I am doing the traditional "lose weight" for my New Year's goal. I have had success in the past while on the Atkins diet. I figure this year I will do the "Smoked" Atkins diet. Still will be the Atkins diet, but now all of the meat will be smoked. That should help me out and stay strong.
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That sounds very flavorful and fun!!!! Here's to us all meeting our New Year's weight goals!!!!!! Cheers! - Leah (Not sure why this is in "jokes" but I enjoyed it certainly, nonetheless)!!! Happy 2014!!!!!!
That sounds really good. I will have to get some rounds at the store. I am down about 8 pounds. I would be down more, but I took the weekend off and gained weight back. Apparently ice cream and 1:00 AM helps you put the pounds back on. :)
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Sorry man, not trying to rain on your parade. Losing weight is a worthy goal for the new year. Please, for your own sake, look at the long term negative health effects, not the short term weight loss.
"The American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the American Dietetic Association and the American Medical Association all have publicly come out against Atkins-like diets and warned of serious potential health risks." Atkinsexposed.org - lots of health organizations, peer reviewed journals etc on this site providing actual evidence and facts.
Anyways, not trying to bring you down, just don't think this diet is the best long term solution. And who doesn't want to be around longer to enjoy more of the good food we smoke on this forum?
Don't worry about raining on my parade, I always carry an umbrella. :) I remember first hearing about Atkins diet about 10 years ago and hearing you could dip your bacon in ranch and still lose weight. My wife and I agreed that while that did sound tempting, it didn't sound healthy. Looking at what I have been eating the last couple weeks, I guess I haven't been doing the "true Atkins" diet. I have cut out most of the carbs and processed foods from my diet, but I have replaced those with fruits and vegetables. I used to pretty much live on the three "m"s. Mtn Dew, McDonalds and Munchies. I also am limiting the amount of meat I am eating, because I know that too much meat is not healthy. I can't believe I just typed that. :)
I am trying to find that nice balance of healthy, but things I will actually eat. That is the hard part. Finding things that I can see myself eating for the next 20 years. I have done lots of fad diets and they all end the same. I lose a bunch of weight and then gain it all back, plus some. This time around I decided to take it a little slower and make lifestyle changes. So far, so good.
Well Duresk, I commend you caring about health now and such!!!
That is sensational and it sounds like you're making some sound and super choices and changes; which aren't Atkins oriented but are instead just elements of a healthful lifestyle, which you articulated very well!
Good, good, good!!!
Cheers! - Leah
Miss Linda and I went to a naturalisc a few years back (wasn't my idea). Her recomdation, which we followed for years, was divide your plate into 3. One third carbs, one third meat, one third veggies. You will not believe the amt of veggies you will be eating. Believe me, very healthy.
I will have to try separating my plate into the three sections. Except when I smoke ribs. Then it will be one big sections for ribs and a very, very small section for everything else. Question about vegetables. Does coleslaw count as a vegetable? I do enjoy coleslaw. It goes well with all things smoked.
Whichever way you want to look at it, it's always cool to find new ways to BBQ healthy or healthier meals. We should start a new thread or group that is dedicated to sharing healthy meals, sides, sauces, cooking methods, etc....