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Old 07-02-2007, 10:20 AM   #541
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Finding a LC friendly physician?

As someone new to this site, how would I go about finding a local physician who is amenable the the LC WOE? I'm trying to find someone in the Hartford CT area.

Health Issues area?

LC local friends area?

Any other suggestions?

BTW this is the best LC resource anywhere! Thanks.
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Old 07-04-2007, 10:54 PM   #542
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Hi Learninglowcarb!!!

What I did was to call around and ask in advance. You can just talk to the receptionist and ask what the doctors stance is on lowcarbing and if you decide to do that program would he help you by following your progress and doing your blood work and vitals. Usually they know if they are pro or against lowcarb plans.

I am really glad you love this site... It is the best out there by far.

Any other questions feel free to ask!!!

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Old 07-04-2007, 11:30 PM   #543
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Really great site I used it to plan out much of my program along the a book actually a pdf someone sent me called.

The Ketogenic Diet: a complete guide for the dieter and practitioner.

by Lyle McDonald.

I am not sure how or even if it is legal but I still have the pdf if it would be of any use as a link or even personally. It contains some great info on how the keto diets got their origin and the great health benefits from regulating blood sugar to stopping seizures in prepubesant adolesents.

Thanks so much for the site it is awsome.
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:59 PM   #544
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A Newcomer Once Again !!


I'm new to this site. Once again, I am back on Atkins. I lost alot of weight last time I was on the Atkins program. But I let people talk me out of it because of all the negative comments I was getting. Not this time !! I have had a good week, and I intend to stick with what I know is good for me. I have a goal in mind and no one is going to change it this time. I love this website. There is so much valuable information here. I'm glad you guys are here. Many thanks to everyone on this site
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:53 PM   #545
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I have a question and am not sure if I'm missing something in the Atkins book or what....
I'm in the induction phase and know that I shouldn't have more than 20g or carbs a day. Why does it matter where the carbs come from-that is to say why do they have to come from cheese and veggies as opposed to nuts or low carb bread?
 
Old 07-11-2007, 12:07 AM   #546
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The veggies are more nutrient dense and provide fiber. Also the bread will have additives. You will have better success using "natural" from the earth foods.

As for nuts the carbs can add up rather quickly.
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:34 AM   #547
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Thanks, I was just hoping to narrow my choices down a bit! Is there a section here about what to ask your doctor?
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:01 PM   #548
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Thank you....

Thank you , Cheri. I was in the place you were just last week and decided I was going to do something about it.

I am starting Atkins on Monday and have been searching for sites. I found this one and your site and it is terrific... It has helped me understand things I had questions about and so much more!!

Thanks again, Cheri. You will never know what it meant to me to go to your site..
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:42 AM   #549
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Really great site I used it to plan out much of my program along the a book actually a pdf someone sent me called.

The Ketogenic Diet: a complete guide for the dieter and practitioner.

by Lyle McDonald.

I am not sure how or even if it is legal but I still have the pdf if it would be of any use as a link or even personally. It contains some great info on how the keto diets got their origin and the great health benefits from regulating blood sugar to stopping seizures in prepubesant adolesents.

Thanks so much for the site it is awsome.
Hi Heathershubby and everyone! I'm a newbie and found this group just recently. I was wondering if you, Heathershubby, still have the pdf file you mentioned above, the ketogenic diet. I'd be really intrested in reading it, so let me know if it's available.

Regards, John
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:52 PM   #550
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Cheri, I am new, just started Atkins on Oct. 5th and have found your site to be fantastic.

I love your name, that is also my daughter's name. It was a family last name, I just changed the spelling and is pronounced like the fruit. How do you pronounce yours?

Thanks for taking the time to provide so much good information.

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Old 04-22-2008, 06:41 PM   #551
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acronyms

I am seeing a TON of acronyms thrown around. Is there anywhere on this site that explains these?

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Old 10-08-2008, 02:39 PM   #552
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Thank you I feel lost in the site. Time will make it easier. Thanks
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:18 PM   #553
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I love the nebie webpage Please tell me where is the shopping list for Atkins. I want to do the pure atkins Thanks for all your support and webpage
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:05 AM   #554
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I am new to this site. Getting ready to start Atkins on Monday. I did it once before with great success, but eventually went back to my old eating habits. It has been several years since I attempted to do this...any tipis?
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:22 AM   #555
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I am seeing a TON of acronyms thrown around. Is there anywhere on this site that explains these?

Welcome to all the new members of this site


A's:
AAMOF ================ as a matter of fact
AAT ===================And Another thing..
ADN ================== any day now
AFAIK ================= As far as I know
AFK ================== Away from keyboard
ASL ================== Age/Sex/Location?

