A Place for Low Carb Eaters

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@WillowTreeWade:  my cousin sided something similar and was told by her doctor that its fine short term, but not healthy long term. She ate a lot of meat- steak, chicken, and that was fine for restaurants. She lost 60 pounds and was very happy with it. But then she had a normal/ healthy diet and got most of it back. :-/

ETA- she also wasn’t allowed to do hard workouts on the diet because you really need carbs (and she did 0 carbs) for that so just be careful and talk to your doctor! The zucchini pizza rolls sound good! Good luck!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m doing low carb but with a high amount of fat too! There are a ton of resources online about a ketogenic diet. I’ve been doing this for almost 4 months now and it’s been awesome — not doing it for weight loss per se, but for related benefits. It’s kind of crazy to notice the difference in how great I feel, compared to a carb-heavy “normal” north american lifestyle, like you mentioned!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@WillowTreeWade:  exactly- there were lots of veggies she couldn’t eat- very extreme.  But you have a good attitude- most people in North America can reduce their carb intake! One life change I did recently to lower carbs/ increase veggies is to eat at least one salad a day, every day- even a side salad. Little changes all add up 🙂

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@WillowTreeWade:  I wouldn’t say I’m strict at all – I don’t log my food or count either carbs or calories, but I’ve heard that if you’re at all focused on weight loss, then that’s the way to go! From everything I’ve read, 30 g of carbs is the golden cut-off to aim for if you’re doing keto, though you can play around with it and some people can tolerate up to 100 g a day without getting knocked out of ketosis (which is when your body gets adapted to burning fat instead of carbs for energy). 

In terms of weight loss, I started out pretty petite (5’2″ 112 lbs) but have inadvertently lost a couple lbs and I’m about 107 now. Some great benefits I’ve noticed: I don’t feel super bloated/groggy after eating anymore, have tons of energy and don’t get hangry after not eating for two hours, am less moody, etc. etc. I know it sounds kind of hokey-ish at first and I’ve never been on any kind of “diet” before this, but I did my research before starting this and everything checked out! Growing up it just gets hammered into us that “fat=bad, you need carbs to live” but it’s more complicated than that 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I had gestational diabetes when i was pregnant and had to stick to a low carb diet. I got 30 carbs for breakfast, 60 for lunch, 20 for an afternoon snack, and 80 for dinner. That’s nowhere near ketosis, but I only gained 14 lbs and gave birth to an 8 lb baby and left the hospital weighing less than when I got pregnant.

 

My husband and I have continued a low carb lifestyle and he lost seventy pounds in the first six months of 2013. Giving up junk food and as much processed food as possible has been a real help for us. It sucked so bad at first, bit now that stuff actually tastes awful and makes it easier to stay away from it. 

 

We only shop the outer ring of the grocery store and it works really well for us. 

 

The other big part of our lives is being active. He took up jogging and I took up spinning. We invested a lot of money in quality gear and treat it as a fun thing instead of punishment. The exercise and decent eating habits really combine to keep us feeling great and looking pretty damn good too!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@WillowTreeWade:  I eat gluten free so its naturally pretty low carb. 

Breakfast is always on the go since i have morning classes. I do refridgerator oats ( I know its carbs) but make it with almond milk, greek yogurt, chia seeds and a little peanut butter. Seriously holds me over for like 5 hours. 

For lunches I make bento box means with stuff like grilled chicken, cheese, apple slices, snappea crisps, nuts, I throw in a variety of stuff 

For dinners, also a lot of grilled chicken or fish and veggies. Using zucchini for pasta or pizza crust is really yummy. I get most of my new recipe ideas from pinterest 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve played around with it before, but always go back for the bread/rice/potatoes. At my final dress fitting it was feeling uncomfortably snug around the chest area, so I got super strict with the no carbs. In the 10 days up until the wedding I are only lean(ish) meats – chicken, fish, ground turkey; cheese sticks, lettuce and spinach salad with vinegar, plain Greek yogurt, pickles, cottage cheese, eggs, peanut butter and almonds. I was so strict about it that I ended up picking at a few random things for each meal so nothing ever felt like a ‘meal’ so it’s not something I could stick to, that strictly at least. I was never hungry but never felt satisfied, I was always craving a home cooked meal, not a bunch of snacks. Anyway, in those 10 days I lost about 15 pounds. So, of course my dress was too big, haha but at least I could zip it!

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