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Old 10-14-2013, 02:59 PM   #1231
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I also wanted to add that I really have enjoyed watching your progress MIW, I hope to be as sucessful
I am PMSing bad, I had a salad with chicken for lunch, and green beans, chili, sweet potato and some grapefruit for dinner..not very balanced. I need to work on that
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I also wanted to add that I really have enjoyed watching your progress MIW, I hope to be as sucessful
I am PMSing bad, I had a salad with chicken for lunch, and green beans, chili, sweet potato and some grapefruit for dinner..not very balanced. I need to work on that
I noticed on this board and lowcarber that we are all in sync with our cycles! LOL

You have a lot less to lose than I do but it will come off. Just be patient. The last 20 or so is always the hardest, or so I have heard! LOL. I think the closest I have ever got was with 30 pounds left to lose then would give up and gain it all back.

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Ok everyone, here is my "almost" entire year's worth of daily, weekly, AND monthly averages. You can see I am losing only a bit more than a 1/4 of a pound a week the last few months on average but no matter how you analyze my averages, my weight is going down down down ever so slowly. I keep getting encouragement from a gal I know only via emails who has done one meal a day for years now that there will be way less saggy skin this way so I am happy about that. Plus I truely do not feel like I am on a diet! The one month where I actually saw a gain was during the vacation where I took 4 days off so that kind of messed with things and those 4 days took my body 16 to get back on track so I won't ever make that mistake again!!! That even includes me NOT recording those daily wts until I got back into the same zone I was in when I left so mega-yikes...

Week 1- 235 (235)

Week 2- 231 229 (230) -5 lbs

Week 3- 228 (228) -1 lb

Week 4- 227 226 (226.5) -1.5 lbs............................................... ....................(229.9)

Week 5- 225 227 228 225 (226.25) -0.25 lbs

Week 6- 225 225 225.5 225.5 225 224 223.5 (224.79) -1.5 lbs

Week 7- 224 224 224 224 224 223 (223.83) -1 lb

Week 8- 224 225 224.5 224.5 224 224 224 (224.28) + 0.5 lb.......................(224. -5.1 lbs

Week 9- 222 224 225 222.5 223 222.5 223.5 (223.21) -1 lb

Week 10- 223 222.5 221.5 221 223 223 222 (222.29) -0.9 lb

Week 11- 221 223 221 221 221 224 223 (222) -0.30 lb

Week 12- 223 222 223 222 223 223 222.5 (222.64) +0.6 lb.......................(222.5) -2.3 lbs

Week 13- 222 222 220 222 222 221 221 (221.43) -1.20 lbs

Week 14- 221.5 222 223 223 221.5 222 218 (221.57) +0.14 lb

Week 15- 220 221 223 221 221 221.5 222.5 (221.43) -0.14 lb

Week 16- 224 221 X 221.5 223 223 223 (222.58) +1.15 lbs......................(221. -0.7 lbs

Week 17- 220 221 221 221 221 220 220 (220.57) -2 lbs

Week 18- 220 220 220.5 220 220 220 219.5 (220) -0.57 lb

Week 19- 220 218 219 218.5 218.5 218.5 217.5 (218.57) -1.43

Week 20- 218.5 219.5 220 220 220 220 220 (219.7) +1.10......................(219.71) -2.09 lbs

Week 21- 218.5 218.5 218.5 218.5 217.5 217.5 218 (218.14) -1.56

Week 22- 219.5 219.5 220 220 219.5 218.5 218.5 (219.36) +1.22

Week 23- 216 215.5 217 217.5 216.5 215 215 (216.07) -3.29

Week 24- 215.5 X X 217 215.8 216.8 217.4 (216.5) +0.43......................(217.51 lbs) -2.2 lbs

Week 25- 215.5 217 216 217 217.6 217.8 215.8 (216.67) +0.17

Week 26- 218.2 X 219 217.8 219.2 218.2 X (218.5) +1.81

Week 27- 217 216.6 216 216.6 217 217.8 219 (217.14) -1.36

Week 28- 217.6 217 216.6 216.6 217 217.6 217 (217.06) -0.08.............(217.34) -0.2 lbs

