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  1. I have been doing alot of research about both plans, but I was curious about which plan causes the quickest weight loss? It appears that it might be core, due to the high volume of natural foods, whereas on flex you can eat processed foods (but of course in very small moderation.) I do not mind counting points, in fact I might prefer it, that way that I can feel like I am in control of what and how much I eat, that is my fear with core is there seems to be a gray area, with the whole "eat till your full thing." I don't think I could eat as much food as I want w/o thinking about the calorie/point value, etc. I want to do WW for life, and both do sound like something I can stick to! I want to lose 30lbs, I've alredy lost 16 on atkins, but want to do WW now, and am interested in both plans. I'm one of those people who wants to lose weight a little faster and am willing to do what it takes, SO which plan in combination with excersize would cause the quickest weight lost? Sorry, after all that rambeling, that was my ultimate question:bcb_grin Also, if I choose core, how can I determine my "weekly points" value?
  2. I have been doing alot of research about both plans, but I was curious about which plan causes the quickest weight loss? It appears that it might be core, due to the high volume of natural foods, whereas on flex you can eat processed foods (but of course in very small moderation.) I do not mind counting points, in fact I might prefer it, that way that I can feel like I am in control of what and how much I eat, that is my fear with core is there seems to be a gray area, with the whole "eat till your full thing." I don't think I could eat as much food as I want w/o thinking about the calorie/point value, etc. I want to do WW for life, and both sound like something I can stick to! I want to lose 30lbs, I've alredy lost 16 on atkins, but want to do WW now, and am interested in both plans. I'm one of those people who wants to lose weight a little faster and am willing to do what it takes, SO which plan in combination with excersize would cause the quickest weight lost. Sorry, after all that rambeling, that was my ultimate question:bcb_grin
  3. Catherine & Judy, I am curious about this talk about how peoples bodies react to wheat, I think it makes sense. But how do we know if we are one of these people? Also, by wheat wheat, what types of wheat? wheat bread & pasta, grains/oats/granola? And what excatly is gluten?? Judy, how did you know you could only eat brown rice and can't eat other wheats? This is all a learning process for me, so thanks for everyones help!
  4. Larry, I am the one who started that other thread about switching from atkins to WW. The thing that peaked my interest is your mention of your friend that made the switch. I am made up my mind and will switch, but what I would LOVE to know is HOW your friend made the switch. Did he go from eating 30 carbs a day to 80 carbs a day? Or did he gradually add more and more carbs? I guess what I am looking for is a meal plan ......Is it just one day I wake up and instead of my eggs & bacon I eat a granola bar, and for lunch instead of steak & onions, do I eat a whole wheat sandwich? I don't know if it would be better to ease myself into it vs. jumping feet first back into good carbs? How did your friend do it?
  5. Thank you Everyone for your advice! I think that it is worth it to gain a few lbs (considering its water anyway) so that in the long run I will be able to lose on ww in a much healthier and not to mention yummier way then atkins! One last question for ya'll though. I am going on vacation in 3 weeks and although I am going to be watching my portions and what I eat, but I know I will have just a few crazy food moments. My question is, since I am in ketosis and am ending atkins, would my body react differently if I slowly start to introduce carbs for the next 3 weeks and then when I have an "accident" on vacation it might not effect me as much. OR, should I continue on atkins and just shock my body with a few carbs while I'm there? What would be the best way?
  6. Lynn thanks for the advice, and I would love to read that thread if you are able to find it Thanks to everyone who responded so far, I understand the core system, totally do-able. But my main fear is that currently my body is still in ketosis and the core plan allows for lots of carbs (wheat bread, pasta, fruit, etc) I am currently only eating 30g of carbs a day; so when I switch to core, won't I gain alot of weight? Sadly I am thinking that no matter what I will gain all 16 back when I make the switch and I am so paranoid about that
  7. ** I was suggested to cross post this question in the core forum ** I have been on the atkins diet for almost a month, and have lost 16lbs! But atkins is not realisitc for me and my workouts stink do to the loss of carbs. I am at the point where I want to change mylifestyle and not be on a diet, and I know I can do that with weight watchers! My delima is the fact that I don't want to gain those 16lbs I lost, but right now I am eating about 30g of carbs a day, and with weight watchers, it is more like 30 carbs per meal (looking at most frozen meals for example) I don't want the past month on atkins to be a waste of time, but I have a great fear that if I start weight watchers and am eating say 18 points worth of food, that I will gain all 16 back and maybe even then some. I also intend on eating less then 1500 calories a day too, but even with that I know I will still gain weight. I know it is not feasable for me to expect not to gain anything, I just don't want to gain more then 10lbs back during my transisiton to WW. Is there anyone out there that started on atkins and made the transistion into WW? Any suggestions?
  8. I have been on the atkins diet for almost a month, and have lost 16lbs! But atkins is not realisitc for me and my workouts stink do to the loss of carbs. I am at the point where I want to change mylifestyle and not be on a diet, and I know I can do that with weight watchers! My delima is the fact that I don't want to gain those 16lbs I lost, but right now I am eating about 30g of carbs a day, and with weight watchers, it is more like 30 carbs per meal (looking at most frozen meals for example) I don't want the past month on atkins to be a waste of time, but I have a great fear that if I start weight watchers and am eating say 18 points worth of food, that I will gain all 16 back and maybe even then some. I also intend on eating less then 1500 calories a day too, but even with that I know I will still gain weight. I know it is not feasable for me to expect not to gain anything, I just don't want to gain more then 10lbs back during my transisiton to WW. Is there anyone out there that started on atkins and made the transistion into WW? Any suggestions?
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