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You don't get hungry again right away when you eat low carb.

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8/19/15 10:46 A

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Not having to worry about how much butter or oil I am adding to a meal. No longer measuring out tiny teaspoons to try to minimize the calories! Also I'm eating so much fewer calories than when I was eating high carb! Its so refreshing!

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8/16/15 4:32 P

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Ummm...
Butter
Bacon and eggs
Steak
And not counting calories so much and eating only if I am hungry.

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"If we look at this as a spiritual journey, it won�t be such a big deal if we eat too much. We�ll just renew our minds and move on." Barb Raveling (Author of I Deserve a Donut"


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Acid reflux disappears!!


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8/3/15 6:22 P

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It's amazing how sweet vegetables taste when your not eating sugar. I made shrimp salad this weekend and the red bell pepper tasted super sweet to me. I love that!

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Butter is the best! I'm using at least 1 1/2 cups a week!

I need to clean my cast iron skillet...something was cooked in it that didn't have good flavor and it's impacting other things I'm cooking. For now I'm using a stainless steel skillet with refined coconut oil for cooking my meats.

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Important life lesson: Even when you don't feel motivated, DO IT ANYWAY!

Giving up on a goal because of a setback is like slashing your other 3 tires because you got a flat. NEVER GIVE UP!


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7/27/15 8:38 A

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I agree, Daisy!
I love butter. I may turn into a stick of butter some day. I notice I use it more than coconut oil. Don't know which is better for me but... just love meats cooked in my cast iron skillet with butter.

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What's great for me is that I don't struggle with cravings and binges anymore :) I love the HF part of my LC diet :)

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Important life lesson: Even when you don't feel motivated, DO IT ANYWAY!

Giving up on a goal because of a setback is like slashing your other 3 tires because you got a flat. NEVER GIVE UP!


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That's a GREAT one!

This is a marathon, not a sprint.


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6/26/15 3:43 P

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Greatest thing about low carb for me is my feet don't swell up at night anymore.

I cannot change yesterday, but I CAN change today.


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6/23/15 8:01 A

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Thanks. I am walking at my job and hoping that helps too.

Roz

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congrats on achieving goal weight. awesome

Realize that there is no such thing as failure. Keep this in mind and you will achieve all that you conceive in your mind. You never fail, you simply produce results." - Dr. Wayne Dyer




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5/23/15 9:40 P

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Low carb veggies and protein

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Congratulations, Roz!

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I am a teacher and our school lunches always have a salad choice. I can usually have the meat or protein part of the lunch with salad and veggies. I bring my own vinaigrette dressing. Once in a while I take the fruit too. The cooks know that I would not eat the bread or potatoes so they don't even offer it to me anymore. If I get hungry before or after lunch, I always have an Atkins snack in my purse to go to. As of today I am down to my first goal weight!

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5/8/15 12:47 P

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I can go to a Mexican restaurant and stay on plan with no weight gain or bloating the next day. Next challenge, Chinese.....

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I love how I can easily jump back on track when my train derails. A couple of days on induction and I am good to go!


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I woke up at 4:50 this morning, but was well rested and wide awake. I even cleaned my kitchen before waking up the kids. I love that I have more energy and I am not thinking about my next meal or struggling through hunger. If anything, my calorie count is probably too low. I completely understand what you mean not being "on edge".

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That's great! I agree just after 1 day back on induction I am not sleepy and dragging and had a great nights sleep! Now onto a 13 hour work day,but feeling awesome so won't be so bad!! Diane

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I stay full longer and I'm not on edge!








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It's three hours after lunch and I'm not hungry nor am I sleepy. Can't say the same for my co-workers, who had the Cinco de Mayo carb special with crispy salad bowls, black beans, rice, and only a token dollop of good low carb yummies. I had all the meat and cheese, a dollop of beans, and a whole mess of salad stuff, topped with sour cream! Woohoo!

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It is so easy!

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Another great thing about low carb eating is that after a little while, your hunger diminishes! I have been experiencing this the last couple of days. I work in an office all day and typically, I am thinking about food constantly. Today, I forgot about lunch until almost 2 pm and now I'm sitting here picking at it and it's been on my desk for 30 minutes and most of it is still on the plate. If you only knew how different that is for me, you'd be as amazed as me as I am typically (or maybe I should say "used to be") one of those people who eats junk all day long (high carb garbage of course). I love this lifestyle. And thanks to all of you for keeping this board active and for all the support and tips. You don't know how much it means to me!

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Love the simplicity of low carbing.

