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Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-17-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,229
Posted By scottieMike
Not a lot. I am not sure what you can get...

Not a lot.

I am not sure what you can get for carry out. I suppose almost any place does take out.

I would stick to simple things -- steak and salad OR roasted chicken. Most meat salads --...
Forum: Atkins Induction 09-17-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,694
Posted By scottieMike
Whey is allowed -- it is after all just protein...

Whey is allowed -- it is after all just protein (all protein is allowed). However, most contain carbs/sugar -- so will have to watch the amounts that you consume. Some are lower than others. Like...
Forum: Atkins Induction 09-05-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 19,924
Posted By scottieMike
Generally speaking exercise will NOT increase...

Generally speaking exercise will NOT increase your weight lose. The issue is that your body can and does compensate for the extra calories burned by slowing your metabolism while not exercising....
Forum: Atkins Induction 09-05-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By scottieMike
A whole roasted chicken is good. A little messy....

A whole roasted chicken is good. A little messy. Pre-slice it prior to leaving. They are generally cheap enough, you can throw away what you do not eat in a day. Even un-refrigerated, they should be...
Forum: Atkins Induction 08-31-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By scottieMike
The difference is the sugar alcohols. Some people...

The difference is the sugar alcohols. Some people process them as sugar and thus must be counted. Others do not. I would error on the side of counting the sugar alcohols until you know you are not...
Forum: Atkins Induction 08-31-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By scottieMike
The concept of "water loss" is associated with...

The concept of "water loss" is associated with the loss of glycogen. Glycogen, a poly saccaride, is stored in the body with 4X it's weight of water. To lose a pound of glycogen, you lose 5 pounds of...
Forum: Atkins Induction 08-31-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,076
Posted By scottieMike
There is no real need to test for ketosis. Due to...

There is no real need to test for ketosis. Due to individual's mechanisms for producing and eliminating ketones eg sweat, liver, kidney, expiration, level of hydration, levels of exercise, the values...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 08-29-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,896
Posted By scottieMike
I second the root canal from a specialist. If the...

I second the root canal from a specialist. If the tooth is not infected, the root canal is almost painless. The only significant pain is the cost. I had one done. I was fine in under an hour after...
Forum: Diabetes 08-29-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,579
Posted By scottieMike
Yes, Atkins bar(s) could be an issue/cause of...

Yes, Atkins bar(s) could be an issue/cause of your jump. I would avoid Atkins bars. Many people process the sugar alcohols as if they are sugars -- so your carb levels would considerably higher than...
Forum: JUDDD 08-17-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,230
Posted By scottieMike
Electronic scales might vary wildly if the...

Electronic scales might vary wildly if the batteries are low. The mechanism for determining weight is highly dependent on getting a good voltage. A good scale should give the same measure over and...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-02-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 762
Posted By scottieMike
There appears to be a lag in your body completely...

There appears to be a lag in your body completely converting to ketosis. It generally takes about 4-8 weeks to finish the transition. During the transition, you might find that you have diminished...
Forum: Atkins Induction 08-02-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,600
Posted By scottieMike
The 20 net grams is the number that Dr Atkins...

The 20 net grams is the number that Dr Atkins determined that most people will get into ketosis. Two weeks at that level is really not that hard.

Personally, getting to LC was a bit of a shock...
Forum: Diabetes 07-31-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,438
Posted By scottieMike
Fasting blood sugar should be about 100. ...

Fasting blood sugar should be about 100.

Going from 170 - 225 may not really be that much a change. However, the issue is that you are 170 in the first place. As stated about you need to see a...
Forum: Diabetes 07-26-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By scottieMike
To a large extent, this is a marketing statement....

To a large extent, this is a marketing statement. Your body responds to all sugars the same way. What they are leaving out, is that eating lots of sugar OR HFCS is not good for you. The current...
Forum: Atkins Nutritional Approach 07-25-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,666
Posted By scottieMike
Too little science is known about what you (you...

Too little science is known about what you (you personally and anyone in general ) can eat and be able to determine what might happen.

The typical dietary 300 grams of carbs is not based on any...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-14-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,012
Posted By scottieMike
What does change is your blood pressure. Reducing...

What does change is your blood pressure. Reducing you body volume (reflected by reduction in weight ) generally lowers your blood pressure.

This is a good thing.

I have never heard of any...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-13-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,686
Posted By scottieMike
Post your actual menus. Hard to say otherwise. ...

Post your actual menus. Hard to say otherwise.

If you were doing Atkins, you would not be allowed to eat beans yet.

Often people experience flu-like symptoms during the first few days.

If...
Forum: Medi Weightloss 07-11-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,882
Posted By scottieMike
I doubt if the red meat before the weight in...

I doubt if the red meat before the weight in matters.

Yes, beans are too high a carb food item -- until later in Atkins.

Many people need to be in the 20 net grams of carbs per day to lose.
...
Forum: Atkins Induction 07-10-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By scottieMike
Weight loss varies quite a bit. The first...

Weight loss varies quite a bit.

The first 2-4 weeks is generally glycogen reserves. Since it is associated with lots of water (4x its weight), losing a lb of glycogen means a 4-5 lb lose of...
Forum: Atkins Induction 07-06-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,218
Posted By scottieMike
Yeah Australia is a long flight. For me, Seattle...

