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Old Tue, Oct-10-17, 02:35
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Plan: Atkins, sort of
Stats: 184/150/140 Female 5'6
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Hi folks,
I have been adding in a few treats - a chocolate ice cream, a small bread roll - here and there while trying to steady the ship and keep portion sizes down. I don't intermittently fast as such but I don't always eat between 20.00 at night and 12.00 next day. I sometimes feel (emotionally) deprived but never hungry. I just ate half a delicious chocolate chip muffin someone brought to work this morning. It was good but actually not as good as I imagined. Nearly every time I eat baked goods I get that feeling, so maybe I shall go back to cutting them out altogether. Weightwise, I'm holding steady just but at about 2 kg over where I'd like to see the top of my weight range. With Christmas coming up, I need to stay on top of things. At least the ice creams will be less tempting in winter!! :-)
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Old Tue, Oct-10-17, 02:54
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 175/156/147 Female 5ft 5ins
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Progress: 68%
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It's a very fine line we tread between not feeling deprived and not overdoing it. Or even worse being taken over by it! I probably eat like you Lulumae! Deprivation, or what feels like it, and the thought of lifetime restriction sets me up for a fall. I hope we all find a way that works for us individually both mentally and weight wise.
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Old Tue, Oct-10-17, 03:45
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Plan: IF
Stats: 210/195/165 Female 66
BF:High wt, 276, 255
Progress: 33%
Location: Michigan U.P., USA
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Very interesting JLx. Many congratulations on your loss, you should be well chuffed with yourself. Glad you have found something that works for you. Hope your liver will also be feeling the benefit.


Thanks. I hope it works in the long run, as that's the point, as I've always regained. And yes, it did work for my liver. Enzymes were well within normal 3 months later.
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Old Fri, Oct-13-17, 02:26
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Plan: Atkins, sort of
Stats: 184/150/140 Female 5'6
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I was so amazed that I managed to lose all that weight (17 kg or so, which was a life changer for me) with low carb and it didn't seem that tough, but once I got close to goal it got very hard. Pounds started to creep back after a couple of years and now I just can't get into that mode again. I am getting a bit fed up of my meals repertoire and more or less alternating meat and fish with some kind of veg. My girls - who live in the house but don't eat with us are both vegetarians, and I'm starting to feel a bit bad about all the poor animals I eat. I miss the pasta dishes that I used to love preparing. My husband joined me on the low carb woe but he's trying to be gluten free as he says it really makes a difference to him. To me, it doesn't seem to make that much difference. There are some types of bread - toasted ciabatta and springy brown bread full of grains - that I love. I have decided to have a slice of buttered toast for breakfast some days, as my gluten free crispbreads are very dull. If I stick with low carb for the rest of the day, maybe that will be doable. It's all about tweaking :-) I haven't tried any pasta for ages but one day I might just have a plate of spaghetti alio olio, to see if it's as good as I remember. I'll make it a special occasion though. I had better stop there or they'll throw me off the forum! Seriously though, I think low carb is a fantastic way to lose weight. For those who can embrace it totally, it's probably a great way to keep it off too. But sometimes it feels a hard row to hoe. :-)
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Old Sat, Oct-14-17, 04:45
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Plan: IF
Stats: 210/195/165 Female 66
BF:High wt, 276, 255
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Location: Michigan U.P., USA
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When I want pasta, I used black bean spaghetti. I've been getting it on Amazon, but it's a lot cheaper on Netrition: https://www.netrition.com/explore_a..._spaghetti.html

Their serving size is large, in my experience, so consider the net carbs to be less. The first time I made it, I weighed it into their serving size and it was about 3 servings. It's extremely filling. To me, the taste is neutral and the texture is good, if you don't overcook it. It is grey, however.

I purchased this pasta recently, but haven't tried it yet: https://www2.netrition.com/thinslim...impastable.html I'm not particularly sensitive to gluten either, but I know if I start eating bread or other wheat products daily, then I will just eat more and more.
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