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  • So, my understanding of the Banting diet is that it is nearly the same as keto. Which means that you are eating a low-carb, high-fat diet. You are definitely undereating calorie wise and do not want to do that on a continual basis, because it will mess with your metabolism negatively. I do keto, so below is an example of…
  • I'd like to add that if you have difficulty sticking with eating healthy foods, the struggle might not be entirely in your head. Sugar can actually be highly addictive for some people, for instance. And if you have been eating junk food for a while, your body can actually crave those unhealthy fats and sugars. Processed…
  • You have to want it for it to work. Your boyfriend (or other people) bugging you about it may make you even subconsciously dig in and resist. See if something like that is holding you back. Change things gradually. For instance, try cutting out soda for a couple of weeks. Once you have conquered that, add another change,…
  • 10 lbs a month as an overall average is tough but definitely doable. I would advise you to measure your body before you get too far into it. Because even on weeks you don't lose weight, it is entirely possible you will still lose inches. Doing measurements will help keep you from getting discouraged when you see…
  • When you go see the doctor, have them check not only for vitamin deficiencies but his/her thyroid. Also, have the doctor check for diabetes, just to be on the safe side. There are many things you can do to help your child food-wise. Yes, as others have said, peanut butter and whole milk can help. If your child has problems…
  • 50 lbs down and still going. Horrible photos, but, ya know... I am never going back there! January 2018 and this morning.
  • This is exactly what I told someone asking the same question in another thread today - don't go only by what the scale says. Take your body measurements. It will save you a lot of frustration. Also, don't eliminate all the fat from your diet. Many people go overboard with this when they start a diet and then give up…
  • Don't go only by what the scale says. Take your body measurements. It will save you a lot of frustration. Also, don't eliminate all the fat from your diet. Many people go overboard with this when they start a diet and then give up because they are hungry all the time. Healthy fats are a good thing, the body does need it to…
  • There is not really a one size fits all approach to healthy eating. A lot of people do really well on keto/low carb diets, but some don't. I am one of those people who do well. Started easing into things in March, and am now doing full on keto. I'm down almost 50 lbs. Feel fantastic, sleep better, no bloat, and have not…
  • I have a dress that has been sitting in my closet - brand new. Never worn because I couldn't zipper it. Not just a little snug. I mean there was like a 3-inch wide gap! Tried the dress on last night to gauge my progress, and it fully zipped up! Tight, but zipped! Dragon dress officially slayed! :-D
  • My birthday was earlier this week, so the other day I had a cheeseburger to celebrate. My daughter and I also made a pan of brownies. My NSVs related to this are many - I didn't have fries with the burger, the pan of brownies has lasted several days, and I still have not gone over my calories at all this week! :-)
  • Last night, I went through my closet for the second time in two months and gathered yet another pile of clothes to donate because they are too big on me. Also, today I am comfortably wearing a pair of work pants I couldn't even squeeze into back in March. So I am feeling pretty good today! :-)
  • I absolutely LOVE Coke floats with chocolate ice cream. Cherry Coke is good with vanilla, though. :-)
  • About two years ago I bought a couple of pairs of pants for work. Brought them home, tried them on, and they didn't fit. They finally fit yesterday. So I have some "brand new" pants to wear to work now. :-)
  • * That when you lose weight, your eyes actually look bigger. * Losing weight helps you sleep better, but the extra energy you get may make actually falling asleep harder! * For a long time, people you see every day might not notice your weight loss. Don't let lack of compliments/comments derail you! * Buying new shoes is…
  • Americans do have cheese fries with gravy. In the northern US, it's with mozzarella cheese. But in the southern US, they're called disco fries and made with orange cheese sauce (like Cheez Whiz) and gravy. Personally, I much prefer the mozzarella version.
  • When I was a kid, the only way my mom could get me to eat spinach was to make it with a meal that included brown gravy. I still like to eat spinach this way sometimes, and non-family members look at me like I have two heads!
  • I make a dipping sauce out of mayo, spicy brown mustard, lemon juice, and hot sauce. I usually use it for meats or fish. But it's really super yummy for dipping raw carrots and broccoli into! I hate barbecue sauce, but love barbecue flavored potato chips. Love tomatoes, but hate ketchup with a passion. I also like to…
  • I had a friend in high school who used to dip her pizza in French dressing.
  • The fries thing is actually not so weird. :-) Many people who eat at Wendy's dip their fries in their Frosties. My husband used to think it was strange that I love to eat leftover Chinese food for breakfast. Now he does it too. We fight over who gets the last of the lo mein. LOL! When I was a kid, I used to hate cold foods…
  • I can't tell you about worldwide population, but according to the CDC, 8-10% of women in America have PCOS, 9.4% of the U.S. population (male and female) have diabetes, and 84.1 million people have prediabetes.
  • No, they are not evil at all. However 50% is quite high if you have PCOS or another medical issue related to insulin resistance.
  • Just to be clear - 1) I am NOT bashing carbs, or those who choose to eat them. 2) I DO believe in CICO for weight loss. How you get to that calorie deficit is up to you, and tweaking your diet to achieve that is fine, in my opinion. 3) I AGREE that there are people who are misinformed about keto, or erroneously think of it…
  • Granted, Wikipedia is not Gospel, but the following is quoted from there. I may be mistaken about what I said regarding "whole grains", but SAD carbs are really quite high. "The typical American diet is about 50% carbohydrate, 15% protein, and 35% fat.[7] These macronutrient intakes fall within the Acceptable Macronutrient…
  • If you want to talk about a crazy "diet", women in Victorian times used to swallow tapeworms in order to lose weight! :-) Also, there was a thing going around in the late 1970s - early 80s when supermodels would swallow cotton balls, thinking that the fibers swelled in the stomach and reduced their appetites.
  • The keto diet is really not a new thing. It was started back in the 1920s by the medical community as a treatment for epilepsy. Later, Dr. Atkins used the principles of it to form the first stage of his Atkins diet, which he came out with in the 1970s. People have searched for the "perfect" diet nearly as long as obesity…
  • My family eats this every Christmas Eve. :-) You can also add finely chopped walnuts or black olives to it. I do the rotisserie chicken quite often. Put the chicken over a green salad, make chicken salad with it, or sandwiches. Or avocado toast is yummy and filling, too. Also, now that it's summer, tomato slices stacked…
  • What do you eat for lunch and dinner? There's no law that says you can't have leftovers for breakfast. You can make quinoa like oatmeal - cooked in water or coconut milk or rice milk with cinnamon. Protein shakes. Even sandwiches or soups will do, if you have favorite ones.
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