Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-23-2010, 10:44 PM   #181  
Ilene the Bean
 
Ilene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 11,538

S/C/G: 165/149/140

Height: 5'3"

Default

Claire, I agree that Primal is much easier than calorie counting...
Ilene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2010, 02:52 PM   #182  
Senior Member
 
wendyland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 512

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SusanB View Post
Good morning!

I've got a nice lunch for you ...

Crumbled up fried ground beef, sour cream, grated cheese and salsa. We loved it and will have it again. We could have done that over lettuces, I suppose but I didn't have any. Taco salad?
I could eat taco salad almost everyday. It's one of my favorites and so easy.
wendyland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2010, 02:56 PM   #183  
Senior Member
 
wendyland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 512

Default

I'm doing halfway good on primal. I just had an intense project at work, so I've been working night and day. I finally have a breather. And we're in the process of buying a weekend cabin. I can't wait to have a refuge in the country.

I can't believe I'm not craving chocolate or sweets anymore. I haven't even touched my dark chocolate in over a week. I'm still eating a little sugar, but it's mainly in my tea and I've gone way done. I can barely gag things that are too sweet.

I've lost a little bit. Maybe 6 or 7 lbs. It's slow, but that's fine.
wendyland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2010, 04:58 PM   #184  
Senior Member
 
katerina11's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: with the ocotillos
Posts: 319

S/C/G: 302/217/181

Height: 5'7"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ilene View Post
Claire, I agree that Primal is much easier than calorie counting...
You said it!

It's easier not to count and it's easier not to overeat if you eat primal (or primal-ish. I use dairy more than I should).

This is the only way of eating that for me has ever seemed sustainable while losing weight.

That said, I am not eating all that well. Take today, I've had ice tea with fake sweetener, cashews, feta cheese and some green olives. I am too exhausted to cook, and refuse to buy fast food, so I've been picking at stuff. Hopefully my husband will come home and feel sorry for me and cook.
katerina11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2010, 07:13 PM   #185  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ontario's West Coast
Posts: 13,969

S/C/G: 165/147/128

Height: 5'3"

Default

Picking is one of the reasons I like eating primally. A pepperette, a chunk of cheese ... which I don't have to meaure or weigh ... I'm surprised how often I'm not hungry enough to bother with anything more.

Yesterday, I picked some greens while I was in the garden checking things. I tossed them in a pot to cook down. We never had it for a meal. I just picked away at it.
srmb60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 12:49 AM   #186  
Senior Member
 
walking2lose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,488

S/C/G: 158/142/at or below 135 lbs.

Height: 5'5"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wendyland View Post
I could eat taco salad almost everyday. It's one of my favorites and so easy.
That does sound good, Susan. We made meatza tonight for first time with ground venison. It was delicious! Thanks for the inspiration!
walking2lose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 09:57 AM   #187  
Senior Member
 
tymaboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Willow Spring, NC
Posts: 383

S/C/G: 180/178/150

Height: 5'2

Default

Good morning. Havent posted here for a few days, I've been sick. I have lost a lb due to it (wish it was more) I just hope that lb will stay off now that I am eating again. Is Primal easier then low carb? I am thinking of trying something different but there are so many different diets that I just dont know. I dont like having to count calories or anything.
tymaboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 10:18 AM   #188  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ontario's West Coast
Posts: 13,969

S/C/G: 165/147/128

Height: 5'3"

Default

For many years, I've been scratching my head about low carb. What's normal carb? Do most of eat high carb? If I don't know what's mid carb, can I be low carb????

By default, if I eat no grain and no sugar, my carbs are lower.

Tymaboy? Are you finding low carb difficult? How so?
srmb60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 10:18 AM   #189  
Ilene the Bean
 
Ilene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 11,538

S/C/G: 165/149/140

Height: 5'3"

Default

Tyma -- I really like Primal because of not having to count calories, but I still do count calories, but now I count carbs too... I`m anal like that ...

