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April 23, 2011 7:44 PM
I am currently drinking Atkins Protein shakes for breakfast and dinner and eating a regular meal for lunch. After work in the evenings, I get a little hungry so I bought a big jar of pickles and have been eating half a pickle a day. I was wondering if this is actually hurting me? Any feedback would be great.
April 23, 2011 7:47 PM
pickle juice always makes me feel good after a really heavy work out, but I guess it really depends on what it does for your sodium and if that is a concern for you. If it fits in with your diet plan (calories -wise) then I can't see any harm to it, but I am also no nutritionist.

Good Health to you!
April 23, 2011 7:47 PM
Look at the label!!

If they are actually dill pickles, you are eating a cucumber with some vinegar and seasonings - pretty much allowed on any diet!

If it is any other kind of pickle, it may also have sugar added which would start messing with the chemistry involved in making the Atkins diet successful.
April 23, 2011 7:47 PM
Pickles are very beware of water retention.
April 23, 2011 7:53 PM

Pickles are very beware of water retention.

Yes! They are ridiculously high in sodium. I don't eat pickles anymore because sodium makes me retain so much water. They are yummy and low calorie, but the sodium isn't worth it.
April 23, 2011 7:56 PM
Really.....come's only half a pickle (like 5-10 calories)!!
April 23, 2011 7:56 PM
wow thats a horrible way to lose weight
April 23, 2011 9:13 PM
Ok thanks everyone. I didn't think of the sodium part. So I guess I will snack on them less frequently.


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