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6/13/12 4:17 P

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I space my carbs out and don't ever eat any carbs without protein.

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6/13/12 3:57 P

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Thanks MOONCHILD. I have been eating 2 eggs (only) for breakfast every day for a couple weeks and am amazed at how full it keeps me. Same with the peanut butter, etc - a spoonful keeps me going for ages.

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6/13/12 3:35 P

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I find I do much better when I have a really substantial but low (or even no) carb breakfast. It tends to set me up for a good day. I eat liberally of many fats, including butter, cream, coconut milk and oil and bacon fat. I don't touch the seed oils at all at home. I used to think I needed a whole lot of protein but have moderated it somewhat after upping the fats. Experiment a little and see what works for you. Welcome!

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6/12/12 11:41 P

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Thanks LORRI. Great work on your weightloss! I don't think I could possibly only eat 1000 calories a day. I cycle to and from work, walk the dog, go for jogs...I know that I need to burn more than I eat, but 1000 calories just sounds like an unhappy, rumbling stomach to me! Aren't you hungry that way?

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6/12/12 11:38 P

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I stay around 1000 cal. a day. I hit the carbs right and to get the fats right I use walnuts, canola/olive oil (just a tablespoon) or a tablespoon of peanut butter..that always does the trick.. lost 14 pounds in 4 weeks.

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6/12/12 9:01 A

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If you cut back on carbs fats rise as a result. The advice your friends gave you is sound.

My additional advice is to avoid transfat completely if possible. It's in processed foods and is not healthy.

Although it is not required on many plans I recommend calorie counting as well as carb counting because I've seen many people overeat their plan. Some say it doesn't matter and it might not if people were 100% compliant with what actually works for them but few people are.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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6/12/12 7:05 A

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HI,
I try to eat only good fats, but when I use the nutrition tracker I am always over on my fats. I'm also under on the carbs. For me watching carbs isn't enough. I keep to about 1300 calories. Drinking water, getting exercise and the smart carb/calorie diet has been quite successful for me in losing weight. good luck! Carol

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6/12/12 1:20 A

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As long as you're not eating many carbs AND fats, you should be alright. But, you can't have it both ways.

As far as calories, no matter how much fat or protein or whatever that I have, I still have to keep calories around 1200 in order to lose any weight. I don't go overboard on the fats, but do use coconut oil, real butter and olive oil - in reasonable amounts. I know some of the gals go really high on fats, I don't anymore, although I did when I first started. I don't have much trouble with cravings anymore unless I start eating carbs or eating sugars.. Then, that seems to set it off.



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6/12/12 12:01 A

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Hi all,

I'm new to low carbing and am a vegetarian. On the advice of other low carb eaters, I've been less scared of warding off cravings with a big spoonful of natural peanut butter or full-fat dairy. I found the cravings and desire to binge to be the hardest part of this new eating plan. People have said that if I'm hungry or having cravings I'm not getting enough fat, and to up my intake by using coconut oil for cooking, snacking on avocados, eating more butter on things, etc.

I know that there are "good" fats, and fats themselves don't scare me...but I also want to make sure I'm not setting myself up for failure and more weight gain. If I'm cutting carbs is increasing fats a good idea? What about calorie counting - is that still relevant?

THanks!

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