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Congrats Bonnie

LC is the way to freedom!!

I agree with Woubbie----I am SO super picky about hamburgers. I can not eat the fast food burgers at all...bun or no bun LOL. the meat is SO important just like woubbie said and I hardly ever eat a burger out. I like my own real meats :)
We have 5 Guys and I still won't eat their burgers. it is better than McDs of course, but still not for me. I just have to control my own burgers at my own house now :)

A lb. a week thru 2016---heck yea I would take that!!!!!!

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That's wonderful, Bonnie! Way to go!



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Excellent!

We don't have In and Out here, so my favorite place for burgers now is Five Guys. They have bunless options too. When you don't disguise the flavor of the meat with bread and condiments you can get pretty picky about where you buy it! OMG. McDonald's naked burgers are almost inedible!!!

Make sure you read the thread here about Stalls, Plateaus, and the Post Induction Stall. Weight loss (at least as measured on the scale) is far from even, even on low carb. Knowledge is Power. And it will keep you from diving face first into a bag of chips or brownies if the scale stops for a week or (horrors!!) tips up temporarily.

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2/4/16 12:53 P

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Today was day 6 on Atkins, I thought it was day 7. I lost 3 pounds! Which is pretty incredible since gained a pound the two weeks before that on a regular 1200 calorie a day plan. I live in Southern California where we have In and Out Burger. I am keeping my husband company for breakfast (just coffee) then heading over to In and Out. I am having a Double Double, Protein Style (no bun) & Animal Style (added grilled onions & extra spread). I am very excited!!!! It is all Atkins approved and I can't wait!!!!

Before Atkins I was thinking I would be happy if I lost a pound a week. Since weighing myself is very stressful, I've decided to weigh myself weekly (maybe bi-weekly) AND be grateful with a one pound weight loss. But honestly I hope it's more. Either way I'm cool. A pound a week for the rest of 2016 would be awesome. Right?

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Welcome, Bonnie!

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Hi and welcome!

I have low thyroid levels, which I've been treating fairly successfully with a food supplement - it's actually bovine thyroid gland in pill form. I still intend to get the full spectrum of thyroid testing done to pinpoint the exact medication that I should be on.

You'll find that what the average doctor knows about the causes of hypothyroidism and, more importantly, how to treat it, is probably 40 years out of date.

If you don't mind doing a little reading (you'll need to read it through a few times for it to really sink in), this an excellent explanation of what may be going on with your thyroid and which treatment is appropriate:

my.chriskresser.com/ebook/thyroid-di
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You'll have to furnish your email to get the ebook sent to you.

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Welcome to low carb! It has certainly done wonders for my blood work numbers. I don't know much about thyroid, but there are others here that do. Good luck to you on your journey! (I have come to love veggies, but a meal they do not make for me!)

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2/3/16 1:24 A

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I ate like crazy around the holidays. I was afraid to weigh myself. On the first I started back at Sparks. On the 17th I weighed myself. I was 168. I was eating 1200 calories, a lot of carbs! Two weeks later I hadn't lost an ounce.

In the meantime, when my doctor at Kaiser was away for 6+months I had a check-up with another doctor, and she ran my blood tests. She never called to say anything was off.

My beloved doctor finally came back and I saw him last Wednesday. I found out he was in remission from lung cancer. I was devastated. When he said my thyroid was slow and was going to put me on thyroid medicine, I said fine. My TSH was 4.11. (it had been 1.80 a year ago). I took the first pill, then my husband asked if I wanted to read the paperwork that came along with the pills. It mentioned hair loss. I became very frightened of this, plus the fact once you're on them you're on them for life. I e-mailed my doctor and told him since I wasn't very much over the level, I'd wait to take them. He wrote back that was fine.

So I stated doing a ton of research. I found soy products can cause this, and I had been vegetarian for 5 months last year, from July-November. I ate a lot of soy, vege. burgers etc. :(
I also read gluten could be a culprit. btw did not lose on vegetarian diet.

