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7/30/12 8:37 P

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Good luck on your journey!
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7/30/12 1:03 P

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LOL....You all made me laugh. Especially "I am baffled to guess what program you are on...". LMAO! I guess I am too.

I thought I was following Atkins. But, really. I have following http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/induction_men
us/induction_menus.html

I know I've fallen--but I'm getting up everyday. Because I do exercise, I think the calories are too low for me and I've been adding zero carbs trying to get the calories back up.

WillWorkForLife---Thank you for your response and think I'm going to the library after my cauliflower bisque, tuna muffins, salad and oh yeah---tarter sauce. I've heard Gary Taubes name throwed around. Thanks again! emoticon

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7/30/12 1:02 P

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If you are insulin resistant than your first goal is not to lose weight but to get your body to produce less insulin. It is very important to learn as much as you can about this and so I'm passing on this blog by an M.D. who thoroughly understands this:
eatingacademy.com/my-personal-nutrit
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The weight loss will come when the carbs are down and your body stops producing so much insulin. It won't take long for the changes to happen but ignore the scales for at least a week. This is going to have to be a lifestyle change, not just a weight-loss diet. The good news is that after an initial period of about a week or two of your body getting over the carb-addiction (yes, I called it an addiction because most people have some withdrawal symptoms) eating this way will be super tasty and easy because you don't have to count calories and can eat until you feel full. You will be amazed how much better your body will function. Most people have much more energy to exercise after the initial transition.
Try to eat something with fat whenever you feel hungry and skip all high-carb foods and avoid all restaurants for at least a few weeks to make the transition easier. You will have to do a LOT more food prep at home so prepare for that.
Ask all the questions you need answered and you will get a lot of support here. emoticon
Birgit

Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 7/30/2012 (13:03)
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7/30/12 12:35 P

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I just started this way of eating (I just finished my first week). 2 resources that have really helped me understand the interplay between insulin & carbohydrates are "Why We Get Fat & What to Do About it" by Gary Taubes & the documentary "Fathead".

For my plan I'm staying under 65 grams of carbs/day. I've been avoiding sugar, flour, popcorn, tortillas, rice, potatoes (though I did have 1/2 of a yello potato), etc. Other than weight loss, I'm noticing that I've been feeling so much better the last few days.

Good luck! Also, for more resources on the insulin/carb connection I noticed that there is a book review section on this board.

Edited by: WILLWORKFORLIFE at: 7/30/2012 (12:36)
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7/30/12 12:26 P

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I am baffled to guess what program you are on...

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7/30/12 11:38 A

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How's your fluid intake? Are you drinking lots of water?

Also, have you seen any non-scale evidence of fat loss - looser rings or clothing?

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I looked over your food tracker Nuts, popcorn and potatoes could be the problem, what program are you following I noticed your carbs ranged anywhere from 75-20. If your not following a program it would be a good idea to pick one. You may like protein power or atkins. I know others with chime in as well.

Colleen

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7/30/12 11:25 A

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How does insulin resistant and low carb play together? I think I'd done really good at staying in low carb; however, I haven't lost the weight.

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