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Old Wed, Jul-19-17, 16:23
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Fathippie Fathippie is offline
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Plan: General lowcarb
Stats: 225/225/145 Female 50
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Hi there!!!! I'm new here but not new to lowcarbing. I have done Atkins off and on over the years and lost quite a bit of weight at one time. I fell back into my old habits and am now up to 205 lbs and I'm only 5'0!! I have become a vegetarian and although I feel better physically not eating meat, I have gained a lot of weight. I read about something called "Eco-Atkins" which is basically a vegetarian version of the Atkins WOE.
I'm hoping to find some support here from other veggies!
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Old Thu, Jul-20-17, 08:09
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barb712 barb712 is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 240/188/185 Female 5'11"
Progress: 95%
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Hi again, FH. I hesitated to say it before, but what I don't like about eco-Atkins is it leans on things like grains and beans - the things that made me sick and fat in the first place. You need to be restrictive with those things because they're high in carbs.

On the plus side, as I think Thud mentioned earlier in this thread, stressing the low-carb veggies and healthy fats (avocados, olives, coconut, nuts and seeds) makes it work.

Although I eat canned salmon, sardines and other small fatty fish for a good shot of protein, calcium and omega 3, I think organic tofu fortified with nigari (calcium) is a great lower carb veg substitute for all that. All the better if you eat eggs and/or yogurt and cheese.

Again, best of luck to you ! Here'she hoping the veggie people will come out of the woodwork here to lend support.

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Old Tue, Nov-07-17, 11:06
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jmh6251 jmh6251 is offline
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Plan: Keto
Stats: 190/155/145 Female 5ft 3.5 in
Progress: 78%
Location: Kitsap County in Wa

I have recently readopted lowcarb vegetarian. I tried John McDougalls diet, but was always hungry. I am tired of battling low blood sugar and hunger headaches. So far this is working.
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