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A Great Thing About Low Carb Eating: I went to an all day music festival this past Saturday where I helped my husband dismantle and assemble his drum kit four different times and ran around the festival to different venues, as well as serving as gopher for my hubby's band and retrieving items from the truck, finding water, etc. My ankles did NOT swell up or turn purple, my legs didn't ache, and I didn't have to sit down to rest every 30 minutes because I had a lot of energy. Although I was pretty tired on Sunday, I didn't have all those scary swelling issues or significant muscle and foot aches like I have had in the past after being on my feet for a long time...WOW! The longer I do this, the more I realize what poison carbs are to our health and well-being.

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4/13/15 11:28 A

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You have lost 26 pounds in 30 days? Amazing!
I have been back onthe LOW CARB wagon for about 3 weeks and lost 9 pounds. This past weekend, I traveled by train to Ft Worth to an ARTS FEstival. Fun! I spent the day walking. I fell completely off the wagon and under the wheels. It may take a week to get back to normal.Normal now is low carbing. I stay at about 60 or so, and feel GREAT! It allows me Sprouted grain bread and occasional yogurts, etc.
I think induction is called for to feel on top of things quickly.

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4/10/15 10:54 P

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ditto

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I have more energy.

Anything worthwhile takes effort..never give up.

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4/8/15 8:21 A

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KLABELL (Karen),

As a full blown type-2 diabetic, "The Great Thing About Low Carb Eating" for me is that if I stick to about 30 grams of net carbs a day, then I don't need any diabetes medication.

I was on pills for 12 years, and the pills never helped nearly as much as wise food choices. As a side benefit, my taste preferences changed, as did my sense of smell and taste. So a lot of the things I used to dislike are now on the like list, and a lot of the things I used to like (mashed potatoes, rice, bread, croutons ..) are on the dislike list.

That change has made low carb living a pleasure, not a struggle.

James


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You did great for a difficult time!

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oh no, James, I have been down that road a few times and ended up right back where I started from, with the addition of more weight than the time before. This time it will have to be a way of life for me, was getting close to pre-diabetes or insulin resistance. Made it through the Easter weekend, a funeral and my oldest daughter's 27th birthday party with all the sweets and snacks everyone brought without a slip up. It is too hard to get back if I cheat... Thanks for all the support,

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Easy to follow

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KLABELL,

Good for you! It is amazing how addictive carbs are, and once the addiction is broken it is like a new world.

But like an ex-smoker, or heroin addict, don't think that a little can't hurt, you've been so good that you deserve some ...

James


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WOOHOO and WELCOME!

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What wonderful results! And we're glad you're here!

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Am new here, but have been on low carb for around 2 months and have lost 18 pounds. The greatest things about low carb eating are: cravings for sweets are gone, they are in my house now and I am able to leave them alone, plus walk by it in the checkout line. More energy, clearer thinking, lower grocery bills. Am getting into smaller work clothes, I have scrubs in multiple sizes that I didn't want to get rid of and now there's no need to. It's rewarding to be able to wear my favorites again! Karen

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I went to the dentist and had some real improvement in some areas. Diet was the only change I made in the last 6 months. My hygenist said that giving up sugar could have made all the difference.

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Congrats on passing on the faux-food! I hate it when I'm tempted to eat something that's a pale low-fat imitation of the real stuff!

As to mean people. Grrr. Reminds me of my awful cousin, Lorraine. Well, haters gonna hate. It's what they do.

We have a cafeteria at work, and one of the ladies who used to work the grill when I first started on low carb (about 3 and a half years ago now) happened to be working it a couple of weeks ago. I ordered an Angus burger with no bun and with all the veggies and she said "Oh, so you're back on your diet?" A couple of years ago I would have been upset. I stalled after 25+ pounds of loss, and even now am only losing a pound or so every few months. But this is my life. It's easy-peasy to eat this way forever - not gaining and very slowly still losing. I still feel great, and my medical numbers are great too.

I tell people that I came to low carb for the weight loss, but stayed for the great health. It's not a diet, at least not in the "weight-loss-diet" sense, it's a way to eat for life!

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This is a marathon, not a sprint.


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We had a birthday party at work and sang and enjoyed and passed on the Skinny Cow ice cream. (30 g of carb for no taste. )
Someone mean said "Yeah, she''s on a diet today, but that is just today." She meant it to be a sting, but it is unfortunately how I have acted in the past - up downupdown, binge notbinge not.
She has never known me skinny. I have. I took it as motivation -like a challenge-- to stay on track and show them all that I can make a commitment and stick until I am skinny again. Then have a party and see who eats and who doesn't.
I am 7 days on program, and am down 3 pounds and 2 1/2 inches in my waist gone.I am 65 years old, so it is rough going to get the fat cells moving. BUT, I feel better, and have tons more energy and can control myself. All good things.
I love the idea of "Food dignity." I used to eat in front of a mirror so I didn't make pig faces. I don't need to do that with LOWCARB eating.

