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To Atkins or not to Atkins?

So I gained  a  few pounds since I stopped going to the gym late last year. Though I am still within normal limits for my height, I am dangerously standing on a thin line. Two or three more pounds and I will be officially overweight (again!).

I would like to attempt a low-carb diet. My family has been on brown rice for a couple of years now… But that is the only good thing going on with us diet-wise. We’re back to regularly consuming chips again. Bad, bad, bad! (And it’s mostly my bad!)

The last time I was on a low-carb diet was in 2007 when I started losing weight after giving birth to Nate. I quickly lost the pounds, but I was also religiously working out back then. I’d like to attempt that again. I am currently reading up on Atkins Diet at a low carb forum. Similar to the South Beach Diet, the Atkins Diet has a strict two-week induction period. During this time, I am not allowed to eat starchy, carb-laden food. The Atkins Diet says:

Eat absolutely no fruit, bread, pasta, grains, starchy vegetables or dairy products other than cheese, cream or butter. Do not eat nuts or seeds in the first two weeks. Foods that combine protein and carbohydrates, such as chickpeas, kidney beans and other legumes, are not permitted at this time.

I wonder if I can do this… Meanwhile, I think I should start reviewing our grocery list.

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Eat to lose weight

So, as expected, it seems like I seriously need to lose a few (read: five to ten) pounds.

To get myself started on this great, big task, I began not eating rice during dinner – no rice after 6! But I know I have to be doing more than that if I want to shed the fat. I know, though that even the best diet pills on the market are out of the question. No, thanks.

Do you know that there are foods to eat to help you lose weight? According to an article on Women’s Health, these foods make us feel full longer, keep the blood sugar levels low longer, help burn fat faster and even reduce blood triglycerides (the bad fats). What are these foods?

  • berries
  • low-fat yogurt
  • peanuts
  • turkey
  • breakfast cereals
  • enova oil

Of course, a healthy diet must consist of more than just the ones mentioned above. I learned a while back (when I began losing weight 3 years ago) that it really isn’t rocket-science. All we need to eat healthily is common sense – choose a lean cut of meat over a fatty one, brown over white rice, fruits over junk, baked over fried…

And then, choose to just do it! (The most difficult part).

*sigh*