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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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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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it is destructive and can ruin entire families. no doubt about that.
we had that situation with some aunts and uncle situations---horrible.
luckily I still think some can have a drink or so for social events and all and still be ok.
but it sure is not a pretty situation when things get out of control. as with anything, we as individuals must know ourselves and what are our bad triggers in life and many other things to navigate thru this journey with some control and smarts. it is very tough!

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I quit alcohol after watching people I love spiral into alcoholism and becoming unable to help. I have little tolerance for alcohol in my life as a result. It has no draw and is actually repulsive most of the time. Very destructive stuff.

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I found as I stayed on my plan longer and longer, alcohol has no draw to me anymore.
which is probably a good thing :)
it really is a poison in the body. one time I looked up what the body as to do to process alcohol and it seemed like it was drinking gasoline really to the body. surprised me. didn't stop me from drinking but it made me think more about it.

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tried to have a martini tonight... didn't even drink half.... LOL

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Jenny you will find alcohol hits quicker for many on lc. not all but some, for me yes it does.

love it Maw---weirdo meals are normal on LC :)

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Actually, one of the great things about low carb eating is that weirdo dinners are ok - as are weirdo breakfasts and lunches! No need to stick with the "traditional" meals. In fact, we don't, since traditional breakfasts are usually toast and/or cereal and/or pancakes and/or bread of some sort, plus skim milk and orange juice, or something along those lines. And traditional lunches are usually sandwiches and fruit and cookies and milk. And dinner usually includes pasta and/or potatoes and/or rice, and so forth.

Nope, we get to break with tradition and eat weirdo meals! Supper for breakfast? Go for it! Breakfast for lunch? Why not! Mostly protein at one meal and mostly veggies at another? Absolutely, if it works! No veggies at all? Whatever works!

So, Jenny, your post about a weirdo meal definitely does belong on the Great Things About Low Carb Eating Thread. Definitely the macadamia nuts and dark chocolate, though I'm not so sure about the martini...

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LOL "weirdo dinner" LOL Yeah, been a long time since I've had a martini, hit me pretty fast, and I gained a pound today, totally contribute it to that.

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HA HA Jenny that is wild! you went all out weirdo dinner :) :)

I love the 'or so'

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BB- edited for clarity...and I didn't mean to post it here, but that's ok! :) Yeah....my "not discussing" isn't that I did horrible, it's that dinner was macadamia nuts, one square of chocolate and a martini (or so). LOL

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over protein
under protein??

you have me wondering :)

11 carbs is nothing really



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Not going to discuss my food tonight. Over on protein, under on fat,11 g carbs... But good on calories NSV had hubby try to remove my ring.. Wow! That's practically falling off! he said

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Great point Erin.

there are tons of ways to ''LC'' and if you put in the effort, the plan you find will fit your needs and you can use this plan to become healthy and vibrant. but one thing that is important, when you find what works, you must commit. heart mind and soul :)

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There is a plan for you, no matter who you are, what you want, low carb has many facets. Finding one that works for you isn't hard.

Just know what you want and what will work for your own needs and wants. There is a plan to suit almost everyone.

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I got addicted to TUMS. haven't had one in close to a year. no need.

it is unreal the changes that LC gives me. I love them all.....I can not say ONE bad thing about VLC :)

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Amen to that, James! I used to have bottles of TUMS stashed everywhere. Now I take a couple a month just for the calcium!

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Low carb has settled my digestion and my blood sugar. No more pills for ulcerative colitis, no more pills for blood sugar.

Not cured, but well managed.

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ERIN...congrats. no meds. that is amazing! rock on sister!!!

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I love never feeling hungry! And no bread/crackers forces me to find food combos that I like, like eating tuna salad with celery sticks.

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Is I am never hungry. And not the kind of not hungry but I'd still love a donut not hungry.

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I'm sleeping through the night. I didn't realize how many times I was waking up until it stopped.

