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BUDGETMAW Posts: 8,402
5/13/13 9:20 A

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Grrrr! I just lost a beautiful reply to you!

Bottom-line, welcome, and thanks to you and your husband for his job with the military. It's a big commitment from both of you. And I'm glad he made it back from Afghanistan all right.

Atkins is great for a place with limited food options. If it's done "right" it should be all "real" food. Fresh or frozen meat, minimally processed. Fresh or frozen veggies, minimally processed. Throw in some eggs, cheese and cream and you're all set. Ignore all the "low carb" garbage and just stick with real food. Can you go into town and buy at the markets there? And have a great time trying new recipes! There are so many really good ones out there.

Again, welcome, and we're looking forward to hearing more from you.

maw (a former Air Force brat)

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5/12/13 2:35 P

I am now on my 2nd week of Induction (Atkins).

I found it very helpful to watch some videos on Youtube.

Type in Dr. Westman Atkins in the Youtube search box, and you will find some helpful lectures by him. (He is the author of the New Atkins book.)

Oh, by the way, Welcome! emoticon

Edited by: JLKL1980 at: 5/12/2013 (14:35)

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5/12/13 9:37 A

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5/12/13 1:26 A

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Welcome! I agree with Woubbie that weight loss is almost more a pleasant side effect. Low-carb is all about getting healthy. I hope you'll enjoy the food and not having to count calories. Most people have much more energy on low-carb once they are past the first 10 days, which can be a little tough for some.

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5/11/13 10:54 P

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Hopefully! Sometimes you'll lose really slowly on LCHF, but you'll feel SO much better in so many ways that it's worth it. Most people who stick to it have wonderful blood pressure and blood sugar numbers. After a certain point it's almost like the weight loss is just a pleasant side effect.

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5/11/13 10:26 P

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Hello! I am no newbie to low carb. I had the Atkins book about 15 years ago. I just never really stuck with it.

My husband went to work in Afghanistan in 2008 and I ended up putting on a whopping 50 lbs. I lost a lot of that(30 lbs) with the help of nutritionists. I quit their program after the foods they had me eating was just expensive and I got tired of going to them twice a week and weighing and measuring everything.

I gained about 10 of that back within a year. I lost it after moving to S Korea in 2011 due to living in a building on the 4th floor with no elevator and having no car for the most part of our first year here.

So, I've been stuck for the last year at 25 lbs from my goal weight.

I tried Dukan for the last few months, but it is just too strict. I live on a very small military base and our commissary is the size of a Wal Greens. There are no non-fat options.

Here I am again, trying the LowCarb High Fat approach. Something has gotta work right?

Edited by: BLAIZE at: 5/11/2013 (22:27)
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