I reach out now to express my sorrow to you. Horses can be the sweetest big ole friends ever. They are one of the longest living animals and are just big lovable babies. I am so so so sorry for your loss and I send you all the well wishes I can!! 28 days ago
WOW, you have been here almost as long as I have. Not many from '07 still around. I find Richard Bernstein M.D. to be very interesting, along with Jason Fung M.D. and now I'm listening to Gregory Ellis PhD on YouTube. I'm not sure if he is 100% valid but he does make a lot of good points about the LCHF diet which he follows. He does believe in Calorie Count. I never understood Dr. Atkins to say "Eat all you want" but rather" eat until full and STOP". He thinks the Atkins diet is to tough to start out at 20 carbs because we don't have enough fat burning enzymes until about 4 weeks into the protocol. I am on Day 25 and finding that I feel better, but I did go through the "Keto flu" period. No hunger so that is all I care. I had my GB out 7 yrs ago as I had two golf ball size stones, all from a low fat diet I followed for years and high carbs. Haven't missed it since. 32 days ago
Time to refocus. Maybe I was getting a little overconfident about how well I was doing on LCHF because I can feel the slide happening if I don't watch myself ...anyhow...back to phase 1 next week and then will bump to phase 2 so I can add back my almonds which I rely on heavily for snacks in the car while running kids. Amazing how a handful of those can get me through until I can get home for dinner that is on plan vs. hitting a drive through. BUT I'm seriously slacking on veggies and I need to make those little treasures a focal point so that I don't give up on them so easily next time.
I hope you have a great weekend! Busy here but at least not traveling for sports 150 days ago