Carb Counters - I just broke up with carbs, day one starts tomorrow




jitterfish
05-05-2012, 04:50 AM
After a week of flip flopping between deciding if I should or shouldn't try it I decided that I am committing to two weeks of low carb. I am a carb addict and have had super bad carb cravings the past month, my weight won't drop and I can't seem to get a control of my diet. And so I've jumped on the what seems like crazy bad wagon.

Any advice I am all ears!


MissKoo
05-05-2012, 10:26 PM
If you want something to do to take your mind off eating carbs . . . read! Here are some good reads: Wheat Belly, Good Calories-Bad Calories, Why we get fat. All these are great for saying good bye to bad carbs!

mariposssa
05-05-2012, 10:39 PM
Wishing you luck. I have had a fairly rocky relationship with carbs, too. We broke up a while ago. lol


canadianwoman
05-06-2012, 11:50 AM
After a week of flip flopping between deciding if I should or shouldn't try it I decided that I am committing to two weeks of low carb. I am a carb addict and have had super bad carb cravings the past month, my weight won't drop and I can't seem to get a control of my diet. And so I've jumped on the what seems like crazy bad wagon.

Any advice I am all ears!

How low do you plan on keeping the carbs you are eating at? Just curious.

munchievictim
05-08-2012, 08:25 PM
Me too! I feel amazing, little hunger or cravings on low carb days. I ate 18g carbs yesterday. Normally I'm eating 30-50. I've lost 3 lbs so far!

jitterfish
05-10-2012, 05:49 AM
Canadianwoman: I've ranged between 16 and 20 since starting although I'm using MFP to count based on what I eat so I have no idea if that counts all carbs or net carbs.

Unfortunately I went high today because of a science experiment that required drinking sugar water.

So far its going well although I was tempted today because I went to lunch with some of my staff and they got sushi and cake. But I stayed strong and now I'm super happy that I did.

ALG918
07-02-2012, 06:43 PM
Carbs and I have always had a great relationship. My body thinks differently. I went to no carbs (20 a day) and in three months have lost 62lbs, The first week is hard, the second week is harder. It does eventually even out, I just end up smelling all my husbands food, they always smell better then they would look on my stomach and hips.

GollyHolly
07-20-2012, 06:05 PM
I started the low carb 5 weeks ago and lost 10 pounds. I LOVE carbs too, but I've come to terms that it puts weight on me supper fast and if I want the weight off I need to redefine my relationship with carbs. The first week is brutal but it does get better. My cravings are easier to control now. One of the keys for me is to have things ready to eat so I don't have to think about it when I'm hungry and make a bad choice. And, don't let yourself get so hungry that your a crazy woman. Good luck.

MOLE
07-21-2012, 02:06 PM
One of my best friends on low carb plan are the low-carb tortillas....They have 11 carbs each but I use them for breakfast wraps, tortilla mini pizzas, quesadillas, or sandwhich wraps (turkey, ham, tuna...ect). They satisfy my bread cravings. I LOVE bread!! I usually eat 1 a day for whichever meal, then have fish, shrimp, or another protien for another main meal. ALSO--there are these low carb yougurts....called "carb-master" these have 4 carbs each--only avaliable at Kroger--they are SO good and help with sweet cravings. It is the ONLY yougurt I can find here that isn't LOADED up with carbs and sugar

Jez
07-21-2012, 03:04 PM
I recommend cutting grains. That will automatically lessen your options and keep you away from many frankenfoods. Learn to love whole, real foods. Meats, vegetables, low sugar fruits, lots of healthy fats, no processed or vegetable oils.

danigirl906
08-15-2012, 12:02 AM
Dannon just came out with a low carb yogurt. I believe it is 3 NET carbs. Haven't tried it yet, but will let you know when I do.

davematthewsband
08-17-2012, 09:10 AM
Congrats on your journey - you can do this! Using Ketostix is a good daily motivator to me as well as searching for recipe options that my "low fat" friends can't even touch! I also downloaded a carb counting iPhone app that has been the best thing for me and is keeping me honest. I've found I'm averaging closer to 22-24 net carbs/day but still had an 8 lb. loss during week 1. Start getting excited about how that scale is going to begin dropping!!

Bethalina1979
10-01-2012, 04:08 PM
Today is the first day of my low carb diet....I have high hopes for this. I just want to feel comfortable in my own skin!!

ChickieBoom
10-15-2012, 02:15 PM
Today is the first day of my low carb diet....I have high hopes for this. I just want to feel comfortable in my own skin!!

How is it going? I starting doing a very low card diet it June and it's worked really well for me. I'm a bread person so getting rid of the bread has really stopped the physical cravings. When I smell it, I have a hard time but my diet has been going so well that I'm not really tempted to go down that road again.

MarjorieMargarine
10-19-2012, 03:14 PM
My advice would be that if you're going very low carb, take a vitamin supplement and more specifically, a potassium supplement (or switch from regular salt to Morton's Lite Salt that has potassium in it). Hubby and I started very low-carb a while back and after the first week both of us were waking up with terrible, terrible charlie horses in the middle of the night from the potassium deficiency. Just a little bit from the supplement makes all the difference!

RookaWins
10-24-2012, 03:14 PM
I've been doing low calorie for almost two years now..and about 20, maybe 30 pounds more to lose.
I was scarred for life from atkins when i was younger, i went on it with my parents. They did it the wrong way and ate nothing but bacon, fatty meats and cheese. No healthy oils or veggies there.
But i did my research last night, and i realized that atkins is totally not what i thought. It's a perfect diet for me. (like i said, i went on it before. and i know it works.)
I'm starting it next week, once we have more grocery money and this weekend of partying is over. (mom's bday and halloween) lol
I'm pretty excited. :3
No more calorie counting! i can't wait to see how fast the pounds come off.

Michelle125
10-24-2012, 03:45 PM
I'm in the same boat... just started Atkins again this week (on day 4 now). Last time I did it wrong. I ate mostly processed meats and string cheese, and no veggies. Now I'm doing it better... like I can eat an entire bag of romaine lettuce for about 3-4 net carbs. A whole bag! That's a good two salads per day, which is really healthy. Good luck!

Kopuiylopiu
10-25-2012, 02:17 AM
Im starting my low carb diet tomorrow! I'm excited to see how I will handle this tremendous change in my diet. I never realized how many carbs I was consuming until I really sat down yesterday and just went over it. I'm under my 1200 calorie goal, but >60% of my daily intake for the last week has been carbs. I'm excited to change it up!

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