Start Weight:(15 Jul 12) 179.0 lb
Current Weight:(02 Dec 14) 154.0 lb
Goal Weight:135.0 lb
following: LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet
performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Welcome to myFS. I am fairly new here and very good at losing weight- if I do say so myself.

I am even more proficient at gaining it back.

Having mastered my prediabetic blood sugar to within two points of normal, I decided 2011 was the year I would conquer my high-ish cholesterol by becoming a fat free vegan! All the healthy hipster blogs said you could get your cholesterol down in 3 weeks but I committed to three months because I am an over-achiever and my doctor would be so impressed with my healthy lifestyle choices. Surely this was the solution to EVERYTHING.

Three months of veggies and whole grains later, I had lost eight pounds, was having kidney discomfort and an assortment of sinus and other infections elsewhere. My cholesterol was up 30 points, my blood pressure was high and my blood sugar went up to the highest it has ever been. If you are a fat-free vegan I mean no offense but ... YIKES!

Since May, doing low carb and lots of walking,I've lost twenty pounds and my blood pressure is within normal range. It is sort of helping my blood sugar when I stick with Atkins' Induction's 20g carbs but I know many fat secrets to wreck any diet (chocolate) so some days are better than others.

Love FS and keeping a food diary really helps (and yes, I did actually eat 5690 calories on September 2. It was not a good day.)

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are doing well. Let me know if you have any secrets that might help.

Best regards,


FatSecret member since: 20 Aug 11

aurora3354's Weight History

aurora3354's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose 20 lbs. with the Atkins diet!!
status: Completed
ended: 28 Nov 11
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aurora3354's Cookbook

cals: 315kcal | fat: 28.27g | carbs: 4.72g | prot: 11.25g
Cheesecake Pancakes
An excellent low carb substitute for pancakes.
cals: 242kcal | fat: 17.18g | carbs: 2.03g | prot: 18.97g
You won't miss the bread crumbs in these tasty meatballs.
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Diet Pop...Your Opinion, Please!!!
I think I do better weight loss-wise without them. I weaned myself off of them over a couple months. Now drink water and herbal ice tea with a little stevia in it. I'm not sure that stevia is any better metabolically but at least it is not a processed chemical.
posted 14 Jul 2013, 19:47
LCHF (Low-Carb/High-Fat) ROCKS!!!!!!
The LCHF doctors I've read say that the standard Drs office LDL test is meaningless. They say that LDL particle size is what is important, small LDL particle size is damaging, large LDL particle size is not damaging. Consistant LCHF eaters often have large (non-damaging) LDL particles but on a standard Drs office test their LDL will read high. While there are tests that evaluate particle size, most Drs do not know about them or do them.
posted 29 Mar 2013, 17:41
Hi dawn. I found the single most important step to learn to control my binges is to log ALL food every day no matter how bad my eating is. I learned so much by seeing a log of my binge days, one day I ate over 5000 calories! If you keep it up you will learn to make better food choices, it really works. Also, I find a very low carb diet concentrated on moderate protein and high healthy fat helps me enormously with food cravings (there are lots of such diets, Atkins being one.) Good luck.
posted 13 Sep 2012, 10:07
Do you guys think that my diet is healthy?
paperiniko said it all
posted 22 Aug 2012, 14:21
Leg cramps!
try drinking a cup or two of broth/boullion (for the salt) plus potassium and magnesium sups. it works for me.
posted 17 Aug 2012, 18:30
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