Joined April 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
187.8 lb
Lost so far: 20.8 lb

Current Weight
167.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 37.0 lb
I have been struggling with my weight for the past 4.5 years. It was like someone suddenly turned on a fat switch in my body and no matter what plan I followed my weight kept ticking upward. Before this happened I was happily following a low carb lifestyle and enjoying good health and a stable weight. When getting back to strictly following Atkins didn't work I tried Fat Flush, Flat Belly, South Beach, low fat, and Weight Watchers. I experienced some success with WW and was able to get my weight down from a high of 192. I had been taking kelp to supplement my thyroid function but stopped taking it because my T4 went a bit high. After that WW stopped working too. I am SO tired of this being an issue that no doctor has been able to help me with, not even an endocrinologist. I have found a new doctor who has identified a number of issues. I am being treated and hopefully will be seeing light at the end of the dark, dark tunnel.

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cals: 74kcal | fat: 4.97g | carbs: 0.39g | prot: 6.29g
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Questions to all other low-carb dieters...
I am hooked on the recipies of Dana Carpender. She is a "low carb for life" advocate and has a web site where she writes a blog. In one of her blog posts she mentions a conversation that she had with a nutritionist. The nutritionist said that any diet that restricts an entire food group is a fad diet. She apparently felt quite strongly about this statement. Dana posed the question to her "what about vegetarianism? Is that a fad?" The nutritionist was taken aback and replied that she had never looked at it that way. Vegetarianism is much more accepted than low carb is, which I think is wrong. Those of us who are low carb lifers just need to "march to our own drummer" and do what makes our bodies feel good.
posted 01 May 2008, 10:55
Need Energy
1. Make sure that you are taking a good multi-vitiamin.
2. Make sure that you are eating enough.
3. Exercise (at least a little).
4. If all else fails, have some coffee. I add 1 T of heavy cream and 1 packet of SteviaPlus so that it only adds 1 carb to may daily total.

You may experience several days (2-5) of low energy when starting this plan. This happens because your body is "addicted" to the bad carbs. If it gets too bad, bump your carb intake up to 25 grams and see if that helps. If that makes you feel better stay there for a few days and then try and go back down to 20. One final thing...make sure that you are getting enough sleep, it really can make a huge difference when you are making a big change like this.
posted 26 Feb 2008, 16:45
Beginner in need
Take the advice to eliminate all "bad" food items from your home. If you have a family it won't hurt them to lower their carb intake a bit. Not eating things full of sugar and white flour will benefit their health as well. You have to view this like a junkie getting off their drug of choice. Amazingly, once you stop eating that stuff the cravings disappear. Good luck to you, you CAN do this.
posted 13 Feb 2008, 14:39
Fast Food Carb Counts
Beware of the Subway wraps. They used to have a low carb wrap but it is now high carb. I emailed the company to complain and they were less than sympathetic. I've heard that some Subways may still have the low carb version but I don't know if that is true. I guess that you have to ask about it, but then I'm not sure I would trust the workers to know for sure.

The Quizno's black and blue salad is pretty low carb if you order it without the flatbread and dressing (6 net carbs). Add a dressing that is low carb and you're good to go!
posted 08 Feb 2008, 14:20
Just joined - all support Welcome!
I have found that the majority of the nay sayers have never read the book or attempted to gain a real knowledge of the Atkins plan. If ever you are in doubt about the correct diet to eat, I recommend that you read "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes. I have only read the first three chapters so far and it is quite eye opening. Welcome to the site and I hope that you do well on Atkins again.Very Happy
posted 06 Feb 2008, 12:23
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