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8/25/16 2:16 P

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The great thing about eating low carb is that I no longer need to take, or remember to take pills for my diabetes.

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8/25/16 11:27 A

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is knowing that finally I will get back to being slim again like I use to be.

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8/22/16 2:50 P

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Yup! That works for me too!

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8/22/16 2:12 P

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I agree Leone....and I consider grains to be sugar as well since they react in my body in much the same manner. I CHOSE not to eat them

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8/22/16 1:40 P

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The key here is I DON"T eat sugar, not I can't eat sugar--I CHOOSE not to eat sugar.

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8/22/16 12:47 P

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Love the healthy part about keeping the weight down, it's such a silent killer. Seems to be what works for me!

Don't eat sugar is my stock line, too. It's easy, people get it. emoticon

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At work, I often have someone offer me something, most often with sugar, and I just say, "I don't eat sugar." That is my stock answer when I'm offered anything that could have sugar... It's also great as it adds to my determination!! Then if they have questions, I answer, otherwise I just drop it....
BUT,,, it's the only healthy diet, I'm convinced!

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8/21/16 10:33 A

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This is a great place to ask questions, share stories and talk keto/lc. After almost two years at this, I too no longer evangelize to anyone. It doesn't work until the person is ready to listen anyway. Some friends have asked, but now I just eat what works for me.

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8/21/16 10:06 A

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Glad to have you guys with us! Yep, this woe isn't widely accepted. I've tried to quit ketovangelism and just call my way of eating eating meat and veggies. No further explanation unless needed. My daughter is also following keto/lc way of eating, so I do have someone else to talk to. Love it.

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I'm so glad I found you guys. I feel so alone with my eating style. People don't understand what I'm doing eating like this...




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8/21/16 12:52 A

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The best thing to me is not having cravings for sugar/starch. We went to a large "Splash" event for the kids and my sons got pizza and I didn't want any at all. I love being in Ketosis for that reason.

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8/20/16 1:31 P

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after 1 week my favorite thing is feeling mentally clear

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7/14/16 12:16 A

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Way to go, Leslie!

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7/13/16 10:15 P

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The thing I love about low carb (how can I choose just one?) is that my blood sugar is stable and I've been able to lose 51 pounds AND I've been on this road since January 2015.

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7/11/16 9:58 A

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It's been a long time since I went low carb but when I do I definitely get over the sugar/flour cravings. I was constantly hungry and watching the clock to eat again. I am just getting started again and I won't say it's been easy so today is a reboot. Lots of support from spark groups and friends. I know I will feel better when I get a few days under my belt.


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7/2/16 2:53 A

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I feel exactly the same! I used to say I felt like one of those animals that had to forage for food during all their waking hours. I was ALWAYS hungry. Now 3 meals, with maybe a quarter cup of yogurt at night, keeps me going. And at less calories. My body really runs efficiently this way.

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7/1/16 1:53 P

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M2M, I know exactly what you mean! I used to be obsessed with food and spent a lot of time snacking. Before I went low carb, I actually had to eat snacks or I would get a terrible headache. I still get a headache if I skip a meal, but I don't have to snack! And the thought of food doesn't play a very big role in my life anymore. That's awesome.

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7/1/16 12:17 P

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My favorite thing about Low Carb 5 months into my journey: I hardly ever feel the need to snack anymore! I used to eat "breakfast" and then count the minutes until I could have my carefully portioned morning snack, which was a banana, that did not keep me happy for longer than 30 minutes and then I would count down the minutes until lunch. Food is not controlling me most meals most days. HOORAY!!!

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Thanks! :) my "official" weight today was only up 2 tenths of a pound. I don't think that's ever happened on a vacation before! :) now to get back to exercising!

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6/12/16 4:51 P

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Way to go, Jenny!

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6/12/16 2:23 P

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Going on vacation, TOM coming and STILL only gaining 2 pounds (which is normal TOM bloat).

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6/1/16 7:17 P

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LOL At Joy.....don't think it works that way!

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6/1/16 6:43 P

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I think I will go and get my gall bladdder removed!! emoticon

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6/1/16 4:37 P

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I'm with Jenny on this one. My fasting is occurring near effortlessly with natural appetite suppression. I've done a couple days of going 22 hours and I loved it. I also don't have a gall bladder and can do this without a problem there.

