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7/19/13 11:19 A

This is a great team for you to be on. The support and knowledge you will get here is just what you will need. Try reading a lot of the older posts for all kinds of knowledge and just keep posting daily to let us know how you are doing or what kind of help we can give you.

Also, off to the right there is a links icon - click it and you will find more information to read.

I have found that I need to stay at 20 carbs for now to be able to lose any weight at all. I am insulin resistant, and I have heard that once I can lose about 10 pounds, then it should come off quicker. My cells just are not responding to my insulin yet. I have worn them out.

Here is a good link on Youtube about insulin resistance:

Good Luck!

Edited by: JLKL1980 at: 7/19/2013 (11:20)

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7/19/13 7:07 A

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This is not complicated. First how many carbs do you eat a day? Most people start with twenty. These carbs should come from vegetables. So, you diet is meat, eggs and vegetables. Water.
Most of us eat higher fat meat. Without carbs, your body uses fat for energy.
I do not count protein or fat, nothing.
I eat three high fat meats meals a day. I eat until full, not stuffed. It has worked for the past ten years for me.

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7/19/13 6:28 A

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We call it Insulin Resistance in the U.S.! :o)
You are in the right place! Post often so we can help! emoticon

Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

my WOE is up to 50 g. carb, moderate protein, no sweeteners of any kind, high in good fats, and only REAL food!

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7/19/13 5:39 A

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Hi everybody-hope you're all well today!

I'm Karen an (almost) 46 year old mum to a 27yr old, 25yr old, 8yr old and 1yr old. I have yo-yo dieted my whole life with varying degress of success and now that I am fast approaching 50 I realise that if I don't do SOMETHING drastic to change now I'm going to be stuck in this rut forever.

About twenty years ago my old doctor told me he could tell by looking at me my body didn't metabolise carbs the way other people's did. I thought yeah? Ok. And didn't know what to do about it. (I'm a carb junkie so how could I possibly live without bread, potato fries and potato crips right?!) Twenty years on I realise he was so right. When I steer clear of those things I'm a lot less cranky, less lethargic and definitely less bloated.

Ten years ago I did the Atkins Diet and lost 3 1/2 stone in two months. Okay I was exercising like a fiend and also smoking like it was going out of fashion! I had just come out of a sixteen year marriage and boy was I going to prove a point. And I did. I took it to the extreme however and ended up with Urticaria as I overdid the protein.

Shortly after that I met my now hubby and had another two kids. Happiness and complacency has set in. He constantly tells me how much he loves me and he doesn't even give my weight a thought. But now I have two small boys to look after I cannot be like this. I just don't want to be any more.

I've done my research....I know the things I should/shouldn't eat. I'm finding however sometimes you can look too much! I'm completely bamboozled by working out how much calories/carbs/fat/protein I should be eating as every site I look at seems to advise something completely different! Seriously need pointing in the right direction (..and I don't want to end up resembling the 'Elephant Man' again!)

Looking forward to getting to know people and finding tips and inspiration emoticon

Edited by: KARENMACK2013 at: 7/19/2013 (06:03)
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