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7/17/14 4:12 P

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Just getting back on track with low carb. Today I was reminded of one of the many benefits...I ate 2 egg patties and 4 thin pieces of ham for breakfast and wasn't hungry until well after lunch time. Reduced hunger is an awesome benefit!
Other benefits for me include no bloating, weight loss, weight maintenance, and convenience.

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7/13/14 4:21 P

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Thanks, James.
I am almost at my target weight.
Still low carbing.
I am adding a bit larger salad, 3 carb bread (50 calories) and 1/4 cup fresh blueberries.
Will continue with that for a week or two then may add another low carb vegetable.
My body will give me the answer.

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VEG954,
congratulations from me too.

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Once you loose all the weight that you want to loose, are you going to go back to normal food?

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7/13/14 9:26 A

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Congratulations, Veg! Way to go!

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Low carbing and drinking 8 plus glasses of water daily has given me quality in the life I live.

Yes, I've lost weight.
The bonus is that I can move with ease now.
Am off pain meds for arthritis (more than one type) Ehlers Danlos and Fibromyalgia has taken a long hike!
I have 12 more pounds to lose.
Started out at 219 and am now 140.
Haven't felt this good in 40 years!
(Yes, I am old but don't look or act my age.)
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6/18/14 1:00 P

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Fresh baking bread still makes me "remember" back, but not nearly as tempted these days.

My name is Jeanne (pronounced Jean ee); I live in eastern Washington State.


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Enjoying the smell of Mom's popcorn without feeling any need or desire to have any myself.

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Also, I was pre-diabetic (Metabolic Syndrome X). No more. My doctor pooh poohs the low carb connection as the cure.

My name is Jeanne (pronounced Jean ee); I live in eastern Washington State.


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One great thing about my low carb eating is that it manages my blood sugar without meds (I'm a type 2 diabetic)

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Feeling better than ever!

My name is Jeanne (pronounced Jean ee); I live in eastern Washington State.


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6/14/14 9:55 P

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That moment, where you think you want cake, or cereal, or something processed. You look upon your own plate of handmade food that you took the time to make. Then you take a bite, it tastes better than anything.

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emoticon Cheryl!!

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CHERYLKNITS,

Follow your plan. My plan was to eat low carb for 6 months, loose the body fat, then go back to "normal" food.

The thing is that I never went back.

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Welcome, Cheryl! Just jump right in with questions, comments, whatever. We're glad you're with us!

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I just rejoined Sparkpeople about a week ago, and was going to just follow the calorie recommendations. But then I remembered that I had followed a low carb plan about four years ago, and had lost about 30 pounds by following that plan.
Of course, then I broke my toe and got lazy, started adding other foods back, etc. and you know the rest of the story.
So now I have about 50 pounds to lose, and determined that low carb is the way to go.
I'm determined to be around for a long time, and feel that this way of life is the best option for me.
Down a little over a pound just by following the calorie recommendations, looking forward to better losing by following the low carb lifestyle.
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HAWKTHREE,
You are so right. One other great thing is cheese, and there are many types.

James

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Every time I see the title of this topic: "The Great Things About Low Carb", I smile and think
Bacon!
Real whipped cream!


Those are great things.

Life needs balance


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I got this in my Dr. Perlmutter's email ("Grain Brain author). Why Low Carb is best, in a nutshell!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpEUhqVGmyw#
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(...you may have to start it at the beginning...just pull the dot back to zero)

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When faced with pizza, I still indulge, but leaving the crust behind.

I was plagued by frequent hypoglycemic episodes before low carb, but it's under much better control now that I don't have roller coaster spikes and valleys. It's taken a long time though (I'd say at least 2 years) and I still have make sure I start the day with high fat or I will get woozy part way through the morning. Guess it never really goes away.

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?


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I moved to a new place last week and on Day 1 my plan was to clean the kitchen enough to begin stocking low carb food. This place was so filthy that plan was scuttled nearly immediately. We found things like a table knife and a house key hidden in mounds of grime.

My first night was hungrily eating pizza. Crust and all.

The next morning, I went to the local Giant and bought a trays of sandwich wraps and veggies and sliced cheese and deli meat to feed us.