Week 29- 216.2 216.8 214.6 215.8 215.8 216.2 216.2 (215.9) -1.12

Week 30- 215.4 214.8 213 213.6 215 218.5 215.1 (215.1) -0.8

Week 31- 214 216.2 215.4 214.8 214.4 214.8 215.8 (215.06) -0.04

Week 32- 217 216.6 216.2 216.6 216.6 216.2 217.4 (216.7) +1.6...........(215.69) -1.63

Week 33- 216 214.4 215.6 216.2 216.2 X 215.4 (215.6) -1.1

Week 34- 215.6 216.2 214.8 216.2 215.2 214.8 216.4 (215.6) -0

Week 35- 217 X 215.8 215.8 216 215 214.6 (215.7) +0.1

Week 36- 215.4 215.6 216 216.8 215.2 215.4 213.8 (215.5) -0.24..........(215.6) -0.09

Week 37- 216.8 215.4 X X X X X Vacation....

Week 38- X X X X X X X Vactaion.....

Week 39- X X X X 216.4 214.6 215 (215.6) +0.1

(I went on vacation and took 4 days off plan and it took all that time

to get back to my previous baseline! I decided to pick up where I

left off. The highest weight when I got back was 223 pounds!)

Week 40- 216.6 216.4 216.2 217 217 216.4 215.4 (216.43) +0.83

Week 41- 215.4 216.4 216.2 X 216.6 X 216.6 (216.24) -0.19

Week 42- 215.4 215.6 215.4 215.4 214.8 216 216 (215.51) -0.73.........(215.94) +0.35

(Wk 42 on Thurs Aug 15th started exercising)

Week 43- 215.4 215 215.8 X X 214.2 214.2 (214.92) -0.59

Week 44- 212.6 213.4 213.2 214 215 X 215.8 (214) -0.92

Week 45- 215 215.2 X 213.2 213.2 214 214.8 (214.23) +0.23

Week 46- X 214.4 215 216.6 217.8 216.4 214.2 (215.73) +1.50.………(214.72) -1.23

Week 47- 215.2 216 X X 215.8 214.6 214.6 (215.24) -0.49

Week 48- 213.6 214 215.4 213.2 213.2 215 214.2 (214.09) -1.33

Week 49- 213 211.8 212 212.2 213 212.4 213 (212.49) -1.60

Week 50- 212.8 212.6 212.6 212.4 212.6 212.8 212.6 (212.63) +0.14.…(213.61)-1.11

Week 51- 212.4

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I know I definitely do not want to go to one meal a day. I can almost skip lunch but I am hungry for all three meals. I enjoy low carb foods as well.. even when calorie counting. I stick with a lot of protein. it keeps me full longer. I am starving by 9am. I exercise for an hour.. and by 1pm I am very ready for lunch. I eat dinner around 5 and sometimes my stomach is growing at bed time to lol
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I know I definitely do not want to go to one meal a day. I can almost skip lunch but I am hungry for all three meals. I enjoy low carb foods as well.. even when calorie counting. I stick with a lot of protein. it keeps me full longer. I am starving by 9am. I exercise for an hour.. and by 1pm I am very ready for lunch. I eat dinner around 5 and sometimes my stomach is growing at bed time to lol
Have you read The Stress Eating Cure by the Heller's? They researched stress hormones and how for some eating the carbs and large meal first thing of the day was actually better for a lot of reasons. I have heard if you wake up hungry that means your cortisol levels are low which is your stress hormone and that is good- you want to keep it low. Have you ever tried eating your large meal for breakfast and see how that does for your hunger the rest of the day? It took me three attempts but now I love it and love eating first thing. I rarely even need to eat the other 23 hours because I am just plain not hungry but trust me if I am I do eat a CM later in the day.

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Old 10-14-2013, 10:18 PM   #1236
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Very inspiring numbers, MIW. You are a great example to me. Whenever I think I want to tweak something, I just think about staying the course day after day like you are and let the results happen.
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Hi everyone I'm still going after week 2! I have finally lost 1lb and another 1/2"! Some people would say "big deal!" but I'm happy to eat more than WW or Adkins and not gain. I remember the first time I did this it took quite awhile to lose but I felt so much better and in control. I got my CALP book in this week and have been reading here and there trying to understand the "new" way of this WOE. It makes me feel better to know that stress, quit smoking and having kids can derail your diet. I still regret I let it happen for so long but I'm glad I'm back and doing great.

