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10/17/13 2:00 A

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Welcome Jeanne.

I suggest that you record everything you eat and drink. In addition find out the breakdown of those things, calories, grams of carbs, grams of fat, and grams of protein.

Look more carefully at your total carb intake per day. What is low carb? I'd say about 40 grams or fewer. Atkins induction phase is 20 or fewer. The main thing is to know how many carbs a day you are eating, then make choices to avoid some things, or use some alternatives.

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JLKL1980's Photo JLKL1980 Posts: 1,151
10/16/13 7:02 P

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emoticon to the team!

Check out all the low carb books from the library and read, read and read. Make yourself an expert on the subject. We have some great book reviews posted, and there is a link icon to the right of the page that is very helpful.

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10/16/13 1:48 P

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Welcome ...

ATKINS ALL THE WAY!

Discarded: 55 pounds ... 108 to go.





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JOYEOUSD's Photo JOYEOUSD SparkPoints: (28,467)
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10/16/13 1:09 P

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Another good source about low carb info is Jorge Cruise and Belly Fat Cure.

Joye

We don’t want to have to say “Being cremated is my last hope for a hot, smokin’ body”.

Never trade what you want at the moment for what you want the most!

"Suffering is in the indecision"

Remember: If nothing changes, NOTHING CHANGES!!

If it's to BE, it's up to ME!

If you are tired of starting over, STOP GIVING UP!

FOCUS on the path---one decision at a time.


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10/16/13 12:25 P

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I strongly recommend doing the reading. Just about everything you think you know about dieting is wrong for low carb, and you'll do much better if you understand what works and why.

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10/16/13 12:13 P

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Hi and welcome!

There's no voodoo to low carb, just good science. Because it's so counter-intuitive in our food culture most people need a lot of support and you need to do a bit of reading to get your mind wrapped around the concepts.

I usually refer people to About.com for a great quick intro to all-things-low-carb:

http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/lowcarb
101/a/gettingstarted.htm

A lot of people just wing it at first and for some that works, but many people get blind-sided by things like carb withdrawal (which can have negligible effects or can make you miserable) and low-carb flu - which is nearly always easily fixed by increasing your salt intake.

Don't hesitate to jump right in here and ask questions and share your experiences!

Labour is prior to, and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labour, and could never have existed if labour had not first existed. Labour is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
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JEANIEH160's Photo JEANIEH160 Posts: 33
10/16/13 12:06 P

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Hello! I have been on Spark for a while off and on. I will be 40 in about 3 months and I am really needing a change! I have half-heartedly tried everything else and a co-worker is trying low carb to take off a few pounds so I decided to try with her. I will take any help I can get! emoticon

Edited by: JEANIEH160 at: 10/16/2013 (12:07)
Love, Jeanie

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