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7/2/14 9:10 P

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I made pastitsio and as I made the sauce the night before, I was able to skim
most of the fat off the mince. I used low carb penne, but had to use some flour for a light bechamel. I am trying to figure out the carbs on this, but pretty hard to do.

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6/28/14 4:49 A

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Has anyone got any ideas on more low carb. I have just found a sourdough bread made
with oat bran flour. 2 slices have only got 20.8 gr carbohydrate and .0.03 gr sugar.
If you have only 1 slice, then that would be half of that and I don't get bloated like
I do from wheat. It contains organic oat flour, certified organic sourdough, organic oat bran,
filtered water, olive oil and sea salt. Pretty healthy to me.

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5/24/14 6:39 A

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I try to go low carb but I must admit i am around 100 most times. I am so sick of having to watch what I eat. The older you get. (I'm 68) it seems so much harder to lose weight and get motivated. Julie I'm nowhere near my goal and my thyroid is playing tricks again. I am waiting to see what the new endo says. We just have to find what works for us and be ever mindful.
Have a great weekend everyone.

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5/20/14 9:58 A

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My endocrinologist advised me not to go below 75, or above 150, but I sometimes find THAT a bit difficult.

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5/16/14 3:37 P

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I think everyone is different and that may be too low for a lot of people. I have PCOS and that level works great for me. In Atkins, they advise you to up your carbs a little every week until you stop losing and then you know that's your cutoff.

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5/16/14 11:27 A

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I don't think I could go that low.

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5/16/14 10:35 A

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I don't think you can/should cut out carbs altogether. I stick between 20-25 grams of net carbs per day. I found a balance that works for me and I'm happy with what I am eating so I have been able to stick to it for about 16 months now. It's no longer a diet, it's just the way I eat. I don't feel deprived, I eat all kinds of delicious things!

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5/16/14 10:13 A

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I would also like to cut down my carbs, but tend to buy whole wheat stuff instead so at least it is a longer release in the body for more energy. I know so many people who cut out carbs all together. My sis did and lost weight (but gained it back after she stopped the diet). I just feel like it would be un-realistic for me to cut out carbs all together, although I have heard great things from those who do.

So, how does it feel Goanna2 to be so close to your goal? I can't imagine that, I'm still chugging along --- backwards! Must be great to have that goal so close to home. I feel like it's never gonna happen. Like I need to get off my meds first and that will be hard. Anyway, glad you are excited about the colder weather going your way. My day today was the first time I laid out at the beach after my jog/walk. it was great. Loving the spring weather, not too hot.

Be well! Enjoy the four day! Julie

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4/27/14 6:18 P

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Christos Anesti to You both. I hope you
Survived Easter. I am trying to cut out
the white carbs- flour, sugar etc. I love
Pulses but when my son was doing a
ketogenic diet, he said it was high carbs.

I overdid it with the sweets and am now
paying for it with a kilo over. Let's just do
our best. I adapt Greek recipes to make
them as low cal/fat as I can. I don't add
rice to my avgolemono and if I do I only
Put in about a tablespoon.
Have a great week.

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4/21/14 12:08 P

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I don't eat beans because they are too high carb for me. Yes, we do celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter. Christos Anesti!

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4/19/14 1:18 P

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Hi Trixie,

I'm not a low-carber, but know that many people have successfully lost a lot of weight that way. I don't over-do it on carbs, but you know how yummy it is to go to the bakery every day and get a loaf of bread for the day - most preferably "xoriatiko me olikis elesios kai sesame" or "village bread with whole wheat flour and sesame seeds!"

My sister does low-carb and she lost a lot of weight. You are a living example of how cutting out carbs can help with weight loss. I do measure my carbs carefully though. I also mix my rice with quinua to get some extra whole grain in there.

What are you doing for Easter? Do you celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter? Tonight is the Resurrection Service, and I've made my "Alternative Mageritsa Soup" that I added to the recipe collection. It has no intestines or organs, but mostly mushrooms and some pork loin cut up in small pieces to mimic the feel of the "organ meat" which freaks me out!

If you do celebrate Easter, I hope it is wonderful. My kids say that Easter foods don't have calories! They are lean, so they can say that.

One quick question; Are pulses (beans) considered carbs do you know??? We like to eat lentils and black eyed peas. Thanks, Julie

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4/18/14 1:43 P

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Hello Team!

I am a 2nd generation Greek American living in Texas. I have never been to Greece but sure would love to visit someday.

I am a low carber so there are some things about Greek food that I miss and that I only eat on very special occasions now. Dolmades, spanokopita, tyropita, pita bread, roasted potatoes, Avgolemono soup (because of the rice), pastitsio. But one thing I still do quite often is souvlaki and tzatziki with some roasted veggies. And of course, I still put olive oil and lemon juice on everything!

Anyone else here do low carb?

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