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LOOK! Atkins the 2nd most expensive diet to follow--?



 
 
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Old January 12th, 2004, 04:37 AM
Steven C \(Doktersteve\)
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Default LOOK! Atkins the 2nd most expensive diet to follow--?

There is a write up about diets in the national post, a Canadian national
newspaper.

The article compares FOUR diets, and the costs per year to follow said
diets, this is how they break down, from the highest to lowest. Atkins is
the 2nd highest!

Before you newbies call me a troll, I follow Atkins, more or less, and I
support a low carb diet.

*Canada food guide is essentially the exact same thing as the American food
pyramid.

Here goes:

1. Jenny Craig -
$49 to join, $130 a week for JC meals, $2960 for groceries
Total: $9796/year

What you eat typically:
Bkfst - French toast with lite syrup, 1/2 grapefruit, 1 cup non fat milk
Snack - Bar or drink, 1 cup canned pears
Lunch - chicken sandwich, garden salad, 2 tbsp low fat salad dressing
Snack - Jenny Craig cheese curls, 1 cup raw carrots
Dinner - chicken fettuccine, 1 cup steamed green beans, 1/2 cup canned mixed
fruit

^wow, that is alot of food, isn't it?
I do not eat nearly that much in a day.

2. Dr. Atkins
$6599 for food, $9 for DANDR paperback
Total: $6608/year

What you eat typically:
Bkfst - eggs scrambled or fried w/bacon, ham or sausage, decaf coffee or tea
Lunch - bacon cheeseburger (no bun), small tossed salad, seltzer water
Dinner - shrimp cocktail with mustard and mayo, clear consommé, steak,
roast, chops, fish or fowl, tossed salad sans dressing, diet Jell-O.

3. Canada Food Guide
$5216 in groceries

What you eat typically:
Grain - 5-12 servings
Veg and fruit - 5-10 servings
Dairy - up to 4 servings
Meat and alt. - 2-3 servings

4. Protein Power Plan:
$194.96 for diet kit (5 booklets, recipes, videotape and four audiotapes),
$4811 for food
Total: $4979

What you eat typically:
Bkfst - veggie and cheese omlette, sausage link, 1/2 cup berries
Lunch - chicken salad made with 6-8 oz chicken, served on bed of lettuce,
1/2 tomato sliced
Snack - 1 oz peanuts
Dinner - butter garlic London broil 6-8 oz steak, 1/2 cup butter cooked
carrots, 1/2 cup strawberries




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Old January 12th, 2004, 05:01 AM
Roger Zoul
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Default LOOK! Atkins the 2nd most expensive diet to follow--?

Meaningless numbers.....they have no idea what I eat.

Steven C (Doktersteve) wrote:
:: There is a write up about diets in the national post, a Canadian
:: national newspaper.
::
:: The article compares FOUR diets, and the costs per year to follow
:: said diets, this is how they break down, from the highest to lowest.
:: Atkins is the 2nd highest!


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Old January 12th, 2004, 06:17 AM
ConnieG999
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Default LOOK! Atkins the 2nd most expensive diet to follow--?

In article , "Roger Zoul"
writes:

Meaningless numbers.....they have no idea what I eat.


I agree.
It's only expensive if you let it be so.
There are ALWAYS sales on protein items.
I personally eat a lot of eggs and tuna because I like them.
Meaningless comparisons.
And by the way, Jenny Craig's portions are minuscule for the money.

Connie
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My mind is like a steel...um, whatchamacallit.

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Old January 12th, 2004, 12:37 PM
jpatti
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Default LOOK! Atkins the 2nd most expensive diet to follow--?

It doesn't make a lot of sense that Protein Power includes the $200
kit rather than just buying the book and yet comes in that much
cheaper than Atkins.

Phase 1 of Protein Power is very similar to Atkins induction except it
has a few more carbs (30 g vs. 20 g) and is a bit more conscious of
fat (half-and-half instead of heavy cream).

I just don't see how it can be that much cheaper to basically just eat
a bit more veggies than on Atkins.
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Old January 12th, 2004, 04:55 PM
Luna
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Default LOOK! Atkins the 2nd most expensive diet to follow--?

Totally. When skinless, boneless chicken breasts are on sale for $1.99 a
pound or less, I stock up. When ground beef is on sale, I stock up. If
you buy in bulk, have an extra big freezer, and look for sales, any diet
can be economical.

In article ,
"Roger Zoul" wrote:

Meaningless numbers.....they have no idea what I eat.

Steven C (Doktersteve) wrote:
:: There is a write up about diets in the national post, a Canadian
:: national newspaper.
::
:: The article compares FOUR diets, and the costs per year to follow
:: said diets, this is how they break down, from the highest to lowest.
:: Atkins is the 2nd highest!



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Old January 12th, 2004, 05:16 PM
miss_jaime
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Default LOOK! Atkins the 2nd most expensive diet to follow--?

On Mon, 12 Jan 2004 16:55:08 GMT, Luna
wrote:

Totally. When skinless, boneless chicken breasts are on sale for $1.99 a
pound or less, I stock up. When ground beef is on sale, I stock up. If
you buy in bulk, have an extra big freezer, and look for sales, any diet
can be economical.


I do the same and not just because I am on low carb. I also have 2
teenage sons to feed.

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Old January 12th, 2004, 05:53 PM
ronit
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Default LOOK! Atkins the 2nd most expensive diet to follow--?

Difference between Canada Food Guide & Atkins $1,383
No more need for Tums & Rolaids -50
No more acne cleansers and creams -250
No more sleeping pills due to fluctuating
blood sugar at night -25

Sitting comfortably wearing my size 7 Tommy Hilfigure pants
and eating nuts

PRICELESS!!!

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And another thing, I don't think most followers of Atkins eat the way
that was noted in the article. Perhaps that's on induction but when
people get to OWL, there's lots stuff.
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Old January 12th, 2004, 06:49 PM
BJ in Texas
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Default LOOK! Atkins the 2nd most expensive diet to follow--?

Steven C (Doktersteve) wrote:

2. Dr. Atkins
$6599 for food, $9 for DANDR paperback
Total: $6608/year

What you eat typically:
Bkfst - eggs scrambled or fried w/bacon, ham or sausage,
decaf coffee or tea Lunch - bacon cheeseburger (no bun),
small tossed salad, seltzer water Dinner - shrimp cocktail
with mustard and mayo, clear consommé, steak, roast, chops,
fish or fowl, tossed salad sans dressing, diet Jell-O.


Wonder where they come up with this as a typical menu? Sounds
closer to an induction menu to me. Menu was probably determined
by some loser journalist that read the part about induction and failed
to read or understand the rest of the book, (if they read the book at
all) the Atkins diet in terms of ongoing weight loss or maintenance.

BJ
232/182/182 - at goal and maintaining for 6 months.



 




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