I had paid someone I knew to help with the cleaning. I noticed that she didn't gobble food as my daughter and I did when we took a food break. I'm a Type 2 diabetic and my daughter shows some of the same hypoglycemic tendencies I did at her age.

Life needs balance


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Susie ~ I am praising & thanking the good Lord for giving you the knowledge as to how to help your precious daughter. I am, also, rejoicing with & for y'all in the wonderful outcome of using that knowledge.

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Wow!!!! Just...wow! How thrilling to be able to help your child in such a wonderful way!

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As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?


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Absolutely amazing! OWENSU2U!!!

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I've been low carb for over a year now. I'm down 77 lbs. My daughter has fibromyalgia, Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, VSD heart defect & an anxiety disorder. She had so much pain and her knees just gave out. Her heart raced a lot too. She was in wheelchair for 7 years from age 7 to 13. She begged me to help her get out of it. Putting her in artistic roller skating did not help. Taking her off wheat did not help. Only a ketogenic low carb diet AND taking her off wheat has taken her completely off her wheelchair. It used to be in the living room everyday. Now it's in the storage shed outside. She is down 30 lbs and grew 3" and able to walk a mile now. Took her to cardiologist we haven't seen in 2 years. She was told she no longr needs heart surgery. She cried & hugged and said "Thank you mom, for helping me get this healthy".She'll be 15 next month.

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3/5/14 12:24 P

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I LOVE low carb! It's easy to forget how much when you are stuck on the carb binge merry go round, always craving that sugar. Having just restarted myself on Atkins again after a long break away (should never have left) I realize this time just how liberating it is.

NO HUNGER
NO CRAVINGS

Most of all I love the feeling of freedom. I don't have to be afraid to eat. It doesn't hurt that the allowed foods on the low carb diets are so darned good. Let's see, a hamburger patty or a rice cake... hum... man that's a hard choice---NOT. LOL

Reading all of the wonderful posts above has been fun, but man I never realized that skin tags were associated with a carb based diet. I am looking forward to losing some of those stupid things.

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yup- I even throw just the toppings on a baking sheet and bake them till crunchy!

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Just remember to scrape the toppings off as soon as you put the pizza on the plate lest you may be tempted. My daughter makes the cauliflower crust and says it's quite tasty.

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Mjefferson, I do that all of the time with pizza. My plate looks a little strange after I've finished eating.. But, it's what I do. I've been doing that for some time now. Wish you could just have them put the pizza toppings on a plate and serve it that way and save their crust.

I make "pizza" at home that way, put a little pizza sauce on a salad plate, add the toppings, and cheese and put it in my toaster oven until It gets all gooey and melted - then enjoy!!

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Yes! Doubting Thomases think that you need the crust for it to taste like pizza, but there's no flavor in the wheat flour, it's all in the toppings and seasoning.

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?


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I get a pizza with all the toppings I like, then eat the toppings, and discard the crust. It is just as satisfying. anyone ever done this?

The only "diet" that works is consistency!

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emoticon WOUBBIE.

I started low carb to loose weight, but stick with it because it is healthy.

James

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If you've read this entire thread then one thing should jump out at you. Weight loss is just a side effect.

Yup. Low carb is the healthiest way to eat, and the fact that it also regulates your fat storage is just a side note, not the primary emphasis.

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?


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Phew! Took me two days to read through this thread. Really encouraging and inspiring. I just finished 3 days of induction. I feel fine, a wee bit dizzy. Yes, I used celtic sea salt. I don't have any opinions yet. Why? Cuz I usually drop out when I stop losing. I am a turtle and get frustrated. It sounds so stupid when I write it out here. Hopefully I will stick with it the first 30 days. I plan to.
Thanks

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We eat up ALL our low carb foods quickly!! Carby foods like brown rice etc not so fast!!

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One thing I have noticed about eating low carb is a lot less food seems to get wasted. I can always throw my left over meat in with some eggs the next day for breakfast. I seem to be taking out the trash much less this past week.

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A good article on Dr. Perlmutter's Facebook page today. (Author of Grain Brain)

www.babble.com/body-mind/why-wheat-i
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killing-us-and-why-im-not-blaming-glR>uten/


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Here is a low carb cracker recipe to put that cheese on:
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4% carbs by weight!, making my personal 5% cutoff. Of course if you had put your cheese on a regular cracker, like wheat thins, that would have been around 60%.