I love how food does not control me and I know I can eat my carbs later. Donuts are my worst temptation and at work someone brought some in and some co-workers were not able to open the box to see how many and asked me to do it, yikes. Well I opened the box the smell hit me in the face and I counted them and put them down, 2 days later, I got my own from Krispy Kreme and could still save them for my RM with a 30 min drive! No way I could do that counting calories or WW! BTW I'm a Med Lab Tech and we have clean areas and dirty areas.
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Hi everyone I'm still going after week 2! I have finally lost 1lb and another 1/2"! Some people would say "big deal!" but I'm happy to eat more than WW or Adkins and not gain. I remember the first time I did this it took quite awhile to lose but I felt so much better and in control. I got my CALP book in this week and have been reading here and there trying to understand the "new" way of this WOE. It makes me feel better to know that stress, quit smoking and having kids can derail your diet. I still regret I let it happen for so long but I'm glad I'm back and doing great.

I love how food does not control me and I know I can eat my carbs later. Donuts are my worst temptation and at work someone brought some in and some co-workers were not able to open the box to see how many and asked me to do it, yikes. Well I opened the box the smell hit me in the face and I counted them and put them down, 2 days later, I got my own from Krispy Kreme and could still save them for my RM with a 30 min drive! No way I could do that counting calories or WW! BTW I'm a Med Lab Tech and we have clean areas and dirty areas.
Oh my gosh, what a victory!
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I have not read the stres eating cure, I have been reading a lot of threads on it, and the big breakfast thread as well. I don't wake starving, I am up at 6, but by 9 I am sooo starving lol. If this doesnt work for me, I will try switching, I like the RM at night because I like eating with the family.

Krispy Kremes are so fricken good, if I had opened the box, that would be all I could think about. My daughter loves the raspberry filled ones, I would leave them alone till I had a couple glasses of wine, then I would not be able to control myself....they are heaven
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This is working! The bottom of my range has been 148 all year. Today I'm 147.2 and thrilled! Yesterday I had my RM at breakfast and a CM at 2. I did get hungry in the evening, but I could live with it.
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Very inspiring numbers, MIW. You are a great example to me. Whenever I think I want to tweak something, I just think about staying the course day after day like you are and let the results happen.
Well I have tweaked all along. I started last November 1st doing CAD/CALP the way it was written. I did 2 CMs and an RM dinner. I focused on balance at the RM and tried to make my foods as healthy, whole as possible. Then I remembered another CADer who left and announced she was doing "Intermittent Fasting." I didn't know what that was and followed her to a thread she created about it. I decided I could still do CAD but with the IF rules and instead of spacing out my 3 meals over 12-14 hours I spaced them out in 8 hours. Then I got LESS hungry and was only needing 1 CM and the RM. Then one day on a whim I decided to try doing Fast 5 which is where you eat in a 5 hour window. I just plain wasn't hungry for another meal within the 5 hour timeframe and found I just went all day with the one RM. Then I was private messaging with Oriana and she forwarded me to a gal named Sheila who only ate the one RM a day and lost A LOT of weight. So I started emailing with Sheila and saw all her before, during, after pictures and she said she really only ate just the RM in an hour a day and nothing else. I found that for me too it was super easy (most days) to get by with one meal and in CAD and CALP they stress to never skip the RM because is just isn't necessary to do so to lose weight. In fact Rachael Heller didn't lose her 150 pounds by following CAD or CALP but by eating only once a day.

So that was my slow progression to the last few months. Then in the last couple months I have slowly tried to switch to and early RM breakfast and finally got my body to adjust and now I love it!!!

