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Old Mon, Feb-23-04, 08:06
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 173/173/155 Male 5'9
BF:23%
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Location: Eastcoast, US
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[FONT=Arial Black]Thanks for the intro. I hope I am doing this right. I have just decided that the atkins diet is what I need to trim down and motivate me to get back out and excercise again. I am still in the research mode gathering helpful hints and suggestions for starting and continuing this endeavor. Any suggestions would surely be appreciated. Good to be here.
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Old Mon, Feb-23-04, 08:15
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Plan: Primal
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Hi and welcome aboard!

Good for you for doing some research. You'll find plenty of info here! Feel free to ask any questions. One thing I'd do if I were you is start "practicing" - cut back on sugar and refined foods. If you're going to cook pasta, for example, replace half of it with vegetables and have a "Primavera" dish. The more you can cut down now, the less painful it will be once you start for real.

I moved your post from the 'sticky' thread so more people will see it.

Good luck!
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Old Mon, Feb-23-04, 08:18
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I have one very brief question that you mention it. I am a huge hot tea drinker. I use milk and sugar. Are there any alternatives to these for I don't think I am ready to give up that vise. Thanks
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Old Mon, Feb-23-04, 08:36
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That's fine, but you'll want to replace the milk and sugar with cream and artificial sweetener.

The Atkins plan recommends eliminating caffeine, but that's up for debate. If you've built up a tolerance to caffeine, it's probably not going to affect your weight loss. Still, if you drink an awful lot, it's not a bad idea to cut back. Decaf tea is available.
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Plan: Vegetarian Atkins
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Try using Splenda and heavy cream in your tea. I hate most artificial sweetners, but I like Splenda fine. Actually, the cream in your tea is very yummy.

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Old Mon, Feb-23-04, 08:58
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Thanks for the info. Can Splenda be found in general nutrition stores? Or maybe just local grocers?
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Old Mon, Feb-23-04, 09:00
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Plan: Vegetarian Atkins
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I find mine at Food Lion, Kroger's-whereever. It is on the sugar isle near the Sweet N Low.
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