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Old 07-10-2016, 12:18 PM   #31  
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I can't imagine living without vegetables. Or fruit. In fact, my favorite meal of all time is a nice, thick steak, with a TON of broccoli and a salad. Or grilled salmon and spinach. Everything is a lean protein and a TON of veggies. I can eat a pile of pineapple as a dessert or snack on cherries all day. I wonder if she feels just grease logged....that's a LOT of hamburger.
Interesting.
I think I understand what is being said about no fruit & vegs,but I can't live like that, to me it's just asking for constipation. I respect the atkins movement,but unable to follow. My body and mind need veggs, and a occasionally fruit. I deal w/the IBS w/good bacteria,and it seems to work well. Getting off of diet coke several yrs.ago wasn't too hard..although I do have one on a rare occasion. It def wasn't as difficult as giving up smoking. THAT was hard,but so worth it,unless I count the slowed down metabolism that came w/it. Quiting Smoking was one of the best things I ever did for myself,but it was also when the more difficult weight control began.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:53 PM   #32  
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What I found most interesting about zero carb lady blog was when she got off the Splenda. For myself, it seems like I crave sweets when I use the diet sugar products - diet coke etc. I am trying to cut a very long 40 year cord to diet cokes. From saccharine to aspartame to splenda cokes. I have not had a diet coke in a month. It has not been easy. I am not totally off Stevia yet, but I think it will help me with cravings when I am totally off. I am also pre-diabetic and I've always wondered what the body thinks about having sweetness but no actual sugar.
It looks like your doing good. I stopped diet coke (almost) about 1yr.ago..now I have a sm. diet coke about once a month if that. Don't miss it. I do drink a lot of water. Congrats on your efforts, it looks like it's paying off for you.
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It took me gaining a bunch more weight to realize that something is seriously wrong. Not to mention all of the joint pain and exhaustion. This wasn't just from the weight I gained...it had to be something more. Then I discovered LCHF program.

I had to tweak it and adjust it for me because I have IBS thanks to a lot of stress that was in my life. I can't eat a ton of veggies like I wish I could. And I can't eat a ton of fat with each meal. I have approximately 55 grams of fat each day, 50 carbs per day (will lower as I get accustomed to the program) and 115 grams protein daily. I was on it before, but I made a huge mistake by not weaning myself off of carbs. For 4 weeks, my blood sugar constantly dropped and I had to drink salted broth. It was horrible because my blood sugar would drop at the most inconvenient times - like grocery shopping! So this time around, I said I'm going to eat carbs (potatoes, rice) but limit my serving size (1/3 cup once a day, plus 1/2 cup fruit). Sooooo much better. And each week, I will slowly eliminate my carbs.

I went into menopause about 3 years ago. Ever since then I've noticed my weight doesn't come off that quickly and that I have a lot more belly fat. I eventually won't eat any grain and definitely no more starchy carb. The only carb I will keep is fruit - just in small portions once a day.
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Every body is different. For some, super low carb/Atkins/limited veggies works well and they feel healthy. For others that makes them feel ill. I tried Atkins low carb and just felt sick all the time. In fact, if my carbs go much below 60/day I feel awful. I aim for 70-100g even though that is not really LOW carb, it is limited carb. And most of those carbs come from produce. I think each person has to try various carb levels and see how their body responds. Feeling sick for more than a couple of days (while getting off sugar and grains) is not normal, so if you start at a very low carb level and feel ill for weeks, try adding a few more veggies and fruits until you feel well to find your perfect carb intake level.
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:10 PM   #35  
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I eat mostly lean protein, tons of veggies and fruit and consider myself low carb. I don't know where people get the "no veggies" thing....
I am reading "My Zero Carb Life" and don't see where she is NOT eating
veggies. I actually did close to that my first time on Atkins inthe 1980s I
think it was. We were living on a strict budget, one-income, 3 kids and
I ate mostly B:eggs and bacon L:cold cuts, cheese and maybe more eggs and salad and meat for dinner.
I lost the 20 pounds from my third pregnancy and forgot about
low carb. But I did find when I went to Las Vegas with my mom and
sisters, that it was easy to follow and lose weight with all of the buffets.
Yes, I wanted cupcakes and croissants but I also wanted to be thinner than my sisters, lol!

I stopped eating sugar more than a year ago. Well, let me amend that. I
am still a bit confused about net carbs. A Hershey bar has 2 net carbs, I believe, also bottled Cafe Mocha. I don't have them often, but
unless I eat 3 Hersheys, don't see it impact my weight.

I have been trying to do THM-style if I want carbs (2 hours between carbs and no carbs) and that is when I have fruit. I love fruit,
but need to lose 40 pounds and I am stuck.
It is mainly my hubby's fault. He thinks he is supportive, but
he can lose 10 pounds in a weekend and then the next time we are running all day, we stop at Subway or whatever, and I screw up.
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Every body is different. For some, super low carb/Atkins/limited veggies works well and they feel healthy. For others that makes them feel ill. I tried Atkins low carb and just felt sick all the time. In fact, if my carbs go much below 60/day I feel awful. I aim for 70-100g even though that is not really LOW carb, it is limited carb. And most of those carbs come from produce. I think each person has to try various carb levels and see how their body responds. Feeling sick for more than a couple of days (while getting off sugar and grains) is not normal, so if you start at a very low carb level and feel ill for weeks, try adding a few more veggies and fruits until you feel well to find your perfect carb intake level.
That's how I feel! Someone at work called it "Carb Flu." It's feeling ill when going extremely low-carb. She said it lasts a couple of weeks for her, and then she feels okay again. In the past, I haven't been able to keep up the extremely low-carb diet because of how sick I feel, but I'm going to give it another shot (starting today). Maybe I'll get over it in a week or two like she does.
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