Not being able to lose weight is also a sign of low thyroid. As is dry skin, joint aches, just a bunch of symptoms I have. So I went on Atkins. Gluten free, only soy in salad dressing, and mayo. I lost 2.2 pounds the first 3 days. Stayed the same the fourth day and today I didn't weigh. Will check again on my progress in a couple days. I was thrilled I finally lost and hope it continues. I am having 18-22 grams of carbs a day, and about 1200 calories.

If my thyroid level doesn't change or I don't find relief from my symptoms I will take the medicine (Levothyroxine). If anyone knows anything about this (hypothyroidism) please let me know.

For now I am Atkins all the way, & walking 30 minutes a day.

Wish me luck!

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I am also thankful I would not have to live on veggies alone or have a diet 'low in meats and fats'. that would drive me insane :)

when meats and fats are more limited in a diet plan----one thought that reads to me flat out is that is a diet of 'moderation' in a plan and that means low fat/low calorie plan. I tried that before and I failed that plan. I lost 70 lbs on low fat/low kcal. but I starved ALL the time. it was sheer stinking willpower that got me thru but I sure could not maintain long term.

I don't care what menu plan is pushed on people out there in the world---key of it all is to find what fits your personal eating style and your pleasure in life and run with it. Some can moderate and do well on low fat and low calorie, others do best on high fat/mod. protein and others find their own combo on how to lose lbs and keep it off long term. if you do not like what you are eating or it does not satisfy your hunger, you won't make it :)

I am also thankful my meats and fat are a healthy option and works best for me!



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James..
In his interniew with Dr. Hyman on the Fat Summit, he said over and over about eating "very little meat." and "very little fat." So, I rather discounted everything he said... Veganism just does not appeal to me at all...
I grew up on a farm with cows and chickens and pigs, where they and their products ended up on our table almost every meal :) I like that food and thankful I don't have to give it up to be healthy!

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RETURNTOTHIN (and others of course),

I have read Joel Fuhrman's book "Eat To Live". While I really like one of his ideas:
HEALTH = NUTRIENTS / CALORIES

is very nice, and it is the real reason to avoid carbs. High carb things, like sugar and wheat and rice have plenty CALORIES and few NUTRIENTS, and so score poorly. Indeed this idea has made me look at foods more carefully. When someone says, oh I couldn't eat low carb, where would I get my vitamin C if I don't eat oranges?

The answer is that green peppers rate much better for vitamin C on that equation. So I really like that Idea of his.

However Fuhrman is either vegetarian, or has vegetarian leanings. It is somewhat hard eating vegetarian, and even harder as a vegetarian low-carb person. It is much harder to eat a balance of amino acids from plant sources, indeed that is probably why traditional vegetarian meals have a blend of plant proteins in one dish. It gets so much easier if you eat meat.

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atta girl, woubbie! i buy all my dairy raw!

and...just made my first batch of raw mozzarella!

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Yeah, the Weston A. Price organization gives his method a big thumbs down. He claims a lot of clinical successes but:

"Nevertheless, Fuhrman’s clinical experience is likely to exhibit substantial selection bias. Those who become weak without animal products or who develop eczema and hives when they eat too many fruits and vegetables are unlikely to go knocking on his office door and agree to a plan that includes nothing but the foods that make them feel the worst. The people with the highest needs for animal-based nutrients or the lowest tolerance for the foreign chemicals unique to plants are the people who would have the least clinical success on Fuhrman’s plan; these same people are unlikely to try it to begin with.

www.westonaprice.org/book-rev
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Listening to The Fat Summit, Joel Fuhrman.... don't like his premise and ideas for eating.... talks about not eating oils.... NOT

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our 5 inches of snow is all but gone thank goodness. warm today but rainy and icky but better than most winters for others :)

productive day here also:

time to rock and roll today. my stored up energy is driving me nutso. rainy outside and icky and no sun....boo! but warmer but it means no hikes.

