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Old 07-12-2013, 08:45 PM   #31
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I also eat HF/MP/LC. The key, for me, is to use a tracker. This way I know exactly how much I'm eating. If my calories are too low for the day, I know I can have a coffee with cream and butter. Otherwise I abstain. I weigh and measure everything. Is it worth all of the extra work? Absolutely!
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:57 AM   #32
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:31 AM   #33
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wow, thank you for that! it is my main problem. What other people think and say. it's derailed me more than I can say. More than anything else. More than cravings (which I don't even have on atkins).
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I can help with the boundaries; I teach that.

The key to establishing a "safe place" is to not introduce debatable informaltion as a way of asserting a boundary.

So, instead of saying "I am doing this because I've read Taubes and he says............", you say "This is my choice; it is not up for discussion."But, be prepared to follow up with action. Action such as leave the conversation, chat, break room, phone or text conversation.Another key is to not offer unsolicited advice of your own. Even if you think that they should not be eating skinless chicken with baby carrots and fat free ranch dressing - say NOTHING about their choices. Let me be right/wrong. Instead, enjoy your steak. Don't confuse boundary setting with being right. If you are out to convince people you are right about your beverage with butter, you will forever be angry and frustrated with their response. Instead, think of creating a safe environment and being clear that your food choices are not open for discussion.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:54 AM   #34
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I just read in a different thread that people still lose weight by eating 40 carbs a day. Maybe something to consider? I know i am!

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Old 07-15-2013, 09:38 PM   #35
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Hi everyone!
I am back from vacation and I did well. I ate much more veggies. Man I was so tempted this weekend, I about through a fit and tantrum, lol. My poor husband , I was hungry and cranky from the heat and all I wanted was pizza and cake. The treats there were all carby and looked very good.
Our hotel sent up cupcakes!!! Yes red velvet cupcakes. Jerks! They could of done a cheese plate.
I told my husband to eat them and keep them away. I did indulge in champagne , about 3 glasses . I usually drink much more.

I added asparagus, it was roasted and wow so so good. I am now going to make this a few times a week. I had smaller steaks with no extra added fats. Caprese salads with fresh Mozz cheese and beefsteak tomatoes. That was my fave meal.
These are my cheats , if you could call it that . There was a jar of macadamia nuts. I was starving and the hotel had them and I ate the whole jar! 7 servings. I guess it could of been worse. Oh and other off plans things were sugar free gum and a diet caffeine free coke and half and half. No one had heavy cream. That added some carbs I am sure.

All in all a success, when we go to this city, I used to get the best pastries, and all carby food. I admit I was very tempted to go off and say this is not working, but I stuck in there.

This week I am aiming for my calories to be 2k, with more veggies and good fats. Blue cheese will be portioned and less protein servings, about 5 ounces at a meal. Making deviled eggs as a snack and celery and chicken salad.

I am going to do this for 3 weeks and then weigh and see how I adjust . I was wayy overeating calories and fats

Sorry this was so long. I am proud of myself for not binging and not going too far off plan. That in itself is a goal I accomplished this time around .
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:01 PM   #36
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Commercial Bleu cheese dressing may be full of polyunsaturated fats like soybean oil or canola oil. These fats are inflammatory and could be part of the problem. Try a simple oil and vinegar made from real olive oil (preferably your own--don't trust most bottled dressings).
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:11 PM   #37
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Commercial Bleu cheese dressing may be full of polyunsaturated fats like soybean oil or canola oil. These fats are inflammatory and could be part of the problem. Try a simple oil and vinegar made from real olive oil (preferably your own--don't trust most bottled dressings).
TY for your opinion and it may be very valid. I eat those oils. I admit I will continue. I am making progress, but I know myself. If I get fanatical and change every single thing I will hate it, get grouchy and go off my plan. I am going to eat my blue cheese , just much small portions. I do eat olive oil as well.

I used to be all black or white, all or nothing. I do life very strict and then give up because of it. Not any more! Balance is becoming my new bff. I am making changes. Maybe I will get to mayo's, processed dressings ect in the future , but not at this time. Right now I am cutting down and doing a few changes at a time. This is enjoyable for me and if I get obsessed it is not good for my life.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:43 PM   #38
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definitely eat veggies every day. You don't have to eat a bunch, and a salad is a good start. A salad with lunch and dinner is good. That will pretty much do it. You could also add green beans, broccoli, or cauliflower, add butter of course. As far as people nosing around in your business, unless their name is on your birth certificate or your pay stub, they don't really need to know much.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:02 PM   #39
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Another thing I just read about is carb cycling! Perhaps check it out?
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:37 PM   #40
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Another thing I just read about is carb cycling! Perhaps check it out?
Just my opinion but a woman who weighs 285 lbs. should not be carb cycling.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:48 PM   #41
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:29 PM   #42
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oh... Who should then? I thought it was a great way to lose weight..
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:42 PM   #43
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oh... Who should then? I thought it was a great way to lose weight..
Carb cycling is mostly for those in the body building world. Those that have metabolic disease (evidenced by obesity) are unlikely to derive any benefit from adding more carbs than absolutely necessary.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:43 PM   #44
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Oh, okay I just saw Chris Powell raving about it and thought it was something for everyone.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:56 PM   #45
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High fat percentage and high fat are not the same thing. You want to deplete your body of carbs so that it uses fat for fuel but not provide it so much fat that it uses dietary fat instead of its own fat stores .
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:32 PM   #46
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High fat percentage and high fat are not the same thing. You want to deplete your body of carbs so that it uses fat for fuel but not provide it so much fat that it uses dietary fat instead of its own fat stores .
How do you figure that level for yourself Spanilingo? I'd like to learn from your success.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:48 PM   #47
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I never comment on other people's food choices. If they comment on mine, in a disparaging manner, I walk away. However, I am thin, so most people won't go there with me.
I eat high fat cuts of meat, mostly ground beef. I do not add extra fat as there is plenty.
Lots of people lose weight slowly. Try to focus on eating for your health. The weight loss is a side effect of being healthy
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:55 PM   #48
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Lots of people lose weight slowly. Try to focus on eating for your health. The weight loss is a side effect of being healthy


I'm going to have to remember this....
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