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5/12/13 6:56 P

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I will check that out...thank you!

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5/11/13 10:32 P

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I have the wheat belly book. It's great!

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5/8/13 1:46 P

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Read the book, "Wheat Belly."
There's an audio version available, so you can listen while you exercise, if you want to.
Giving up wheat is really hard to do, but it will make a HUGE difference in your health.

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got.


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5/8/13 7:07 A

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Thanks for the article...very interesting stuff! Any other suggestions or websites would be greatly appreciated!

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5/7/13 7:09 P

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Hi and welcome, Sue!

The sad truth is that wheat products are probably addictive - and no, I'm not being figurative here, they are, likely, literally addictive. Here's a writeup on Mark's Daily Apple looking at the research:

www.marksdailyapple.com/is-wheat-add
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(I know, the article is a little heavy-going sometimes, but important information to know if pasta, bread, and baked goods are truly your weakness. Knowledge is power!)

Edited by: WOUBBIE at: 5/7/2013 (19:10)
Half of what we know is wrong. The purpose of science is to discover which half.


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5/7/13 6:21 P

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Hello...my name is Sue and I am new to SparkPeople but not new to weight loss. In 2001 I had a gastric bypass and lost over 150 pounds. Now they are slowly creeping back...I have gained 45 pounds over the last 5 years. I tried Weight Watchers but I am very sensitive to carbs. I do my best on a low carb diet but have a hard time sticking to it. I love pasta and bread!! I am hoping to find some support and advice on these boards to help me stick to it and be able to keep up with my 10 year old daughter! Any and all suggestions are welcome!

Thanks for listening!


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5/5/13 10:29 P

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Welcome, Dakota!

Deb. don't forget you can make a cream sauce, too... with butter and cream, some Parmesan for flavor.. maybe some garlic. I used to love it on pasta. Now I love it on veggies.
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5/5/13 9:01 P

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Hey gang, I am back to Atkins and hopefully can get this done,then make it a lifestyle! Suzanne are you really zero carb?? And if so did you lose faster than average?? Looking forward to checking in everyday! Diane

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4/25/13 4:07 P

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No, cheese can only be eaten like once a day at most. And a very small serving.

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4/25/13 2:16 P

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I do aspargust with butter and garlic on the grill! It is great!

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4/25/13 2:07 P

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Thanks for the warning about the cheese.....I will watch my portions. Maybe that's why I havent lost much weight before...I can eat the whole brick! lol




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4/25/13 6:05 A

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Careful with cheese, it stalls a lot of people.

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4/24/13 7:59 P

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Thank you everybody for the great veggie ideas, links and making me feel welcomed! I keep forgetting that we can actually have cheese and butter on this diet, so surely I can disguise my veggies with those! Another thing I have tried with success is grilling veggies with a little olive oil & garlic. This is especially good with green beans! Everything tastes better on the grill. :)





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4/24/13 5:39 P

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Well, according to Gary Taubes we dont need vegetables. I am zero carb, meat and fat. No vegetables. Lots of people don't eat them, no worries.

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4/24/13 3:11 P

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OK, that makes sense.

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4/24/13 2:59 P

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Little known fact: it wasn't the nutrition in the spinach that made Popeye strong, it was the years of self-discipline required to learn to guzzle down the stuff!

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4/24/13 12:27 P

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I saw a great recipe last night on facebook. It was basically Mac and cheese type of a dish made from cauliflower, cheese, cream cheese, heavy cream etc. It sounded so good.

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Popeye likes it!

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Hi and welcome! Sounds like you have your head in the right place. I think you'll do just fine!

If you're not fond of veggies start out slow and go with a couple of bland ones. Nearly everyone loves "fauxtatoes" made from cauliflower, as well as "caulirice". This recipe looks really good, and adds a nice bit of fat in the form of cream cheese AND butter:

www.food.com/recipe/low-carb-fauxtat
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I found that you can also make boiled radishes into "fauxtatoes". They lose most of their burn when you boil them, and then you just mash them and add seasonings. Lots of trace minerals in those bad boys!

You can add spinach to a BUNCH of stuff at every meal - a little bit minced thrown into your omelet (and yes, you HAVE to eat breakfast on low carb, lol), in place of lettuce for your lunch salad, and wilted over chicken for dinner. Fresh is tasty, canned is gross.

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4/24/13 11:02 A

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Welcome Deb. No great veggie recipes, but butter or cheese on cooked veggies and full fat dressing on salads work for me. I also like raw jicama sliced, slightly sweet and crisp, makes a good substitute when I want an apple. Red, orange, yellow bell peppers are sweeter than green, and you can stuff peppers also.

This is a great site for all kinds of recipes. www.genaw.com/lowcarb/recipes.html

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4/24/13 10:46 A

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Already sounds like you are gonna do just great, Deb! Welcome, from rainy Portland! *grin*

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Hi, my name is Deb and I am from beautiful sunny Florida. After experiencing (and failing) and many different diets, I have finally decided that low carb works best for me. I will be starting the Atkins Diet (the newest version) next week, and have ordered all the books and workbook. I feel mentally ready for this and I expect to have success this time!!
Until I am ready to go full fledge on the diet when my books arrive, I plan to prepare by completely eliminating the sugar out of my diet, to start eating a little breakfast everyday (yes, I usually skip breakfast) and begin to get consistent on exercising on a daily basis. I do love exercise, and play tennis a couple of days a week, it's just that I don't do much the other days.

The biggest obstacle that I will have to overcome is that I am not fond of a lot of veggies, so if anyone out there has some awesome, delicious veggie recipes to share, I am all ears! :) In addition to the limited veggies I do eat, I have recently started to supplement with a green drink every day.

I look forward to interacting with y'all in the coming days, weeks and months as this will be a long journey for me as I need to lose at least 80-90 pounds! Here's to our success....Go team!

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