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Old Sat, Jul-23-05, 11:44
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Plan: LC/GF/IF
Stats: 237.0/217.6/174.6 Female 5 ft 10 in
BF:42%.
Progress: 31%
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I love ethnic food so if you post some of your recipes, that would be great.
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Old Wed, Jul-27-05, 06:17
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 187/177/154 Female 5ft 6in
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Location: Calcutta, India
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Hi,
Not at all, I dont think you're nosey.
Well in India, there aren't very many LCers....in fact I haven't come across ANY! (Except for me ofcourse!!) The diet scene in this country is skewed towards lo fat not lo carb. Well, us enlightened ones (Ha ha!!) hog the cheeses, tandoori stuff, veggies etc and "TRY " to avoid the rice and other carby cereals. How're you doing? do keep in touch
With greetings from from India
Anu
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Old Wed, Jul-27-05, 21:40
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 135/127/123 Female 5'5-1/2"
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Progress: 67%
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Thanks for the info. I am so glad to know that tandoori is on the approved list, as I absolutely love it. Actually, this past weekend I had some delicious tandoori chicken and didn't want to know if was approved or not . . . I just wanted it! Nice to know I didn't make any mistake!

It has to been hard for you to adjust to higher fat consumption if, in your culture, you are generally low fat. How do you supplement your menus?
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Old Fri, Jul-29-05, 02:59
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Plan: Atkins
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Progress: 30%
Location: Calcutta, India
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Hi Whammy,
Eat on, gorge on the tandoori and dont suffer any pangs.....tandoori is high protein AND high fat! Just what the doctor ordered, eh!
In my country, we're mentally conditioned to "HIGH FAT IS BAAAAAAAD". All the mags and other literature extoll the virtues of a low fat diet. So switching to high fat is quite a mental jump. So to start with, I atleast tried to boost the protein content at the expense of fat, until I realised that I was putting quite a strain on my kidneys. Having lost a parent recently to kidney disease, this is a risk I'm not quite willing to take. So it's back to experimentation. Basically, now I'm piling on the butter/oil/other fats on veggies rather than fish & chicken.
I see from your stats that you're pretty near ideal weight anyway. I would seriously suggest not getting obsessed, unless ofcourse you're in an industry that lays a lot of stress on appearances. Anyway, who am I to talk?
Bye now and greetings from India,
Anu
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Old Fri, Jul-29-05, 03:07
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 187/177/154 Female 5ft 6in
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Hi JAnn,
I'm not much of a cook so I dont really have a lot of recipes. I can only suggest that putting a fair amount of butter/olive oil on veggies/fish/chicken makes the stuff pretty yummy and serves the Atkins purpose. Putting on some pepper or other spices makes it even better!
I see you've made good progress already. Congrats and keep up the good work.
Bye, Anu
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Old Fri, Jul-29-05, 22:35
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 135/127/123 Female 5'5-1/2"
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Hi anu,

Thanks for the reply. I, like you, was terrified of fats at the beginning. Here we have also been indoctrinated to believe that zero-low fat is the key to health. Consequently, since protein is higher in fat, we have been taught that carbs must be good. So basically the common wisdom, for many years, has been that we should eat high carbs, low protein; plus, since sugar does not have fats, then sugar must be relatively okay (after all, it only has 16 calories per teaspon, right?). Neither I nor many others see any positive proof in following that doctrine. Otherwise we would not have such an obesity problem in this country. Nor can I say that I benefitted from that practice. I was always hungry, always.

Anyway, it did take me a while to learn to not be afraid of good fats, good protein and good carbs in veggies. Any I feel SO much better. How about you?
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Old Sat, Jul-30-05, 04:50
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Plan: Atkins
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Hi,
I agree....I felt tons better too after starting Atkins. I started in July last year and I followed the regimen very faithfully for about four months. I also lost a fair bit of weight. in oct last year i lost my mother and somehow after that i haven't been able to motivate myself to get back on the LC wagon. Particularly, lunch in office becomes a real pain....one can carry a lunch box with some chicken or fish but how do you bone up on fats in office? One can hardly carry a lump of butter to work!
What about you? Do you have the same problem?
Anu
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Old Sun, Jul-31-05, 21:43
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 135/127/123 Female 5'5-1/2"
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Anu,

So sorry for your loss. I sympathize completely; the death of a mother is life-altering for the surviving children. Mine passed away five years ago and not a day goes by when I don't think of her.

I was thinking about your predicament with the lump of butter and work. I, too, used to wonder how to overcome the inability to readily incorporate fats at lunchtime. Ultimately, I bought a small bottle of olive oil and kept it at my desk; I just poured a bit on my food or, if the food was not compatible, I swallowed a spoonful with the meal. Nowadays, it is not so difficult for me because I changed jobs. Plus, this country has become much more sympathetic to low-carbing, so I find that it is not so difficult.

Oh, now that I think of it, I also used to carry flaxseed oil capsules and chew them. They are actually quite tasty. What I mean is that flaxseed oil itself--- as well as ground flaxseed--- is really delicious. The "tastiness" I mention is due to the brand I found, i.e., GNC's brand. Also, some capsules of fish oil supplements can compensate.

