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VEG954 Posts: 4,987
1/26/15 9:38 P

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Another thing I love about low carbing is how I feel and look!
My friends are always surprised about how well I have done.
After a while it gets easy and a fun challenge.

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1/26/15 4:40 P

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One word: bacon!

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Kidding aside, I am surprised at how easily I have adapted to this way of eating. I can't say that I have missed grains, pasta, potatoes, rice etc. And unsweetened cocoa powder takes care of the chocolate craving.

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1/26/15 4:24 P

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I have so many choices!

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love how when I avoid the grain, I have less pain. less arthritis, less carpal tunnel pain. avoid the dairy and less sinus pain as well. less pain means more activity, getting more cleaning done, more playing more just doing stuff. walk better, quicker, more confident, not so much a chore to do my exercises.

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BIANCA_FUZZBALL,

Yup, a lot of that willpower that you need when on a regular diet is actually just the willpower to overcome physical cravings produced by carbs.

Nobody says a heroin addict is weak willed, and can just overcome the cravings, no, in this case we recognize it is a body chemistry issue.

Same with carbs but not so widely recognized. So saying a little piece of cake can't hurt, it's a birthday party .... Is just like saying to a heroin addict who is clean, aww just this once, it's a special occasion.

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Yup. A lot of what makes us crave carbs is chemistry, not psychology. The rest, unfortunately, IS psychology, lol!

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It should last, as long as you stay away from carbs and from trigger foods, whatever they may be for you. You will definitely have cravings, but they will be mostly from emotional reasons. You will come closely to slipping, just from habit. (Be sure to move the basket of bread to the opposite side of the table or you'll dip into it without even thinking!)

Sounds like you are off to a good start!

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1/20/15 10:10 P

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This is a really helpful conversation. I'm fairly new to this forum. The thing that has surprised me about low carb is that I'm not having cravings...now I did want to eat carbs this week but that was due to emotional eating over a back injury. I'm just not jonesing for them which is very surprising. Am I in a honeymoon phase (since 11/24/15) or is this something I can expect to last longer term?

My first goal is to loose 10% of my starting weight. Baby steps.


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1/11/15 4:40 P

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I eat cheese while low carbing.
Went to the deli department today and tried something new.
Instead of getting 1/4 of a pound sliced thin I asked for a chunk of it,
That means I can make my own cheese sticks.
Much cheaper, more variety and less packaging.

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Oh, Veg, what a truly frightening situation for any mom to contemplate!

I think the fear of being hungry is one of the most overlooked issues in weight loss. When you're constantly on a roller coaster of energy and blood sugar highs and lows, low blood sugar can cause really scary problems, and no one in their right mind wants to experience that. I feel sorry for my kids, who had to learn early that if Mom hadn't eaten in three hours then the fuse was really short.

My older one is still learning this lesson for himself, as he seems to have inherited my metabolism. When he's playing video games and doing poorly, he has a tendency to want to throw something, and he's finally connecting that lack of emotional control with when he last ate. He usually goes to get some protein as opposed to junk food. Now, if he'll just learn to ditch the junk food in the FIRST place, then he won't have those lows as often!

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One reason I still hesitate from trying intermittent fasting full-on is a lingering fear of how it will make me feel. Over a long period of time I'm proving to myself that, as long as I fueled myself well on fat to begin with, I can go 6 or 7 hours without anything but liquids and still feel human.

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You don't need some medications that essentially counteract the effects of eating carbs.

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1/9/15 2:26 P

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I can relate.
For a short period of time I called the car as home with my two young children.

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I agree! One of my biggest fears (from some long ago suppressed memories I guess) is of being hungry. It actually scares me. I am NEVER hungry eating low carb. This was amazing to me when I considered how much delicious food I actually got to eat. Love this lifestyle!
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You're never hungry!
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Everything!

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Way to go, Artielle!

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The first week I was on induction, I stopped suffering from heartburn. That was great!

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Went back to low carb 3 weeks ago. I was so afraid of gaining more during the holidays. 10 lbs down in 3 weeks.

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Congratulations Veg 954 and keep up the good work! I've been low carb for a little over 3 months now and have lost 30 lbs. Used to always crave sugar and that is in control now. My blood pressure has been down about 20 pts and I also have more energy! I've also found I can control my eating much better. No crazy binges like I've had in the past!