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At first, I didn't even think about fasting, now it happens naturally. I don't have a gallbladder (15 years? almost!), and have no problems with fasting at all. Usually I just skip breakfast, yesterday was different

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I really don't think I can do fasting. It's stressful to even think about! I heart food. (Plus I don't have a gall bladder, and it always bothers me when I don't eat at scheduled times. I've heard your liver can start producing bile when you need it if you eat on a schedule.)

Something I love about eating low carb is that I almost never feel deprived. How can you, when you're drinking coffee with real cream, eating eggs in real butter, thick hearty steaks, avocados, strawberries, dark chocolate! I had a blueberry smoothie with almond milk the other day. A "diet" smoothie, low calorie and fat and stuff. It was pretty low in carbs, and that's why I had it. But it was so bland and terrible! What about the lovely healthy fats?

So yeah, I love this diet.

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6/1/16 10:43 A

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When I just can't eat more, I make sure I'm getting my protein. All the rest isn't really needful but our protein can't be manufactured by our body. I figure a minimum of 70 gms and as much as 105 per day. My body has ample fat to feed itself and carbs just aren't necessary. So get your protein in every day. It is the building block of everything in the body
I'm staying strongly in keto with my protein macros and eating fat to fill in calories.

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yeah, working on a 23 hr fast right now. Had lunch yesterday, skipped dinner due to being out and shopping then went to bed. This am not really hungry, but getting a lot done in my office! :) Will break my fast about noon today. I am trying to get more calories in, but it's so doggone hard when you just aren't hungry. I am consistently having about 1300-1400 calories (when I random track now) and should be eating about 1700, so.....

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5/30/16 8:45 A

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When you eat low carb, you have less insulin needed to lower blood sugar (insulin helps store away excess blood sugar caused by eating too many carbs). With less insulin you can access body fat with less hunger.
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Someone asked a Zen Master, "How do you practice Zen?"

The master said, "When you are hungry, eat; when you are tired, sleep."

"Isn't that what everyone does anyway?"

The master replied, "No, No. Most people entertain a thousand desires when they eat and scheme over a thousand plans when they sleep."

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 5/30/2016 (08:47)
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5/30/16 8:37 A

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Hey Jenny...about the only thing really tough about the 23:1 IS the eating enuf. The rest of it wasn't really an issue. Just getting past the mindset of *eating* at meal times. Its so ingrained in the brain. I do find I actually weigh more the morning after that kind of IF, and thinking its just the lateness of the meal. I'm hoping that doing it more frequently will help to normalize my blood sugar and blood pressure. I may have to do more lengthy fasting to get done what I'm hoping for. Not quite ready for extended fasting yet.
I'd like to move my mealtime to an earlier hour, but I like having dinner with hubby and we do eat out frequently and I want to do that. So, the logistics in real life don't lend themselves to the early hour dinner.

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23:1 is tough-ish ;) Mostly just getting enough to eat during that one hr makes it so hard. I can usually sustain it for the weekend, but haven't been able to (maybe not want to) the last couple weekends. And that's ok, I'm still eating when hungry, stopping when not. I was done eating about 4:30 today, won't eat until lunch tomorrow. In fact, 6 hrs later and I want to drink water, but it just makes me feel more bloated and gross.... lol

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5/29/16 9:28 A

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My stomach doesn't growl anymore. I get the feeling of empty, but not hungry. I got hungry when I did a 23:1 . Very interesting. I do believe it has to do with the hunger hormones and ketones. If ketones feed us we don't run out of *feed* for our tummies. My blood sugar doesn't go particularly low (nor high) so the hunger hormones aren't as easily triggered. Congrats on a body breakthrough!

To clarify any confusion, the 23:1 reference is to fasting for 23 hours and feasting for 1. For me it was difficult to eat enuf during the feast time and so resulted in a lower calorie day.

Edited by: CALGAL98 at: 5/29/2016 (10:41)
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This week I've been consciously upping my fat intake (mainly smearing butter on everything) but it has caused an interesting, lovely, side effect. I usually 17:7, but come 11 am you can HEAR my stomach growling, I think it even scared the cats one time! lol The last few days I get hungry. I know I'm hungry, but my stomach isn't growling any more. :) I'm hungry, not STARVING. amazing. Simply amazing.

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Just wanted to mention that my favorite part of this diet is.... that I'm rarely hungry! And now I'm not obsessed about food the way I used to be. That's such a blessing.