I love cheese too.

James

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The great thing about eating low carb.... hmmm... CHEESE! I haven't had heartburn in a week....CHEESE.... I've already lost 10 lbs (mostly water weight, I know)... did I mention CHEESE!!!!!

I don't just eat meat and cheese.... LOL

I love veggies with melted CHEESE! I love crusty old aged cheese. I love making pinwheels w\ veggies, turkey and cream cheese.

Oh and the sugar\bread cravings were gone by day 3. woo hoo!!!!

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Yesterday was a tough day for some reason. I was really hungry at work and in the eve found myself walking around the house. Several times I ended up in front of the cupboards or the refer. I wasn't that hungry but I was not full. Like when you've been on a diet for several days and you eat tons of veggies and a bit of meat and you eat regularly but you never feel "full"?? That was the feeling. I kept telling myself "this will pass" - have some tea. I think it was because I wanted to exercise but it was dark and my toes are still sore from ingrown toenail surgery, and so I had pent up energy. Today I do not feel so driven (yet) and have my soled slippers to get out and walk.

I have DVD's to work out to but got a new TV and hubby hasn't figured out how to hook them up. Just taking the time to type this gives me ideas. Paying attention to my needs and mtyself to solve a simple problem like this is not automatic. But I'm getting there!

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I just joined the Sparks page on Pinterest. Also checked some other LC pages. WOW!!!!! You can't go hungry....that's for sure.





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OOOOO!! Trying Pinning "ketogenic" diet. I LOVE it.

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Although I don't have a Pinterest low carb page, looking at others has been sooooo helpful and I've been pinning an aweful lot. emoticon

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Not getting heartburn or cravings

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I have every type of diet. I have found that low carb works the best for me. I am not diabetic but my entire family is and it keeps my sugars completely normal. I have also had the bypass surgery and I find that it helps with the dumping syndrome.

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I like that! Great philosophy.

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I just passed through the Bermuda Triangle of holidays-Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Whew!

One of my personal rules is to weigh the same on the day after New Years as I do on the day before Thanksgiving. I never aim to lose weight in that time frame....I know myself too well. In the past I would literally gain 10-15 pounds in the Triangle, so I needed a boundary.

Calorie counting works for me...when I'm on it. What I'm finding is after the binge of Christmas week this year, settling into a Low Carb menu is quite easy for me. I get a kick start of weight loss and I have the parameters of when to stop eating as well. My issue with Low Carb is not knowing when to stop when the food is really tasty...so Calorie Counting helps me out there.

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I just have to say - I created this post so long ago and loved low-carb and have been away from it for nearly a year and a half (had a baby, nursed, etc)...I'm coming back on the wagon now and it was SO AMAZING to see this as the major sticky thread for this group!



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JWBRIGHTEYES,
That sounds like a great plan and it's pretty close to what I am doing. I'm not on any particular plan although I started on ideal protein. Now I just make sure my net carbs are about in the range you said and I'm also eating things made with protein powder sometimes. For breakfast I had pancakes made with protein powder rather than wheat flour mmmmmm.

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Hi! I am back again and have lost 8 lbs in 2 weeks. I am doing my own hybrid of low carb, having read Atkins, Protein Power and South Beach. Keeping net carbs somewhere around 25-30. I have included a glass of wine every day or two and nuts in very controlled quantities right from the start. Good luck with your journeys!

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I've recently started back on LC ,,,I know what it's what i have to do to LOSE ,i'm great at maintaining ,but a few years ago i gained some back and finally got fed up with this 5 -10 lbs dangling around

so i'm enjoying reading all your input



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Hello All from the Pacific Northwest,

I am new to this team, but not to the LC lifestyle....lets just say this is my second and last stab at it. I tried Atkins induction about 7 years ago and paid dearly for it............my blood sugar got so low that I could hardly function before my Doc figured out what was going on. That being said, I had to modify my new start in 2010 to allow for enough glucose to be made. I lost 70 lbs. However, since I tend to be an emotional eater and entered into a relationship with one of the opposite gender, all caution went out the window and I gained back 57 lbs. Not all was lost though.....the relationship ended a few months ago and now I think I have my head screwed on for the long run. I have been on my program for 5 weeks now and have lost 10 lbs. During these past 5 weeks I went to my doc and found that I have metabolic syndrome ( high chol., high BP, and borderline blood glucose) so now I really have a purpose to make this lifestyle a permanent one! I have no desire to be on meds from here on in and am going to ask my doc when I see him on the 9th to give me 6 months to make a significant improvement before we discuss meds. Genetics are against me, but obesity can be corrected. emoticon