treadmill at incline 8-9 for a while, then using stationary bike for about 20 minutes and then doing one of my '''oldy but goodie''' Richard Simmons tapes from eons ago. yes I still have them from my wonderful 'old useless diets' I just need to move today and I am going to do just that!

today is simple
ribeye with butter
1/2 roasted whole chicken
some cheddar and sardines if wanted

Kiddo says---we are out of TP---WTH? I usually have tons of it in the house and heck I can't remember last time I bought it I tell you I am not shopping like I used to, I just don't care about the same stuff I did before. I just 'go more with the flow' then plan and plan and plan......so off to the store I go in a bit with of course a stop by the meat dept. to see if I can find some yummy sales. out of pork chops, need a restock in the freezer!

I got a new vigor and I don't want to question it, I just want to run with it.

My mind is on goal and below-----I am wanting it more and more and need to move and cut some calories a bit which I am doing since that was my challenge and it is time for this all to come together and happen for me!! summer is my time to yell goal for sure! Goal is in my sights and I am not running away, I am plowing forward by whatever means it takes!!

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SNOW?? thankful did not get snow like the western part of VA did,,, up to 36 inches.. OH MY!
But we've been above freezing day and night so the driveway is about 4-6 inches of water in the ruts that my son made. Made for cold feet when I came back in last night! Hopefully another 3-4 days of melting and the driveway will be open. :)

In the meantime, I was thinking, it will be fun to "reveal" a new body (compared to last fall) when spring arrives. Doesn't mean that I've arrived at my goal, but certainly it will feel a whole lot better. I have an event (HS Ring Banquet) to go to in about 3 weeks, Thankful, I fit into a dress I bought for a wedding in 2014, but I got it "remodeled" like I want it.... they make clothes for fat people like our shoulder bones have gotten wider... cracks me up. I try on a t-shirt that fits my middle and the shoulder seams hang off my shoulders 2-3 inches. Same with this dress, the "inner" top was wide and low in front. I cut it apart and sewed it back together so it looks so much better. Anyway, I was pretty excited at the result of my "alterations" yesterday.... I guess you could call that a NSV......

On to a productive Wednesday....

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MISSCANDY4,

On eating low carb and reaching ketosis ...

Virtually any meat is fine (just no sweet sauces on them, and no breading).

As for vegetables, do some research on low carb veggies. I personally use the nutritiondata website. So if you google "nutritiondata peaches" for example, and you get to a page for peaches on the nutritiondata website, and set the quantity to 100 grams, then you will find 9.9 grams of carbs, 1.5 of which are fibre, so 9.9 - 1.5 = 8.6, so peaches are 8.6% carbs.

If you limit yourself to foods that are 6%, or less, you will be eating low carb. Alternately you can go to some low carb websites and just use their lists of foods. For example the Ideal a Protein diet is low carb and you can find pages like this:
www.idealweightlossclinic.com/ideal-
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Where it has lists like this:
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Algae, Alfalfa, Arugula, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage (red, pak choi, bok choy), Celery, Celeriac, Chicory, Collards, Cress, Cucumbers, Dill Pickles, Endive, Fennel, Field Salad, Green Onions, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions (raw only) Hot Peppers, Radicchio, Radish, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Sauerkraut, Sorrel, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Turnip, Watercress, Zucchini.
Occasional (You must choose only two per week from this list)
Brussell Sprouts, Beans (green and wax), Egg Plant, Palm Hearts, Snow Peas, Swede, Tomato.
Not Permitted - Artichoke, Avocado, Beets, Carrots, Chick Peas, Corn, Olives, Parsnips, Peas, (all) Potatoes, Pumpkin, Sweet Corn, Squash, Yams.

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1/23/16 1:09 P

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Great attitude about the snow, Return to Thin! Stay safe and warm. And be careful when you go out!

