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  • I've done atkins for a couple years, it's great and about as simple as just not eating bread, pie and french fries. You can be more granular, but really it's very hard. I lost 50 pounds over a year just eating wings, bacon, meats, veggies, nuts and salads. All kinds of Japanese foods, though I cut back on the rice. I lost the weight I wanted, but I still don't eat much carbs. And the benefits are great. Low cholesterol so my doctor isn't complaining. My bicycle got 50 pounds lighter. And I'm not getting cavities. So just win win win!

    The diet you described without the grain, sounds kinda like an atkins diet. And in my own experience, I didn’t get high cholesterol from anatkins diet and I’ve been on it for a few years so clearly your theory that atkins causescholesterol problems doesn’t happen to everyone if it happens to anyone. It's like the whole debate over eggs. You know why the FDA took the cholesterolwarning off eggs recently? Because the idea that eating cholesterol causes highcholesterol was probably wrong and the scientific consensus has been changing. Science changes. And even if you were right, that someone could get high cholesterol, obesity kills faster.

    Regarding beer and cider, how much carbs in in a bowl of pasta or a plate of french fries, compared to the carbs in a beer? Clearly the beer has less carbs. Heck a full bottle of vodka probably has less carbs then a spaghetti dinner. Anyway while I was losing weight I didn't stop having a few beers with pals in the evenings. I just stopped eating bread during the day and stopped eating potatochips or fries with the beer. Sure you'll lose weight quicker if you stop drinking beer or if you drink low carb beers. But no, you don't have to stop having a few beers to do atkins. You can, but you don't have to. In my opinion, most of what keeps you from losing weight is what you eat during the day, not so much some beer you have with friends in the evening. So as far as I know, atkins diets doesn…

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    Regarding beer and cider, how much carbs in in a bowl of pasta or a plate of french fries, compared to the carbs in a beer? Clearly the beer has less carbs. Heck a full bottle of vodka probably has less carbs then a spaghetti dinner. Anyway while I was losing weight I didn't stop having a few beers with pals in the evenings. I just stopped eating bread during the day and stopped eating potatochips or fries with the beer. Sure you'll lose weight quicker if you stop drinking beer or if you drink low carb beers. But no, you don't have to stop having a few beers to do atkins. You can, but you don't have to. In my opinion, most of what keeps you from losing weight is what you eat during the day, not so much some beer you have with friends in the evening. So as far as I know, atkins diets doesn't mean you have to eat zero carbs, just cutting way back on the carbs.

    Exactly, anyone who has the book knows it's not no carbs, just cutting that way back. And she is sorta right that people can yo-yo, it's absolutely true, if someone got fat from eating lots of bread and they go back to eating lots of bread, sure they will get fat again. They will have to stop doing whatever caused their problem, but every diet has that problem.

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