|02-28-2013, 09:49 AM||#1|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Stats: (5'4") 138/116/116
WOE: MODERATE CARBS
Start Date: 2008
Long time Lurker
I've been visiting this site for years. Finally decided to introduce my self.
I was diagnosed with diabetes 2006. Dr recommended trying Low Carb diet before using meds. I was never over wieght and unfortunatly, after 6 months of eating under 50 carbs a day, My weight dropped to low.
Anyway ended up on metformin and keeping carbs under 100 per day. Not really low carb more like controlled carb. I track callories but don't really worry about them
DH has great blood work but is over wieght, has insisted on low fat diet, which has been a challenge. Some one mentioned the movie Fat Head, and I convinced DH to watch it. FINALLY they explaind what I couldn't. now he is doing more controlled carbs 120- 150 per day (much better than the 300 + he was eating) About the same calories, 2000. He is losing about 2 lb a week and never hungery yea.
I don't worry about his weight as muchn as his health,
My blood work/ health was great, untill it wasn't.
|02-28-2013, 10:08 AM||#2|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Stats: 236.5 start (Jan 2012) /199.7/150 goal 5'9", 42 yr
WOE: Atkins (though I think a fairly early version)
Start Date: Jan 6 2012
Yup. I stared down this road for health, the first time, and the weight-loss was a happy side-effect!
A lot of "mainstream" folks would consider 100 to be "low carb". My old town had a "low carb" store open up, so I checked it out on friend's advice. Except for the chicken jerky, EVERYTHING they sold was more carbs than I eat in a day. I said so, and they asked how many I eat. I told them (<20), and they literally walked away from me. (Needless to say, I didn't shop there.)
So while you may not be as LC as some of us, you're definitely in the right place, and amongst people who understand! I know you'll find a lot of useful resources here. I sure have!
I haven't found anywhere else to track this, and am not sure how accurate my scale is, but Body fat:
10/26/2012: 39.0% 10/27/2012: 39.2%
10/28/2012: 39.3% 10/30/2012: 38.5%
10/31/2012: 38.6% 11/02/2012: 36.5%
11/03/2012: 39.1% 11/04/2012: 39.3%
11/05/2012: 39.3% 11/07/2012: 38.5%