I am seeing a wealth of information in this discussion.....I had no idea that you could use protein powder for flour or guar gum for thickening! Amazing! Does anyone have any idea what sugar alcohol's effect is on the blood glucose and the liver?

I am also looking for a low carb pumpkin dessert recipe for Thanksgiving...anybody got any good ideas?

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I have been doing the low carb for awhile. I probably use the ADA version of low carb where I eat about 25-30 carbs for my three meals, and 12-15 carbs for two snacks. I'm fine when I can stick to my schedule of every 3 hours to eat something, but if some event comes up and screws up my schedule, that day is basically shot. I still stay within the limits, but I'm at the max on everything and I'm hungry because I'm not eating when I should.

I've tried to ensure I don't screw up the schedule, but there are events I am part of and have no control over timing so the day gets screwed up.

I'm open to suggestions on how to handle these days. Most of the time, I can't just stop doing what I am doing to go eat and remain on schedule so taking a snack is something I do, but it's pretty useless cuz I can't eat it until I'm on the way home anyway.

Anyway, I will not be eating candy tonight or those beautiful cupcakes and cookies decorated for Halloween.



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I'm curious to hear how you are doing. Loosing weight is far more about carbs being low, and so your insulin low, and so your own body fat being chemically available than it is about low calories. Not that you don't need to keep calories low in order to loose weight, but low carb has far more impact than I ever would have imagined.

DAWNSNEWDAY,
Keep at it. The unusual thing about eating low carb is that the longer you do it the weaker your carb cravings are, and the more you like vegetables, and there is a huge variety of low carb vegetables. I used to dislike vegetables, not hate but dislike. I used to eat them because I knew they were good for me. But now I love them. For example zucchini slices dipped in ranch dressing. The other day I was in the food court at a mall eating shawarma (no pita) and mixed raw vegetables and loving it.

https://www.google.ca/#q=shawarma

At the next table people were eating fries and a burger. They started after me, wolfed it down and were gone. When I see that I think of the colour beige, the colour of fries and bread. It's my evil mental key word.

It takes longer to eat vegetables, but so much better for you.

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I will be honest, I use to turn up my nose about low carb, I had it in my mind all you ate was meat and cheese. Boy was I wrong! I follow south beach and was very resistant at first, a friend told me to give it a try since I wanted to get back to my roots of cooking every night,,I found this diet is so perfect for this,, in order to really eat well and eat fresh you need to cook. I love how creative it allows you to be and not having to sit down and figure out every single calorie (unless you want to). It has me eating a lot more vegetables than I ever have, and I am not a veggie eater, but it lets me be creative so I turn blah veggies into yum veggies. I finally found a "diet" that I can turn into a lifestyle. Am I perfect doing it? nope I have "cheated" but I also get right back up and hope I continue to do so.

I invite anyone to come on over to my FB spot. It is another place to give and receive motivation, get recipes and more.

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SUBLUE - so true! Vacationing isn't that hard to do once you get the hang of lowcarbing.


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A great thing about Low Carb I discovered is - it's easy to stay on during vacation!! I was just on an 8 day trip and I never had to eat any other way. Every restaurant has great Proteins and vegetables, the food we had at the Condo was easy to pick and choose the right foods. I didn't get off track at all and no one was the wiser- I ate a lot and just passed up the sweets and junk food- I did drink a bit of beer though. but still had same weight coming home and prior to leaving. I Love It.

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Rose - Welcome to the team! Don't feel too bad - I did the same as you, but fortunately, I took my measurements beforehand, and I was more satisfied with the inch loss. It is kind of discouraging when you see others where their weight is just falling off. I think we have some posts about Atkins Stalls and Plateaus. Let me know if you can't find the link. I have not found my magic formula yet, but I am lowering my calories and cutting down on heavy whipping cream and not so much cheese. And I have a treadmill now and plan on starting some strength training soon.