B's:
babedom/hunkdom ====== when we reach goal
BDINI ================= Big Deal I'm Not Impressed
BIL=================== brother in law
BF/GF================= boyfriend/ girlfriend
BFN ================== Bye for now
BG =================== Big Grin
BOP ================== back on program
BRB ================== Be right back
BTW ================= By the way
BTDT ================= been there done that

C's:
CO =========== Coconut Oil
D's:
DGMW ================ Don't get me wrong
DGMS ================ Don't get me started
DH =================== dear husband (d*** husband)
DOP ================= day on program
DD =================== Darling daughter
DS =================== Darling son
DW ================== Darling wife

E's:
*EG* ================= evil grin

F's:
FAQ ================= Frequently Asked Questions
F2F ================== face to face
FIDO ================= forget it and drive on
FIL=================== father in law
FWIW ================ for what it's worth
FYA ================= For your amusement
FYI ================== For your information

G's:
*G* ================== grin
GAL! ================= Get A Life!
GMAB ================ Give Me a Break
GMTA! =============== Great Minds Think Alike!
GR&D ================ Grinning, running, and ducking
GS ================== Darling grandson
GD ================== Darling granddaughter
GM ================== Grandmother
GF ================== Grandfather

H's:
HHOK ================ Ha ha, only kidding
HHOS ================ Ha ha, only serious
HTD ================= Have to Disagree...
HTH ================= Hope this Helps

I's:
ICBINB =============== I can't believe it's not butter spray
IIRC ================= If I remember correctly
IAC ================== In any case
ICAM ================= I Couldn't Agree More
ICHSIB =============== I Couldn't Have Said It Better
ID =================== I Disagree
IDTS ================= I Don't Think So!
IIRC ================= If I Recall Correctly
IMAO ================ In my arrogant opinion
IME ================== In My Experience
IMHO ================= In my humble opinion
IMNSHO =============== In my not-so-humble opinion
IMO ================== In My Opinion
IOW ================== In other words
IRL ================== In Real Life
IRT ================== In Real Time
ISC ================== I Stand Corrected
IKHYF ================ I know how you feel
IKWYM =============== I know what you mean
ITA ================== I totally agree
ISTM ================= It seems to me

J's:
J/K ================== just kidding
JMHO ================ Just my humble opinion

K's:
KOKO ================ keep on keeping on
KUTGW =============== keep up the good work
KWIM ================ know what I mean?

L's:
l8r ================== Later
LBAY ================ Laughing Back At You
lmao ================ Laughing my arse off
LMHO =============== laughing my head off
lol ================== Laughing out loud
LTNS ================ long time no see

M's:
MM ================= metal monster (THE SCALE)
MIL================= mother in law
Newbie ============== a new person to the board (You!!)
NBIF ================ No basis in fact
NBIR ================ No basis in reality
NRN ================ No response necessary
NP ================= No problem

O's:
OT ==================Off Topic
OIC =================Oh I see
OMG ================ Oh My God!
OTOH =============== On the other hand
OP ================= on program

P's:
pm ================= Private message

Q's:

R's:
ROTFL =============== Rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLMAO =========== rolling on the floor laughing my fat a** off
ROTFWTIME =========== rolling on the floor with tears in my eyes
ROTFPIMP ============ rolling on the floor peeing in my pants
ROTFLMAOPMP ======== Rolling On The Floor, Laughing, Peeing My Pants

S's:
*S* ================== smile
SIL================== sister in law
SO ================== significant other
SOP ================= stay on program

T's:
TIA ================== thanks in advance
THX ================= thanks
TMI ================= Too much information
TTFN ================ ta ta for now
TTOTM =============== that time of the month
TTYL ================ talk to you later

U's:

V's:
W's:
WB ================== Welcome back
w/i or WI ============== weigh in
WTG ================= Way (weigh) to go
WWYD ================ what would you do?

