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Old Mon, Feb-19-18, 08:08
Bonnie OFS Bonnie OFS is offline
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Plan: Dr. Bernstein
Stats: 188/160/135 Female 5 ft 4 inches
Progress: 53%
Location: NE WA

Originally Posted by Grav
The use of the word "can't" implies an absolute impossibility. As much as I feel Ken's point is valid in that there are various reasons why people may find it difficult to get the results they're looking for with LCHF, WereBear and the rest of us who continue to hang around after reaching their goals are proof that it is still possible nonetheless.

To quote Lou Reed: "Impossible does not mean difficult. Difficult is getting a Nobel Prize; impossible is eating the sun."

I'm feeling contrary this morning. If someone were to tell me I "can't" stay on lchf, I'd be giving them the stink eye & saying, "Who's going to stop me?"

My husband is a Greek & Latin teacher & he translated the saying on my coffee cup - Never Give Up/Never Surrender into Greek . He told me that another way to translate the Greek is, "I am not betraying myself." So apt!
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Old Fri, Feb-23-18, 05:02
64dodger 64dodger is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 251/218.2/200 Male 76 inches
Progress: 64%

When is the healthcare community going to accept what is true and provable instead of following a political agenda.
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Old Fri, Feb-23-18, 08:16
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bkloots bkloots is offline
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Plan: Atkins/LCHF
Stats: 195/162/150 Female 63in
Progress: 73%
Location: Kansas City, MO

Discussions like this on the forum always delight me, because they bring out the "old-timers"--people who are knowledgeable and successful with various forms of the LC way of life. In fact, hanging out here is one of my chief strategies for holding myself accountable and finding positive reinforcement when the going gets tough. Two warning signs of the Weight Creep I've found absolutely reliable: not stepping on the scales, and not visiting

All diet articles focus on weight loss: which "diet" works and which doesn't. That's the "clickbait" headline. Most of us here know that ALL diets work for weight loss, as long as a person stays on the diet. So the accusation of diet-for-weight-loss articles against almost every diet that "people can't stay on it" is probably accurate. Low-fat/low-calorie is probably one of the worst for adherence.

As to which diet produces the healthiest outcome for an individual? You have to read a lot deeper than the clickbait. In fact, you might have to know a lot more than your primary care provider, let alone the dietitian at your local community college, about your own physiology, health history, daily habits, and addictions.

In short, serious weight loss and beyond that, lifelong weight and health maintenance, are not quick-and-easy. We know that here. And as Khrussva points out, legions of visitors to this site have tried and given up because of their unrealistic expectations.

I'm happy to kick in a little money so that this site (and Diet Doctor) can continue to offer a civilized, rational, and FREE resource for those of us who keep on keeping on.
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Old Fri, Feb-23-18, 13:09
Grav Grav is offline
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Stats: 302/187/190 Male 175cm
Progress: 103%
Location: New Zealand

Originally Posted by 64dodger
When is the healthcare community going to accept what is true and provable instead of following a political agenda.

Hopefully soon.
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