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.
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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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:
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!
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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!
Edited by: JEANIEH160 at: 10/16/2013 (12:07)
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