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Diet Plans and Diet | Low carb


I lost over 60 lbs (and quickly) doing an extreme version of Low Carb. It was low carb, low fat, low calorie (and no fun). I had the mentality of just getting it done and over with and became a robot of sorts. I do not recommend this but it did get me six sizes smaller.
Now, over a year later, I am still trying to find my balance. I try to do what the Biggest Loser gang does as far as protein every meal and snack, stay away from sugar and refined flour, and have foods low in the glycemic index.
I have re-gained about 20 lbs trying to find this balance, mostly because I lost it in a way that was not sustainable. But in order to keep me motivated, I needed to see results on an on-going basis.

I am trying to incorporate exercise into my life.. having a hard time being consistent.

I know that a low carb lifestyle is for me. I do not get hungry and do not crave sweets/starches. It's just that there are not enough healthy "grab n go" snacks for low-carbers. They are usually loaded with malitol or fake sweeteners that lend to cravings.

So it is more effort eating this way. I just need to organize, plan and prepare.

Any other LowCarbers out there?



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manda
Newbie
1 Posts
8/26/2009 8:17:03 AM
Honestly, I find eating a diabetic- oriented diet to be balanced with good carbs and protein and very healthful. I recommend these two cookbooks by Robyn Webb, a registered dietician: Diabetic Meals in 30 Minutes - or Less! and Eat to Beat Diabetes. She also has 200 healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes - or Less! Mine were gifts,
Hope this helps, and good luck!


singingkim
Apprentice
12 Posts
9/19/2008 9:16:39 AM
Thanks 8 pack!
I see that refined sugars and flours (even the "healthy breads" out there) bloat me up and send me into craving more refined carbs.

I have been enjoying pumpkin seeds lately as a quick snack.

Also, the protein powder saves me!


Spiderman
Moderator
9/3/2008 7:29:24 AM
I'm a low carber. Eat nuts for snacks. Almonds, wallnuts, pecans etc. They're full of protein and fat and are very satisfying as a snack. I usually snack on nuts and veggies like carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes. I specifically follow the paleolithic nutritional regimen. You can read up on paleolithic diet anywhere online. The only mod I made was to eat way more veggies than fruit. Fruit as it is sold in most stores is bred for size, colour and high sugar content. Natural organic fruits are much smaller and more tart, but expensive.

Consistency with exercise will come when you find a type of exercise you enjoy. Go outside the box, play a sport, join a league, start dance classes, whatever keeps you moving and enjoying it.

I hope you find your balance.





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