Active Low-Carber Forums
Atkins diet and low carb discussion provided free for information only, not as medical advice.
Home Plans Tips Recipes Tools Stories Studies Products
Active Low-Carber Forums
A sugar-free zone


Welcome to the Active Low-Carber Forums.
Support for Atkins diet, Protein Power, Neanderthin (Paleo Diet), CAD/CALP, Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution and any other healthy low-carb diet or plan, all are welcome in our lowcarb community. Forget starvation and fad diets -- join the healthy eating crowd! You may register by clicking here, it's free!

Go Back   Active Low-Carber Forums > Main Low-Carb Diets Forums & Support > Local Low-Carbers & Support Groups > Everywhere
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Members Calendar Mark Forums Read Search Gallery My P.L.A.N. Survey


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16   ^
Old Sat, Aug-09-03, 01:07
CarbinCopy's Avatar
CarbinCopy CarbinCopy is offline
New Member
Posts: 22
 
Plan: Making it up as I go.
Stats: 201/191/125 Female 62 inches
BF:100% heehee
Progress: 13%
Location: Sweden
Default

Thanks girls! But could someone please tell me what they mean by sugar alcohols?

Are they carbs or? I read that they don't count towards carb levels, but other places that they do.

SO many different answers to this question.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #17   ^
Old Sat, Aug-09-03, 03:01
mkm mkm is offline
Registered Member
Posts: 72
 
Plan: The Zone
Stats: 207/200/180 Male 170 centimeters
BF:
Progress: 26%
Default

Link to article about sugar alcohols:
http://www.lowcarb.ca/tips/tips010.html

They are definitely YMMV.
Reply With Quote
  #18   ^
Old Sat, Aug-09-03, 13:45
HeatherL's Avatar
HeatherL HeatherL is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 237
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 253/207/145 Female 5'1"
BF:
Progress: 43%
Location: Borlänge, Sweden
Default Hi!

I'm in Borlänge!

I've been LCing since January 2003, and have lost 40 lbs so far! I've went from a size Swedish 56/58 to a size Swedish 46/48! (Which is a size 28 to a size 16.)

I suggest we start up a Yahoogroup since I'm not too into forums like this. Anyone interested? I'll post a link to the yahoogroup I make for LCers in Sweden!

Hugs,
Heather
253-213-140

Last edited by HeatherL : Sat, Aug-09-03 at 23:00.
Reply With Quote
  #19   ^
Old Sat, Aug-09-03, 13:51
HeatherL's Avatar
HeatherL HeatherL is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 237
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 253/207/145 Female 5'1"
BF:
Progress: 43%
Location: Borlänge, Sweden
Default

Here is the link:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lowcarbersinsweden/

I find mailing lists like yahoogroups so much easier than forums....

Hugs!
Reply With Quote
  #20   ^
Old Sat, Aug-09-03, 15:46
Stardust's Avatar
Stardust Stardust is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 14,364
 
Plan: Keto
Stats: 410/319/260 Female 5'10"
BF:
Progress: 61%
Location: Ystad, Sweden
Default

Hi Heather, Thanks for sharing the information with everyone. Is this the same group mkm, Maria, belongs to? I belong to same group Maria does.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #21   ^
Old Sat, Aug-09-03, 22:59
HeatherL's Avatar
HeatherL HeatherL is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 237
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 253/207/145 Female 5'1"
BF:
Progress: 43%
Location: Borlänge, Sweden
Default

I don't think so as this group is brand new, started it after I posted about it yesterday

Would be cool to have a get together and stuff when the group loses a certain weight (we can have monthly challenges) or something!

Heather

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stardust
Hi Heather, Thanks for sharing the information with everyone. Is this the same group mkm, Maria, belongs to? I belong to same group Maria does.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #22   ^
Old Sat, Aug-09-03, 23:04
HeatherL's Avatar
HeatherL HeatherL is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 237
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 253/207/145 Female 5'1"
BF:
Progress: 43%
Location: Borlänge, Sweden
Default Not hard to LC in Sweden

I don't find it hard to LC in Sweden - I find it easy! Sure they don't have LC ice cream, but Dietorelle has LC/SF choccie and candies! I find it easier to LC than to do WW or Richard Simmons programs here in Sweden.
Reply With Quote
  #23   ^
Old Sun, Aug-10-03, 00:28
mkm mkm is offline
Registered Member
Posts: 72
 
Plan: The Zone
Stats: 207/200/180 Male 170 centimeters
BF:
Progress: 26%
Default

There is already a Swedish lowcarb list:
http://www.kanalen.org/kolhydratiker
It is pretty active too.

--Maria
Reply With Quote
  #24   ^
Old Sun, Aug-10-03, 01:20
Stardust's Avatar
Stardust Stardust is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 14,364
 
Plan: Keto
Stats: 410/319/260 Female 5'10"
BF:
Progress: 61%
Location: Ystad, Sweden
Default

Hi Heather:

I agree it is not so bad lc'ing here now, but when I first started this WOL and trying to figure out how to read the labels here. Ack!!!! I bought some sugar free jam and the nutritional info was based on 100 grams and I was used to it being in tablespoons. All foods nutritional value being figured on 100 grams was so strange to me. I had no concept how much that was.

