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"New" Diet Really Works!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Well, this minimizing carbs thing really works! I can feel a difference, albeit slight, in the way my clothes fit, and my energy is way up there! The diet requires you stay off the scale for 8 weeks because of the fluctuations (they don't want you to get depressed or over-excited), but you can use the tape measure once a week to see how you are progressing. I haven't measured yet, but I think I may have lost some inch(es)!

Last night for supper, I had a hamburger with lettuce, tomato and a slice of cheese. Instead of putting it in a bun, I wrapped it in lettuce -- superb! Basically, I have given up bread, pasta, rice and potatoes for the next 8 weeks (less now, around 6.5). Feel great!
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    It is great that you found what works for you!
    1675 days ago
    so far so good...keep us posted
    1675 days ago
    Totally agree with 5BADDOGS. I don't touch any type of grains because of sensitivities - including oatmeal and rice! I will eat carrots but not peas.

    With a high protein diet, just watch your fat intake. If you still have a gall bladder, you can develop problems with a high saturated fat program. Your meal took me back to 1969 (yes, I'm that old) and a diet I went on that was very "successful," and consisted of salad-no-dressing and hamburger. Lost about 40 pounds and a gall bladder!!
    1676 days ago
    Cutting high glycemic foods really makes a difference!

    I minimize those things in my diet too - and stick mostly with low starch veggies, lean protein (including eggs and beans), and fresh fruit. Nuts and seeds as well.

    I am dairy intolerant, but can manage a greek yogurt occasionally with a lactaid.

    I treat sweets, juice, sugar-added foods, alcohol, and simple starch (bread, pasta, corn, cereal, etc.) like poison. Minimal amounts only - and never in my house, so any special indulgence is just that.... a one-and-done deal.

    My dad's family is the classic "metabolic syndrome" example. Every single one of them developed diabetes as they aged. I definitely lean that direction metabolically... A low glycemic diet really makes a difference to keep insulin levels steady, and reduce body fat, and the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

    Not everyone is a bad carb metabolizer tho' - my husband could live on bread and beer and never get fat. Some people just tend to have stable insulin no matter what. But for those of us on the carb-sensitive end of the scale, low glycemic is the way to go!
    1676 days ago
    what diet is this? I might have to look into it.
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