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Has anyone ever heard of putting your body into a ketosis stage by eating macadamia nuts and a brick of cream cheese and nothing else for one day? My Mom said that if you do that it is supposed to kick start the weight loss for the Atkins diet by putting your body into a fat burning stage called Ketosis. Has anyone ever heard of this before or done this before? I just got done eating the macadamia nuts and figured out the calories and it was 1260 for the bottle, plus I need to still eat the cream cheese!! I hope I'm not just doing this and then going to gain weight as an outcome!! I'm scared!! Any thoughts?

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Sounds like it's lacking nutrition and I have never heard of it.  I could find healthier and more enjoyable ways to eat 1260 calories.  However since you are done with the nuts you might as well try it, I wouldn't though.  I heard that ketosis is not a good thing... however I didn't google it and I am not a nutrition expert.  I would put ketosis in the search bar in google and see what you find.

Tell us if it works :|.

Dr. Atkins mentions cream cheese and macadamia nuts as the "perfect" Fat Fast foods. Ten ounces of cream cheese would be an entire day's food allotment; divide the cream cheese into 5 2-ounce servings. You could also opt for 5 ounces of macadamia nuts split into 5 1-ounce servings and consumed throughout the day.

found this here.

i have done the atkins diet many times, ketosis is a state your body gets in when you deprive the body of glucose(sugar, starches)/ you consume protein and eventually your body will enter ketosis -takes about two days less if your real active and eat less than 20 grams of carbs a day(for first two weeks) i reccomend if you are serious about trying the atkins diet you get some keto strips at walgreens, it's a test that will tell if your in ketosis, it's kind of fun to make sure your always staying in ketosis.

ketosis is when your body(starved of carbs)_ starts to use the bodies fat supplies as fuel. fat breaks down into triglyerides and that was is used as fuel so when you start burning the bodies fat you will be excreting ketons.

atkins is fun for a while you can eat all the protein you want but nooooooooooooooooooooooooo carbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i'ts also kind expensive-eating lots of steak and chicken, cheese all day etc.I could always drop weight quickly 20 plus lbs especially when you hit week two of ketosis I started shedding the weight

you eventually get to the point of craving carbs, popcorn, brean, rice etc.

good luck message me back if you have any questions,

I have just found this sight and have been entering all my food  in and watching my calories. this site is really cool.so far I have lost 10 plus lbs

 

Um, I believe the idea of the atkins diet is the following:

-Protein and Fat take awhile and some processing for your body to use.

-Carbohydrates are quick energy.

-By eating protein and fat mostly, you constantly have your body in this "process the food for a really long time" mode, which means that it has to use stored energy (fat) as energy most of the time. 

The way someone explained it to me, is that you are essentially storing the food you eat as fat all the time on the atkins diet, but also burning energy solely from fat. That's the gist.

I tried the Adkins diet...ugh.

First of all, from what I read, it may take more than one day for your body to reach ketosis.  So you may have to severely cut carbs for a couple days to see results (ketosis).

That being said...

The Adkins diet seriously wrecked my ****.  I was on my feet all day at work, eating less than 20 grams of carbs a day, then hitting the gym to run three or four miles.  I was exhausted, no matter how much I slept, and ravenously hungry, despite shoveling in vegetables and chicken and stuff.

I asked my dietitian about the Adkins diet, and she said it was most useful for people severely overweight, especially if they need to lose weight for surgery or something.  She said it was not for someone young and active (like myself).  You'll probably hate it, but hey, I'm not an expert.  Good luck with whatever you choose!

Thanks people... baker45678 I read the article that you posted. It kind of sounds to me like it is saying to either do the macadamia nuts OR the cream cheese. Is that how you read that too? Because if that is the case then I will definately not eat the cream cheese tonight. Plus then I kind of screwed myself because I will be done for the day since I just ate the rest of the nuts for lunch.
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Has anyone ever heard of putting your body into a ketosis stage by eating macadamia nuts and a brick of cream cheese and nothing else for one day? My Mom said that if you do that it is supposed to kick start the weight loss for the Atkins diet by putting your body into a fat burning stage called Ketosis. Has anyone ever heard of this before or done this before? I just got done eating the macadamia nuts and figured out the calories and it was 1260 for the bottle, plus I need to still eat the cream cheese!! I hope I'm not just doing this and then going to gain weight as an outcome!! I'm scared!! Any thoughts?

sounds crazy to just down a bottle of macadamia nuts and THEN post about it....but if you did do that, i'd forgo the cream cheese and just eat a salad.

i've never heard of such a thing...did you google it or research?  or just post here.....

Doing this for 1 day will not put your body into ketosis. It'll take about a week. And if you eat any kind of carbs during that week, it will stall ketosis.

A diet of macadamia nuts and cream cheese is absolutley and completely unhealthy any way you look at it. 