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Good Morning from Blizzard Land....
yup, looks like we've had about 12 inches (according to the top of my garbage can) and it's still snowing about 1/2 inch per hour they say... Should quit late afternoon.
All church services are cancelled for tomorrow... :)
I was shocked when the mail lady came yesterday, but she said that her boss expected her to come out today too... Here we are in a "state of emergency" and we can probably live without mail delivery for a day, don't you think?
Walking through the snow is a high energy activity, that is for sure, and I have to do that soon.
My front screen door was snowed shut and I had to have my daughter come and scoop so I could get out.
But the temperature isn't too bad, so that is good.
Ear muffs, scarf, leggings, jackets, good gloves... good to go!
Cars are parked and will remain so until the roads are clear. Too many people go when they don't have to! My son works for the city FD and their first job yesterday morning was gassing up and getting chains on their vehicles. They had a fire last evening too. I dread such a thing happening...
Well, plodding on in the weight loss journey!


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Sweet! My niece recently posted a picture to FaceBook of her and her dad after a workout. She's probably the only person in the work he would do that for, lol!!

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That truly is a treat!

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started to work out with one of my daughters! what a wonderful treat!

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still...its so good to be home. i've been away 32 days of the last 10 and a half months. sooooooo good just to be home for awhile. missed my family trerribly!

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That's fascinating! Thanks for your wonderful work!

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been volunteering for years, maw! i'm on our county hazmat team as a medical officer and have been doing lots of humanitarian work and medical missions for my church----just seemed like a logical extension to do dmat. i think its genuine real tangible service---and the folks are work with on my team, pa-01, are amazing. they are all in it for the right reasons. yes, its run on a military model. we become federalized when there is a national disaster---but everyone has their "regular" jobs as well. i do volunteer withe american red cross as well. right now I'm putting together a new business...a hospice that i hope to get up and running int he next quarter; i think it falls in line with my wanting to "give back" year.

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You're a retired doctor, aren't you? How did you get hooked up with this disaster response unit? Sounds military. Or maybe red cross? Nosy minds want to know!

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budget friend...and woubbienator! no---it wasn't tons of fun....but i'm back in play. this is my designated cheat weekend; i typically do a cheat day or two every two weeks. maintains my sanity and part of my 90/10 plan. back at full tilt tomorrow morning. that's why i really like low carb so much---its so easy for me to restart with one or two day of going "lazy" of carb restriction.

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Welcome back! That sounds like absolutely no fun at all.

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Congratulations on your loss, and welcome back!

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hi guys!

i've been absent for awhile. my dmat team (disaster medical assistance team) was deployed to washington, dc for the state of the union address. we set up a mobile hospital outside to practice in cold weather conditions. spent four days sleeping in sub-freezing temps!

kinda hard to keep on track---you have to eat what's basically in front of you...but i did well. mre's are full of simple carbs...not exactly what i'd call paleo. but...have lost my 3% all ready! so...it may be a few days before i get ketotic again...but i feel well.

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here is some keto info

From "Ketopia"
First off, we need to understand what ketostix actually measure, and more importantly, what they don’t. Generally speaking, ketostix measure excess ketones in your urine. They are considered excess, because they are removed from your serum and shunted to your urine by your kidneys. Their caloric content is thereby wasted.

Of the three types of ketones (acetate, acetoacetate, and beta-hydroxybutyrate) produced by your body, ketostix only measure acetoacetate. This is extremely important to understand, because it turns out that your body produces different quantities of these different types of ketones depending on how long you’ve been in ketosis. If you’ve been in ketosis for a while, you’re going to see a reduction in the “intensity” of what you register on your ketostix for two reasons:

A change in the relative volume of the ketones produced/present in your body.
A reduction in the volume of ketones in your urine as your kidneys reduce the amount they secrete.

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Lois,
The longer you are low carb, the more efficiently you body uses fats and produces fewer partly burned fats (ketones) so it is in the transition into ketosis that it is most measurable.

Deeper in ketosis and the stix will show very little.

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Lois, the color of the ketostix is largely a function of how concentrated your urine is. The more you drink, the less concentrated your urine, and the lighter the color. If you drink less, your urine is more concentrated and the color is darker.

