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5/27/13 8:22 P

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Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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5/27/13 6:24 P

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Eliz,
I really appreciate your sharing this, people need to know how important healthy food is. There is a strong link between schizophrenia and other forms of mental illness and gluten consumption, probable links to consumption of A1 dairy as well.
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5/27/13 5:56 P

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I totally agree- people are different! I wouldn't tell my thin husband to eat LC like I do. But I do tell him we need to cut out the bad high carb things Wheat Bellies suggests for him and the kids. And eat organic.

I have a birth son who is mentally ill, he refuses meds. He's 32 and it has ruined his life BUT when he was a teen (when the mental illness started) I fed him organic, no store bought eggs, rice flours, and organic meats. Just that alone helped him hugely. His whole personality changed, for the better. Now in prison or on the streets he eat junk. Maybe we should try feeding prisoners organic and see if it helps any of them. I would pay for my sons food if they let me. In the mean time I wish I could tell the Guards how sorry I am for how he acts.
Probably TMI, but food IS important! emoticon
Thanks for listening!

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5/27/13 5:33 P

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There are so many things we don't understand about how our appetite and sense of taste function. Maybe for some people lots of raw veggies are the best path to health, for other people meat is all their bodies need. Some people seem to do really well on very sweet, tropical fruit like mangoes. I definitely go through phases of liking and disliking foods and suspect that they are hormone-related to some degree. Pregnancy is just a time where hormone fluctuations are so strong that appetite changes are very obvious.
There are also seasonal eating patterns that are affected by daylight hours and temperature changes for many people.
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5/27/13 5:28 P

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And again I say, this team is awesome! One of the most supportive teams I've come across on SP. Thanks for all the feedback. And yes I def know to look for ppl who have things in common w/ me, I guess since I'm new to the team and not as familiar w/ everyone as some of you, I just thought I'd put the friend thing out there. :)

Thanks again everyone! I love all of the insight and advice.


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5/27/13 4:25 P

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And I would never encourage zero carb for someone else. Humans are omnivores, we are designed to eat vegetables. I also have a very black and white personality that fits with zc.
Most zc people tend to be similar to me.
If I ever had the desire to eat vegetables, I would. Like my recent pregnancy, I ate vegetables and loved them.

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5/27/13 12:05 P

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I have times when I could eat mostly burgers. But right now I'm on a yogurt and berries and nuts eating frenzy, LOL. Fortunately I can handle it all since I'm trying to gain muscle. It actually takes a fair amount of protein to gain muscle, amazing.

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5/27/13 11:43 A

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I am leaning more and more towards zero carbs. Not quite there yet but it seems that is how I lose weight. I am also really loving burgers right now. Almost like I crave them! Suzanne has rubbed off on me!

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5/27/13 11:06 A

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The first 3 days are the hardest. You made it past that. Now just make it to your birthday, and then make a decision if you want to add 5 grams of carbs. Slowly work your way up the carb ladder.

Pay attention to what types of carbs you eat as you add them in too. Sometimes foods low in carbs cause binges, and have to be added to your banned list. If you add 1-2 foods to get an extra 5 grams of carbs a day, and gain weight, you can test both foods over the next few weeks, and find out which one caused your weight loss to stall, or reverse. That way you don't get kicked out of ketosis, and have no idea which food caused it.

I don't think that many people do NO carb like Suzanne, but since she is healthy, and her brain still works, it is hard to believe that at 50 g a day, any of these problems will bother me. Most of us like a bit of carbs, but all the dangers are from too many carbs, not too few.

Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 5/27/2013 (11:13)
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5/27/13 6:22 A

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Prior to eating low carb, I basically lived on dry cereal, fat free popcorn. And salads. Lot of diet soda and coffee. Thus, induction was brutal for me.

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5/26/13 6:00 P

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Thank You for answering Suzanne. I guess I've been so addicted to carbs for so loooong. I was finding 20 carbs a day hard! I never thought of 0 carbs a day. So it was just quite a surprise to imagine it!
I'm trying to stay below 50 as I tweek down. But some days its rough! It was my drug of choice. Not so much sugar, but dairy, fruits, starchy veggies. Once on Weight Watchers I ate a potato 3X a day! LOL!! I could have done the 0 protein diet back then!

