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Old 05-05-2012, 04:50 AM   #1
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Default I just broke up with carbs, day one starts tomorrow

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!
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:39 PM   #3
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Wishing you luck. I have had a fairly rocky relationship with carbs, too. We broke up a while ago. lol
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:50 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:25 PM   #5
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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!
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:49 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:43 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:05 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:06 PM   #9
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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
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:04 PM   #10
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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.
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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.
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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!!
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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!!
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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.
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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!
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