Start Weight:(07 Sep 14) 198.0 lb
Current Weight:(07 Sep 14) 198.0 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: Lacto-Ovo-Pesce-Vegetarian Diet
performance: gaining 2.6 lb a week

I am 37, met my dear husband 18 years ago and we have two teenagers. I am a severe workaholic and night owl. I enjoy drawing and music, solitude, coffee, chess, concerts, dancing, traveling, and business.

I have gained and lost the same 20-30 lbs for as long as I can remember. I recently got back into Atkins. It is the only WOE that works best for me. (I have tried almost everything.) My biggest challenge is to NOT GET BORED. I will work my hardest to keep things interesting and not feel deprived.

FatSecret member since: 29 Aug 09

RedHolly's Weight History

RedHolly's Latest Member Challenges

  loose 25 Pounds in 3 Months
status: Completed
ended: 12 May 14
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  Lose 10 Pounds in May
status: Completed
ended: 05 Jun 13
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RedHolly's Buddies

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RedHolly's Latest Photos

My rescued 90 lb. mutt named Moose. He is such a great dog.
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My female hound/pit mix named Casey with her new bone :)
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RedHolly's Cookbook

cals: 99kcal | fat: 2.42g | carbs: 16.96g | prot: 2.62g
Pumpkin Pancakes
For a special treat, these light and fluffy pancakes will impress.
cals: 345kcal | fat: 21.13g | carbs: 2.66g | prot: 34.91g
Mexican Meatloaf
A tasty low carb Mexican flavored meatloaf.
cals: 87kcal | fat: 5.68g | carbs: 1.05g | prot: 7.36g
Mini Egg Sausage Quiches
A dozen of the tastiest breakfast muffins you could imagine.
cals: 422kcal | fat: 40.45g | carbs: 4.99g | prot: 8.76g
Cheesecake for One
A favorite super quick cheesecake that is perfect for dessert.
cals: 47kcal | fat: 3.36g | carbs: 0.69g | prot: 3.24g
Angeled Eggs
A mayonnaise free version of deviled eggs.
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RedHolly's Latest Posts

Gained back all 20 lbs I had lost on Atkins! NOW WHAT?
CoachKerri - Don't get discouraged. You are in the right place (FatSecret) but some threads tend to get polluted, such as this one. My best advice to you as a newbie to this website is to 1) establish great buddies with similar goals and perspectives, 2) track your intake and exercise in your daily calendar, and 3) if you choose to use message boards, don't take things too personal. Some people tend to enjoy causing conflicts or insulting others. Don't read too far into it. 99% of the folks on FS are wonderful.
posted 09 May 2013, 14:28
HELP!!!! weightloss
Nice to meet you Summervijx. Congrats on your diet success so far! You're doing awesome. Smile I am interested in trying your Keto Burger.
posted 06 May 2013, 23:55
HELP!!!! weightloss
Spacey47 wrote:
Dear cranky low carbers
try reading the Scientific and Rational Thread I think you will find that many people do bother with my approach and are interested in RATIONAL debate.

You expect us to read your "scientific and rational thread" as if we are irrational. Personally, I have a hard enough time reading anything you write here, no less waste a moment of my life reading any of "your approach" elsewhere.

People are looking for helpful advice from others following similar journeys (in this case, Atkins), and not to be criticized. I have been witness to your bashing people in this and other threads. You are a self-proclaimed rational thinker with "many followers" elsewhere, but yet you stereo-type all low-carbers as "cranky". Where is the science or logic behind that statement? Even if you did have any "rational" advice to share, you have lost your credibility by being offensive.

I just wanted to speak on behalf of my fellow low-carbers and buddies here, who you claim are cranky and irrational. This will be the last I waste any of my time on you. Hopefully others will follow me in THIS rational decision.
posted 06 May 2013, 22:08
HELP!!!! weightloss
posted 02 May 2013, 08:17
HELP!!!! weightloss
The Science Behind Atkins

Metabolism is the process that converts food into either energy or your body’s building blocks. Eating the right foods can increase your body’s metabolism, particularly how it handles fat. When you eat fewer carb foods—relying mostly on vegetables rich in fiber—your body switches to burning fat (including your own body fat) instead of carbs as its primary fuel source.

When you digest foods high in carbs, they convert to glucose (sugar), which your bloodstream transports throughout your body. A rise in blood glucose level triggers the release of the hormone insulin, which moderates your glucose level. (For more information, see The Role of Insulin in Managing Blood Sugar.) So carb intake is largely responsible for blood sugar fluctuations. Food need not taste sweet—think mashed potatoes and white bread—to convert rapidly to glucose.

Because your body can store no more than half a day’s energy supply of glucose—unlike our ability to store almost limitless amounts of fat—it makes sense that we burn as much carbohydrate as we can as soon as it’s digested and absorbed. After each carb-heavy meal or snack, your body stops burning off fat as your insulin level escalates to deal with the rising tide of blood sugar. Fat calories are always pushed to the back of the line—where more than likely they’re stored. That’s why insulin is called the “fat hormone.” As long as your body keeps turning glucose into fat, you’re doomed to being heavy.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. That’s why cutting your carb intake and eating mostly whole food carbohydrates is the core premise of the Atkins Diet.

By changing the balance of carbs, fats and protein in your diet, you boost your energy level and keep it on an even keel. When you eat foods composed primarily of protein, fat and fiber, your body produces far less insulin. And when the carbs you do eat are in the form of high-fiber whole foods, which convert to glucose relatively slowly, your blood sugar level holds steady, along with your energy level. You don’t crave a fast-fix energy booster in the form of sugary, starchy food. And you’re less hungry at meals.

This perfectly normal process of burning primarily fat for energy has a welcome side effect: weight loss.

There’s nothing strange or risky about a primarily fat metabolism. In fact, fat is your body’s back-up energy source. The ability to carry a “fanny pack” of energy in the form of fat actually helped our distant ancestors survive in times of famine and when hunters returned home empty handed.

Just to be clear, eating fats doesn’t make you fat as long as you give your body permission to burn them.

Place the blame where it belongs: overeating and overreacting to carbs. And herein lies the not-so-secret secret of the Atkins Diet and the key to weight loss—and later weight maintenance—without cravings or undue hunger.
posted 01 May 2013, 12:43
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I have stopped eating land animals, i.e. chicken, beef, pork, etc. but continue to eat eggs, milk, and seafood products. I am doing this for ethical r ...

13 March 2014

Need to go to the grocery store. I am surrounded by carbs.
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