I have been doing Atkins since end of May this year.

Someone will post on here soon with more tips and advice.

Hang in there!



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Margie - I bought my Jay Robb whey protein at the Vitamin Shoppe. They have an online store. Or you can buy it online at Jay Robb's website:

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I like his orange-flavored one - reminds me of an orance creamsicle the ice cream man sold when we were kids.




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Hi I am new here, three weeks ago I started induction phase and only lost three pounds in all that time! I am counting carbs keeping about 20 daily, 1300- 1,500 calories daily. I am not exercising much though could that be why I am not losing much? Thanks for your help. Rose

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Thanks I will see if I can find Jay Robb Whey Protein Powder . I like only Stevia of sweetener.

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Jazzy - that sounds great - it's making me hungry!

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sparkpeople low carb pizza
Jazzys low crustless pizza
mine wwon with two thumbs up
I used less cheese
egg beaters in a carton and just moistened the cheese
added turkey sausage
turkey peppronie
salt
pepper
onion flakes
species toliven it up
mis that with the cheese and egg whites
oven 350 for about 15 min but check
broil 8 min
cool a little then eat YUM YUM

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Margie - I just read this thread. Sounds like you are off to a great start. I agree with you that some of us have to go a little lighter on the fat intake and calories. I use Jay Robb Whey Protein Powder because it is sweetened with Stevia, but I don't use as much water as the directions read.

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Thanks , I will try this ! emoticon

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For Protein Powder I use NaturalWhey by Bodylogix. 3 g carb per scoop.

Margie I'm the same, I love this diet and I don't care for the muffins! LOL! So I just don't eat any "bread" replacements!
I don't miss bread.

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I love this diet. I have been on all and on this I do not get hungry providing I keep down the Carbs under 25 daily. I also keep under 1400 calories but only b/c I am not hungry. I have lost 8 lbs in 3 weeks and feel much better. I love fish so I eat fish whenever I want and chicken and pork. I have tried the muffins and they are ok .. I need to lose about 25 more lbs. I have confidence I can do it on this plan. emoticon

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starting fully on sunday. Today grocery shopping with a small budget. Today cut back a lot of carbs not down to 20 until sunday. Taking baby steps. Did notice today feeling fuller with more protein and that means less snacking on sugar. WEll hope can do this.

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Is there a particular brand of protein powder that you suggest?

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Thanks for the info it was very helpful.

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Hi! ML!
I can't eat the Atkins bars either- I crave sugar and don't lose.


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I was on Atkins a few years ago and I ate to much . You do have to be sensible and not overeat but if you eat the right things including your 3 cups of veggies you won't get hungry. I notice that when I eat a couple of the atkins bars I don't lose that day. Also you do have to be careful of to much fats. I keep my calories down to under 1500 but I don't get hungry with this diet now. I have been on it a week and lost 3 lbs.

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TJANDJESS,
I also make my pancakes with protein powder rather than flour, darn close to regular ones. Either vanilla flavour or unflavoured powder.

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Just made a big pan of creamed spinach! I added garlic, onions, half and half and a big shake of nutmeg! YUMMY!

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TJANDJESS: Thanks for you tips! I am looking at this as a lifestyle, not a diet and will need to add to my pantry a little at a time. My husband is missing his sweets. What is your favorite Low Carb Sweet???

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My low carb pantry includes soy flour, almond flour, vital wheat gluten, flax meal, oat bran, xylitol, xantham, and protein powder. I found that these things are necessary for making some recipes I found in 1001 low carb recipes by Dana carpenter. I love making low carb pancakes with protein powder, they're the closest consistency to regular pancakes.

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Feeling blessed for the friends that gave me great tips! Love this team!

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I don't know what one can use to replace flour, but I did find one place that I could make a substitution, and that is protein powder in pancakes.

20 grams whey protein, either unflavoured or vanilla flavoured, though chocolate or strawberry makes it "interesting"

1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 egg
1 tablespoon of whipping cream (optional)

Makes about 3 pancakes.

I think I'll have to see if I can make bread with protein powder rather than wheat flour.