Glad you feel so good, and congratulations on your success so far!

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I didn't feel like I was in ketosis. My carbs have been between 30-60 daily. So, out of curiosity, I had to buy some ketostix and check my ketones. It was barely pink, but that seemed to be an encouragement to me .... I haven't eaten any breads, sweets, rice, pasta, cereal, fruit, potatoes or other high glycemic vegetables for over 2 months and I don't miss them! I feel so much better! so much!

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That's awesome, Kitty!

You're probably right about needing to eat the whole plant, not just the individual "substance". I remember them making a big fuss about lycopene supplements when they found that men who ate a lot of tomatoes had reduced prostate cancer. They could never reproduce the results when they used a supplement. Doh! Eat tomatoes!!!!

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Kitty..... that is amazing. Maybe when I get some things off my "to do" list, I'll tackle making my own capsules! Thanks for the info!

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Returntothin, everybody I've recommended turmeric or curcumin to has told me how happy they are because they don't have as much joint pain. I use it too. I don't make it in milk since I have allergy to diary and get sinus infections due to swelling and excess mucus but I take the turmeric in capsule form so I make sure to get it regularly.

Curcumin is the turmeric standardized to give the recommended dose of what's considered the most active principle in turmeric. I don't bother because I figure that God put the curcurmin in the turmeric along with other principles that scientists haven't recognized yet that aid the body in getting the most from the curcumin. so I just take the turmeric. LOL

I buy the organic turmeric on amazon and capsules and make my own capsules. saves a bit of money for sure but dye's clothes skin and hair if you get it on you. LOL I'm a sight til I get it washed off. went to church one sunday with yellow hair. I can make a 1000 capsules for the price of about 300 at walmart prices. and mine are organic. SO I make enough to last me about six months at a time.

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Well, the scale smiled at me this morning with a good loss, so I'm ready to tackle the day. I did listen to a video on IF....
I found that I do that on a regular basis, just didn't call it that. My first meal of the day is about noon or after. I eat throughout the evening but usually never after 10pm... So my fast is a 14 hour fast, but I never considered that a fast before.
I was taught the breakfast was called that because it "broke the fast" -- but if I eat breakfast - anything before noon, I have problems with food seeking all day! I'm much more comfortable not eating "break-fast" until noon :)

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I am trying homemade turmeric milk for inflammation

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Well, by Sams today and stocked up on my vitamins/supplements... With eating as limited as I do, I make sure I get the right vitamins/supplements in. I also found Curamin or something similar... Tumeric which has been great for my joints. I haven't taken hardly any NSAIDS -- ibuprofen or Meloxicam.... I'm thrilled about that!

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Leone thanks for the info...
At least he's not low fat!
And I agree, I think if I ate that many carbs, I'd have problems with food seeking.
I will say though, that I'm going to get my fat from healthy fats.... like Udo Erasmus wrote about, Fats that Heal and Fats that Kill.... I don't think I could stomach so much lard, it would upset my GI track... Although have to admit eating bacon sounds good :)

I was on the PRISM diet about 15 years ago and learned that eating full fat products was SO SO much better that restricting fat. When they restrict fat or make something "low or reduced" fat, they replace fat with sugar... And I like and eat a lot of eggs.... and when I cut out carbs, my cholesterol dropped.... (despite eating a lot of eggs) (along with my triglycerides and blood sugar)

As I'm losing weight, I'm planning on how to make this a lifetime lifestyle... the only way I won't be back in the same boat I'm in right now... and I do plan to live a few more years :)

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Yeah, that's why I was thinking it might do for someone like my niece, who's a real LC naysayer. She has every issue that my sister and I and most of the women in our family have had, plus some, but insists that low carb is not for her.

