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Old 03-26-2008, 05:59 PM
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anyone low carbing?

I have read and done the Atkins before. Lost over 30 pounds. I haven't read The Zone. I have read Suzanne Sommers, more of food combining.

Does anyone have a favorite?
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:23 AM
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I started reading Atkins for Life last night.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:26 AM
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I like the cleansing diets, they help you lose weight and get all the bad stuff out of you. My personal favorite is the master cleanse. the book i read was by Peter Glickman.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:26 PM
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Of the ones you mentioned, I think Suzanne Somers' books are the best. The book that has the best diet and proper food combining is Fit for Life, written by a couple by the name of Diamond.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:52 PM
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I think I have that book too. I will reread it. I liked thier website about five years ago, better than what they have now.
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:15 AM
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I have done Atkins in the past and lost over 30 lbs.

I also have done the Fit for Life diet too.
They are both good.

I keep trying to get back to the Atkins diet, but seem to keep falling off the wagon.

I know I feel better when I'm eating right. But you know they say that the Atkins diet was bad for your health. But I happen to think it's the sugar and bread that's really bad for you.
I get stressed out too easy and then I reach for sugar.

Going to give it a good try again, starting today. Got to get healthy.
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:04 AM
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I have heard the same thing. How can a diet of non starchy veggies, chicken, meat be bad? I agree with you it is the overeating of bread and sugar that is bad for us.

I am going to find some time today to read more of the book, then plan menus for the week. I will post them.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:49 AM
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I did sugarbusters a few years ago and lost 35 lbs. I just started back on it Friday..hoping to lose soon!
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:52 AM
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anyone doing any type of low carb right now? I have been for about 1 year now and lost 60 pounds so far. Had to do it because doc said if I didn't change eating habits I would be a diabetic in 20 years. Been a real struggle at first because carbs is what we ate because of the no fat diet DH has to have. So I am still struggling at times between, no fat, no carbs, and low sodium! Always looking for new recipes!
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:39 AM
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Goo mornign all!!

Cat Lover - I am doing the South Beach diet, because the dr. has just diagnosed me with diabetes, hypo-thyroid and high cholesterol. I have lost 18 lbs. so far, and seem to be at a holding pattern for the last couple of weeks.

I am not too concerned as it is the holidays, and I am not a real up-tight person. I have had one 1X1" cookie though, the whole season. I like cheesecake, just those 3 bites as directed, but I do include the crust.

I like baked/roasted chicken and turkey and they are my go-to foods. I also like most veggies, so the 30 that are listed on the low glycemic chart are fine by me. I am just not a fan of cauliflower, so I am skipping the mashed version also.

I also like the ability to have the flexibility that this diet gives. As your situation changes (dinner at home or at a friend's house or a restaurant) you eat according to the foods you like and those presented. I do stay away from Italian restaurants because they push the pasta dishes and charge extensively for the non-pasta ones.

Swapping quinoa pasta for regular has been a great help. I can make mac and cheese, pasta with sauce and sausage, even pasta salad that way. I no longer would use the pasta salad as the whole lunch as I used to - flesh it out with with a cucumber salad on the side.

These days we have so many more choices than when my grandmother was a diabetic in the 50's and 60's. Her diet was: 2 poached eggs and toast for breakfast, a scoop of cottage cheese and 1/2 a canned peach or pear for lunch, and a regular dinner.

Taking advantage of the choices and variety makes it easier than ever to manage the medical conditions, lose the weight and stick with it.

Take care all!! Norma
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