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Old Sat, Dec-15-18, 00:39
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 414/414/200 Female 5,5
Smile Hello From WV

Hi my name is Anne and I am a new low carber from West Virginia. I am 414 pounds and suffer from advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis. This is a new road for me, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Sat, Dec-15-18, 03:30
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JEY100 JEY100 is online now
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Posts: 11,104
Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
Stats: 222/171/169 Female 5' 9"
Progress: 96%
Location: NC

Welcome, Anne

You have found a great forum for support and information, if you enter from this index page you can see all the active sub forms including those on health. At the top of the Atkins forum there is a summary of the induction program that many people follow. There are buddy Groups and challenges to join, or start a journal, whatever type of support works for you.

There is a well known low-carb doctor in West Virginia, though over near the Harpers Ferry area. Hereís a talk by him He uses the same simple diet program that my doctor uses at Duke clinic. Based on Atkins induction but with measurements for the limited food so you donít even need to count carbs. The two week challenge and printable brochure ( can use as a shopping list) is a good start plan as well.

I have read success stories over the years for rheumatoid arthritis, well known ones are the chef and Michaela Peterson. I hope Eating low carb will help you as well reducing the inflammation.

All the best

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Old Sat, Dec-15-18, 10:25
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Posts: 2,731
Plan: Atkins & IF
Stats: 260/196/150 Female 65 inches
Progress: 58%
Location: Japan

Hi! I was born and raised in WV until I moved to TN for college. Iím living in Japan now, but Iíll always be a WV girl. 😃

Wishing you courage as you start this part of your journey. You donít have to do this alone. Weíre here to help. My advice is to post any questions you might have. The members here are a wealth of information and support. Research the famous low carb and keto doctors/dietitians/professors/researchers and youíll find their talks on YouTube pretty easily. When you understand WHY you need to eat this way, itís easier to stick with the program. I promise!
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Old Sat, Dec-15-18, 17:29
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Posts: 6,239
Plan: CALP with Primal Leanings
Stats: 368/291.2/160 Female 5' 4
Progress: 37%
Location: In the woods

Welcome, you will find lots of helpful folks here. Most important is to understand your chosen plan, have the book(s), ask for recipes if needed to adjust to this way of cooking, and my suggestion - do a daily food log. It really helps me to "see" what I am eating, where I can tweak what I am doing.

Best wishes to you.
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Old Sat, Dec-15-18, 22:58
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Plan: hflc
Stats: 166/157/125 Female 5'2"
Progress: 22%
Location: Pacific Northwest

WELCOME, Anne! You have come to an EXCELENT place!!!

Best people, best info, best resources!

Cheers to eating HFLC!!!
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Old Thu, Jan-03-19, 13:58
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Plan: modified adkins (sort of)
Stats: 265/176/167 Female 68.5 inches
Progress: 91%
Location: Austin, TX

Welcome Anne, We're happy to have you here. This is an amazing forum filled with helpful and non-judgmental people. We've ALL struggled with our weight and we understand where you're coming from.

In addition to the suggestions above, if you haven't already found your way there, I highly recommend the website. Lots of great recipes, inspirational weight-loss success stories, plus educational videos based on solid scientific research, that will help you understand why we get fat in the first place (it isn't due to some defect of character!) and why low carb diets like Atkins work to lose weight and help to heal a plethora of illnesses -like RA - that are often associated with excess weight.

You can join for free for 30 days to get access to everything on the website. They don't have any annoying pop up ads and they don't sell any diet books or packaged diet foods or anything else so, in my opinion, it's well worth the $10.
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