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Atkins bars

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Kat100, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Can anyone advise please....I was looking at the Atkins bars in boots....chocolate and orange ones they looked yummie not cheap though....just wondered if they are ok for a t2 diet as a treat or a snack......thank you in advance...katx
     
  2. WeeWillie

    WeeWillie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Afraid I don't know Kat100. :(

    But, I tell you what though..... Hmmm, sounds very appealing. :thumbup:

    I'll be looking out for the replies you receive.

    Have a pleasant week-end,

    willie.
     
  3. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Thanks willie....
    I am keen to learn more....
    Just had a bit of a google.....looks like they might be ok...just hoping some kind person here has some experience.....they would make such a nice treat....yum

    Hope you are feeling so much better by the way....
    Tc Kat x
     
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  5. luceeloo

    luceeloo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As suggested, they are heavily processed and full of all kinds of stuff that doesn't belong in a chocolate bar. However, that said, they are low carb and I haven't found that they spike me particularly.
    I was a chocaholic before I was diagnosed, so I have them if I get a real chocolate craving that won't go away... and to be honest, half a bar is usually enough. I like the chocolate decadence one the best.
     
  6. hornplayer

    hornplayer · Well-Known Member

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    I tend to avoid the bars but I have been known to gulp back one of the ready made coffee shakes if I start flagging mid afternoon. - It stops me wanting to murder small children.

    :)


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  7. whompa73

    whompa73 · Well-Known Member

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    Andy12345 has a minor love affair wirh them if I remember correctly . Hes prob the guy to ask. He is also a low carber 30 gram ish per day
     
  8. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Thank you all for your kind replys I may have to have a go and see what they are like......yes I thought Andy had mentioned them before......so some one eats them....just feel the need to try them ....you know see what they are like......thanks again Kat x
     
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    caroline19822005 Type 2 · Member

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    I have them at times to curb yhe chocolate craving. They don't spike me. I love love love love loooooveeeee the coconut one. Tastes a little like a bounty.

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  10. carraway

    carraway Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Amazon sell them. But Asda have them for £1.00 although limited choice of flavours

    Cara
     
  11. sandysan

    sandysan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    do you manage to eat well on 30 carbs a day paul ,, ? about 2 items I choose are probably 30g :D
     
  12. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Will check out the recepies ;) thank you c
     
  13. WeeWillie

    WeeWillie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Haven't managed to look for them yet,
    but I'm a convert already. :thumbup:

    Yum Yum for my Tum Tum for sure.



    willie.
     
  14. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Hi weewillie found a site while having a google it sells boxes of the choc bars....some veggie to....
    Avid lite think it was called they do all the atkins bars and a Christmas pudding....and I spotted weathers originals sugar free....I think a girl will be going shopping on line ;)
    Anything is worth a try I think if you want to try something....best wishes Kat x
     
  15. Fraddycat

    Fraddycat · Well-Known Member

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    The only way you are going to know is by testing before and then +2, everyone is different! I have Atkins bars as an occasional treat, they are lovely but a bit addictive. I bought a box of 18 of the coconut ones on Amazon and ended up having one a day, which is prob not good and I did find my numbers creeping up through the month. Now I have them rarely but they are very satisfying :)
     
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    Nik442 · Well-Known Member

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    the coconut ones are lovely. i buy 10 at a time from boots and eat one a week (honestly).
     
  17. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Don't mention the butter scotch one my husband has a bar in the fridge lol I have the green and blacks 85% one ;) but nice when in need....I am going to try one of those coconut bars just one a week might buy a box off that site.....Kat x ummmmm need it now....
     
  18. WeeWillie

    WeeWillie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's getting even better with every bit of info you're offering, Kat. :thumbup:


    Thank you.

    willie.
     
  19. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Ha ha .......hello... weewillie, mrs weewillie will have a very content man, with crumble and atkins.... The avid lite site looks good.....;) Kat x
     
  20. Jillycoops5

    Jillycoops5 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi Kat100,

    I am on the atkins diet, the atkins bars are low carb and good if you get cravings for sweet stuff. The only thing I would warn about is cause they have artificial sweetner in them that can act as a laxitive, i am sensitive to artificial sweetener so now avoid the bars as i get an upset stomach if I eat them. I might add though they are tasty and I am sad i can't eat them.
     
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