Originally Posted by ptorres
Hello. This is my 3rd day on Atkins and I have lost 1 lb. I know and understand about tracking our carbs, but what about the calories. How important are the calories when doing Atkins. I guess I just assumed that low carbs meant low calories. Truthfully I haven't paid attention to the calories. I have done Atkins before and didn't succeed, (my own fault) but now I have to make this work. Anyway, what about the calories? Should I be focusing on those numbers too? Comments please.
Stick with it!!!! I started on March 8th and have lost 11 pounds!!!! Track your intake!!!!!! I am in phase 2 and eat between 22-26g of carbs a day with my calories being about 1100 or less!!! I have learned it is not about calories, but your carb count. Naturally when eating lean meats low in carbs they are going to be higher in calories, so focus on carbs not so much calories. One of the biggest things that helped me was planning my meals out in advance and sticking to that plan! I also always carry an atkins bar in my bag just in case I get a temptation or am in a situation where no Atkins friendly options exists. Drinks lots of water, avoid caffeine ( noticed it delayed weight loss for me), and excerise! The first few weeks can be a struggle, but once get over the hump you will NEVER look back!!!!!
My daily Menu (very dull I admit and isnt for everyone)
Breakfast 7:30am: 4 eggs boiled, peeled, and yolk removed. I place cheddar cheese and either salsa or hot sauce in them. Also great snack!
Snack 10:30am: 15 almonds raw
Snack 12:00: String cheese
Lunch 1:30: Green leaf lettuce, cucumber, and broccoli
2 cups of homemade egg drop soup minus soy and sesame oil
Snack 3:30: Atkins shake
Dinner: 4oz Lean meat (Chicken, lean turkey burger, flank steak, pork)
Vegetable blend with butter
*Lots and Lots of water!!!!