Yeah Australia is a long flight. For me, Seattle to San Fransisco to Syndey to Adelaide was 24 hours of flying or waiting. My previous longest flying leg was 10 hours -- so 14 hours (SFO to Sydney)...
Forum: Atkins Induction 07-05-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By scottieMike
Stop at a good place to eat breakfast -- The...

Stop at a good place to eat breakfast -- The usual breakfast place or a truck stop. Get a 3-4 egg omelet and a side or two of bacon or sauages. That will last you quite a long time. No real reason...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-28-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,722
Posted By scottieMike
Personally, while doing Atkins and exercising...

Personally, while doing Atkins and exercising (hard?), I found that I lost endurance and stamina early on in the diet relative to pre-diet exercise levels. It was quite significant. Then about 6-8...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-28-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,503
Posted By scottieMike
First take a breath. Second, the process is...

First take a breath.

Second, the process is a long term process. You are looking at a way of eating (WOE).

Third, your weight loss is not particular linear ie you do not lose the same amount...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-27-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By scottieMike
I personally found that while exercising, I was...

I personally found that while exercising, I was at about 50% for a good 6-8 weeks. Then I gradually improved to pre-levels of performance and endurance. During the day, I never really felt tired.
...
Forum: Atkins Induction 06-24-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,548
Posted By scottieMike
Typically, calories are not needed to be counted...

Typically, calories are not needed to be counted early in the Atkins diet.

For me and I would think many others, removing the carbs has greatly reduced the calorie intake versus pre-diet eating.
...
Forum: Medi Weightloss 06-24-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,741
Posted By scottieMike
The scales used to measure %fat, etc are at best...

The scales used to measure %fat, etc are at best an estimate and are often misleading. You are better off just measuring your weight.
Forum: Atkins Induction 06-22-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By scottieMike
Well -- start by telling us about you ( age,...

Well -- start by telling us about you ( age, gender, goal/current weight, height ) and what dieting you may have been doing and anything else you are consuming eg alcohol, medications.

And display...
Forum: Atkins Induction 06-21-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,225
Posted By scottieMike
Yes, you can live on a low carb diet. My big...

Yes, you can live on a low carb diet.

My big plan was alway eat a big breakfast. You can almost ways find eggs -- get a big omlet with side(s) of bacon and sauage.

Look for good snack -- most...
Forum: Atkins Induction 06-19-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,389
Posted By scottieMike
During induction and early OWL, grains are not...

During induction and early OWL, grains are not allowed. So bread, even low carb bread is out of the question.

To some extent going LC means that you are not going to eat starches eg bread,...
Forum: Atkins Induction 06-12-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,388
Posted By scottieMike
In general, exercise does NOT increase the amount...

In general, exercise does NOT increase the amount or rate of weight lose. Exercise is helpful for many reasons.

In general, one has to stay in induction for 2 weeks. Your rate of weight loss will...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-22-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,408
Posted By scottieMike
Many answer for your many questions. First,...

Many answer for your many questions.

First, exercise does not affect weight loss. It is helpful for your body, but is unlikely to dramatically change (up or down) your weight.

Second, you are...
Forum: Atkins Induction 05-22-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By scottieMike
Personally, I found that I was not eating soon...

Personally, I found that I was not eating soon enough. At least early on, I wanted to eat more often -- 4 hours or less between meals or something to eat. After awhile I got longer durations between...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-15-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,281
Posted By scottieMike
Personally, I find them bland. Turkey is low fat...

Personally, I find them bland. Turkey is low fat and the burgers reflect that. Fat is really what makes a burger taste good.
Forum: Atkins Induction 05-15-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By scottieMike
I would suggest lots of planning. One, I...

I would suggest lots of planning.

One, I found removing all the offending food was a good start. Donate or discard.

Two, plan what you are going to eat for the week. Each meal, each day. And...
Forum: Atkins Nutritional Approach 05-13-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,012
Posted By scottieMike
First, weight loss is quite variable. There is no...

First, weight loss is quite variable. There is no guaranteed loss rate. You will have periods of low or no weight loss.

Second, I am seeing you diet is low in fat. Many people refer to Atkins as a...
Forum: Atkins Induction 05-09-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 905
Posted By scottieMike
First thing is to not panic. Weight loss is very...

First thing is to not panic. Weight loss is very non-linear. Being good and having good results do not always happen.

Second is to post your typical meal plan -- amounts, etc and what else you are...
Forum: Atkins Induction 05-09-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,054
Posted By scottieMike
My observation from other postings is that the...

My observation from other postings is that the less you have to loss, the slower the progress.

A lot of the initial weight loss is glycogen. Even being off the wagon, you may not have built up the...
Forum: Atkins Induction 05-08-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,683
Posted By scottieMike
Your weight lose is relatively low. So, the...

Your weight lose is relatively low. So, the process may take longer ie you may have a hard time seeing the change in the scales on a week to week basis. And 10 days is a pretty short time span.
...
Forum: Atkins Induction 05-07-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,780
Posted By scottieMike
Ketosis is like pregnancy, you either are or are...

Ketosis is like pregnancy, you either are or are not.

The strips are unnecessary and often inaccurate. They detect extra ketones in your urine. And those levels are dependent on your level of...
Forum: Vitamins and Supplements 05-02-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,026
Posted By scottieMike
The current medical opinion (I am not a doctor)...

The current medical opinion (I am not a doctor) is that it may or may not work. For some people, there appears to be a positive effect. For others, there is no change.

Best advice is try it for a...
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