Look forward to hearing about your solutions.

whammy
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Old Fri, Aug-05-05, 06:57
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 187/177/154 Female 5ft 6in
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Hi and a zillion thanks for your suggestions. The bottle of OO in your desk was quite an innovative idea, I must say. I think I will try that.
I've been dousing my lunch box with frozen butter when i leave for work, madly hoping that the darn thing doesn't melt by the time grub time comes around. Mostly, i find that the lid is smeared with melted butter and some oozing out. (I give the lid a quick lick when no one's looking!!)
I'ts very nice talking to you....do keep in touch.
Anu
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Old Mon, Oct-24-05, 06:29
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Plan: Atkins/Southbeach twist
Stats: 155/145/120 Female 166 centimeters
BF:AussizeS18/C14/G10
Progress: 29%
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I am not Indian, but I cook a lot of Indian food because I had an Indian fiance once and learnt how to cook many indian foods from him. I also have a very good indian cookbook, and I have to say, Indian foods is one of the easiest to modify for low-carbing for me. I do have to cut down on onions and for some dishes I limit the coconut milk, but mostly I find it convenient to cook indian food at home rather than eat in a restaurant because they have hidden sugars and carbs here. Most of my serving are around 7g carbs (I count them because I'm doing Atkins), and I don't add salt to the food, so i can eat the foods without rice. (yes, I know it's much more enjoyable with rice) but most of the meat curries I treat like I'm eating a "steak with curry sauce" so with no salt in the food, it is very nice to eat without rice. For veggie curries, I avoid potatoes. I do a lot of vegetable dishes with just curry leaves ,mustard seeds, garlic and bit of onion. Same with the fish dishes.
Do you know once I took some left over pork curry and took it to work the next morning, and mixed ith with 3 egg and made a "curry pork omelette" in the microwave? I tasted very nice and i was very surprised.
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Old Tue, Oct-25-05, 23:41
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 187/177/154 Female 5ft 6in
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Progress: 30%
Location: Calcutta, India
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Hi Lite and welcome to the forum. Even though you are new to this site, I see that you have got the hang of LCing quite well. Have you been doing this long?
Well i must confess that I've not been really consistent with my diet for the past few months. I promise myself that I will restart, I do start and then some office lunch or birthday or some such other temptation comes along.....wham, i fall off the wagon. I think my problem is basically one of motivation. i guess I need work there. Oh well......
It was nice talking to you, do keep in touch.
With greetings from India,
Anu
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Old Mon, Oct-31-05, 00:23
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Plan: Protein Power
Stats: 183/151.6/135 Female 5 feet 6 inches
BF:43%/23%/24%
Progress: 65%
Location: Hyderabad, India
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Anu!!! I am in India too!!

I live in Hyderabad, so pretty far away from you. But I am sure we deal with similar stresses, food-wise. I am actually an American in India, so I have to say, I don't cook many Indian dishes (don't know how). You can read my journal for my story. I am trying to spread the word of low-carb in this part of India, and people are at least a little receptive to hearing about it (seeing my progress helps to convince them!).

Have a good day,
Alison
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Old Sat, Nov-05-05, 00:30
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Plan: Atkins
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Location: Calcutta, India
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Hi Alison,
It's really nice to hear from you...I'm really sorry about the long delay. Actually I didn't visit this site for a while....quite a few holidays in between. Anyway, welcome to India, this forum and this thread!!
I see you've made stunning progress. Congratulations! keep it up! How's your success been in spreading the lo-carb word in Hyderabad? I've tried at this end and i must say there is a lot of resistance. Since you've been in India, you must have read the write-ups in the newspapers, mags, journals etc that low fat is the way to a dieters paradise. This view is very ingrained in the folks around here. But I have a couple of friends whom i persuaded to give Atkins a try - they are now total converts!
Bye for now Alison, nice chatting with you.
Anu
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Old Wed, Dec-28-05, 12:56
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 144/138/120 Female 5'-2"
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Hey Anu

Am i glad to find some Indian lo-carbers arnd !! So good to see you.How's it going for you? I see this WOL is doing you a lot of good.Are you enjoying it? It must be tuff doing it while you're in India.

I could never do it for more than a week or so while i was there....lol...BUT nevertheless i MISS being there.

Share with us a typical menu of yours,it might help a lot of us in our weight loss journey.

Cheers !!!

Sandhya
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Old Fri, Dec-30-05, 04:23
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Hi Sandhya, (I went to the "advanced mode" so that I could give you the a smiley HI but there were some errors on the page, so I'm back in the quick mode!) Anyway, pls read this as a BIG HI from Anu in India! Great chatting with you!.
From your "here" and "there" remarks I understand that you are from "here" but live "there".....the US right? Well I live in good 'ole Calcutta and let me tell you it's not at all difficult to lc in India....apart from the fact that one doesn't have too much support from friends and family. Sooo much butter, eeks, you'll get fat (and have a heart attack). You get the drift......I would think that it's lots more difficult to lc in the US...all those starbucks coffee shops, dunkin donuts and other such temptations lurking around every corner waiting to pounce on hungry lc'ers!
Regarding recipes...I'm not much of a cook, but it basically helps if one's a non veg. Baingan bharta with lots of mustard oil, yesterday's left over fish or chicken, some lettuce and cheese does it very well!
Bye now, hope to chat with u again, and wish you a very happy new year.
Anu
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