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Mostly what I do, Mom, is just not thicken things. If it's soup, you can puree a few of the veggies and add them back. Or plain pumpkin (canned, but be sure it's not pumpkin pie filling) thickens nicely, is good for you, doesn't really add any flavor, and is fairly low in carbs. Or you can add some of the hot liquid to some egg yolks, beating well as you do it, and then add the egg yolks to the soup. Just as it almost gets to boiling point, it should thicken up nicely. You add a bit of the hot soup to the yolks first to temper them, or you'll end up with scrambled eggs in you soup. And you want to take it off the heat before it boils for the same reason.

Another thickener is xanthan gum, which is, I guess, about the same as guar gum. In either case, it just takes a little bit, and you'll want to sprinkle it finely over whatever you want to thicken or it will make little clumps. If you put it in a salt shaker, it comes out about right. Be sure to stir while you're adding it.

My alter ego, budgetmaw, has had a blog wherein I have posted menus, shopping lists and recipes for low carb eating on a budget. I used actual prices as I was doing it, and kept it within the average Indiana food stamp allowance. You might want to take a look over there.

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SIMPLEMAW: Thanks for the tip on flour! I need something for thickening! I have spent alot of money this week, making my carb pantry! I will look for you on Pinterest!

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I have several pages at pinterest, and I they are all low carb.

What do you want flour for? If you want it for thickening, try some guar gum. If you want it for breading, try almond flour or coconut flour, but not on Induction. If you want it for baking, don't!

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What do yall use to replace flour? Going to the store in 30 min......HELP!

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JAMESBM: I am going to the store right now to get the whipped cream. Thanks for sharing.
I started a Pinterest Page of low carb recipes today and found so many great things.
Do any of you have a low carb page on Pinterest?

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JAMESBM: I checked out the Atkins Bars at Sam's Club last night and didn't purchase them. I thought they were way to high in CARBS for induction. Maybe I am reading the box wrong.
I'll take any advice you are willing to give. I am looking for things to pack in my suitcase for my out of town trip to Austin next week. Even the beef jerky scares me because of the sodium!

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Keep in mind the sugar alcohols that Atkins uses in his meal replacement and snack bars. A lot of people (including me) cannot tolerate it without a lot of gastric distress, among other things.

Go slow with them if you choose to use them. I personally think they have too many ingredients in them, so I stay away from them, but they might not bother you, so just go slow... If your weight loss stalls, that would be one thing to check also.


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Let us not forget the salty group, now that we're having to add salt to our diet.

Mini dill pickles. Olives. Olives stuffed with cheese, garlic or red pepper. Oh, and capers. Capers on everything.

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Tom Tom's Turkey Snack Sticks. Sort of like jerky without a bunch of additives. Also, Califia Farms has an unsweetened coconut almond milk that is absolutely delicious and great when you're feeling like you need dessert.

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I also like the store bought Atkin's bars for a snack. Just pick the ones that are higher protein and lower carb.

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Whipped cream. Whip it to just about the thickness you like then add one of these
- stevia
- protein powder (e.g. Chocolate flavour)

and whip it in to blend

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Team: What is your favorite snack? I am on induction day 2. I have lots of boiled eggs and cheese but need more variety!

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I agree with IMLO, this is so much fun- you can eat such good foods!! Makes breakfast the best meal ever! Last night Steak, this morn- bacon n eggs!!!
Right now I have "Oopsie" Cheese sticks in the oven - guess it takes about an hour for them to dry out and get crispy. Great snack!


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IMLOCOLINDA,
Fruit is going to have sugar. Sugar and carbs raise your blood sugar, which is bad. You have an insulin response to save your blood sugar. The process stores away those things as fat. While in storage mode it is much harder to burn your body fat, because your body is busy storing.

Long and short of it is that you need low sugar and carb input for your body to use its reserves.

- James M

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All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


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7/29/13 1:34 A

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Went on Atkins induction this week and lost 3 lbs. So excited!! I was stalled on South Beach from probably eating too much fruit. Needed to just restart the old furnace. Think I'm going to have to stick with Atkins and not South Beach.

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

Never give up what you want the MOST for what you want at the MOMENT!


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7/8/13 8:10 A

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Bacon and eggs! Sausage and Eggs! Big salads with meat and hard-boiled eggs!
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The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

Never give up what you want the MOST for what you want at the MOMENT!


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