I realize I'm not an expert, so if I'm wrong, I apologize, but coming from the experience I've had thus far as a nutrition major, I want to stress that ketosis is harmful to your body.  I would suggest talking to a nutritionist or doctor, rather than rely on word of mouth or the internet. 
Well my Mom, Sister, and Aunt have done this before and have all had a positive outcome from it. I'm more of a calorie counter myself... so it just didn't seem right putting all of those calories into your body and hoping to lose from it.

And actually I found that you are only supposed to do it for two days at the most, not a week, to send your body into ketosis. They all did both the cream cheese and the macadamia nuts- and lost weight, but from what I found online you are supposed to pick either the cream cheese or the nuts and it eat it spaced out through out the day, not just "downing" the can.

I didn't down the can either, but instead of spacing it through out the day at five different times, I split it up between breakfast, snack, and lunch- as I thought I was supposed to fit the cream cheese in there too. Thanks for your help people!
I remember doing the Atkins, oh yes. I remember the macadamia nuts and cream cheese "emergency plan", too, though I never turned to it myself.

You won't gain weight from eating the nuts and the cream cheese. You WILL gain weight when you finally can't stand Atkins anymore... all you lost and then some. I did Atkins twice, lost 15 lbs in three weeks each time, then promptly gained back double... each time.

If you are naturally more of a calorie counter, just do it that way. It's more sustainable and it's healthier. The reason Atkins works is NOT because of some magic combination of foods, but because it's so restrictive that you wind up limiting your calories unconsciously... there's only so much grease and protein you can slide down your gullet before the thought of more makes you turn green. Sure, you can have all these fatty greasy yummy foods - but not the carbs that they are usually served with!! The appeal dies quickly.
Atkins diet =Death.

When I was hospitalized for my ED, a lot of the worst-off anorexics (as in 5'7 and 55 lbs) had problems with being in ketosis. All I know is that it caused them to be hooked up to quite a few machines and had to take meds for it, so I assume it's bad.

I thought you were joking when I starting reading the thread. Oh dear...
I don't even know what to say to this.

Any calorie reduction diet will work initially because it is a Reduction in Calories, it doesn't matter if it is Atkins, South beach or some crazy cabbage soup diet.  You will lose weight initially due to a calorie reduction, but it will come back on once you start to eat "normal" again.  The basic of it is a calorie is a calorie and a calorie burned is a calorie burned.  It takes 3500 calories to burn a pound of fat so if you burn 500 calories a day doing cardio (a much better option would be weight training) it will take 7 times to burn a pound of fat.  If you need to maintain your body weight is 3000 calories take in 2500 calories and burn 500 and that will be a 1000 calorie deficit for the day.  That would equal a pound every 4 days or about 2 pounds a week.  There will be some that argue for Ketosis and those that argue against it but there is really no need to get that complicated.  Just burn more than you take in and you will not gain weight unless there is a medical reason for it.

I recommend people that want to do the Atkins diet THE RIGHT WAY to read his book, best is the 2002 version of  dr. Atkins new diet revolution, this is the last version he himself wrote. There is it seems a lot of people that just start some kind of weird version of 'no-carbing' and then call it Atkins, and then when they fail on it, they blame it on Atkins. That's where the opinions as the one from snotbubblez come from, Atkins done wrong, gone wrong. The Atkins diet is not a NO carb diet, it is a LOW carb diet, so the first 2 weeks you do actually eat up to 20 gr. of carbs a day and those carbs do need to come from vegetables, actually you eat at least 3 cups of vegetables a day in those first 2 weeks. This period is to bring your body in ketosis, not to be mixed up with Ketoacidosis, which is a bad thing, ketosis means your body has switched to lipolysis, which means it uses fat as it's main fuel instead of carbs. After those first 2 weeks you start to gradually bring back certain foods into your diet that have a higher carb content, for example first you bring more vegetables into your diet, then you can start eating a bit more dairy, then the next level you can start eating nuts and seeds again, up to about an ounce a day maximum! (that's why I wondered where the OP got the idea from to eat loads of nuts and a load of cheese, since I never ever heard of that!!), then berries, etc etc. It is also not true that you can just eat meat and fat all day long untill you burst, Atkins is all about calorie restriction actually, but they use the higher protein and fat content to fight the hunger. Hope this helps a little bit........

Atkins is murder on your kidneys.  If you need heart surgery, and are too overweight for the surgery, then the risk to your kidneys is certainly worth saving your heart.  Otherwise, no.

I, too, did Atkins.  Yes, the "real" Atkins, by him, the 2002 book.  I lost 30 pounds in two months.  Only to gain 40 when I went off it.

I'm pretty sure you could put your body into ketosis eating nothing but nuts and cheese.  But you'd also make it malnourished at the same time.

If you want to lose weight eat a balanced diet (all the food groups), watch the portions and do some exercise.  Losing weight with a fad diet is only ever a temporary solution.
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