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1/6/15 8:16 A

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Have been low carbing for a while now.
Food used to be VERY much on my mind when high carbing.
Shopping is easy since I can skip lots of aisles in supermarkets.
I am eating some dairy, poultry, a little beef, fish and fresh low carb vegetables.
I love salads and low carb veggies so it is pretty easy for me.

The greatest things are;
I am feeling really good!
Cravings are mostly gone.
Losing weight.
More energy to workout.
Depression is under control.
And so much more!

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Yeah, isn't it funny how veggies taste so luscious when you're allowed to put fat on them? And then the fat helps your body actually use the vitamins in the veggies. It's a virtuous circle!

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Love my low carb way of life!

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This is so true, Iva! I've "tried" low carb several times in the past, but not sticking to it totally. It requires a total commitment....since I've been on a strict low carb diet for a little over 3 months ago, I find myself enjoying vegetables. In the past, I've craved sweets, but it seems now I am able to resist. NEVER before have I been able to have cookies, cake and sweets in the house and not be able to resist. During Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, I actually lost and was able to eat only a bite or two of sweet foods and felt satisfied, even noting they were way too sweet for me!

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I have been LC for about 6 weeks and sugar free since July and one of the best things that I am noticing especially in the last 2 weeks is that healthy food tastes wonderful. My taste buds have really awoken. I can tell with a the tiniest taste if something has sugar added. I can name added spices and various kinds of cheese in dishes. I can even identify the taste of a particular kind of salt. I am working on eating more veggies for my January New Leaf Goal and am enjoying the adventure. I used to dislike veggies! I never suspected that going LC would have this hidden blessing. In all of this I am not tempted to over eat like when I enjoyed desserts. A little is delicious and a little is enough!

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1/2/15 9:47 P

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Low carb has done well for me.

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Leon, I do believe you're right.

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Thanks!

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Leone that sounds pretty good. And it's absolutely true that your "gut reactions" are very different on low carb. The first time I ate a normal serving of wheat after 6 months without it was a real shocker!

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Surfette, I worry that the younger generations will never know what REAL food tastes like.

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I just started the LCHF way of eating about 3 weeks ago. One thing I have noticed (trying to think of a way to state this delicately) that I don't have that urgent need "to go" RIGHT NOW anymore. I think that has to be doing away with the wheat and sugar. I decided to go the way of no wheat, no sugar, no processed foods, just veggies for carbs and an occasional fruit. Substituting something fake for the stuff I was giving up seemed counter productive to what I was trying to accomplish. I do have a question. I am eating an average of 35-40 grams of carbohydrate a day. My fat is around 60-70%. I do like my cream, butter and cheese. Is this too much or am I close to target?

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Something else I've noticed is when I stop eating a food and then I eat it again, it tastes very, very bad. I think the nation is not only in a perpetual carb coma, we're in a junk food coma!

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Yup, my face always looked flushed before I switched to low carb. And I was developing more and more skin tags. They completely disappeared.

"Insulin resistance can also result in dermatological effects such as skin tags, acne and acne rosacea."

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I'm getting back on the plan after being off for awhile.

One of the biggest things I've noticed from eating low/lower carb and cutting out white/starchy foods is the redness in my face has disappeared. When you get away from that food and then eat it again (either by choice or chance), you immediately notice how it affects your body. For me, some foods just completely break me out - not in zits, but just being flushed. It's the strangest thing.

The second best side effect to eating low carb: bye-bye belly bloat. Like many women, I hold a lot of my fat in my belly (thighs and upper arms, too). The bloating is very outwardly apparent to me and others and is a great motivator to continue eating in a way that makes you feel better all around.

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WILLIAMMAIN56,

That little Internet article is by the author of "Wheat Belly", Dr. William Davis, a book and Doctor that I respect. There is a SparkTeam centred on that book. I have the book and there are definately low carb things in it though he is mostly anti-wheat in the book.

A very new upgrade of his book is more explicitly low carb, and someone pointed out in the wheat belly group that his target number is 45 net carbs a day, which is low. I aim for 30, and 50 on a high day. I don't aim for 50 and say 80 on a high day.

But I just thought I'd put that article in a little more perspective.

