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Old 03-23-2014, 02:28 PM   #1
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Does anyone do low fat, low carb?

I know, I know - no bashing please I know how fat works in a low carb diet and have been eating this way for 10 years.
I've done the fat fast, HFLC and I love what it's done for me weigh wise.
I don't really have a lot of weight to lose just those elusive last 10 vanity pounds or so.

I'm approaching menopause and am in hormonal hell with bloating and breast tenderness, everything I'm reading to help with this is advocating a low fat diet, with leafy greens, vegetables etc.
I'm not going to do grains and will only stick to low glycemic fruits, like berries.

So can anyone recommend a plan, that incorporates this way of eating, I'd like to try it for a month to see if it helps?
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:48 PM   #2
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what are you thinking about fat being low in terms of grams?

I can relate about not going to HIGH fat, now that I only need to lose about 3 lbs to be at goal. However, I do need olive oil or I stall in weight loss. Sometimes, I even have grass fed beef or fatty fish to make my fat intake.

I just do better with not having a HF diet, but everyone is different. I would not say I am low fat, but not high either.
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:58 PM   #3
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Well I've never been a bacon and eggs type person, just not a fan.
I would say that most of my high fat cals come from cheese, hwc, mayo, high fat dressings, 80/20 ground beef, occasional fatty rib eyes, I'm quite a monotonous eater.

I wouldn't give up my olive oil, I cook most things in it, it's a good fat.
For my protein I guess I'd be looking at leaner cuts of meat, more fish, like salmon and shrimp and jumping my green vegetable intake, spinach, kale, broccoli etc
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:00 PM   #4
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Stillman's is low fat, low carb. There's a thread dedicated to it on the forum home page. Many people seem to have success with it.

FWIW, I found that in order to lose/maintain during menopause I did better if I was aware of my calories. You can do that a lot of ways, of course, and counting macros is certainly one way to do it. I just got more conscious of portions and tried to eat a few more leafy greens and it helped. Recently, I did JUDDD for a couple of months to dislodge a stubborn 8 pounds and it worked great.

Also, the menopausal body is going through as big a change as pregnancy and puberty. So be kind to it. It passes and you'll be back in charge soon.

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Old 03-23-2014, 03:05 PM   #5
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Thanks Lowcarberella, I forgot all about Stillmans, I did that once years ago I think.
I'd be okay if I didn't lose another pound, but managed my well being with a healthy diet and exercise, I'm just soooo uncomfortable in my skin right now, I'm looking at the tweaks I can make that could make a difference.
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:09 PM   #6
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I think you are doing just fine, but I get it. I am not in menopause, but I do think lowcarbarella has a good point! why not look into other plans as well.

I will consider this myself.

I understand, I am not a bacon.egg person either.
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:50 PM   #7
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Suzanne, have you considered cutting out the dairy? That is something that took me FOREVER to part with, as it was a main staple for me on LC......but the more I kept reading about it the more I realized that I really need to give it a try. I replaced HWC with coconut cream, and cream cheese & shredded cheese with some really good dairy free vegan substitutes and honestly it has been much easier than I anticipated. Oh....and I also dropped 3 pounds in 4 days. If you're trying to lose those last few vanity pounds I'd seriously consider dropping the dairy.....just a thought!
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:51 PM   #8
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I went with the Lean for Life plan (there's a group on here) because when I hit menopause age my weight started creeping up - what had worked for years suddenly didn't work any more. I work out and 14 years low carb eating clean. I continue to use an on line tracker, watch portion sizes and tend to eat leaner cuts of meat and limit carbs.
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I've been using JUDDD quite successfully. I was very hesitant to try it because I just didn't think I could survive on so few calories on down days. However, I am really enjoying this WOE and I'm at goal. I just had about 10 lbs to lose, too. I watch calories, carbs and protein. As I've upped my protein lately, my carbs have naturally gone down...nothing like Atkins, but 80-100 carbs on a non-fasting day. My fasting days are 500-550 calories and I have found things I enjoy eating for that small amount of cals.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:00 PM   #10
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Have you tracked your numbers? That can be so helpful. That way you know for sure exactly how many calories, carb, fat you are getting. It has been an invaluable tool for me.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:54 PM   #11
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Low fat/low carb ... Sounds a lot like "South Beach", which is a great plan for a lot of people.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:10 PM   #12
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What about low carb, moderate fat?
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:18 PM   #13
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Diamond Deb- I like it. Mod fat, low carb.

Is that what you stick to?

Also, JUDD seems pretty popular here. I wonder if I should give it a try. I feel like I do that already. Some days, I dont even try and I eat about 500 calories.. hmmm... interesting.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:10 PM   #14
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No, I am high fat but not very high. I usually average around 65% fat naturally. It is where my body is satisfied. Very high fat doesn't work any better for me than very low fat. Both leave me feeling unsatisfied & hungry.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:40 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll look into them all.
I will miss the appetite suppression and satiety that comes from high fat, but somethings going on with the balance in my body and something's off kilter, I'll do a few tweaks, like cut out dairy for starters and see how I do.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:56 AM   #16
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I get appetite suppression with protein, and you may find a similar result. Typically, I eat low carb with moderate fat; I have never been able to physically tolerate high fat. I also find that even with 20g of carbs, I can't lose if I have too much fat.

But for medical reasons, I often have to eat low-fat, high-carb, and I find no problems at all. I am just wary of low fat 'products' because they are typically infused with 'fillers.' I rarely eat dairy, so I mainly eat fish, lean meats, egg whites and some vegetables. By body seems to thrive on this WOE.
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:00 AM   #17
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Hey Suzanne!

I am doing A'72 with my version of low fat. I probably average < 20 g of fat a day. Is that considered low fat?

I don't calculate fat grams as part of this WOE, just kcals (1000-1200 daily) and 6 grams of carbs. About 2 or 3 times a week I break down and have about 1-2 oz of pork rinds (I love the crunch) but it's occasionally -- so that's NOT low fat. LOL

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Old 03-24-2014, 04:15 AM   #18
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I went with the Lean for Life plan (there's a group on here) because when I hit menopause age my weight started creeping up - what had worked for years suddenly didn't work any more. I work out and 14 years low carb eating clean. I continue to use an on line tracker, watch portion sizes and tend to eat leaner cuts of meat and limit carbs
Well, this is depressing. I have not hit menopause yet and with all I am doing, I was hoping to thwart the weight gain aspect. So I will keep this all in mind for the future. I am currently losing and have anywhere around 30 or 40 still more to go. I mean, I'd love to keep losing steadily until I get there, but that doesn't look to be very promising to actually happen.

Yeah, how do you go about tweaking what has always worked for you in the past when that suddenly stops working? Esp. when I'm just really eating intuitively: eat when hungry, stop when full.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:56 AM   #19
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I think the way you are thinking about it is good. Take some of the fat out of the stuff you are eating or eating leaner protein. Just realize, the low fat in processed foods, usually is the results of fat being pulled out and having the fat replaced with sugar. So you want to continue to avoid low fat processed foods.

Since you are close to goal, yes I think the approach you are suggesting has merit.
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