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Finished the book yesterday. Lots of good info including studies and individual stories. BUT his phase one has only 50% fat, 25% protein and 25% carbs. Carbs are added back in each of the next two phases AS TOLERATED and fat is reduced. The recipes have 20-35 carbs and are just not what I expected. The book may appeal to those just beginning LC, but since i usually eat no more than 20-30 carbs a day and much higher fat, it won't work for me. But there is a lot of good info.

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I'm putting this on my Kindle wishlist instead. I didn't realize that it had just come out. The price usually drops after a couple of months. Looks pretty good. I think this would be a good recommendation particularly for low carb phobics.

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Just watched Dr Ludwig's interview....very intriguing. I'm so glad this is being picked up more my the mainstream medical community.

Thanks for sharing, guys!

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Lisa, what's with "wombie"? Is that what your spell checker came with with for Woubbie? Or some slang term I'm not familiar with?

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I might get it as well - Kindle too. That's where most of my nutrition books are stored.

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Watched the video this am, reinforces why I need to stick to my plan.

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Just got Ludwig's new book delivered to the Kindle. Can't wait to read it. Titled "Always Hungry?"

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wombie yup!

Edited by: RETURNTOTHIN at: 1/4/2016 (23:55)
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Did really well today until this evening. Then I seemed to be really hungry. Filled in with a hard boiled egg. Had a small homemade turmeric almond milk and added some coconut oil. Cravings went away.

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Ooh, pretty interesting! Is this the video?

www.drperlmutter.com/empowering-neur
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I just found an awesome video with Dr. Perlmutter and Dr. Ludwig. Here's some information about it.
The Empowering Neurologist, Dr. Perlmutter interviews Dr. David Ludwig. Dr. Ludwig is a practicing endocrinologist and researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health.

If you google that: Dr. Perlmutter interviews Dr. David Ludwig.... awesome interview! Awesome!

Dr. Ludwig has published over 150 scientific articles, and presently serves as Contributing Writer for JAMA. He is founding director of the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program at Children’s Hospital, one of the country’s oldest and largest multidisciplinary clinics for the care of overweight children. OWL serves as a home for research into innovative approaches to treat childhood obesity.

Dr. Ludwig also directs the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center. His research focuses on the effects of diet on hormones, metabolism and body weight. He developed a novel “low glycemic load” diet (i.e., one that decreases the surge in blood sugar after meals) for the treatment of obesity-related diseases.

Described as an “obesity warrior” by Time magazine, Dr. Ludwig has been featured in the New York Times and on NPR, ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, among others.

The book: ALWAYS HUNGRY? turns dieting on its head with a three-phase program that ignores calories and targets fat cells directly. The recipes and meal plan include luscious high fat foods (like nuts and nut butters, full fat dairy, avocados, and dark chocolate), savory proteins, and natural carbohydrates. The result? Fat cells release their excess calories and you lose weight-and inches-without battling cravings and constant hunger. This is dieting without deprivation.

Forget calories. Forget cravings. Forget dieting. ALWAYS HUNGRY? reveals a liberating new way to tame hunger and lose weight . . . for good. The book really does deliver in terms of both providing the science in an understandable way, as well as giving the reader a user-friendly, actionable plan.

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I always wondered where you came up with the 6% rule, James. It seemed awfully arbitrary, but now makes perfect sense. Thanks for sharing.

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Me too! As a doc, I'm sold on it...hands down low carb----specifically low glycemic index/low carb is the absoulte best for ALL of humanity's nutrition (well, maybe excepting if your in renal failure...then you can't handle the nitrogen load very well.)

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Subject: 6 percent

RETURNTOTHIN (and others),

I too started my return to health on the "Ideal Protein" (IP) diet. Expensive, and it changed my life. But after 5 months on that diet I decided that I needed to eat just grocery store foods, but not what I used to eat.

My motto is "eat what you used to eat, and weigh what you used to weigh".

I look at IP as a temporary diet. You shouldn't need one company's products for the rest of your life, but I don't in any way try to influence folks on that team. Weight loss is hard enough on its own, they don't need voices like mine pulling in another direction. But if anyone on that group starts posting things like "I can't afford this" or "here is an alternate idea or product or bar or..." then I send them a private message.

