I am now on the Atkins diet (Induction Weeks)

Submitted by Jon on Tue, 08/04/2008 – 8:43pm

I am now on the Atkins diets. Although I may veer off it a little. I have just got over yet another cold, and missed another week and a half of exercise. As it is now Spring, and I want to get fit for the summer, I need to take more drastic action. So it is time for a diet. Or, more precisely, the Atkins Nutritional Approach.

I have purchased the book, and started reading it today. But it was while walking to work this morning that I decided to start the diet. The Atkins diet is not too dissimilar to the diet that I adopted a few years ago, where I ate less carbs, none after pm. It is also similar to some parts of the Bruce Lee Diet. Refined flour / white flour / sugars are all out completely. No empty calories as Bruce Lee used to say.

Basic rules that apply to me:

NO BREAD
NO CHOCOLATE
NO HOT CHOCOLATE
NO CAKES
NO BISCUITS
NO FRUIT
NO FRUIT JUICE
NO PORRIDGE
NO POTATOES

Stuff I eat:

EGGS
BACON
SAUSAGE
CHICKEN
MEAT

SALAD ITEMS (BUT NOT SWEETCORN)

FISH (WITHOUT TOO MUCH TOM SAUCE)

So really it will be like my normal diet, but without the bread and cakes.

Today I had:

Breakfast:
3 fried eggs
2 bacon
1 sausage
1/2 tomato.

Lunch:
mini sausage
scotch egg (probably too much carbs here)
salad – lettuce, baby spinach, coleslaw, beetroot,
tuna mayo
olive oil

Tea:
Two tins of mackerel in tomato sauce
two thick slices of Pilgrim’s Choice Mature Cheddar.

Drinks:
2 cups of tea
1 cup of coffee
water, water and more water.

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