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That's fantastic!

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MS + LC = No meds for me! Finally stable enough to kick them to the curb once again.

This is by far the best thing I have done for myself; making this full commitment to my health. I am elated.
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2 weeks of "not perfect, but learning" and most of the time I take my right hand ring off while working because it's spinning, and my wedding rings are getting really loose too (I type all day). Put on some leggings today that the last time I wore them, I was ready to peel them off. Today, they fit great. Put on shirts the last couple days and feel like the ribcage area is much looser. Hubby says my skin is soft and can tell a difference.

I can't wait to see from here out the changes that will be coming! :)

Oh, and I love not feeling guilty about not having "traditional" carbs!

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WOOHOO to you both!

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3 Days into the Atkins 40 plan -

I love that I'm not hungry!

I love that I feel less tired!

I love that I have not craved sugar esp. chocolate yet this week!

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Way to go, MK!

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The best thing for me is my meals and snacks are planned out and I know what I am having. Also, I am not hungry or watching the clock. :) I have lost 12 lbs in 4 weeks and feel like I am doing great. I will keep it up.















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the best thing I have noticed so far about low carb is not watching the clock all day wondering if its time for my next meal/snack yet because Im satisfied for a long time after eating a low carb meal.

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The scale sure is addictive! Be sure to watch for NSVs (Non-Scale Victories), too, like clothes fitting better, rings loose, things like that.

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Good morning team! emoticon How's everyone today? Today is day 13 eating low carb. When the first week passed, I didn't bother weighing in because in the past I have been too addicted to the scale. I would weigh once a week and that would turn into every 3 days... it was just mentally addicting having to see a lower number. I think once I weigh in this Friday I will keep my weigh ins at two weeks. emoticon

Since I'm home today I hope to get some cleaning done. Have a nice day everyone!


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Today's a great day to do it!

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I have been so off of the low carb for a while now.. I can tell a huge difference overall how I feel. Its definitely time to get back on the lchf lifestyle!

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James, I so agree. for me personally the carbs are the enemy. when off them I do fabulous and live clean and feel wonderful. throw carbs into the mix and I become unstable literally.

One thing I gained is a deep keto adapted body and under NO circumstances am I giving that up :) I am off the yo yo train, never going back to that. One of the worst is losing 5-8 lbs AND THEN carbing out and gaining, then have to lose them again.

been there many times and I refuse to go back there and do that ever again :) With ZC or VLC I never have gained. might eat too much and not lose for a bit, but never ever a gain and that makes me happy :)

Once I found what works for me, I hold on with a tight grip.

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The great thing about the low carb plan for me is that my stomach doesn't hurt. I have lived with stomach pain for the majority of my life and gives me some relief.

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BACONBURGER,

good for you. I've said it before, I'll say it again, carbs are there to fatten people up for the winter (just lie bears). Yup, more carbs means more hunger.

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I just want to post this under the GREAT things about LC.

just to get it out there THAT I HAVE CONTROL FOR THE FIRST TIME!

AND NO HUNGER!

Now that is a 'diet' for me, errr, of course WOL (way of life)



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I use a chain metal scrubber for my cast iron pan. Works like a charm!

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Eating a delicious pizza that I made the other night. Can confirm that LC pizza crust is also great the day after! Extra cheesy. Covered with olives, salami, sun dried tomatoes and green pepper. Yumsters!
The crust is made of ground almonds, fresh herbs Cheddar and an egg.

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Tamae, it's true, and it's what I worry about most. I've made it a point to mention my diet to all my family and to make it clear that grain in general makes me feel bad, gas like you wouldn't believe, skin problems and I mention to my doctor when leaving the carbs alone clears up a problem and when I get it back when I indulge. it's amazing to me that they don't notice this stuff.