I'm now an avid low carb guy. I looked at the IP approved list of foods, and knew that high carb foods were out. But just how do you define what is high carb? I looked at foods on their approved list, and those not on their list. After about a week of contemplation it occurred to me that their approved foods were about 6% net carbs by weight, or less.

That is not to say that I eat nothing above 6%, I do, but in very small quantities, like one or two squares of dark chocolate, 90% cocoa, which I know have 2 grams of carbs per square.

Mr. Six Percent,
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As you've probably noticed, we follow all sorts of different plans - or no plan at all!

Welcome to our team, and post often.

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I've read through many of your posts. This seems like the group for me! I am restarting my low carb journey. I don't follow a specific plan. Started with success with South Beach in the past. But don't like the limitations on fat.

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It's great that so many more doctors are recommending low carb for diabetes management and prevention!

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Welcome back!

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It's great to see you, Betty! Welcome back!

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Since I've learned that my fasting blood sugar is a little big high, the dr. suggested that I limit carbs to 20 gr per meal, or 60 per day. That's do-able for me since I've been doing low carb off and on for years and years...........

I've decided to come back on Spark and post, at least semi regularly to help and encourage myself.

I'm following no particular "plan" - I don't do well with being told I "can't" - would rather do it my way with an I "don't". And the 60 gr per day does leave a little room for a goodie or two now and then if I watch the carbs the rest of theday.

My main goal is to get the fasting blood sugar down to low normal range without having to take any medications.....

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super frustrating but what Woubbie said is so true.

that is why I won't be on the Main board discussions HERE anymore :) I learned. you can't fight a fanatic that is dead set against LC. not worth your time.

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Frustrating. But, you have to pick your battles and you have to pick your mentorships as well.

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NO, no, thank you all for the encouragement, but the group I quit was the FB group. it really helped me in one way to get excited about getting my health in hand. but the several on there who were following this new book, not Atkins, but some pair of doctors I've never heard of, were very dogmatic about it. and what I remember of what they said was complete opposite of all we've learned up to now. low carb low fat til you get to goal THEN low carb medium protein Higher fat "because you won't burn fat if you eat fat, you'll burn the fat you ate instead" and mockery and sarcasm if I disagreed

and I wanted to leave a parting shot before I left because there were so many who went on the group to do low carb and I know they're mostly going to have troubles due to if you don't eat starches and sweets and don't eat extra fat how will you stay on plan if all you get is veggies and meat. they said you can only eat the fat that comes with your meat. how strange. But I left quietly and with dignity and left those poor suckers to struggle on alone. LOL

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I eat very close to the Atkins induction--limiting carbs to between 20-30. No grains, no sugar and very little processed food or fruit. I eat cheese and limited dairy. About 70% fat, 20% protein and 10% carbs. Been doing this for a year and have normalized my A1c with no cravings. It has been a marvelous journey.

Ps. Welcome to the team--post often!

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I am zero carb. moderate protein and high fat. and a smidge of diary

I stick to my exact plan. I used to do a higher CCL but found it didn't work well for me. being zc is where I feel best.

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No particular plan, but I'm closest to Primal Blueprint, on the low carb end (you can do it medium-carb, as well, but I'm not active enough for that). Moderate dairy, moderate protein, high fat, no grains, minimal or no legumes. Mark Sisson is a 90/10 kinda guy, so there's built in wiggle room for things like chocolate and alcohol.

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I'm doing the Ideal Protein diet... it ends up being 40-60 carbs; 20-50 fats, 80-120 protein on what I'm eating. First time in my life, I'm not food seeking.... It does include their food... a little pricey but great for a beginning!

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thanks guys! so excited about doing this! do you all follow any particular plan? i guess, if anything i do a low carb low glycemic index---but i push alot of fruit and veggies. tons of protein! trying to do some cardio each day with one day a week as a rest day.

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