In the book I have,
I think the book went through a couple revisions, so you probably have the new one. Supposedly, after the Good Doctor smacked his head a little too hard on the ground, the people who owned the rights to his name started manufacturing Stuff.
Atkins is vague about whether you can eat the Atkins brand low-carbohydrate products during induction.
Of course you want to eat low-carb. It’s just HOW do you want to do it. All the Endive, Nutri-Whack, No-Carbs-At-All bars have tons of carbs in them. It’s in the form of sugar alcohols. Supposedly, this stuff won’t affect your blood sugar, which is good, but counts as carbs, which is bad. One bar with 25 grams of sugar alcohols is 5-10 grams OVER the induction limit just by itself. Not good. Splenda, by the way, counts for one gram of carbs. Imagine drinking tea with real heavy cream and a packet of Splenda for sweetness. It’s amazing, and you can have 25 of these, or one bar of Whatever.
I used to eat these bars on induction, but I’d make one bar stretch for a week.
Does anyone know whether it’s permitted, say, to drink an Atkins shake during induction?
Depends on the version of the book.
I can’t be eating hunks of chicken while I’m teaching, and at presents I eat almonds when my blood sugar dips, which won’t work if I decide to try Atkins.
My experience with Atkins is that I didn’t really feel like snacking at all. If anything, after I ate, I didn’t even want to look at food again for a while. I had to kind of force myself to sit back down and eat again.
I’m also down ~20 lbs in 2 months. I know other people who have had greater success than I have had, but I’m not in a race.
Best of luck!