I just want to stress however that I follow CAD first and forement. I do not eat carbs or any other trigger ingredient outside of a one hour time frame. If I do get hungry again later in the day I do eat a CM. I do not starve myself nor do I force feed myself. I just have had a lot of tips and one is to be sure to get really full at RM if you want to do RM only days. I have found I can easily eat my day's supply of calories in one sitting and not feel like I am overstuffed but I am full enough to be satisfied for 23 hours. I also drink a lot of water. Now that it is getting colder and flu season I will probably start drinking plain chamomile and peppermint tea. I do not cheat one bit ever: no gum, mints, protein shakes, yogurt, atkin's products,diet sodas, no meats with MSG, sugar, etc. I go out of my way to be sure that if I do eat anything outside of my one hour RM timeframe that it is as "clean" as possible. I mainly look at the ingredients and carbs in the servings. I so far have been able to lose weight just by following these rules.

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This is working! The bottom of my range has been 148 all year. Today I'm 147.2 and thrilled! Yesterday I had my RM at breakfast and a CM at 2. I did get hungry in the evening, but I could live with it.
Sweet! Keep it up. You can see just how painfully slow my weight loss has been. I could have lost that amount in 3 months on WW. I know because I have done it 3 times in the last decade. But I would have been hungry every minute. This way is like "business as usual." I do not feel like I am on a diet and the weight is just slipping away and taking care of itself.

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Hi everyone I'm still going after week 2! I have finally lost 1lb and another 1/2"! Some people would say "big deal!" but I'm happy to eat more than WW or Adkins and not gain. I remember the first time I did this it took quite awhile to lose but I felt so much better and in control. I got my CALP book in this week and have been reading here and there trying to understand the "new" way of this WOE. It makes me feel better to know that stress, quit smoking and having kids can derail your diet. I still regret I let it happen for so long but I'm glad I'm back and doing great.

I love how food does not control me and I know I can eat my carbs later. Donuts are my worst temptation and at work someone brought some in and some co-workers were not able to open the box to see how many and asked me to do it, yikes. Well I opened the box the smell hit me in the face and I counted them and put them down, 2 days later, I got my own from Krispy Kreme and could still save them for my RM with a 30 min drive! No way I could do that counting calories or WW! BTW I'm a Med Lab Tech and we have clean areas and dirty areas.
I am so glad someone else is measuring. I have lost only 23 pounds in the last year but I lost 5.5 inches off my waist and 4.5 inches off my bust, 2 inches off my biceps, etc etc. To me that is mindblowing!!!

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I have not read the stres eating cure, I have been reading a lot of threads on it, and the big breakfast thread as well. I don't wake starving, I am up at 6, but by 9 I am sooo starving lol. If this doesnt work for me, I will try switching, I like the RM at night because I like eating with the family.

Krispy Kremes are so fricken good, if I had opened the box, that would be all I could think about. My daughter loves the raspberry filled ones, I would leave them alone till I had a couple glasses of wine, then I would not be able to control myself....they are heaven
It's sooo hard not to stop when the hot and now sign is on!
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I am so glad someone else is measuring. I have lost only 23 pounds in the last year but I lost 5.5 inches off my waist and 4.5 inches off my bust, 2 inches off my biceps, etc etc. To me that is mindblowing!!!

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Thanks, I need to work on stopping the gum and Dt. Coke. So far neither has set me off to cheat but I think they make me a little more hungry. I'm down to 1-3 Dt. Coke and 1 piece of gum(sugarless).

I think measuring is more accurate. No differences in one scale to another.
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Congrats, everyone.. you all sound so inspiring., I have finally lost another lb also., but wow, it's so slow that I wonder sometimes.. what am I doing wrong, well, I'm really not but I have had some roadblocks pop up, and I have needed to tweak a little bit. . for some reason, I just cannot eat all of my calories at one meal,, but I can keep the eating to a RM and a CM in a 5 hour window.. I am trying to stay with that for right now. . One thing that has really amazed me is that I can eat carbs during the RM and it doesn't trigger a binge. . that has always been my problem, the triggers. . good luck to you all, I hope for success for all of us.

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I was in a baking mood today, I made Banana bread and my sons favorite sugar cookies. The HUGE thing for me, was I was not even tempted by the cookies, or dough. I normally would have counted the cookie in my calories, and then the sugar would have set me off and I would be fighting myself all day not to binge.