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SHIRLA7,
Lots of restaraunts have menus posted on the Internet. Check out if this one does, and if do you can read over the choices and side dishes ahead of time.

Here is a link to a great website where you can search for nutrition of generic foods on that menu (e.g. Broccoli) or brand name foods. This way you can find the carbs in dragon fruit, or whatever.

nutritiondata.self.com

I personally rank foods by what percentage of their weight is net carbs. So if you look up brocolli on that site, dial the quantity in the serving to 100 grams, and when the net carbs are 6 grams or less, then I call it low carb.

Happy hunting.

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 5/5/2016 (02:19)
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Thanks BudgetMaw that's a great idea.

"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

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Shirley, go in to the Thai restaurant sometime when they're not busy, and and talk to them about it. Tell them that you'll be going in for Mothers' Day and you know they'll be busy then so you want to be able to give them a simple order. They shouldn't have any problem with it.

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I was just saying to my dh last night that I spend less time cooking now. On Sunday's I spend about two hours in the kitchen, making up salads ahead of time, chopping up vegetables and ham for omelets, making egg, ham and cheese muffins for breakfast, making hard boiled eggs. I also take the time before going to the store to plan and write down exactly what we are going to eat for lunch and dinner everyday. The rest of the week has turned into a snap. It took me awhile to figure it out. It's much better then it was when we first started. I'm still having problems with the eating out part. I don't enjoy it as much anymore, all I get is stares and they look at me like I'm crazy, did you just say not to bring you bread with your dinner? You want your hamburger wrapped in lettuce and not on a bun? I need to go to where you eat CalGal. One time we went to Cook-out, they must not deal with low carb customers very much because even though they have a low carb item on their menu they don't know how to ring it up and have to drag a manager over and then they always ask if we want fries, well of course I don't want fries and they ask us if we are sure! Now I'm trying to figure out what to order in a Chinese restaurant, that's where we usually go for Mother's Day and coming in a few weeks we are going to a Thai restaurant for work. I've never had Thai food before. Any suggestions?

"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

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Tovah, it gets better. I no longer feel badly about what I *can't* have. I no longer look at it as being deprived of things. It has taken a while, but the longer I go the better it looks from this side of the diet spectrum. The cooking is sooooo much simpler for me. The choices are so simple. I'm loving the whole simplicity of this way of eating. Since I've have pretty much given up snacking it even easier. I find it fun to figure out how to eat out without eating things that don't work for me. I really enjoy the challenge. I've found few eating establishements that won't work with me. Some even seem to enjoy the challenge that THEY are presented with.

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putting a whole stick of butter and a whole package of cream cheese in a recipe that serves 4, and it fits into the plan perfectly!

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I love radish. I would eat those on my Atkins 72 induction before. yum

Tovah, yea the bad mood. you are mentally detoxing at this point. you would not believe how angry I got ''having'' to eliminate foods from my life cause I was a runaway train carb addict and getting heavier all the time. It did tick me off I was having to change my eating to help myself. I know that feeling very well BUT the good news is you will change into a more positive area soon. we all go thru these feelings. hold strong!!

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Roast some radishes,,, hear they taste like potatoes.....
I'll be roasting some next week....
And Chayote.... it's as good as apples,,, but less carbs and calories...
Love my vegetables!


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It's definitely tough at first, but one thing that helps a lot of us is to look at the glass as half full and not half empty. There are so many things you CAN still eat. I've tried a LOT of new foods over the last few years. And the longer you stay low carb the better it all tastes. I've heard a lot of people admit that they were never big fans of vegetables because they never used to like them. Now they taste great!

So hang in there and enjoy all those benefits!

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I know that my body feels better on Lo-Carb, but man, oh man, it puts me in such a bad mood. I just miss some bread or potatoes. I guess, it's all comfort foods. So difficult, but a necessity.

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Jenny so hear you. so many say LC is time consuming but to me it is when you 'try to make all those LC substitute recipes' for old time fav fattening unhealthy meals :)

LC is simple. keep it that way.

and time.....oh my gosh don't we ALL say 'if we had more time'.....well we are given it if you seek it and make it happen. I love my free time and would never give it up any more.....not even a few minutes of it :)

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That's a great point! A lot of folks are leery that eating whole, real food is time-consuming to prepare, and it CAN be if you want it to be, but when I cook for just myself it's SO much simpler.

