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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday: yesterday and today, I was good, good, good! And today, I lost a pound. This evening, I notice I am retaining water. I wonder what tale tomorrow's scale will tell.... well, I only count it on Mondays....

Saturday: happy happy joy joy! I lost a surprise pound! I have a problem though:

I am stunned. Every time I go looking for a recipe here, or read someone's blog, it seems that EVERYbody seems to think that eating low-carb means eating low-fat. I eat LOW CARB, HIGH FAT! Why does everyone on this site seem afraid of FAT? Even the low-carbers?!? I've had my bloodwork done repeatedly, and the longer I stay on the low-carb diet, the better my numbers become. AND I've reached goal weight eating this way, quite happily and tastily. Note to others: Yes, I re-gained the weight because I went *off* the diet for emotional reasons.... but I'm back, doing the same thing, because IT WORKS!
Yes, I realize that eating low-carb does not exclude eating low-fat -- which pretty much leaves protein exclusively... but so many recipes call for low-fat products which inevitably are higher carb, and so-called "low-carb" recipes contain more than my entire day's carbs, that I can hardly think that we have anywhere near the same idea of what low-carb means! I've read 15 low-carb books, and endless low-carb nutritional sites; I think I have a CLUE about how to low carb!
I don't want to mess anybody up -- what works for them WORKS for them; but how do I give advice, make recommendations, or even not waste my own time, when it seems like we are 'speaking different languages"? A few folks have indicated interest in some recipes I've referred to, but I am becoming embarrassed to post them, since they are high fat. Where do I fit in?
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    I eat low carb, high fat too. my ratio is:

    60% fat, 30% protein, 10% carbs.
    3009 days ago
    When I drink 8 cups of water per day I'm in the bathroom so much that I don't retain water.
    3015 days ago
    One thing for sure, we're all going "fall off the wagon" from time to time. I think a big part of this process is being adept at getting back on the wagon over and over again. You're back. You've been "good." More streaks, longer streaks. Keep it up!
    3015 days ago
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