I remember having read somewhere that the Atkins Diet was a low carb diet, and since that seemed to be what my heart doctor was recommending when he suggested that I cut out pasta, pizza, potatoes, and bread, I decided to try some Atkins Meal Bars.
My favorite is the Atkins Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar. I don't recommend eating Atkins bars all the time, but occasionally if I've consumed too many calories at lunch and breakfast and want a light dinner, I grab one of these bars. They are delicious and contain helpful nutrients. Like anything else, I'm sure moderation is the key. I have read that some people suffer from allergy symptoms or constipation from eating Atkins bars. I limit myself to 3 or 4 per week and have not experienced any difficulty.
I also purchased some Atkins Strawberry protein shakes, but I haven't tried one yet!
Even though the Atkins Diet recommends that you cut out carbs altogether and concentrate on protein and fats, I'm not following that. I have my Quaker Oat Squares or Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon every morning. I refuse to give up orange juice, and I try to incorporate a variety of fruits and veggies into my regimen while avoiding too much fat.
. So far, this seems to be working as I'm losing weight and still feeling fine.
I do need to ramp up the exercise, however. Visiting the "Chamber of Horrors" twice per week isn't enough, so I'm trying to get in the habit of doing more walking. (See last Thursday's post, if you missed it!)
Anybody else out there trying to "downsize?"
EVA (see last Thursday's post if you missed my description of the chamber!)