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James, thanks! Great article.

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whom you will serve,.... But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

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WILLIAMMAIN56,

Here is more music for your ears. Eating low carb will probably improve your cholesterol too:
www.healthcentral.com/cholesterol/c/
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Very nice VEG. The great thing is, should your weight start to go up, and that is a maybe, you know what to do rather than say "it's just my metabolism, nothing I can do about that".

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Great work Veg!!
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Yea! Congrats on achieving goal, Veg!!!
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Mostly low carbing it these days.
I eat a few high carb foods some days in moderation.
Weight is stable and I'm liking it!
BTW...I am at my goal weight.
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Wow! All these posts are music to my ears. Last year was the 1st time my doctor told me that my cholesterol was a bit high, and that I needed to start meds. I refused to go on the meds and this past October decided to start Atkins instead. Here I am 30 lbs lighter. I need to go back and see the Doc and have those fasting blood tests redone. It is a healthier "lifestyle" and I need to get that down in my know-er so I can stop this yo-yo dieting and way of living. You guys are an inspiration!
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My husband went to the doctor yesterday with a perfect check up. Low carb eating for the last 3 years and exercising a few times per week is the key.

He went from 20 mg of high blood pressure meds to zero in the last 3 years. His weight is down, blood pressure was lower than 6 months ago, and he has been off meds for one year now.
The doctor had told him two years ago he would never get off the meds completely (due to genetics) but to have a goal to lower the amount. The nurse said she had never seen anyone go off meds completely. The doctor says to keep doing what your doing... he will not say low carb eating is the key. He won't disagree with it... but won't acknowledge it is the way to health. He still preaches low fat, fruits and veggies with whole grains. My husband says we prefer butter. Lol

Next year will be a 12 hour fast blood check for cholesterol. I am sure the doctor is thinking it will be up. But... the last cholesterol check was great too (couple of years ago). Will the doctors ever figure this out? Sugar is a killer. By the way... the doctor is in his late 40s and is starting to gain weight. I wonder if he will ever go low carb? Lol

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On the days I am on low carbs choices of foods are easier. No flour no sugar eliminates a whole lot of foods... I haven't been perfect but I am moving moving forward.


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Low carb is not a diet. That won't work for long.
It IS a lifestyle change.

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James, Thanks for the information. I agree it is a lifestyle change. I am seeing the Doctor, I had to me taken off my medication for blood pressure and diabetes, Both were dropping too low after I dropped 30 lbs. Each day I look for new recipes to try, Love reading everyone's post, I have learned so much. Thank you to everyone!

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JOYCE2U,

I'm happy for you. I agree with JWCOLBY, low carb may not manage all your blood sugar issues, though in your case (and mine) it does sound like it is.

Even if it doesn't fully manage things it is the right direction. The less stress you put on your system to manage blood sugar the better. Remember, this is manage not cure, so it is a lifestyle change.

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JWC, Thank you!

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Getting off the meds is definitely not automatically a result of low carbs, and I bow in your general direction. It is awsome when that happens and we are able to reduce our medications because we are eating right.

Good job and keep at it. Just remember that this is a lifestyle change, which means forever.

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Ditto

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All of you have so much good information. So, many good suggestions. I went on low carb eating about 6 months ago. I was told by my Doctor I was insulin resistant. He suggested I drop some of the carbs. I was also on high blood pressure meds, and metformin for diabetes. Plus medication for high cholesterol. My Doctor took me off the Medformin and also the high blood pressure medication. He recently did my labs. He said my labs were all normal now. This is a very positive thing for me. Love all your post. I have learned a lot from all of you.

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Thanks Bill! Lol Thought I'd change picks after every 15 lb. loss... weird, I know! Lol

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Your new pic looks great! emoticon

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Yep... being prepared is half the battle! You are doing well, Bill, and the best part is weight loss and better health are the results of "not being hungry"!
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I'm only on day 28 of atkins, in OWL, but the greatest thing for me so far is not being hungry. I keep myself prepared with snacks when I'm at work in order to avoid the central desktop with all the goodies ALWAYS present. At home I'm keeping the pantries stocked with acceptable foods, and I'm NEVER hungry. I like that. I'm a big scaredy-cat when it comes to being hungry!

