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2,167 9/14/12 8:54 A
My last 10lbs would not go away no matter what, so I started to lift heavy. I have lost only 2lbs in 2 months, but my body fat % has dropped quite a bit. So I ditched the idea of "losing the last 10lbs". If I lose it over time, fantastic. If I don't, I would not care less, now I want my body fat % at 18%.
Six days a week, I'm getting my carbs from beans, veggies and limited fruit portions, and it's definitely helping me shed the last 10 pounds. I eat sweet potatoes sometimes too, but not white potatoes except on the Saturday "free" day. I'm surprised at how little I miss the grain products. Mostly I miss the convenience of bread or a tortilla as a vehicle for other foods, but don't miss the bread or tortilla itself that much.
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1,805 9/14/12 12:15 A
If it's something that works for you and you're getting in all your nutrients (vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc.) then I think it's great! I tend to eat lower carb, but I don't avoid grains.
I eat low carb, but eat almost all of them from vegetables. I find that if I pick my carbs from low glycemic carbs, I can eat a lot more carbs and still lose weight. I skip bread, potatoes, noodles etc, but eat a lot of veggies, an occaisional fruit ( I'm diabetic ), and cheese.
I think you would fill up on veggies, before you ate enough to make you fat. My only issue is that I eat low carb, because eating corn, for example, makes me crave a lot worse food. So a can of corn would be bad for me, while 2 cans of green beans would be a great snack. The difference is, I have no hunger after the beans, so I don't eat Taco Bell.
If you have no issues with certain foods causing cravings, I would say eat as many vegetables as you an stand. They are loaded with vitamins, and nutrients. If grains are not an issue, sprinkle them in when you want to, and if it works, enjoy this way of eating. Hope it works for you. A diet you enjoy is easier to stick to.
Sounds almost like cycle 3 of the 17 Day Diet actually. The diet is not really low carb but your grains and starches are limited to two a day, plus 2 fruit and all the non-starchy vegetables you want. (Along with proteins too)
I'm experimenting with what diet works best for me as I try to lose the last 10 pounds in a healthy way. I've found that I've settled into a diet of eating a lot of carbs, but not a lot of grains. I've heard a lot of stuff about the benefits of low carb, high fat, but I do eat a lot of carbs... just very few grains. The only grain products I eat is oatmeal, every morning. Other than that, no bread, potatoes, etc. I very occassionally (once a month, maybe) will have something with wheat or grain in it. For me, this works best with my preferences and lifestyle and weightloss. But this seems to be unique! I just eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Does anyone else find themselves eating this sort of diet?
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