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  • I'm fairly close to both of you. SW 215 (this time) CW 210 GW 130 Age: 53 (54 next month) Height: 5' 1/2
  • I agree. I lost 50 pounds counting calories and keeping my carbs under 150 a day. I was really hopeful that lowering my carbs to around 20 a day would really jump start my weight loss again but it hasn't. I've lost about 2 pounds in the last 10 days. That's not the big loss I was expecting and I'm not even sure I can…
  • No, not talking about potatoes or other starchy veggies. I can easily consume 40 grams of carbs just by eating onions, peppers, zucchini, spaghetti squash, tomatoes, etc... Looking at the open diaries, it looks like I eat differently than a lot of you. I can't eat just meat, fat and cheese. I have to have other tastes and…
  • Thanks GiGi. I was hoping that being very active would mean that I could eat a few more carbs. I love vegetables and I hate restricting them.
  • Does anyone else do very low carb with lots of exercise? I weight train 3 times a week doing heavy lifting and two days a week I walk about 3 1/2 miles. The other two days I wank too but the mileage varies. I'm feeling fine except for some heart palpitations yesterday. But I don't think I'll be happy long term on a very…
  • Here's my results SW: 204.8 CW: 201.5 Loss: 3.3 pounds
  • I'd like to join! SW - 204 CW - 204 GW - 192 (6%)
  • Hi everyone. I'm starting induction tomorrow so am in the process of reading the New Atkins for a New You book. It says that your protein intake should be .7 - 9 x your body weight. Your protein needs will depend on how much exercise. I weight train 3 days a week so I try and keep my protein at around 120 - 140 grams per…
  • LOVE it! This will make it so much easier to keep track of articles. Yay!
  • I would love to be able to do this. There are a lot of foods I don't really plan to eat again. It would be nice to have a favorites list that you could add foods to as well.
  • Why did you even ask the question if you're weren't interested in the answers? Were you just looking for validation? Okay...here it is. By all means, replace your normal breakfast with this beet juice concoction. Good luck and be sure and let us know how this works out for you. I see a Dr. Oz show in your future. We can…
  • Exactly this. I can do virtually the same thing week after week but one week I'll be up .6 and the next week I'll be down two. It's the overall trend and what works in the long run. Everyone has to tweak their calories until they find what works for them. And then after awhile, you have to tweak it again. It's people's…
  • Um....NO. That's false logic. There's no truth to the notion that your body starts to store fat after being deprived of food for a few hours. That's nonsense. There are several topics here on the starvation mode myth and that's exactly what it is...a myth.
  • My sarcasm meter is working just fine but I couldn't resist responding to the assertion that potatoes are a "carb" or "starch" and therefore not a vegetable. Really? Really?! Below is a list of root vegetables of which the potato is one. But PLEASE...do not fry any of these or they immediately cease to be a vegetable and…
  • Are we really having this discussion again? Are the nine hundred and ninety nine other topics on this same subject not enough? Does anyone know how to search the threads before they post the same question again and again? Excess calories cause you to gain weight. If drinking artificially sweetened drinks somehow make YOU…
  • I'm glad you found the articles helpful. Just for the record, I'm not advocating an 800 calorie diet. If you are morbidly obese and under a doctors supervision, at VLCD can be a life safer if you have an obesity related medical condition. For the vast majority of the population, creating a modest caloric deficit is all…
  • My diary is open and you're welcome to take a look. I don't eat back my exercise calories because they are built in to my calorie goal so it may not look like I'm hitting my macros but I'm usually very close. I would focus on total number of calories, protein, fat, carbs and fiber in roughly that order. Unless you have a…
  • Would you please site your scientific, peer reviewed studies that back up that claim?
  • I don't because they are already factored in. If you do the TDEE method then that number takes into account your exercise. As long as you have correctly estimated the number of calories you burn each day in order to determine your TDEE, then you're already eating your exercise calories. I have a FitBit that estimates the…
  • It's great that you're planning ahead but you know what. Don't stress about the food. It's your high school reunion! Go and have a good time. If you over indulge today, you can make little adjustments over the next few days to compensate. It's not what you eat in one day but more what you over a weeks time that really…
  • My diary is open so you're welcome to look at it and ask me any questions. I'm not perfect but I do try and hit my macros every day. I tried eliminating everything "bad" from my diet when I followed the Jump Start Your Metabolism plan. I went for months and didn't lose anything because eating "clean" without counting…
  • I did read her post She did not gain 2 pounds eating 800 calories a day. Her weight loss may have slowed because her body has adapted to being on a VLC diet but it's not possible to gain weight while in a calorie deficit. Did you read the links I posted? I didn't think so. She is most likely under-counting her calories or…
  • I'm sorry but you can't exercise because you work from home and it rains a lot? I work from home too. I also live in Florida where it's really hot and rains a lot. I walk my dog 3 miles every day, rain or shine. You won't melt. If you really can't bear to get outside then buy a jump rope or an exercise DVD. If you want…
  • I'm going to just start posting these links every time "starvation mode" is mentioned. http://www.aworkoutroutine.com/starvation-mode/ http://www.aworkoutroutine.com/how-to-lose-fat/ You are NOT in starvation mode. You're burning far fewer calories than you think with exercise and most likely consuming more calories then…
  • I think we're talking about two different oatmeal preparations here. A lot of people make a big batch of cooked steel cut oats in their crock pot overnight. It's just a time saver and there are lots of recipes on the internet. This is different from the overnight oatmeal that you eat cold. In this preparation you use…
  • OP, PLEASE take this advice and read the links in this post. There is a lot of crap advice being thrown your way so please read the research that is based in science. Be patient and you will start to lose the weight. If I may add one more link http://www.aworkoutroutine.com/how-to-lose-fat/ Please carefully read all of…
  • Sarasota. Siesta Key beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It's made the top 10 list several times. Stay somewhere in the village and rent bikes so you can ride to the beach, awesome restaurants, fun night life. The Ringling Museum, Selby Gardens...we have a lot of circus history here and lots of great…
  • Will do Sara. Thank you!
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