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For me it was carbs, not calories

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I spent a lot of time last time I went through this reducing calories. And it was tough. Smaller and smaller portions, and I was hungry all the time.

Some folks at work went on the no-carb program (through a physician, I guess) and started losing ridiculously fast. I knew I couldn't go completely carb-free, but I knew I could make an effort in that direction.

So I ruled out most bread, potatoes, rice and pasta. Back in early January. And I'm down 17 pounds so far. It's funny, when you're not doing the carbs, the calories fall into place easily without having to worry much about portion control. Burgers without buns, skip the fries, no sandwiches... it just works.

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    I think it's the key for me, and the key to seeing it was getting the fitbit, and seeing the direct correlations between calories in, calories burned, and weight lost. It's about as close to a scientific approach as I've seen. Thanks for all the comments.

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SCOTTK3000 3/2/2013 11:22PM

    Awesome job! I'll need to try this.

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JULIAMOONCHILD 2/26/2013 10:11AM

    Oh how true! Every time I have cut back on carbs and increased protein I wake up the next morning with a feeling that I have lost pounds overnight. And once on the scales I find myself weighing less, sometimes MORE than a pound less, than the day before.

Can't imagine this not being true for others, too, although some on SP say that it doesn't work for them. Oh well, so be it. We do what works for us and that's all that matters.

Wishing you continued success!

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GETSTRONGRRR 2/26/2013 8:31AM

    I's worked wonders for me since summer of 2012.

I recommend reading "Why we get Fat" by Gary Taubes....good background and analysis of carb physiology

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JUDYHELP 2/26/2013 4:43AM

  emoticon emoticon from one carb lover to another keep up the good work. It's hard but your right skipping a little here and a little there helps in big ways. emoticon emoticon have a great week emoticon here's to less carbs. Judy

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