I also am noticing I am going longer between being hungry, I normally eat lunch around 1ish, and it was 2 today before I even noticed it. I probably could have even skipped it, but I had some salmon and asparagus to make sure I wasnt so hungry at my RM that I go nuts.
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Congrats, everyone.. you all sound so inspiring., I have finally lost another lb also., but wow, it's so slow that I wonder sometimes.. what am I doing wrong, well, I'm really not but I have had some roadblocks pop up, and I have needed to tweak a little bit. . for some reason, I just cannot eat all of my calories at one meal,, but I can keep the eating to a RM and a CM in a 5 hour window.. I am trying to stay with that for right now. . One thing that has really amazed me is that I can eat carbs during the RM and it doesn't trigger a binge. . that has always been my problem, the triggers. . good luck to you all, I hope for success for all of us.

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We are all different and I do believe have different metabolisms. Some thrive with more frequent meals and need the blood sugar balance by eating more frequently. I know I do have days where I get shakey (usually after exercise) so I will eat protein and low carb veggies because I know my blood sugar level is low and needs to be raised. Hypoglycemia is a precursor to diabetes... so it is something we with hyperinsulinemia need to watch!

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I was in a baking mood today, I made Banana bread and my sons favorite sugar cookies. The HUGE thing for me, was I was not even tempted by the cookies, or dough. I normally would have counted the cookie in my calories, and then the sugar would have set me off and I would be fighting myself all day not to binge.

I also am noticing I am going longer between being hungry, I normally eat lunch around 1ish, and it was 2 today before I even noticed it. I probably could have even skipped it, but I had some salmon and asparagus to make sure I wasnt so hungry at my RM that I go nuts.
That was how it was for me espeically the first two months. I am a nurse and at work, espeically the holiday times (which is right when I started was Novemeber 1st 2012) there is always chocolate, cookies, candy, gourmet sanwhiches and catering from inservices constantly. Also my "main" co-worker's husband brings in HUGE donuts from a place almost every weekend that we work together. I can totally not even register that this stuff is there! It is like it is not even food and just a part of the furniture. My main weakness has always been to chew gum and sip on iced mochas all day long at work (12 hour shifts) so giving that up was a BIG step, especially once I learned I was just causing constant insluin release like an insulin pump in my body. I love the freedom of just eating when hungry, being satisfied, and not worrying about food again until the cycle repeats itself.

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I have always had issues with low blood sugar, you know the sugar drink they give you when your pregnant..you drink it and wait an hour? Mine was 70..after the hour, crazy low. I have to eat every two hours when I am eating carbs, even if its just a piece of cheese, or a couple wheat thins. Yesterday I was shopping with my husband, I wasnt hungry, but got a wicked headache and felt weak and shakey, had a salad and I was fine. I had gone 6 hours with out eating, just too long I guess for me
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:00 PM   #1253
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Thanks, I need to work on stopping the gum and Dt. Coke. So far neither has set me off to cheat but I think they make me a little more hungry. I'm down to 1-3 Dt. Coke and 1 piece of gum(sugarless).

I think measuring is more accurate. No differences in one scale to another.
Yes it would be a good idea to work on eliminating them, but do it in baby steps. The reason is that it still causes insulin release. They do not contain calories but it is all about the insulin with this WOE and it will cause you to stall on weight loss or in some cases gain. I have found not too many trigger items cause me hunger but they do cause me plateaus or even weight gain so I definately watch the scale and have never noticed too many instances of eating things that made me hungry or trigger cravings. We are all different however and some people know right away that they ate something on the "no-no" list because they will start thinking about food all of a sudden or get a big hunger out of no where.

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I have always had issues with low blood sugar, you know the sugar drink they give you when your pregnant..you drink it and wait an hour? Mine was 70..after the hour, crazy low. I have to eat every two hours when I am eating carbs, even if its just a piece of cheese, or a couple wheat thins. Yesterday I was shopping with my husband, I wasnt hungry, but got a wicked headache and felt weak and shakey, had a salad and I was fine. I had gone 6 hours with out eating, just too long I guess for me
Then this WOE should definately make you feel better and help correct the insulin imbalance. There is no cure for insulin resistance but you can make your body "less" insulin resistant over time.

Hyperinsulinemia is a disorder where the liver and pancreas pump out excessive insulin. No one knows for sure since it varies from person to person and is hard to test but it is suspected our bodies can pump out up to 10 times the required amount needed to "cover" the amount of glucose in the blood stream.

