Joined March 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
335.0 lb
Lost so far: 14.5 lb

Current Weight
320.5 lb
Performance: losing 0.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
210.0 lb
Still to go: 110.5 lb

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status: Completed
ended: 11 Jul 11
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Counting Carbs or Calories? What works for you?
Whatever works. I have never thought low carb a good plan. But...I need to cut more processed foods. I think, as your improved numbers show, it is processing that is the enemy in our nutrition, not carbs themselves, but those refined high glycemic carbs.
posted 10 Nov 2014, 17:00
Counting Carbs or Calories? What works for you?
Calories. In the end, it's all about In-Out
Plus I eat "anything"...nothing is off the list, but I also meticulously weigh and measure everything, and avoid restaurants that don't publish their nutrition data. Except local places, then I stick to meals it's easy to figure out...simple ingredients.
posted 07 Nov 2014, 23:52
I am a Caf-fiend! I wish I could cut back, but drink 4 cups black every morning. Maybe I'll taper off now that summer is here.

AND YES>>>diet soda will make you hungry. Your taste buds are the body's first indicator that sweets are coming, so even the taste will trigger an insulin release. When carbs are a no-show, blood glucose drops from excess insulin, and hunger follows.

I have been told that caffeine is actually an appetite suppressant, and it is in diet pills, so....
posted 16 Apr 2011, 19:29
Blood sugar questions
Thanks to everyone for all the great input here. And thanks to Hermiones for the pasta recommendation. I don't do Atkins. I feel it is generally unhealthy. I read a few of the "Zone" books and decided balanced was the way to go, although I am not as strict as Sears suggests, butter was not brought to Earth by Satin to temp man. I would recommended that some of you may be interested in reading the short book "A Week in the Zone". Very brief description of some sound nutritional advice. My rule is the rule of thirds...1/3 protein, 1/3 carb, 1/3 veggies...and watch the portions; especially on carbs and not-so-lean proteins, green veggies go to town on. Try to eat the lower-glyc carbs when possible, but don't torture yourself. My balance has been pretty good since I started journaling again, and I have had key lime pie, tacos, and hash brown casserole, so I really just eat a balance and watch portions. Just one slice of pie for me please Smile (especially since it had more calories than the rest of the meal combined!)
posted 16 Apr 2011, 19:20
Blood sugar questions
What is the Pasta. My family runs health food stores, so I can probably get it. (I found Dreamfields causes me significant digestion issues). My thyroid is also an issue...can you send any links you have about low glycs and thyroid? Does the same hold true for men? Thanks.

And to Hoser, like I said, you are fine, just trying to give you an understanding of how and why high glycs and even the minor spikes they cause can be a bad thing for some people, especially those with weight issues or very poor muscle tone. It sounds like you are on top of it and on a good track; but if you can replace some high load carbs with lower load carbs, it might help even the minor spikes, post-meal hunger, and overall weight loss.

Good luck to ALL ! ! !
posted 14 Apr 2011, 11:50
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