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Old 03-17-2015, 11:38 AM   #1  
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im going to start april 1st for a whole month.my weight has settled at 129 and i would feel much better at 120 or lower.im going to see what happens after a month.
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That sounds like Phase 1 of South Beach; I tend to lose about 7-10 lbs avoiding carbs and sugars for two weeks, so good luck!
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im going to start april 1st for a whole month.my weight has settled at 129 and i would feel much better at 120 or lower.im going to see what happens after a month.
Congrats on reaching all those goals! You are one determined woman. And I have no doubt you will do well with this one.

I noticed your "waist ratio" ticker. Would you mind sharing what that's all about? I'm not sure what a good one would be.
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Congrats on reaching all those goals! You are one determined woman. And I have no doubt you will do well with this one.

I noticed your "waist ratio" ticker. Would you mind sharing what that's all about? I'm not sure what a good one would be.
according to my waist to height and waist to hip circumfrence i am obese and should be around 26inches and i am currently 31inches

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according to my waist to height and waist to hip circumfrence i am obese and should be around 26inches and i am currently 31inches
Your BMI says you're well inside the healthy range. I don't dare measure my waist right now, as I'm in the middle of an up day, and I have been taking FULL advantage - and my waist shows it!
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How does one cut out sugar? I don't add it to anything and ive never seen like sugar free entrees
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My understanding of cutting out sugar is that you start with the obvious -- sugar in coffee, tea, or other drinks, checking your processed food for added sugar (for example, some peanut butters have sugar in them, some don't). For things like dinner food, you need to be aware of what sort of things might have sugar snuck in -- the first thing that comes to mind is that lots of jarred tomato sauces have added sugar. Other culprits -- flavored yogurt, things like granola bars that people think are healthy but are really loaded with sugar.

If you're eating entrees like meat, fish, and vegetables, you won't have to worry.

Not sure if you're planning on cutting out or cutting down on fruit. I know grapes are very sugary and have little valuable fiber to offset it, while berries I believe are better for people minimizing carbs?

When you say you are cutting out bread, are you also cutting out processed carbs like cereal, crackers, etc? I think of them as all in the same boat (and most have sugar).
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Cutting sugar is mainly what thesame7lbs described. I avoid the obvious sugar culprits such as sugar in coffee, ice cream, chocolate, cookies. When I do have sugars I try to choose fruits like berries, apples and bananas over grapes and watermelon and pair those fruits with items like natural peanut butter because the fat in peanut butter can slow down the body's way of processing the natural fruit sugars.

A trick on the tomato sauce- if you make your own, shred in some carrots instead of putting in sugar. Also, if you really love baking, most cookie recipes can have half the amount of sugar and it doesn't affect the taste. I make chocolate chip cookies with about 1/3 c white and brown sugar instead of 3/4 c of each.

Also, if you're avoiding breads and pasta, you should switch out white potatoes for sweet potatoes, or avoid both as well.
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i dont eat cereal or crackers so im good there my only thing is my new go to breakfast is frozen organic waffles with real maple syrup.it seems you only use a little and the fact that its real maple and not crap offsets the sugar
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Surprisingly, even some canned vegetables have added sugar! Labels are your best friend when try to get rid of that white devil, sugar.
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i dont eat cereal or crackers so im good there my only thing is my new go to breakfast is frozen organic waffles with real maple syrup.it seems you only use a little and the fact that its real maple and not crap offsets the sugar
For the most part, sugar is sugar. Maple syrup is sugar. There is sugar in the waffles, too.

Also, if you're avoiding pasta, wouldn't you avoid other processed grains, like... waffles?
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