Deb, I'm the kind of nut, who when I'm in serious weight loss mode, counts everything that I eat. Calories, grams of carbs, fat, and protein. It helps me stay on track and not just think that I've made a change.
If you're going to count anything, count grams of carbs, probably a maximum of 40 grams per day. If you do that the rest follows. I'm also a whey protein powder guy. I don't want to loose muscle mass while loosing body fat, so I try to have about 60 grams of protein in a day.
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26) So I do not run without a goal. I fight like a boxer who is hitting something—not just the air. 27) I treat my body hard and make it my slave so that I myself will not be disqualified after I have preached to others. 1 Corinthians 9
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You will find the support you need here - we all have different health and weight issues. I am the world's slowest loser for sure. A couple of us on this team like to say, "Getting older is not for sissies." I never had a problem until I hit fifty. It's like 'what happened'!!!
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I started low carb a year ago. I lost a bunch of weight, and it kept my type 2 diabetes under control without medication, after 10 years of meds. After I lost the weight I stuck to low carb eating as a lifestyle. I keep searching out new low carb things to increase my repertoire.
Pancakes made with whey protein powder, for example, are one thing now on my breakfast list.
Hi everyone....I am a soon to be 56 year old mom of 2 little girls (5 and 8) who we adopted. I did Atkins several years ago and lost 50 pounds....but then life got in the way with my hubby's cancer (in remission thank you Lord!) and moving and adopting, etc., etc., and so now I find myself needing to get back on the bandwagon and lose 60+ pounds. I pretty much know what to do and how to do it, but just wanted to read some good supportive posts and help anyone else along as I can. Ya'll be good to yourself!!
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