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Old Mon, Jun-11-18, 04:02
Karencalp Karencalp is offline
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Plan: Just low carb
Stats: 148/141/130 Female 5ft 5
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Hi ya all
I am very new to this site , so hope I am posting in the right bit.
After watching a tv documentary on the truth about carbs, I decided to give it a go, this is my 5th day and all I have done is cut out bread,potatoes,rice and pasta, as of this morning I have lost 7 lbs , that seems a really quick loss.
Any info would be greatly appreciated
Many thanks in advance x
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Old Mon, Jun-11-18, 04:36
SilverEm SilverEm is offline
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Plan: VLC Pastoral
Stats: 137/136/136 Female 67"
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Progress: 100%
Location: Maintenance since 2001
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Hi, Karen. Welcome! Congratulations to you. I think staying off the sweets and starches is a great idea, too.

If you like, have a look in the sub-forums, and Challenges/Buddies sections, and see what appeals to you on this forum. There is quite a range of approaches to Low Carb.

I wish you further happy success!
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Old Mon, Jun-11-18, 04:55
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Plan: No GPS/OMAD (23:1)
Stats: 150/125/120 Female 64 inches
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Hi Karen and welcome. What an amazing start.
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Old Mon, Jun-11-18, 07:17
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Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
Stats: 222/171/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/25.3%/24%
Progress: 96%
Location: NC
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Welcome Karen
Your first post is in the "right bit" and there are so many other bits to explore to help you
I enter the forum through this index page http://forum.lowcarber.org
...you can see the organization of topics and sub-forums. Start reading back through a few pages on the topics of interest. In the media/research..we have that BBC special posted. http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=480472
I personally follow a lower carb diet and would not consider messing around with freezing bread or chilling pasta to make "resistant starch"...like you I would just cut it out completely. But this forum supports many LC programs so look around. It was a good program to inspire folks, esp. someone with diabetes. Dr. Unwin is the best!

Great start! Much of the weight loss in the first week is water...but that is a good thing! here's a thread that explains it. http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=365499

All the best
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Old Mon, Jun-11-18, 07:37
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BillyHW BillyHW is online now
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Plan: Keto + IF
Stats: 260/300/165 Male 5' 6"
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Location: Alberta, Canada
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Originally Posted by Karencalp
Hi ya all
I am very new to this site , so hope I am posting in the right bit.
After watching a tv documentary on the truth about carbs, I decided to give it a go, this is my 5th day and all I have done is cut out bread,potatoes,rice and pasta, as of this morning I have lost 7 lbs , that seems a really quick loss.
Any info would be greatly appreciated
Many thanks in advance x


When you first start a low carb diet you lose a lot of water weight because you are using up your glycogen stores which retain water. The way the body stores glycogen uses up water, so when you get rid of the glycogen you get rid of the water. It's nothing to worry about.
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Old Mon, Jun-11-18, 23:29
Misty Maid Misty Maid is offline
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 200/200/150 Female 5ft 6'
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You sound like you are doing great. Well done.
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Old Tue, Jun-12-18, 14:56
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Plan: LCHF+IF, JERF
Stats: 205/184/169 Female 5'3
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Location: The OC
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Wow, great start! Iím jealous!

Welcome
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Old Tue, Jun-12-18, 16:28
Karencalp Karencalp is offline
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Thank you all xx
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