How do I deal with the carbs? Well, I started this lifestyle after lots and lots of research and with a desire to lose for life, from the research I noticed that carbs get a bad rap... it is true that Protein and Fiber are the keys to fast weight loss but I asked myself if I could sustain that for the rest of my life. So, my husband (who studied to be a naturopathic doctor) and I decided that it would be best to follow Spark's advice on carbs and stick within the range they have allotted me. I have no problems doing this as we eat tons of fresh vegetables, only whole grains and brown rice. I like to eat a high fiber, high protein breakfast with a reasonable number of carbs, I have an apple or grapefruit as a snack and a big lunch then we have a small supper together, most of the time supper will be meat and spinach salad.
I have some friends who had a lot of success with Atkins, South Beach and other low carb diets, two of them even lost over 100 pounds but sadly, none of them have been able to sustain their weight loss and have regained it all and more in some cases. I am not sure if what I am doing is right for everyone but it works for me
Also... I work out a lot - this helps to burn carbs.
Edited by: JANANN2 at: 7/8/2009 (00:02)
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