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When I was in the hospital a couple of months ago, I could order off the menu. It was almost like a restaurant menu. I had an omelet for supper and for breakfast. I could choose three fillings, plus cheese. I think I had bacon, sausage and mushrooms for supper and bacon, sausage and spinach for breakfast. And I think I had bacon to go with both of them. Plus fresh fruit cup, which was melons and grapes. I asked that they leave the grapes off the second meal and they did. Don't remember what I had for lunch.

I was very pleasantly surprised that I could have whatever I wanted and wasn't put on a low fat (ugh!) diet.

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Kitty... I know you were only joking about the nursing home thing but that does make me think!

All the foods in nursing homes and hospitals are so high in carbs. We always visited my family during their meals to sometimes help out. Apple juice, breads, carb filled mixes disguised as casseroles, desserts... the list goes on. Even if you are sugar free the carbs are tremendous because of the crazy FDA food pyramid. I wonder if... when my day comes... I will get a choice?

Higher fat, in my opinion, is better for the brain. It also makes me feel better. Low carb eating is still my relief from so many migraines (which were chronic in the past). I was in the hospital once and after surgery noticed my headaches return and I really think it was due to the diet change. When I get off plan for more than three days I start noticing the headaches are more severe.

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SO much good information and so many people needing congratulations!!
Especially for heading quickly to twoterville!!

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yep, it is the hardest part, I'm still struggling. maybe by the time they try to sock me into a nursing home it'll be so much a part of me that I won't forget and eat the carbs. LOL


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And the making it a part of us is always the hardest part. But so worth the journey! Here's to our success!

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I think my favorite thing about low carb these days is it I don't get anxiety and depression. if I give myself permission to have "just a little" I'll do it again and again and soon I'll be so depressed I want to run away, or hope to die. or I get anxious at the way the world is now and worry myself into tears.

This is not pleasing to the Lord. I know this, and I know that when I got diabetes and was praying for guidance between eating low carb and eating the "diabetic diet" the Lord brought my attention to three different studies from universities in three different parts of the world that Low carb is the best way for obese diabetics to lose weight. So I have that confirmation, and my own feelings of well-being that confirm what I need to do, now I have to work on making it part of me.


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Muffins in a Minute... I usually omit the cinnamon and add cocoa powder &/or Hershey's sugar free chocolate chips. I have not made them in quite some time. The MIMs are quick and easy and without the sweetness they can be microwaved in a cereal bowl, sliced in half, and made into a bun for something different. Play with them... savory flavors with chives, garlic, sweet flavors with chocolate, peanut butter, nuts, or coconut. Really... it takes longer to mix up the flavors than to microwave them. Lol
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Yep definitely being able to find something in most restaurants is a plus. My DH and I were at an IHOP the other day...I had the 55+ Rise and Shine breakfast....hold the toast and the hashbrowns. They brought me 2 more sausage links and 2 more pcs of bacon. I'm sure Not complaining.!!!

YUMMMM...chocolate MIM's...do you just add cocoa powder Tammae?

A rib joint is definitely harder.....but I absolutely LOVE BBQ....I allow myself the ribs a couple times a year....usually you can get a side salad.

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That's wonderful, Imdoinitnow!

I have only been to one restaurant that didn't have something I could eat that was on plan. It was a BBQ place. I couldn't just skip the bread because the meat all had a sugar based rub. I couldn't eat the sides because they were things like baked beans, potato salad, corn bread, or slaw with sugar. Other than that one place, I could always find something, and usually lots of things. I just had to be a bit creative and the staff had to be willing. Which they've always been. (They may have cursed me back in the kitchen, but they were willing to my face!)

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Another thing about eating low carb... MOST restaurants have a low carb option. Sometimes I have to omit the bread but I can usually find something appropriate to eat.

IMDOINITNOW, Wow!!! emoticon Your story is SO inspiring!!! So happy for you and your sweet daughter.

Nancy, the MIMs are wonderful. Just make sure to have plenty of fluids to help with all that fiber. I like the chocolate one. Of course, I like ANYTHING chocolate!


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