atkins, I let things slip last Christmas, and although I certainly eat LC 95% of the time, I've been getting a bit sloppy. I saw the CAD and I thought that the idea of the Reward Meal was interesting, very different from Atkins, and that it might help to keep on track without being such a carb "freak". which drives my hubby crazy! So, any ideas? Atkins to Carbohydrate Addicts?

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Old 04-28-2014, 04:16 PM   #2
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i haven't personally gone from atkins to carbohydrate addicts, but i think it's a great way to go. there's something magical about CAD. it is satisfying. you get to eat things that go against atkins and still get to call your woe a diet. it's a great method and keeps your carb cravings under control. give it a shot. i think you will agree.

(atkins is hard to sustain in the long term, whereas CAD is totally sustainable. plus, when you blow it on CAD you don't gain weight as rapidly. a definite plus, imho, living in the real world. )

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Old 04-28-2014, 04:28 PM   #3
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Thanks!

Thank you for the reassurance! I will let you know how it goes!
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:37 AM   #4
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Linda...
Something else you might want to consider is The 8 Hour Diet. I've been doing Atkins (well, not as a purist because I could never stay under 20 carbs a day) but very low carb and the weight loss has been slow. I recently purchased the Kindle version of The 8 Hour Diet and started that w.o.e. 4 days ago. It is WONDERFUL and so do-able!!!!! The eating "window" that I have chosen is 12 noon to 8 p.m. and, believe me, you can do a lot of eating in 8 hours! I love the freedom I have to eat what I want (within reason) during those 8 hours. I do stay pretty low carb.... avoiding sugar and anything with sugar in it; white bread; rice; white potatoes; pasta. However, I do allow myself a small quantity of carbs such as berries; whole grain bread; sweet potato and strive to include such good things as nuts, greens, legumes, yogurt, etc. (These are not mandatory, but are suggested for good healthy eating).
I have no problem not eating until noon (just enjoy my coffee for the morning) and really am not hungry for anything to eat after 8 p.m.
It's really worth looking into. You can purchase a shortened version of this diet for something like $2.99 at Amazon.
I have 60 more pounds to lose and just had to find something that I could live with, both while I diet and when I attempt maintenance and this just might be it. I will know better when I weigh myself in a week or so.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:05 AM   #5
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Thank you Mulberry! I'm not sure I could make it without my eggs and bacon in the morning! Probably my favorite meal! I think I need my "3 square meals" a day. I'm happy that it's working for you though!
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