Edited by: FEISTYBUG at: 3/26/2015 (10:53)
You can reflect what is another's; you can radiate only what is your own.
(Chinese proverb.)
First goal: 5% down - Reward: Virtue and loose pants.
Second goal: 10% down -
Third goal: Kachunk! under 150. - reward: Ball-room dancing classes with husband.
Fourth goal: lowest weight since 1999! -
Fifth goal: at permanent goal - size 10! clothes off the Junior rack! - Reward- new wardrobe.
One year anniversary - reward-Trip to Florida


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LOVE THAT QUOTE! Where is it from?

You can reflect what is another's; you can radiate only what is your own.
(Chinese proverb.)
First goal: 5% down - Reward: Virtue and loose pants.
Second goal: 10% down -
Third goal: Kachunk! under 150. - reward: Ball-room dancing classes with husband.
Fourth goal: lowest weight since 1999! -
Fifth goal: at permanent goal - size 10! clothes off the Junior rack! - Reward- new wardrobe.
One year anniversary - reward-Trip to Florida


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Thank You Diane emoticon

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Drinking lots of water will help with the headaches; as will adding a little more salt to your food or drinking a cup of broth. I get irritable when I first do Induction..but it passes and I find I have increased energy and zest for life. All the best to you!

Anything worthwhile takes effort..never give up.

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Hi everyone. . I am so happy I am counting my carbs. Everyone is excited for me. But I have a problem I have a hard time eating. I get busy walking, Going to stores and just not having appetite. Do other people have this issue? I do get a headache in the afternoon. Thanks Melody

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I am rarely hungry.

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That's a very common reaction. For whatever reason, most Americans only ever see radishes as a salad garnish. They're very mild when roasted or boiled, and very similar to potatoes, though with a slightly different texture.

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Radishes in stew? Don't think that I have ever eaten a cooked radish. Must give it a try.


Every day, in every way, I'm just getting better and better!

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Out of BMI Obese range 184.6 11/28/14
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Makes my overall health better, reduces my appetite and I've learned how to cook really well!!

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Used to love potatoes, all colors and sizes.
Not anymore.
Putting radishes or rutabaga in a stew tastes just fine!

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Twoterville? I'll keep working on it.....

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Low carb fat bombs

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Hi everyone.... Today is my 30th day that I've been with SP. When you go under 300 what is that called. Three....derland???? I'm 5 pounds away. I would like to show that as one of my accomplishments. emoticon emoticon

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Great thing about low carb eating is that it works!

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It lowers your blood pressure! Since all my energy has been going to downsizing, I have eaten processed dishes recently, and my BP has shot up big time! Well, no more distracting chores until I fix healthful meals! I want to be healthy when I move into my new home.
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I love it because if I am still hungry, I can eat without guilt, counting "points", and it is much more satisfying. I found that carbs make me bloated and sluggish. this definitely is the way to go

just for today, I will stay on my plan!!

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I am never hungry!

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... I follow a low carb paleo/primal hydbrid lifestyle and it has definitely improved my blood markers and my health. I was not able to lose weight until I went low carb; I find that I don't have to be in ketosis in order to lose weight and improve my health, but I do have to be low/lower carb. I have days when I eat a few more carbs and this allows me to eat some of the foods that I normally would not eat on a daily basis.



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I will be 69 this year and have suffered with rheumatoid arthritis since in my twenties. The LCHF way of eating has really helped--I think not eating grains and sugar has made a huge difference.

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Hang in there and things will get better!
I am older than you and have been low carbing for over a year.
After losing 80 plus pounds has made a huge difference.
No more joint pain and have never felt better.
Keep up the great work!

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I just started the Atkins plan. I agree about not starving and less cravings. I haven't gotten completely away from cravings yet most of them are in my mind. I am also trying to prevent lots of older complaints as I am going to be 68 this year and my joints are already deteriorating.

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Totally agree, and it's not really TMI! One way I know that I've eaten grains is that the next day all that gas is back!

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Less gas, gross I know but it was getting to the point I didn't want to light the stove when my husband was around.

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Have had times when I've gone off low carb.
It didn't serve me well.
That is where I am at today.

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1 TBSP Unsweetened cocoa powder, 3 TBSP heavy whipping cream, 1 package Splenda
Whip until the cream forms soft peaks.
Voila! Chocolate pudding 2 net carbs for my cocoa powder.
You can do something similar by just adding flavoring to the HWC, either a few drops of baking extracts or a squirt of liquid drink flavor (e.g. Mio)

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Yep...agreed....amazing when you find your path to your best self....big smiles emoticon

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Sounds and looks like you are doing wonderful....big smiles... I can't wait to accomplish some of the goals you are listing....woot woot
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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