I have been on the Atkins diet many times, I hate it. But I eat a lot of meats,cheese,pepperoni, deep fried hot dogs( I know) ,eggs,you can have some greens,asparagus in very small portions. I would check online for recipes as well.
you can make your own cheese sauce...grate a block of sharp chedder..add a blobk of cream cheese..melt all together in a pot. And add whole fresh cream as needed for creaminess.Yep. I eat very little bread. It doesn't agree well with me anyway. After a while you quit really even wanting those type of things. When I crave foods it's artichokes, spinach, olives, etc. Seems to always be high iron foods. Okay, I'll admit it Cheese Whiz is my downfall, I love that stuff. I'm going to learn cheese spreads this winter though so that I can have healthy Cheese Whiz.
Yeah, a lot of people say they are doing Atkins, but what they are really doing is what they THINK Atkins is. Initially it is very limited but as you go through the phases it is much more balanced than most people think.The Atkins doesn't fully cut out carbs, for the first phase you are supposed to eat 25 carbs of veggies, and in the 2nd phase you add nuts berries and yogurt (45) , third you add fruit, 4rth veggies. Cant remember # of carbs in the last two..
Anyways the point of the diet is to change the way your body works, instead of burning carbs you burn fat (I believe, my dad explained it all to me, but I cant remember if it was fat or not). For the first phase you don't eat as many carbs so your body learns to burn something else for energy. As your body adjusts and loses weight you eventually add more carbs, and more foods.. I have only studied to the second phase so can't fully explain.
We have chosen this diet because we are not really into eating fruits and veggies (well I am but my parents aren't lol) The only foods I have cut out of my diet are bad for me except for grains.