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5/26/13 4:14 P

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And then there is also the other end of the spectrum, people who eat primal, following Mark Sisson, who recommends for people to eat carbs according to whether they want to lose weight and according to their carb tolerance. Some people will not gain weight on carbs at all not have excessive insulin levels, probably about 1/3 of the population. Many of them would still do well to stay away from all grains, beans and sugar, because these contain anti-nutrients that may cause other health problems.
Surprisingly some people seem to be able to stay in ketosis with up to 100 grams of carbs/day, but for most they have to stay under 50 to have that benefit. Experimenting is a good thing. Most people find it easier to start with much lower carbs, maybe 20-30/day and after a couple of weeks, months or when weight goals are reached, to gradually increase a little and see how it works.
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5/26/13 11:51 A

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Yes, my zero carb diet is not the norm. But, it works for me. I had a very bad eating disorder, bulimia. And almost any carb can set off a binge for me. I am not the norm. Humans are omnivores, so people can eat vegetables. Just not me.
I can handle eggs, some cheese, and even I bite or two of cauliflower if I ever desired one. But, for right now I eat high fat beef everyday. Usually hamburgers. I never liked variety in my diet either. I am odd.

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5/26/13 11:18 A

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Hi GEMINIGEM6,
stick with it, the first week or two is the toughest. After that you more easily burn fat (either your own, or fat you eat) and your hunger level is pretty well controlled.

If you ask me carbs are evil. I'm a type 2 diabetic, so my opinion is a bit slanted. The insulin response to carbs is more of a rescue to your blood sugar levels rather than normal digestion.

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5/26/13 10:36 A

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Hey guys, I'm on a low carb diet as well & trying my best to stay off of gluten foods. We do have remember that certain vegetables are also carbs such as broccoli which is very good for you & not all carbs are bad. What is recommended ( for me from a dietitian) that I take in low glycemic carbs & I found that SP have a page with a chart of examples of low, medium & high.

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5/26/13 9:05 A

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As Brigit said, just friend people you want to be friends with. You'll get all the friends you need!

Just a matter of clarification. Some plans speak of "zero carbs" or "no carbs" when what they really mean is "very low carbs." Dr. Atkins did that in his first book. He called Induction zero carb when it really included between about 10 and 20 carbs per day. (2 cups of veggies, coffee, cheese, cream, eggs, etc.) I've seen a lot of info about other plans and other books that do the same.

Most of us here use the terms differently. When we say zero carb or no carb, we mean it! Like when Suzanne says she eats zero carbs, she eats absolutely no carbs except for a very few in the occassional egg or piece of cheese. 20 carbs is very low carb, up to about 50 or so is probably considered low carb. So, chances are that when you say you eat "low carb, not no carb" you are eating pretty much the way most of us do. Not sure about the complex carbs you say you will be adding, but don't feel that your plan (and presumably you do have a plan, even if it's not an official one from a book) is all that different than the plans that the rest of us doing.

In other words, you fit right in here!

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5/26/13 7:49 A

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zero!! are you kidding me zero! I did not think that could be done?? Will you eat any carbs ever? Just very curious! And amazed!! emoticon

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5/26/13 7:39 A

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I believe I am the only person who is zero carb here. But, it has never made a difference. We all have our own plans and do not judge one another in that area.

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5/26/13 12:01 A

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Very few here a no carb, most are low-carb of varying levels. Just feel free to friend anyone who you think you have a lot in common with or who you think you can learn from. This may even change over time as you learn more. I know most people here will be supportive. Sometimes it helps to have some people as mentors and other people as buddies.
Definitely a great start you have made so far. emoticon

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5/25/13 10:55 P

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You betcha Sweetie!! (((HUGS))) You are doing great!
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5/25/13 9:30 P

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Hello everyone. As some of you know from a thread I posted before, I am embarking on the low carb way of eating as a lifestyle change.(again I am not on a program. I will be doing LOW carb, not NO carb. I am jump starting my weight loss w/ very low carb and will add a lil complex carbs later...this is what will work for ME) Well I am dedicated now. I am on day 5 and I have NEVER made it that long. I haven't cheated either! Yay me!

So I would like to have some SP friends who are on this same journey as it makes it easier. I know you all know what I mean. My page is private, but if you just shoot me an email I will add you. I may get to you first. *giggles* I like to blog pretty often and well as do vlogs so feel free to stop by those as well if we become friends. I love reading others' blogs as well. :)

I would appreciate the support and this team as a whole seems to be really supportive.

Thanks so much! :)

**Let me add once again I am not one of you who will be doing NO carbs. I am jump starting w/ very low carb and will work in the healthier complex carbs a little later. That's what will work for ME.**

Edited by: GEMINIGEM6 at: 5/25/2013 (23:07)

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