New Years 2019 Atkins Plan: Atkins, Keto Check in Here!

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Anyone starting fresh on Atkins for the New Year?

Post your progress, questions, challenges and successes here!

Atkins Carb Ladder
Phase 1, Induction:
Rung 1: Foundation vegetables: leafy greens and other low-carb vegetables
Rung 2: Dairy foods high in fat and low in carbs: cream, sour cream, and most hard cheeses
Phase 2, Ongoing Weight Loss:
Rung 3: Nuts and seeds (but not chestnuts)
Rung 4: Berries, cherries, and melon (but not watermelon)
Rung 5: Whole milk yogurt and fresh cheeses, such as cottage cheese and ricotta
Rung 6: Legumes, including chickpeas, lentils, and the like.
Rung 7: Tomato and vegetable juice “cocktail” (plus more lemon and lime juice)
Phases 3 and 4, Pre-Maintenance and Lifetime Maintenance:
Rung 8: Other fruits (but not fruit juices or dried fruits)
Rung 9: Higher-carb vegetables, such as winter squash, carrots, and peas
Rung 10: Whole grains
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  • mor72
    mor72 Posts: 83 Member
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    I have already started (Thursday 27) cant stick to a New Year resolution, so thought i will start a bit sooner. I am doing a mix between palo and low carbs but keeping it below 50 carbs. Hubby joining me in the New Year.
  • zeeker125
    zeeker125 Posts: 2 Member
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    I am starting on January 1st, Doing Keto
  • nvmomketo
    nvmomketo Posts: 12,019 Member
    edited December 2018
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    Don't forget to increase your sodium intake once you lower carbs. Most find they need at least 3000-5000 mg of sodium a day to avoid the low electrolyte (Keto) flu.

    For reference, 2300 mg sodium = 1 tsp salt.

    Good luck! :)
  • ArmyMedic23PFA
    ArmyMedic23PFA Posts: 726 Member
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    looking into Atkins 40, but hard to find info
  • macchiatto
    macchiatto Posts: 2,890 Member
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    I just re-started keto.
  • RhondaSebas
    RhondaSebas Posts: 4 Member
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    Starting Keto today.
  • Sabine_Stroehm
    Sabine_Stroehm Posts: 19,263 Member
    edited December 2018
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    looking into Atkins 40, but hard to find info

    There's a ton of info on it out there. What specifically are you having trouble finding? I've delved deep into it before. The base of 40 is 3 x 10 net carb meals, and 2 x 5g net carb snacks. 15g of those from veggies, 0 from protein, 0 from fats, and 25g of that from other sources.

    Here's a page on it.
    https://www.atkins.com/how-it-works/atkins-40

    Here's a quick image chart of 40.
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    I found a lot of info on it as well.
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  • lisacgilbert
    lisacgilbert Posts: 1 Member
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    Started Keto 12/30
  • spellcheck
    spellcheck Posts: 7 Member
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    I'm in...starting today with a healthy omelet and some coffee with creamer. I don't use a scale, but will monitor progress with measurements.

  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 39,904 Member
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    Re-starting today with Keto...new account new me :)
  • gdaydreamer
    gdaydreamer Posts: 56 Member
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    Restarting here too. Spiraled out of control after losing my husband, but trying to regroup. I can use some new friends as many of the ones I had before are no longer active. Feel free to add me.
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 39,904 Member
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    Restarting here too. Spiraled out of control after losing my husband, but trying to regroup. I can use some new friends as many of the ones I had before are no longer active. Feel free to add me.

    Glad you are restarting....sorry to hear about your husband...you are more than welcome to add me :smile:
  • JaimeLaRae
    JaimeLaRae Posts: 279 Member
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    Lost and maintained 12 pounds loss last year, hoping to do about the same this round. 17 would put me at goal weight!
  • debbiebondklein
    debbiebondklein Posts: 158 Member
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    Re -Starting low carb / I need some buddies. Please friend request me
  • mrieber
    mrieber Posts: 4 Member
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    Hi Debbie, I am starting low carb as well due to doctors orders. Nothing crazy, just avoiding anything with icing and that comes from the bakery...
  • kmfeig87
    kmfeig87 Posts: 1,990 Member
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    I've been doing low carb since June. Have lost 45 lbs and going for 20 more (10 puts me at normal BMI). Good luck everyone! You CAN do it!
  • Viciousdoggie
    Viciousdoggie Posts: 11 Member
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    Started Keto before the holidays, lost 6. Then went off track, gained 4. Back on track yesterday.....
  • cherylann11
    cherylann11 Posts: 67 Member
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    I’ve requested, I’m starting low carb too
    Re -Starting low carb / I need some buddies. Please friend request me