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Old 10-15-2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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My niece asked me “What did you do to my mom?”

“She is like a whole different person, in a good way, since she went low carb. If I didn’t know better I’d think something is wrong.”

I explained all I did was give her a copy of “Why We Get Fat” and a copy of “Wheat Belly”. She is my older sister. I’m 64 and I won’t put her age up here but she is 3 years older than me. She'd kill me for that.

We have daily phone calls to discuss what is allowed if you are doing low carb. She really had induction flu. One big pot of chicken bone broth and that was taken care of, an answer I learned here that I wish I had known when I started.

She doesn’t need to lose much weight at all but she just didn’t feel good. Always tired and starting to have a negative outlook on life. That is not who she is and she knew something had to change. After eliminating wheat completely from her diet it is as if a fog has been lifted. It was difficult, both to do and to understand, but she has done it and is truly benefiting from it.

It is really great to be able to share this with someone. I didn’t have anyone close when I started but once I found this forum I had all of the low carb buddies I needed.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:04 AM   #2
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Paying it forward. That is how I think of it. I first got my older sister to read Why We Get Fat and she was a convert. Who then in turn converted her husband and 2 kids. We together got another family member to read and understand and he is now a successful low carber. He is the cook in his family so those he cooks for are mostly low carb now.

I only had this forum when I began again 4 yrs. ago but the information and science has grown massively and what started off as a weight loss program has become my health program. Not only the support found here, but all the other elements of making it a true life change have been instrumental in my success.

Nice post Ralph. I love to hear others having the same kind of success.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:52 AM   #4
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You look great! I'm going to have to check out Wheat Belly.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:09 AM   #5
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It's great you have lead your sister on the path to better health! And your new avatar looks great!
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:50 AM   #6
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Fantastic that you were able to share your knowledge and experience with her. "Wheat Belly" is an awesome book but can't seem to get my hubby to read it. Low Carbing has become a way of life for me. Just wish I could get hubby on board.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:54 AM   #7
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You look great and your sister is so fortunate to have such a supportive brother!
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You do look great! Sounds like your sister is doing wonderfully, too. So happy for you both!
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:38 AM   #9
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Nothing like a shining example to help effect a change! You have done an awesome job! I am so glad your sister was opened minded enough to listen to you. I have a sister in the same boat and I am hoping I can convince her to give Maria a try.

She's done low carb before, but she's a baker. So, I'll keep my fingers crossed I'll be as successful as you!

It says a lot about you and what you've done to have her ready to listen. Well done!
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:52 AM   #10
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You look ah-ma-zing sir!

I wish I had someone, even a not-so-close acquaintance, to discuss low-carbing in real life, but I'm happily substituting with LCF
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:37 PM   #11
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What a good brother you are!!! And, it's always nice when other family members notice more than just weightloss. They notice personality changes that are positive
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:44 PM   #12
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that is wonderful!
please tell me more about the chicken bone broth
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:00 PM   #13
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great story and glad she is feeling like a new person!!
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:00 PM   #14
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Thanks for all of your positive responses. It is really rewarding when we can share our successes. My sister keeps sending me text messages with photos of her meals attached.

As far as bone broth -- I use roasted chicken carcasses either ones I have prepared myself or ones I have bought already done. I will put the carcass in a pot of water, usually 1 1/2 to 2 gallons of water to with two carcasses, with some onion, celery and carrot. Season with salt and pepper. Bring it up to a boil, cover and let simmer for at least 12 hours. For the first couple of hours I check on it and skim any foam that accumulates on the top. When done I pour the whole thing through a fine sieve, I use a restaurant chinois. It can be frozen or used within 5 days.

It is very easy to do and a great way to get something out of the left over chicken. A real treat is if you can find some chicken feet to add to the pot for the natural gelatin.

If you are lucky enough to get some beef marrow bones roast the bones in the over for about 30 - 60 minutes before putting them in the stock pot.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:52 PM   #15
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That is so phenomenal! It's nice to have allies in real life, sure, but the value of improving someone's quality of life through a fix as simple as diet is truly amazing.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:01 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Jrw85705 View Post
“She is like a whole different person, in a good way, since she went low carb. If I didn’t know better I’d think something is wrong.”

I explained all I did was give her a copy of “Why We Get Fat” and a copy of “Wheat Belly”. She is my older sister. I’m 64 and I won’t put her age up here but she is 3 years older than me. She'd kill me for that.

We have daily phone calls to discuss what is allowed if you are doing low carb. She really had induction flu. One big pot of chicken bone broth and that was taken care of, an answer I learned here that I wish I had known when I started.

She doesn’t need to lose much weight at all but she just didn’t feel good. Always tired and starting to have a negative outlook on life. That is not who she is and she knew something had to change. After eliminating wheat completely from her diet it is as if a fog has been lifted. It was difficult, both to do and to understand, but she has done it and is truly benefiting from it.

It is really great to be able to share this with someone. I didn’t have anyone close when I started but once I found this forum I had all of the low carb buddies I needed.

You are a wonderful brother ...and none of us will tell your sister that we can add 64 + 3....
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:04 PM   #17
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Thanks for all of your positive responses. It is really rewarding when we can share our successes. My sister keeps sending me text messages with photos of her meals attached.

As far as bone broth -- I use roasted chicken carcasses either ones I have prepared myself or ones I have bought already done. I will put the carcass in a pot of water, usually 1 1/2 to 2 gallons of water to with two carcasses, with some onion, celery and carrot. Season with salt and pepper. Bring it up to a boil, cover and let simmer for at least 12 hours. For the first couple of hours I check on it and skim any foam that accumulates on the top. When done I pour the whole thing through a fine sieve, I use a restaurant chinois. It can be frozen or used within 5 days.

It is very easy to do and a great way to get something out of the left over chicken. A real treat is if you can find some chicken feet to add to the pot for the natural gelatin.

If you are lucky enough to get some beef marrow bones roast the bones in the over for about 30 - 60 minutes before putting them in the stock pot.
I am going to try this, thanks,, what other foods did you eat, it would be great if you could post some of your menu's----you do look great
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:13 PM   #18
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I am SO glad for you and your sister Ralph! Maybe you had to go it alone to lead her here. =D
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #19
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It's wonderful that you've been such a great example and have been able to help your sister!
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:37 PM   #20
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Love stories like this! It gives me hope that I can one day have some real influence over my diabetic brother who currently cannot be swayed from the ADA "diet"...I shall be persistent!
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #21
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I wish I could get my sister to jump on with me.. even though she thinks I look great and I've told her how much my knees feel better she refuses to even think of dieting, ANY diet would be better than the crap she eats right now.

If I didn't know better I'd think we had the same sister.. " always tired and the negative outlook" and then add chronic pain to it and you can see why I want to help her so badly!!! I can't even bring it up anymore, cuz last time she snapped at me, so all I can do is be ready if she ever asks.

Bless you for helping her, and good luck to her. You look great!
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