LOW CARB DIET - REALLY WORKS

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Wanda T

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Posted: 09 Jul 2012, 09:57
I am feeling great and positive. I have lost 16 pounds in 3 weeks. I am so excited about this. I do know that I am on 60 carbs aday and I have not had a problem staying within this set amount. I do notice being a compulsive eater that now all of the cravings have subsided and I really don't have much of an appetite. I do wonder how I will deal with any emotional eating urges that might arise due to stressors. I am hopeful being on this new eating plan that I will just turn to those things that are low in carbs. Good luck to everyone on their journey and keep the faith.
cayo12

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Posted: 09 Jul 2012, 10:14
In the past I've made a list of activities or chores that take about 15 minutes, so that when you do have that urge due to "emotional eating" have a glass of water and then mark one of those things off your list.

What Low Carb plan are you currently on?
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HappyDazee

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Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 13:46
Wanda T wrote:
I am feeling great and positive. I have lost 16 pounds in 3 weeks. I am so excited about this. I do know that I am on 60 carbs aday and I have not had a problem staying within this set amount. I do notice being a compulsive eater that now all of the cravings have subsided and I really don't have much of an appetite. I do wonder how I will deal with any emotional eating urges that might arise due to stressors. I am hopeful being on this new eating plan that I will just turn to those things that are low in carbs. Good luck to everyone on their journey and keep the faith.


Hi ... I'm a recently diagnosed diabetic Type 2 and I've been low carbing for 3 months now - no bread, pasta, rice, cakes, biscuits, sugar etc, eating meat, fish, eggs, veggies. I eat low carb crackers to a maxium of 20g a day, instead of bread. I've only managed to lose about half a stone in that time. I'm interested to know how do you keep your carbs down to 60g a day? What are you NOT eating? Thanks.
PeeFat

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Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 15:32


Do you know about Ezekiel 4:9 bread and other sprouted grain products. Nice low carb option. Low glycemic impact, lot's of fiber and protein.
eKatherine

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Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 21:41
Often compulsive eating is a result of denying yourself something your body needs.
Mom2Boxers

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Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 21:49
If you eliminate all grains, HappyDayzee, keeping your carbs under 50g is very easy to do. Good luck!
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HappyDazee

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Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 01:52
I've been virtually no grain since I was diagnosed in August. I immediately cut out ALL bread, pasta, rice, potatoes and other below the ground veggies, cakes, biscuits and sweets and I really feel much better for it, my asthma and gastric problems have improved a lot.

The only grain I have is in the very few crackers I eat, which are around 3.5 carbs each and I use them to eat with cheese instead of bread. I don't eat them every day by any means. I'm eating protein, veggies and a small amount of fruit. And I'm also on Metformin for my diabetes which many people say helps them to lose weight. I also swim for 2 hours a week. But for me... still no weight loss and I can't for the life of me understand why. Sad
cheesedoff

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Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 02:03
Hi - new to this! Decided to lose some weight following India Knight & Neris Hughes book - it does really work - at least for me it does! haven`t eaten any bread, bix, cakes etc. for 10 weeks. Not an astounding weight loss but I can follow this diet because it allows some alcohol after 2 weeks - vodka & diet tonic, dry wines. Obviously I am v. v. weak willed - but have lost 22 pounds so far and it is slowly still coming off! Re. no weight loss - sorry, but you do have to be paranoid about eating any carbs at all, including crackers!!! But you can eat bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs. salmon etc. etc. so you don`t feel hungry! And - a ray of hope here - I didn`t seem to lose any weight for ages, but my clothes kept becoming looser... bEST OF LUCK!
eKatherine

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Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 05:59
HappyDazee wrote:
I've been virtually no grain since I was diagnosed in August. I immediately cut out ALL bread, pasta, rice, potatoes and other below the ground veggies, cakes, biscuits and sweets and I really feel much better for it, my asthma and gastric problems have improved a lot.

The only grain I have is in the very few crackers I eat, which are around 3.5 carbs each and I use them to eat with cheese instead of bread. I don't eat them every day by any means. I'm eating protein, veggies and a small amount of fruit. And I'm also on Metformin for my diabetes which many people say helps them to lose weight. I also swim for 2 hours a week. But for me... still no weight loss and I can't for the life of me understand why. Sad


I can't see if you are keeping a food journal. If you are not, it is very easy for many people to just increase their calorie intake unconsciously to compensate for the healthy changes they make. You may be one of those people who needs to keep close tabs on both your calories and carb numbers.



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