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Atkins Canada

Canadian support for those on the Atkin's Diet

Name:
atkins_canada
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Membership:
Open
Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated
THE PURPOSE OF ATKINS_CANADA

The purpose of atkins_canada is simple: to help Canadians following the Atkins lifestyle communicate with each other. This could be done in a variety of ways, whether it be just talking about different aspects of following the diet or discussing new products available in Canada that are Atkins-friendly.

Everyone is welcome. Posting in French is allowed, but no one has done it to date, and there is a possibility that not many will respond to it. I do not speak French personally, although I live in Quebec, so I can not really help anyone here.

THE RULES

1. No anti-Atkins posting.
I do not want this to be a censored community, but this is a sore area. With the media going haywire in every direction about Atkins, it is best to stay away from the bickering by sheltering out anti-Atkins ideologies. I realize this is somewhat unfair, but my theory is, everyone has read the reports on why Atkins is bad for this or that, and everyone doing Atkins is well aware of what the critics have to say. If you are very anti-Atkins, go ahead and create a community for it, even advertise it here, but please do not bother us otherwise.

2. Be supportive.
Please try to be supportive and stay away from harsh criticism. Constructive criticism is most welcome, but do not belittle those that might make mistakes here and there. There are some parts of the Atkins lifestyle that are hard to understand, easy to misinterpret. Let's help people, not hurt them.

3. Be respectful.
I certainly don't mind an obscenity once in a while, but try to stay away from colorful language. It's just easier that way.

4. About those lj-cuts...
As with most communities, using lj-cuts is necessary for the following things:
* pictures
* articles
* anything that might disturb somebody - for instance, you might want to talk about personal things that have been affected by Atkins, such as excretory functions, menstrual issues, and the like - lj-cut it and give a small heads-up for what's behind the cut.

If you do not understand the lj-cut feature, do yourself a favor and read up on the lj-cut feature. I guarantee after five minutes you will be able to use it with ease and it is quite a useful lj-posting helper.

OTHER ATKINS COMMUNITIES

general Atkins communities
atkins_diet (largest Atkins community)
atkins
atkins_support
fansonatkins

by country
atkinsaustralia - Australia
atkins_canada - Canada
atkins_uk - United Kingdom

other regions
austin_lowcarb - Austin, TX

special Atkins interests
atkins_ba_pics Before and After Pics for those on Atkins
atkins_daily Logs of how people do Atkins, daily
anthroatkins "For furry fans on the Atkins diet"
college_atkins College students on Atkins

Atkins by Phase
atkinsinduction Induction
atkins_ongoing Maintenance

all about the food
atkins_recipes Recipes
atkins_foods Foods

slightly Atkins-related
alt_diet
diet_club
dietrite
diettester
low_carb_foods
lowcarb
lowcarbdiabetic
lowcarbeating
lowcarbfood
lowcarbkemet
weekly_menu
weightchallenge
weightwatcheruk

anti-Atkins communities
antiatkins_diet
antidiet

A FEW CANADIAN RESOURCES

Note: I will keep adding on to this list, particularly if people send me links. Anything to do with Atkins in Canada will be added.

Atkins Canada
Atkins.com: Canada
Atkins.com: Canada version française

Books available from amazon.ca:
Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution: Completely Updated!
The Atkins Essentials: A Two-Week Program to Jump-Start Your Low-Carb Lifestyle
Dr. Atkins' Quick and Easy New Diet Cookbook
Atkins for Life: The Complete Controlled Carb Program for Permanent Weight Loss and Good Health
Dr. Atkins' New Diet Cookbook with Dr. Atkins' New Carbohyrdate Gram Counter
...all the results for "Atkins" in the "Books" section on amazon.ca

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