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Was thinking last night about all the extra time I have with this WOE, making simple foods, quick to heat up/ eat, I spend a lot less time cooking/eating so I have time (and energy!) to do other things! Kind of was one of those "ah-ha" moments

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3/12/16 3:18 P

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We each have a story, just back in the old days we never talked about them. It was always kept hush, hush.
I believe education and as well communication has opened us all up to so much more, and wanting so much more of everything.

Excess.

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heavens we all go thru life with big baggage :)
what is it with times nowadays? were we just so silent in the old times no one every 'really' knew of the people's problems or is it now that we so openly chat about it???
then again, bad times and increasing problems in how the world 'is living' is sure an absolute I think???

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Erin.... note on addictions well said....
So easy to not see our own problems.

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People have to want it, and truly face their demons. I would hate to be so stubborn to find myself dying over food choices.

BB that is a prime example, and I completely understood exactly what you shared. I am sure if people were honest there are stories in their life about food and how they use it or have used it. Never seeing them in the picture of addiction.



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outstanding post Erin.
one thing that came to mind reading that is 'my hubby wanted to split french fries from a drive thru long ago' and I told him----these are MY fries cause I wanted to super salt them ( I am salt freak)

and he laughed and laughed. MY FRIES, MY FRIES! and it was embarassing and just down right pathetic but I never saw it that way. til he started gouging me on it. TO this day, when I say MY xxx, he says, MY FRIES! MINE! and I just cringe.

stupid example, yea but it holds alot of power with me. something so stupid as 'splitting' fries thru a drive thru in car eating and I was a maniac on it. go figure cause now I look back and think.....how in the world in my life can a carton of fries be so important and such a 'value' in my life that I would react that way. fries in a carton? omg!

one thing I know is if we 'don't see what we are really' doing on a daily basis with 'whatever' then we are in trouble.

FACE the real issues and address them. when we see it, we must react in kind and not excuse. excuse is the easy way out, the change yourself if the hard way but makes it so much more rewarding to live as we want, what we desire, what we seek, not just cave and be a slug.

I say those who don't 'improve' are slugs ONLY until they face the truth.

I know I was a sluggy person. I gave 1/2 of my power, will, desire, want, and smarts to '''trying'''. that is over for me now. I do not 'try'....I DO want I want to do to improve.

it took a very long road for me to get here!!. I floundered, failed, in a very bad place and more----but when the excuses left the scene, I won :) hard road to follow.

we are all at different crossroads, we are all at different levels in our journey, and as me being longer 'along' now---- I can attest to ONE thing....don't pretend/lie/excuse/deny' what you aim for....you cheat no one but yourself

just rambling along again cause honestly it is SO hard to make the mental change to health, while it is ALL around you and in every situation in life. but what do you want? that is the biggie, do you want to hold to what you want? you do or don't. it came down to that for me. So simple. WHAT DO I WANT and will I DO and not just 'try'. I did and am winning :) :)

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A drug of choice. That can as well mean all sorts of addictions.
When I studied the human brain and behaviors, we learned a lot about addictions.
Drugs can affect the brain almost as bad as sugar...but sugar is one of the worst of all. It can be a real issue as well, even with the recovering alcoholic.
Many turn to sugar to get their fix, as it triggers within them that familiar high.
Why many people can not kick food addictions especially sugar or foods that place sugar within the body. The reaction is much the same in the brain.
Why so many people will not give up their addictions to certain foods. So hard to kick their need, so hard to cut that relationship with their friend; alcohol, sugars and any other drug of choice. All can destroy lives.
Not making light of alcohol by using this comparison, but families can as well be destroyed by food addictions and eating disorders as well.
I have lived amongst people that actually will fight you about food, argue and even divide over food, holiday treats, restaurant selections, gatherings, and attack others for their choices. Much as an alcoholic or a drug addict will do to justify their choices and behaviors.
I use to be one. I use to be a food addict. It took me to change my brain to using fat as fuel to see the harm I was doing to me and the people around me. Sad to say in the process I attracted MS to my addicted fat body and that is not going away.
I was educated in this, but could not even begin to see my own addiction. Crazy isn't it? How we deny ourselves health because of an addiction everyone else can see, or how we hang with other addicts sharing our addiction and our security amongst like minded people.
Easy justifying it all.
Picture in your mind both situations and honestly see how one can mirror the other.

Many feel the same even though their drug is different..........



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