At least here we are not tempted by so many processed and franken foods. We have to eat more naturally. Speaking of that, for the first time in two years I had my mom send me a care package with Splenda, koolaide, and sugar free jello. I am spluring. lol Soon I will have a couple Atkins syrups. Yum!

Good luck to you on your Yahoo Group.
Reply With Quote
  #25   ^
Old Sun, Aug-10-03, 03:25
Darnia's Avatar
Darnia Darnia is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 408
 
Plan: general LC (+ gbp)
Stats: 218.3/150/130 Female 158 cm
BF:
Progress: 77%
Location: Sweden
Default

Hi Stardust,

I can understand if you felt confused not knowing how much 100g are! The smart thing about it is that if it says 23g of fat, then you know that it's also 23% fat and you can calculate your grams of fat even if you eat 437 g of the food. What annoys me very, very much is that not all foods (especially sweets and chocolate) tell the nutrional facts, just the ingredients.

When I started doing this I got out my old food scale and I try to weigh as much of my food as possible (but I cheat all the time, of course...).

I also agree that we should try to eat more natural foods. That's one of the things that appealed to me about this woe.

Last edited by Darnia : Sun, Aug-10-03 at 04:12.
Reply With Quote
  #26   ^
Old Sun, Aug-10-03, 04:06
Stardust's Avatar
Stardust Stardust is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 14,364
 
Plan: Keto
Stats: 410/319/260 Female 5'10"
BF:
Progress: 61%
Location: Ystad, Sweden
Default

Darnia, I now totally agree about the ease of the math end of things by computing nutritional information for 100 grams. When I was new here and it was strange to measure foods by weight when I had measured it by volume my entire life. I have adapted myself somewhat now. lol

You probably have guessed, I don't have a food scale, but it is on my wish list for my birthday (to help uncomplicate things and keep me on the straight and narrow) and I also want a pedometer, so I can track those steps.

All of you posting here are doing so well. Keep up the great work. I am hoping to weigh before the end of the month and have a nice loss. I have not weighed since the end of June.

Lycka till allihopa!!!
Reply With Quote
  #27   ^
Old Sun, Aug-10-03, 07:11
CarbinCopy's Avatar
CarbinCopy CarbinCopy is offline
New Member
Posts: 22
 
Plan: Making it up as I go.
Stats: 201/191/125 Female 62 inches
BF:100% heehee
Progress: 13%
Location: Sweden
Default

My swedish is limited ... and very new to lowcarbing.

I will join the group, for sure, I am up for challenges.

And I am definitely into getting together!

Glad you found us Heather!



Kimberly
Reply With Quote
  #28   ^
Old Sun, Aug-10-03, 07:32
Stardust's Avatar
Stardust Stardust is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 14,364
 
Plan: Keto
Stats: 410/319/260 Female 5'10"
BF:
Progress: 61%
Location: Ystad, Sweden
Default

Hi Kimberly!

The group Maria talks about is in Swedish. I have been studying Swedish for three terms and sometimes I understand what they are talking about and other times I don't have a clue. lol So my Swedish is limited too.

I looked at Heather's group and the first post is in English, so maybe there is hope for us.
Reply With Quote
  #29   ^
Old Sun, Aug-10-03, 12:18
HeatherL's Avatar
HeatherL HeatherL is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 237
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 253/207/145 Female 5'1"
BF:
Progress: 43%
Location: Borlänge, Sweden
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mkm
There is already a Swedish lowcarb list:
http://www.kanalen.org/kolhydratiker
It is pretty active too.

--Maria


Cool, I had no clue. But is that in Swedish or English? Not that it matters, I'm fluent in Swedish, but is it based on Atkins or just low carb in general?

//Heather
Reply With Quote
  #30   ^
Old Sun, Aug-10-03, 12:22
HeatherL's Avatar
HeatherL HeatherL is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 237
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 253/207/145 Female 5'1"
BF:
Progress: 43%
Location: Borlänge, Sweden
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stardust
Hi Kimberly!

The group Maria talks about is in Swedish. I have been studying Swedish for three terms and sometimes I understand what they are talking about and other times I don't have a clue. lol So my Swedish is limited too.

I looked at Heather's group and the first post is in English, so maybe there is hope for us.


The group I made is totally in English Sure, you can post stuff in Swedish, but it's main language is English
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starting a group in Denver/Boulder letsgo U.S. 2 Fri, Mar-12-04 21:15
Columbus/Dayton/Cincinnati Ohio Support Group vrandall U.S. 2 Sat, Dec-15-01 18:02
finding a support group wawtigress General Low-Carb 0 Fri, Dec-07-01 07:12


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:57.


Copyright © 2000-2018 Active Low-Carber Forums @ forum.lowcarber.org
Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.