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Old Tue, Dec-21-10, 23:28
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Plan: Paleo-ish general LC
Stats: 151/128/123 Female 64 in
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Location: Middle Tennessee
Default *&%#~ Atkins Bars!

I usually take a once-a-month break one day cheat and have anything I want, which almost always entails real sugary treats and carbs, not lc substitutes. Iíve developed the discipline to go RIGHT BACK on plan the very next day, until the next planned cheat. Itís worked for me for a long time.

But, Iíve met my match. My lean fiancť, who has done this with me for years, has decided he wants to have Atkins bars around to munch on. I donít remember how one of these got in the house to begin with, but now he reminds me to buy them and there are a bunch in a bowl on top of the refrigerator. That cursed company has come out with a fudgy brownie flavor that neither of us can resist. I have not been able to keep away from these since late September.

They donít exactly stall me, but they certainly donít qualify as Paleo,nor meat &egg, and I have no idea how they affect my HDL. I have asked him to take them to work, no go. Having him hide them in the house is an exercise in futility, as he is blind. Iím stuck in bar heck, I tell you. Iíve warned him how they give me such horrible gas, but that hasnít worked either!
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Old Wed, Dec-22-10, 10:28
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Plan: Modified Atkins
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Never tried them, and now I probably never will! They sound lethal.

Personally, if they were that much of a temptation for me, I don't think I'd take no for an answer about getting them out of the house. I'd give s.o. the option of removing them immediately or having me throwing them in the garbage. But, that's just me. Hope you can find what works for you.
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Old Wed, Dec-22-10, 17:37
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Plan: Paleo-ish general LC
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Hee hee, well, he's got nowhere to remove them TO (no going to work till Jan), and I guess it's not fair to deprive him of treats, (especiially as he can't jump in a car and go eat something away from the house) so I'm gonna have to bite the bullet. So far today I've invoked my famous discipline and have not even thought of them! But running around crazy Xmas shopping helped with that.
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Old Thu, Dec-23-10, 09:07
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Plan: Modified Atkins
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Hee hee, well, he's got nowhere to remove them TO (no going to work till Jan), and I guess it's not fair to deprive him of treats, (especiially as he can't jump in a car and go eat something away from the house) so I'm gonna have to bite the bullet. So far today I've invoked my famous discipline and have not even thought of them! But running around crazy Xmas shopping helped with that.



Good for you. Maybe a day away from them is enough to break their power over you, lol.
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Old Fri, Dec-24-10, 10:00
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Plan: Protein Power
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All the low carb supplements like bars and powder bloat me like crazy so i cannot use any of them and yes they side tracked me like hell last time i was on low carb
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Old Fri, Dec-24-10, 10:22
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Plan: Atkins
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yeah I so can not eat thoughs.. they are WAY to sweet.. and the more you eat.. the more you crave. They were the end to my low carbing years ago. I got to the point that sugar was all I craved. So this time around .. NO Atkins products AT ALL for me.. all stuff I make myself
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Old Fri, Dec-24-10, 10:31
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Plan: Atkins, BFFM, BFL
Stats: 130/113/112 Female 64
BF:20%/17%/15%
Progress: 94%
Location: Detroit, Michigan
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Bars have always been a weakness of mine, low carb, high protein, high carb, it didn't matter. I got used to being able to eat clif bars when I was running alot and was in the habit of eating bars regularly. Last Jan. 1 I decided my goal for the year was to drop all bars from my diet. I have made that goal and am going for a second year with no bars in my eating plan. For me, it's all or nothing. If I have just one bar, I'll end up eating more. The great thing is that my husband loves bars and always has them around. He likes the high protein Metrx bars and cookies. I have really had to learn to use my willpower this year since they are all over the condo.
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Old Sat, Dec-25-10, 13:47
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We've dodged bullets time and time again with these things while they just make them more and more wicked sweet. It's funny how I can do my monthly cheat and get right back on the horse after I eat the 'real' junk for one day but the 'LC' prepackaged junk derails me (us) for months. Lots of mental deception going on there, I guess, at least in my case.

Well, so far so good. Nothing but meats, egg, spinach and CO the last few days, 'cept for Xmas dinner.

starrunner and realdeal in my heavy bodyblding days I vacuumed up the metrx bars and suchlike-I knew they were sugary but fooled myself they were you know, "high protein!"

Oh, the boyfriend? He can eat two of these bars plus coconut cream pie and be in ketosis the next day. He could at least not announce that fact to me....

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Old Sat, Dec-25-10, 13:57
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Plan: Paleo-ish general LC
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yeah I so can not eat thoughs.. they are WAY to sweet.. and the more you eat.. the more you crave. They were the end to my low carbing years ago. I got to the point that sugar was all I craved. So this time around .. NO Atkins products AT ALL for me.. all stuff I make myself


And the Keto bars some years ago, they were good. you had to order them. I ordered a box of 12, they were expensive, intended to eat one a day, well, by the end of day one, I had eaten 3! Not what I intended.
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Old Sat, Dec-25-10, 14:25
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Plan: Atkins, BFFM, BFL
Stats: 130/113/112 Female 64
BF:20%/17%/15%
Progress: 94%
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We've dodged bullets time and time again with these things while they just make them more and more wicked sweet. It's funny how I can do my monthly cheat and get right back on the horse after I eat the 'real' junk for one day but the 'LC' prepackaged junk derails me (us) for months. Lots of mental deception going on there, I guess, at least in my case.

Well, so far so good. Nothing but meats, egg, spinach and CO the last few days, 'cept for Xmas dinner.

starrunner and realdeal in my heavy bodyblding days I vacuumed up the metrx bars and suchlike-I knew they were sugary but fooled myself they were you know, "high protein!"

Oh, the boyfriend? He can eat two of these bars plus coconut cream pie and be in ketosis the next day. He could at least not announce that fact to me....



I know what you mean--my husband can eat 2 or more Metrx 100 bars a day no problem. It amazes me how much he can eat and not gain any weight
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Old Sat, Dec-25-10, 14:34
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Plan: Atkins, BFFM, BFL
Stats: 130/113/112 Female 64
BF:20%/17%/15%
Progress: 94%
Location: Detroit, Michigan
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And the Keto bars some years ago, they were good. you had to order them. I ordered a box of 12, they were expensive, intended to eat one a day, well, by the end of day one, I had eaten 3! Not what I intended.


I think I remember those.. I remember there was a hi protein cookie made by WorldWide Protein, I used to get those at the gym all the time. They also had Double Chocolats and Peanut Betterbody bars (Designer Whey) that were pretty good. The other one I remember that isn't around anymore was the Ironman PR bar, I think Twinlab made it. It's like a trip down memory lane today

I need to refocus and get these bars out of my head
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Old Wed, Jan-12-11, 04:48
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If it's a problem for you, I recommend getting your husband to keep them hidden somewhere you wouldn't look for them.

Keep up the good work.
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Old Thu, Jan-13-11, 16:35
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Plan: Paleo-ish general LC
Stats: 151/128/123 Female 64 in
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Well,like I said, that wouldn't work, 'cause he can't see. Anywhere he would "hide" them, I would find. It's okay though, I've cut way back on consumption and am back on track!
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Old Sat, Jan-15-11, 00:41
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 446/216/200 Male 73.5 inches
BF:12%
Progress: 93%
Location: Houston
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I keep them around and they are good but that can hurt you. Best way to deal with them is to work out a price system like

100 pushups = one bar

and then stick to that. If you really want one you can do the work for it.
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