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Old Fri, Feb-17-17, 04:39
quaversave quaversave is offline
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Plan: just sugestions
Stats: 197.5/196.9/182 Female 5 foot 1.5 inches
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Hi I decided to cut out basic carbs in my diet 3 weeks ago, (potatoes, rice, bread, pasta, cakes, sweets, chocolate, biscuits) I lost 3lb in the first week, 2lb in the second and I have put 1lb on this week. I think I need some help!!!
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Old Fri, Feb-17-17, 05:27
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Plan: ~25NC/IF
Stats: 342.2/196.5/000 Male 72 inches
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Progress: 43%
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Sounds like you are moving in the right direction. My only suggestions are a) continue doing what you are doing b) do more research and come up with a plan that you can write down (or use one that is written and c) Most importantly, moderate or eliminate expectations, be patient, and RELAX <--- ALL CAPS probbably isn't the way to say it lol

You will do well.
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Old Fri, Feb-17-17, 05:35
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Plan: very low carb real food
Stats: 245/122/135 Female 62
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Progress: 112%
Location: Vermont
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This article might change your perspective.

http://www.tuitnutrition.com/2017/0...ctive.html#more

Instead of saying I gained 1 pound in the third week and then feel defeated, you could say I lost 4 pounds in 3 weeks and then celebrate your success.

Jean
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Old Fri, Feb-17-17, 06:24
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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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You have done well for someone not really following a plan. There is a sticky at the top of Newbie Questions...the #1 suggestion of long term successful members is pick a plan and follow it exactly until you live it everyday...until this healthy way of eating becomes your lifestyle. I'd add to that to pick a healthy goal weight and learn more about diet in general, reading Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes is good. The Atkins diet many use is right here: http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=236482
All the best,

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Old Sat, Feb-18-17, 04:21
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Plan: just sugestions
Stats: 197.5/196.9/182 Female 5 foot 1.5 inches
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thanks for the suggestions, i will plod on for now, anyone have any good recipes??
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Old Sat, Feb-18-17, 06:51
Thejourney Thejourney is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 160/146/125 Female 5'5"
BF:
Progress: 40%
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Hi quaversave, I agree with the others, get on a plan and celebrate the loss you've had so far. As for the recipes, I use this site http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/ and this site https://www.atkins.ca/. I really like the cauliflower mac and cheese on the Atkins site.

I'm not a very creative cook, though, so maybe the others can help you more than I can.
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Old Sat, Feb-18-17, 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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There is a large Recipe section here: http://forum.lowcarber.org/forumdisplay.php?f=2
Deep dish pizza quiche and "crackslaw" is popular.
The recipes on DietDoctor can be filtered by carb level, changed by servings, metric or US measure, top reader favorites, etc.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes

Since you don't want to lose much weight (your stats don't match what you wrote..you can edit if needed at User CP) losing 1 pound per week is a good rate of loss.
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Old Sat, Feb-18-17, 12:24
quaversave quaversave is offline
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Plan: just sugestions
Stats: 197.5/196.9/182 Female 5 foot 1.5 inches
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thanks keep the recipes coming
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Old Sat, Feb-18-17, 13:00
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Plan: Atkins DANDR
Stats: 210/183/160 Female 5'4"
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Progress: 54%
Location: Texas
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The best things to eat on LC are the simplest.
Steak and green beans
eggs and bacon
roasted chicken with a salad and a veggie of choice
All cooked in butter or bacon drippings, of course.

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Old Sat, Feb-18-17, 14:03
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Kristine Kristine is online now
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Plan: Primal
Stats: 165/149/145 Female 5'7"
BF:
Progress: 80%
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
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Hi and welcome. I'm with Meme on sticking with simplicity... unless you have a lot of time on your hands and you love cooking. When I'm laid off work, I'll do more recipe cooking, but during the work week, I stick with easy-to-prepare items like meats from the freezer on the George Foreman grill, microwaveable frozen veggies, or leftover soups/casseroles/chili nuked from the freezer. Rather than focus on recipes, learn to cook your favorite basics well - roasted chicken, steak, eggs, soups. Then, those cooking techniques allow you to improvise when you're in a hurry, don't have much to choose from in your kitchen, or just don't feel like making a recipe.

Re your weight loss: remember, the scale is NOT a fat-meter. It is also not an indicator of whether or not you did well or poorly the day before. Scale weight can vary from day to day by 5 lbs or more even if you aren't trying to lose weight. Take it with a grain of salt.

Best of luck.
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