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6/4/18 12:37 P

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Hi Beth and WELCOME!

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6/4/18 9:18 A

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BETHUMZ,
from a post on the team wall I know this is day 7. The hardest part is over. You're physical addiction to carbs. Not completely broken, but lets say 95% broken.

At this point, you need to resist the primitive part of your brain (pretty close to the part that keeps your heart beating, and keeps you breathing too). It will call you with ideas that something or other would taste good. It will try to hijack your rational brain with thoughts like "just this once".

Then in week 2 and 3 your full energy will come back, and you'll feel much more even.

Good going! Week 1 is a real victory.

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6/4/18 8:44 A

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Hi. I'm new too. I've only been at it for a week and am learning lots here.

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5/28/18 8:31 P

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Its just a few posts before ...

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Thanks, I will go back to read that post.


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5/27/18 10:29 P

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I've taken a good chunk of my Keto "motivation" from Dr. Fuhrman. He's a vegetarian, but he had a great idea, and that was to get the most nutrition at the least calorie cost.

Makes sense. His equation:
HEALTH = NUTRITION / CALORIES

So given the previous post, that we don't need carbs at all, I take that at face value. What the next website (nutritiondata) indicates about daily needs or percentages of things that foods provide, I take at face value, with the exception of carbs, which I just plain ignore. I ignore it because that previous Wikipedia article says we don't need any.

So many nutrients, vitamins, protein, fats ... so there is no perfect food, but one can look at things one at a time. My favourite example sugar. Take a look here:
nutritiondata.self.com/facts/
sweets/55
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Except for carbohydrates, find something on that page that is not zero. You can set the serving size quite big too, and still zero. In other words sugar provides no nutrition at all.

My second favourite example is to figure out what provides the most vitamin C per calorie consumed. Do you know what provides that? Its not oranges, because the sugar in oranges raise the calories a lot.


Edited by: -JAMES- at: 5/27/2018 (22:30)
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5/27/18 10:34 A

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Thank you, you are lovely!

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5/26/18 10:38 P

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MSAUNTYD1,
besides cleaning out the freezer and pantry (which is an idea I'm 100% behind), you can cut down on carbs to make the transition easier.

Like no white sugar, no desserts, limited quantities of mashed potatoes and the like. I think it will make the shock of cutting down to Keto levels easier.

I think the "common" wisdom about carbs is just based on them being so prevalent, that they just have to be good for you, or else they wouldn't be everywhere. But carbs are not a "food group", not like veggies and vitamins, or like protein, or like essential fats. If you have a look here (I love quoting Wikipedia rather than a Keto site), on the Wikipedia carb page:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbohy
drate

down on the page it says:
"Carbohydrates are a common source of energy in living organisms; however, no single carbohydrate is an essential nutrient in humans.[32] Humans are able to obtain all of their energy requirement from protein and fats ..."

Protein and fats ... sounds like Keto to me.



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All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


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5/26/18 8:18 P

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I am so new to all of this. My target date is June 15, and I will have cleaned out my freezer by then. I'm reading everything I can get my hands on, I'm getting my meal plans organized, and I will be ready when the time comes. I realize it's got to be 100% commitment, otherwise a body could hurt themselves... and get fatter! All of the research is compelling, and even though it's a 180° turn from everything we've been taught, I'm looking forward to it and I know it's going to work.

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5/26/18 11:24 A

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Welcome.

Yes, I call it "carb creep". It takes a while to understand where the carbs come from. Have you seen the first post on the 6% food list in this team?



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Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


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5/26/18 10:57 A

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Hi and welcome!! glad to have you with us!! this is a great, supportive team...we are happy to help you AND learn from you, too!

Holly
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5/26/18 10:53 A

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Hi. I am new to SparkPeople and have been eating keto for about 2 months. I am still learning lots about keto and benefits/concerns. So far it is going good but I have found I really need to log food to stay on track.

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