All that excess insulin floating around in the blood stream wreaks havoc in several ways: in the beginning of the disorder weight gain begins because excess insulin causes the body to store the engery to fat. It also make the cell actuall LESS likely to allow it to cross the membranes because they slowly get desensitized to it. The liver and pancrease wait for blood glucose to drop and when the cells do not allow the insulin to drag glucose into the cells to be used for energy they interpret that there isn't enough insulin and actually surge out even more!!!

All that insulin causes other hormones to be inhibited like oxytocin, seratonin and others. Insulin triggers hunger. It makes it so you continue to feel hungry even though you just ate. It causes the body to store glucose to fat. On and on. It is not a bad hormone but when out of balance is when the issues start.

So, basically everything I do now is to inhibit the excess release of insulin. That is why I stick to the one hour rule because I do believe that dragging out eating ANY meal, or starting back up again (like grazing, or chewing gum, sipping on SF/AS or sweetened drinks etc) all causes more insulin release.

Over the course of our lives (those of us with hyperinsulinemia) we go through hypoglycemic episodes, then evenetually turn into Type II diabetes which is where the body no longer produces enough insulin and is so totally resistant we require additional insulin to help out.

I can see now looking back why when I started dieting I was actually making my disorder worse by eating lots of low fat and low cal sugar free stuff that was still triggering insulin, eating more frequently which causes more insulin release, and was just getting fatter and fatter as a result of the disorder which causes the body to store the energy it takes in into fat.

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Wow MIW, that was fantastic, very helpful, thank you so very much
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I realize as well, that something was off with me on vacation. I was eating a lot of sugar, ice cream, chips, breads etc, and within an hour I was dizzy and feeling like I was going to pass out, until I ate my sugar..
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I realize as well, that something was off with me on vacation. I was eating a lot of sugar, ice cream, chips, breads etc, and within an hour I was dizzy and feeling like I was going to pass out, until I ate my sugar..
That is because your body is overshooting how much insulin you need and it drops your blood glucose too low too quickly and that makes you shakey and hungry again. You can go ahead and eat when that happens but do not let it be carbs! Make it protein/fat and low carb veggies, just like the list at the beginning of the thread. That way it will raise your blood sugar but NOT release as much insulin. This is where in as little as 2-3 days the body retrains itself and gets "tricked" into releasing less insulin. Remember more carbs and more frequent eating results in more amounts of insulin release. The Heller's are/were brilliant because they figured out we can still eat carbs and high calorie foods but by following their rules you can get the body to release less insulin!

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I feel much more stable. I am on..day..umm 9 now. I am not hungry, moody, tired etc. actually have a hard time falling asleep and I am up earlier as well. I am not snacking between meals at at, to limit the insulin release. I was eating constantly on low cal, literally a bite or two of something all day, imagine how bad that was...smacks head
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CAD -Changing Eating Plans Hi, I've been on CAD before and lost about 40-50 lbs a few years ago. At that time, I did it with a lot of exercise as I was training for a 10K, so was in really good shape. I lost 50 lbs on Atkins a few years before that. I've gained back the weight each time, so there has been the yo-yo dieting complexgoing on. I've been back on CAD for the past few months, and am down 21 lbs. However, I've hit a stall and am wondering what may be causing it. I may have an idea as to why and would appreciate any feedback. I am eating right and follow the plan obssesively. However, I follow plan D during the work week Monday-Friday -low carb breakfast -half low carb veggies and half protein. No lunch. A balanced CAD dinner. On the weekends, I still follow the plan, but not plan D. So I'm eating the breakfast and lunch complementary meals the correct way, and the balanced CAD meal for dinner. The first couple of months, I lost the 21 lbs and am maintaining that loss. However, I'm at a stall and I know I'm doing everything right. But I'm switching plans on the weekends. Couldthat be the cause of the stall? If that may be, I'm going to have a hard time talking my girlfriend into skipping lunch on the weekends and making it sound healthy.
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First let me say great job on the 21 pounds. I am way to new to this program to offer any assistance at this point, I have lost weight on many plans as well, and I can say my body has a set weight that it really likes, and that is 155, I have to fight to get below that. Maybe you are at a set point and your body wants to chill there for a bit?

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