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...choose for yourselves this day
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Wow, Diane... Your health is responding positive very quickly. Awesome! emoticon

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I agree not real hunger sometimes bordem or habit! Day 1 phase 1 and my blood sugar is low and that is awesome!! Diane

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I like how it only takes a day to feel the water retention go down. Sticking to low carb really does help me with appetite suppression. I may still "crave" but that is not real hunger. That is usually a need for me to feed emotion. A handful of nuts/piece of cheese/or slice of meat will take care of real hunger for me.

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One of the great things I have noticed about low carb is the MUCH better willpower to resist (as Veg testified). Once sugar is out of your system, so are the horrible cravings. I still REMEMBER the tastes and I liked them, but they don't drive me to distraction until I finally get that sugar "fix".

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Veg... that is awesome. You left feeling satisfied but stayed on track. Tasting the pie is smart over eating the whole thing. You got the satisfaction of taste and was able to leave it at that... way to go! I'm not sure I could have done that well!

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Went to dinner with my family to a buffet type restaurant.
It just happened to be one of my faves before doing my lifestyle change.
I used to eat to discomfort. Would leave with a big belly full of food.
Tonite I started out with a nice salad with a small amount of cheese and dressing.
Main course was steamed asparagus and sirloin steak.
Yes, I had sugar free ice cream and 3 bites of pumpkin pie (small ones).

Left feeling comfortable and with my 'food' dignity in tact.



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TAMMAE,
Yup, when I accidentally eat a few too many carbs, and it doesn't take much, I also gain about 2 pounds overnight, and I know it is almost all water with the carbs.

My solace is that my body probably saved me from high blood sugar by doing that (I'm a type 2 diabetic).

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This homecoming dinner I attended on the weekend had so many hidden carbs...although I skipped the mashed potatoes and corn I am sure the salad had sugar in the dressing, chicken was breaded, and the stew meat had flour. I certainly did not eat much but the water weight gain was two lbs. It certainly does not take too many carbs for me to retain water. I also noticed my appetite increased a lot the next day. Glad I don't have to do that very often.

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Yup, the U.S. food pyramid wants us to avoid calories in order not to get too fat, which is right. The problem is that calories from fat have a different impact on us than calories from carbs.

With carbs you get hungry sooner, and lock up your fat reserves.

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Yep...US food pyramid still wants us to cut fat. "Please pass the butter!"

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Science is still telling us to cut all fat. I wonder what else is in error?

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Eggs am, protein shake noon, real meat or fish pm there are plenty of variations.

Farmers market finds zucchini, Brussels sprouts, cabbage,kale and squash (gold nugget, acorn etc.)

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Prefer my protein in its natural form.

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James,

Of course a powder is higher by weight because you have removed the water from it. But a very lean cut of beef, or pork or chicken is awesome as a source of protein. It is filling, and it is satisfying in the mouth. I too use the powders, I buy it in 5 lb bags at Sams, and I mix it into smoothies.

Luckily for us low carbers, a fat cut of beef is also "good for us". Eaten in moderation, the fat is not deadly as the nutritionists will have you believe, it is a good source of hunger cutting calories and it carries the flavor.

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Lean beef is about 1/3 protein by weight. High for a natural source of protein, but not "pure" protein.

Whey protein powder is in the 90% range. Sort of natural, but it needs some separation from the milk. I eat it made into things, like pancakes using that for a flour like base.

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That is what I grew up on a freezer full of meat. My Uncle raised cattle: roasts, T-bones, and the reddest ground beef. Iowa pork chops from my other Uncle. A poultry farm to select chickens, duck and one goose.

Good to remember what I ate growing up in the 60s-70s. Dad's side did not have weight problems. I ate my meat first and asked to go play outside. I could after I took two bites of potatoes or vegs. Drank all my milk too!

I am back on track and seeing results!

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We are butchering a steer soon... I can hardly wait. T-bone and Sirloin steaks! Yum....

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By the way guys, I found something called "Filet of beef" at Aldi, which has 120 calories per 4 ozs. Almost pure protein of course, but waaaay low in calories.

Now I love a good strip steak, and will eat one for one of my meals every once in awhile, but that is about 900-1000 calories (because of all the fat), as opposed to under 500 calories for a pound of this "filet of beef" thing.

Try it!

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