View Full Version : Coralc (hoping there will be much less to see, SOON!!
15-02-2009, 04:59 PM
Started Atkins Induction last Thursday, as I know my very Irish addiction to lots of bread & potatoes is my downfall. (I grew up in a country where a small potato is one you can carry yourself, a medium one requires the help of a friend, and a large one needs a wheelbarrow ! ) At 5foot tall I need to get back under 60kgs again, weighed in at 82.8, and I'm determined to do it! I'm currently avoiding meat & veg type dinners, as my favourite vegies are all hi-carb, so I'm pretty much going protein with salad, or protein with eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes, Would be grateful for any other suggestions.
Hi Coral and welcome to POH.
I wouldn't be avoiding meat meals at all - it's really a mainstay. What sort of protein are you having?
Check out the recipe threads too - there are some fantastic ideas in there.
15-02-2009, 06:37 PM
Welcome to the forum!
15-02-2009, 06:39 PM
Welcome Coral! :)
Potatoes seriously get that big? :eek:
You should find HEAPS of ideas in the recipe section and cauliflower makes a great substitute for mashed potatoes as well as potato bake.
15-02-2009, 06:56 PM
Sorry, having lots of meat meals, just not meat & veg meals, as the vegies I like, potato, sweet potato, pumpkin, peas, corn are not included on induction, although the ones I DONT like, cabbage , cauliflower, broccoli, etc are !
The protein I've been having is beef, lamb, pork, chicken, cheese, eggs,& shellfish. Trying to talk myself into tuna & salmon ,but feeling like I'll find it more do-able if I can have food I LIKE to eat.(I love smoked salmon,but its a bit exxy for everyday.) Also got whole egg mayo and sour cream, whats the best lo-carb berry yoghurt ? Coral
15-02-2009, 10:37 PM
Neither yoghurt or berries are allowed during induction but after that you could try either a plain full fat natural yoghurt or a plain full fat greek yoghurt and mix in some berries. I used to buy the frozen strawberries and mix them into my yoghurt when I was eating maintenance style. But make sure to check labels as they often add milk powder to the yoghurts.
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