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Old 01-24-2014, 09:11 AM   #1
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Atkins Induction then Paleo

I'm on day 7 of induction, and have lost 7 pounds, even though I strayed one night and ate two small slices of white pizza. it was my first date in 24 years, but that's another story.....

Losing a pound a day for my first week proves to me that a LC diet works, but I'm just wondering about the feasibility of maintaining my weight, once I lose what I want.


I'm a big guy 6'-4" and I am very active. I walk at least 5 miles a day, every day rain or shine, and I'm sure I can tolerate a few more carbs than most w/o gaining.

I can do w/o bread and rolls, but going w/o winter squash, summer squash oranges, apples, carrots, and an occasional sweet potato or potato seems unrealistic to me.

I don't like nuts at all, and the added fruits in the 2nd stage of Atkins are just ridiculously expensive this time of year.

Has anyone ever tried going from Atkins Induction straight into the Paleo diet? I think I might have too much trouble on Atkins, not being able to eat many starchy fruits or vegetables.


Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:32 PM   #2
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I think you would have no problem transitioning into paleo. The main differences between paleo and Atkins, are that paleo advocates eating food....no bars, shakes, artificial sweeteners. With your activity level you'd been happy eating an occasional piece of fruit, having a sweet potato or squash. Those are all considered safe carbs and are recommended for someone who is more active. I can highly recommend the book Practical Paleo,,by Diane Sanfillipo. It has tons of information, is easy to understand, and has many very good recipes.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:44 AM   #3
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I like your question.
Last year I had lost 45 lbs over 3 month. This was Atkins but then when I added fruit my losses were higher.
For this reason I realized what DO I lose on?
Well, it's Paleo and Atkins. I lose on butter and oils and I do love nuts so I have to buy them portioned. Those are to me very enjoyable with a piece of fruit.
So stupidly I fell off. I'm up 20 lbs, I'm thrilled because I usually regain it all especially when I've gone the Weight Watchers route.
I have cousins in CA that went the Paleo route. They don't eat bread. They eat grains. The Husband of my cousin said when he added grains like quinoa, oats and other while grains like brown rice his weight continued to go down.
For me I think just go Paleo. I just are a chopped salad at Subway and asked for double tuna which is zero carbs. Bought an Atkins egg breakfast for 5 net carbs and their vanilla shake(Atkins) for 1 net carb. I also ate sliced apples at Subway because I know my body does great on any fruit.
I realize that I'm looking for the weight loss in a healthy way not to be perfect but to keep going from where I am. I'm fine with my start but everyone does it their way. You need to know your body and what works.
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