Post # 1
I see the world of people who watch what we eat as divided into those who worry about being low calorie, and those who worry about being low (or lower) carb. Which camp are you in?
For me, I used to be a low calorie person (worried about calories in vs calories out). I studies nutrition in school and it’s what I was taught. But then I read the book “Why we get fat” (whcih is basically a low carb manifesto) and tried cutting out grains from my diet and going Paleo(ish). This diet suited my body really well and my weight has been under control ever since.
Post # 4
- Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant
I know I should cut out the carbs but I love bread and rice and cereal too much. Lol. I just try to go low calorie and workout often.
Post # 5
I think low carb can be done right & wrong. I personally am allergic to gluten so that cuts out most grains, bread, etc. But I do eat as many fruits and vegetables as I want.
I personally “eat healthy” and watch my calories.
Post # 6
The past 2 years I’ve been on some strange ‘diets’ — it’s crazy to think I THOUGHT I was eating healthy. In fact, the one year of whole grain and dairy helped me gain weight 🙂 Not much since it wasn’t like fast food…techinically ‘healthy food’
But I’ve since limited vast amounts of dairy and no longer eat cereal or bread (well once or twice a month I’ll eat bread…but not daily) and the weight fell off.
However, I still eat carbs and I dont count calories. I just eat when I’m hungry but stick to chicken and turkey, fruit, veggies, nuts, and non-gluten grains. About a year now and it doesn’t seem like a diet…just our normal eating habits.
I will fully admit I’ll break plenty of rules during holidays, cookouts, or some nights out. But that’s okay, as long as I can keep the week clean.
Good for you for going paleo– I’m not ready to commit!
Post # 7
@tampalove35: Sounds like your already eating pretty close to Paleo! I do it far from perfectly (yes to cheese and cheat night!) but other than that’s it basically just lots of good quality real food: meat, veggies, good fats, and some fruit, nuts, and other yummies. I feel the same as you. It’s been 1.5 years and it just feels like my normal diet (until I’m at someone elses house and then I feel totally high maintenance!)
Post # 8
I track my calories but mostly follow a diet recommended to me by Isagenix. Heavy on protien (2 protien shakes, 2 meals with heavy protien + veggies a day) and by default it is pretty low carb. I have increased my calorie intake the past few weeks and added more veggies (and less fruit) and the weight has just fallen off.
I do have frequent cheat days thoough- I would say probably at least twice a week.
Post # 9
I used to be balanced, but now that I run I tend towards lower cal and higher carb!
Post # 10
Both here as well! I limit to 70-80 g carbs/day and cut down on the ratios at each meal. My breakfast has the highest amount of carbs, lunch has much less, dinner almost none. Limit to about 1200-1600 cals/day depending on my exercise pattern for the day.
I have lost about 5 lbs in the past 2 weeks just by cutting down on calories and seriously cutting down on having carbs past the early afternoon.
Post # 11
I just eat healthy and smaller portions. MyFitness Pal has taught me that eating less than 1200 calories is not good. I exercise, eat properly for how many calories I get a day (which is based on my weight and activity level), and log my food every day so I know what is going inside my body. Lost 16 pounds in nearly 3 months. It has been the only thing that has worked for me.
Post # 12
I’m Asian. My diet is centered around rice and that ain’t gonna change. I have cut back on red meat and seafood though
Post # 13
I have been on/off diets for 40 years. 3/1/2013 I started the Atkins diet per my doctor, and am in the “Induction Phase”. I just bought the 2002 version “Dr. Atkins new Diet Revolution” yesterday. I’ve lost at least 12 lbs. in less than 2 months (and 2 weeks of that time I was on vacation!!). I also just found a very supportive website Check it out, if you like: http://www.sugarfreesheila.com/ She’s been on the Atkins Plan for nearly 12 years!
Post # 14
I’m a believer in all things in moderation. You can be healthy and stil eat cheese, pasta, rice, ice cream, etc so long as you aren’t eating it all the time.
Post # 15
For the last 10 days I have been eating mostly Primal (a more relaxed version of Paleo) as a little experiment, although I wouldn’t call myself “low carb” because I have not decided if I will continue eating this way after the experiment is over.
I do not diet and I am not doing this as a diet. I already eat healthy (and mostly clean) foods every day and I do not weigh foods or strictly keep track of calories. I am at a healthy weight and my BMI is 23.
So why try Primal, especially since I do not seem to have any problem with grains, dairy or legumes? Well, I was already eating clean, whole foods, so on a whim about 10 days ago I decided to cut out grains and legumes and most dairy but otherwise to eat the same foods I always eat to see if I noticed a difference in energy levels.
It has been the most interesting 10 days! I have not experienced the so-called “low-carb” flu and thus far have not noticed any difference in energy levels. I can only imagine this is because I was already eating pretty healthy foods before and because I do not like or eat things like bread or cereal so there was nothing for me to crave or miss.
The only noticable change after eating Primally for only 10 days is that I have dropped 5 pounds off my already healthy weight and I have lost 3.5 inches overall, including 1.5 inches off my waist! Mind you, this is without any more exercise than usual! It was a pretty pleasant surprise so I am definitely excited to see what happens as I continue with my Primal experiment for the next two or three weeks. Plus I am loving eating bacon everyday. 🙂
Post # 16
Low calorie (well… Not too low). I’ve lost about 11 kg (24 pounds) so far.
Except last night, when I had burger king, because Japan finally introduced the BK Chicken that I’ve been craving forever :p.