Something funny happened this morning... I made my 2 egg omellette with red peppers, a sprinkle of cheese, started eating it, got distracted, came back to the table, looked at my plate and I was stuffed after only eating a quarter of it... This is another good thing about primal, I am definitely not as hungry as before, 've never looked at a plate of food partially eaten and thought I was full...
Ilene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 10:20 AM   #190  
Ilene the Bean
 
Ilene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 11,538

S/C/G: 165/149/140

Height: 5'3"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SusanB View Post
For many years, I've been scratching my head about low carb. What's normal carb? Do most of eat high carb? If I don't know what's mid carb, can I be low carb????

By default, if I eat no grain and no sugar, my carbs are lower.

Tymaboy? Are you finding low carb difficult? How so?
Hi Susan, we posted at the same time .... I agree that by default no grains and sugar = lower carbs along with a more satiated feeling...
Ilene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 10:31 AM   #191  
Senior Member
 
CJZee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,338

S/C/G: 287/224/149

Height: 5' 5"

Default

Hi everyone! I have finally arrived at my destination. I'm pretty happy my weight has stayed the same since leaving home.

Now I've got to kick it into higher gear ... I'm going to a wedding overseas in 6 weeks and I will be in Onederland!
CJZee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 10:52 AM   #192  
Senior Member
 
tymaboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Willow Spring, NC
Posts: 383

S/C/G: 180/178/150

Height: 5'2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SusanB View Post
For many years, I've been scratching my head about low carb. What's normal carb? Do most of eat high carb? If I don't know what's mid carb, can I be low carb????

By default, if I eat no grain and no sugar, my carbs are lower.

Tymaboy? Are you finding low carb difficult? How so?
Before going back to low carb pretty much everything we ate was carbs. Lots of pasta, potatoes etc. Its very easy to eat alot of carbs. The 1st week of going low carb this time around was very hard, I really think I was was having with draw symptoms. Before starting the diet I tried to be careful as to how much sweets I ate ( hard to do when the rest of the family doesnt really care) I have been really paying attention to the labels & it seems like everything that I would like is high in carbs, even though I dont think it would be that bad for me. I feel that I need to find something that I can enjoy more without having to pay attention so much to the amount of carbs & not count calories. I also need to get off my butt & go work out.
tymaboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 11:03 AM   #193  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ontario's West Coast
Posts: 13,969

S/C/G: 165/147/128

Height: 5'3"

Default

Feeding a family does add a twist, I think. Do you make one-dish dinners or meat and potato type meals?
srmb60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 11:48 AM   #194  
Ilene the Bean
 
Ilene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 11,538

S/C/G: 165/149/140

Height: 5'3"

Default

Tyma -- I have a family of 4 adults living at home... They all eat lots of carbs, It IS very very hard, but I guess I'm stuborn and I don't eat their carbs or sugars anymore. It does get easier with time...

Susan, brings up a good point, I always make meat and potato type meals with a vegetable. Since eating Primal I now make 2 different vegetables, a BAS salad and another veggie most often a grilled in the oven veggie... I make a carb for them, eg: rice, pasta, potato etc...... I fill my plate with meat and two different veggies, no carb. Well, lo and behold the last few times I've made a carb, rice or pasta, they barely touched it, I had to throw it out a few days later. So now they are eating mostly the 2 veggies I make... My family does not know I am doing low carb, no one does... I don't mention it because I don't want to answer to all the blah, blah, blah good or bad of low carb eating... All I know about low carbing is that I feel better, no more bloat, gas, etc......
Ilene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 12:33 PM   #195  
Senior Member
 
walking2lose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,488

S/C/G: 158/142/at or below 135 lbs.

Height: 5'5"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ilene View Post
Tyma -- . All I know about low carbing is that I feel better, no more bloat, gas, etc......
ME TOO!

Down to 146 this morning!
walking2lose is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:10 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.