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6/1/17 3:53 A

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Welcome! i hope you find what you need here to start getting rid of the pounds. Keto has been an eye opener to me.

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5/31/17 2:10 A

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Welcome Jackie!

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5/31/17 2:06 A

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DCREASE,
it is absolutely normal when starting out, to be a work in progress when discovering where your carbs are coming from.

The main thing is to have made the decision that you want to cut carbs. My favourite internet page is this one from Wikipedia on Carbohydrates:
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbohydrate
where down on the page you find this:
"Carbohydrates are a common source of energy in living organisms; however, no carbohydrate is an essential nutrient in humans."

So feel free to cut them.

So now it is a matter of discovering where they come from. First of all any meat that I know of has zero carbs. If you have a look here you will see a list of low carb things and will probably answer which veggies have low carbs:
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That post also suggest looking a the "nutririondata" website for more information, indeed if you find something you are curious about, have a look there.

A few fruits are pretty low on carbs, but not many. That previously mentioned link does list low carb fruits. If you a freaked out about vitamin C and not enough fruit eating Keto, well look to green peppers which have 4 times the vitamin C per calorie consumed, compared to oranges.

But all in all, I find the journey to be an "Oh my God, I didn't know xxx was loaded with carbs".

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 5/31/2017 (02:10)
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5/30/17 8:42 P

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welcome Jackie emoticon

Edited by: SIMCYN at: 5/30/2017 (20:43)
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5/30/17 6:26 P

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Hi friends,
I have been eating a low carb diet for several years, and am new to KETO. I am looking forward to learning more from you!
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5/30/17 2:30 P

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I eat very little fruit. The only things are a few berries when in season. It would be hard, if not impossible, to stay low in the carbs if you eat them. Are you asking if it is normal to go over in the carb macro?... If you are in the research phase then yes. You are learning what is needed and what is troublesome inorder to get and stay in ketosis. Good luck.

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5/30/17 12:35 P

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New to Keto, just started today, will be a work in process as I am over my carb count already today, I think the fruit took me over. Am reading more about this daily and still in research phase but wanted to give it a start and learn where all my carbs are coming from. Is this normal when starting out??

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5/26/17 10:40 P

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Tracy,
I'm glad to see you are getting so much support, and from folks who have gone down the path.

Like they've written, weight loss is mostly about the type of food you eat, and Keto just gets easier with time.

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5/25/17 6:16 P

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keto should fix that for both of you!!

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I do 99% of our cooking, so he will follow along. He has lost 100#, but has slacked off and has been slowly gaining or at minimum getting flabbier (like me). He has Type 2 Diabetes, that went into remission when he was down 120#.

I was pre-diabetic and I don't want either of us to go there!

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5/25/17 2:22 P

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Hi Tracy... being a carb-aholic can be turned around. Carbs used to be my main source of calories... mostly breads and noodles. Now, I could care less.
Also 150 pounds does sound daunting, but coming from someone who used to have that much weight to lose.... it is possible to leave it behind. I'm only 1/2 way there, but I will get there. Is you husband/boyfriend (I'm looking at your profile picture) thinking of doing it also? Having a partner is a big help. I wish you luck. Ask questions... ask for support. There are a lot of great people here.

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5/25/17 1:48 P

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Hi Tracy and welcome!!
I have a replaced knee due to an injury when i was a kid, and being fat my whole life. I, too, am a carboholic, and NEVER in a million years thought i could stay keto for 24 hours let alone the 6 months i've been doing it. down 60 pounds with keto..and another 50 starving myself. Keto is the best thing i've ever done for myself!!
You can do it!!

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Hi, I'm Tracy. I'm a carb-aholic (bread type things) and counting calories isn't working for me anymore.

I want to try a different approach. Many many years ago I tried low carb and did pretty good. I know that breads (bread, rolls, chips etc) are my "thing", so this will be challenging. I need to do more research on a plan outline so I can set some goals to begin making my positive changes.

I have about 150 lbs I would love to shed. Daunting numbers - always have been. I have limited mobility now because of an old knee injury. Buying time until I get old (enough) for a knee replacement. Just turned 50 last October and have the pleasure of menopause in my life for the past couple of years.

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5/20/17 12:45 P

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Welcome BUNNYSPAL1.

SIMCYN is so right. I will tune in.

I was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes about 18 years ago. I took medication for the first 12 and was at the maximum oral dose. I then discovered low carb, by accident. I stopped needing any medication for 6 years.

Sadly in the last year I've started needing some meds, I really hate that. I thought I was cured. Something changed last year. Just why I don't know. However, there is absolutely no reason to throw the towel in on that for me.

The commercials always say "When diet and exercise aren't enough, take X". The thing is most folks don't know what "diet" means in that sentence. Low carb, and in my opinion the lower the better, is a fantastic way to control blood sugar when you are a type-2 diabetic.

I think you'll find that over time your taste preferences change. You won't miss things that knock your blood sugar for a loop. There are plenty of very tasty things eating Keto. I typically eat a little dark chocolate (85% cocoa). I'm talking like a square or two. I know from the nutrition label that each of my squares has 2 grams of carbs. So an extra 2 or 4 grams of carbs per day is very manageable.

The key thing, in my mind, is that drugs should be a last resort, not a first line of defence.



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I'm sure James will tune into this thread. He is a great resource for keto for diabetics. I thankfully haven't shown any tendencies for that although I have it plenty in my family. From what I have read, keto is a perfect WOE for controlling it. Good luck.

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WELCOME!!! I'm betting you see your diabetes go away if you are diligent!! So glad you are joining us!!

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5/20/17 10:16 A

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New to eating Keto lifestyle. Glad I found this group. I have type 2 diabetes which seems too have spun out. My numbers are coming back down and I am hoping this change in eating will also help keep my blood sugar in check.
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