X's:

Y's:
TBS ================= You'll be sorry
YGG ================= You go girl
YGGF ================ you go girlfriend (or guy!)
YW ================= You're welcome
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:37 PM   #556
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Cheri,

Nice site you have created. I have been an avid fan of Atkins for a long time. I still have plenty of questions. I am extremly OCD when on this approach. I live and breath by the scale and the color of my strips and how my clothes fit. I am not happy unless the strips are moderate or better at all times of the day. I go through about a bottle of 50 strips a week. I have only used this approach as a weight loss tool and cannot seem to force myself to go to the next step. First time on the diet about 5 years ago SW was 270 finished at 203. Felt great. But gained back about 40lbs of that and seem to hold at that weight no matter what I eat or do. I have been off and on for the last 5 years. I am now back on the induction started at 244 and down to 222.6 this morning in just under two weeks. GW is 190. Man this diet works great for me and after the first few days I always feel great. Anyway is it true about the strips, the more purple the strips the more fat you are burning? (you did answer this somewhat on your web page) And will sugar alcohols still abosorb like regular sugar. Glad to see all of your success it is a big motivator for me. Thanks and keep it up.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:53 PM   #557
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NEWBIE
Hi my name is sharpei and i am so excited about this newbies forum i just started k/e
i have been on it for 7 days and i feel great i just really need some motivation and
encouragment. i would love to get involved with any weight loss challenges if there is any,i am just ready to embrace the new me and this new way of life

Thanks Sharpei
any feedback or advice will be greatly appreciated
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:26 PM   #558
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hi my screen name is Peaches

and I am still finding my way around here and trying to find a newbie section to join

have a great day all.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:43 AM   #559
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This is a great site you have put together! WOW. Thanks.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:25 AM   #560
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Thank you Cheri

Hello Cheri,

I have just read your Newbie Web Page, I have just joined LCF and was very confused about what I had to do or how to get started, your advice was just what I needed to get me started.

I did try the Atkins diet when it first came out but I was besieged by friends telling me that the diet was not safe and well you know the rest so I stopped doing the diet. My weight has been up and down for around 30 years as I was using low calorie diets, you know the drill, lose some, gain some, lose some, gain some, and frankly I am sick of those.

I have come to a conclusion that I am fatter than I have ever been in my life and that low calorie diets will eventually make you fatter, so I am going to try The Atkins diet once again, and my friends and family are simply not going to know about it.

Thanks once again Cheri for your no nonsence approach in your writings regarding this diet, I am going to give it my best shot.

Cheers Jessie...
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:41 PM   #561
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Hello Cheri,

I have just read your Newbie Web Page, I have just joined LCF and was very confused about what I had to do or how to get started, your advice was just what I needed to get me started.

I did try the Atkins diet when it first came out but I was besieged by friends telling me that the diet was not safe and well you know the rest so I stopped doing the diet. My weight has been up and down for around 30 years as I was using low calorie diets, you know the drill, lose some, gain some, lose some, gain some, and frankly I am sick of those.

I have come to a conclusion that I am fatter than I have ever been in my life and that low calorie diets will eventually make you fatter, so I am going to try The Atkins diet once again, and my friends and family are simply not going to know about it.

Thanks once again Cheri for your no nonsence approach in your writings regarding this diet, I am going to give it my best shot.

Cheers Jessie...
Hi Jessie..

I think that most people that say the Atkins diet is not good for you are saying it because they don't really know what the diet is all about.. They are going by what they have heard. Most people don't even realize that we eat veggies on the atkins plan.. I eat more veggies when lowcarbing then I did while not dieting. If people are giving you negative opinions you can always just tell them you are watching your sugar intake and trying to eat more healthy... that usually satisfies the people that don't really know what we eat... but it does work.. that is for sure.. I am over 130 pounds down now.

Good luck on your weight loss.. if you have any questions feel free to ask!!

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Old 11-02-2008, 09:50 PM   #562
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Cheri,

Nice site you have created. I have been an avid fan of Atkins for a long time. I still have plenty of questions. I am extremly OCD when on this approach. I live and breath by the scale and the color of my strips and how my clothes fit. I am not happy unless the strips are moderate or better at all times of the day. I go through about a bottle of 50 strips a week. I have only used this approach as a weight loss tool and cannot seem to force myself to go to the next step. First time on the diet about 5 years ago SW was 270 finished at 203. Felt great. But gained back about 40lbs of that and seem to hold at that weight no matter what I eat or do. I have been off and on for the last 5 years. I am now back on the induction started at 244 and down to 222.6 this morning in just under two weeks. GW is 190. Man this diet works great for me and after the first few days I always feel great. Anyway is it true about the strips, the more purple the strips the more fat you are burning? (you did answer this somewhat on your web page) And will sugar alcohols still abosorb like regular sugar. Glad to see all of your success it is a big motivator for me. Thanks and keep it up.
Kemp

Hi Kemp..

I am so sorry I didn't see this until now.. I hope that you are having continued success with your weight loss efforts. About the strips. Some people are in ketosis and won't show on the strips at all.. and if you are very hydrated (drinking lots of water) your strips might not be as dark purple but you are indeed burning those ketones... Also if you are eating more fat in your diet the strips might be reading that as well.. so please don't take a lot of stock in the strips.. I know it is good confirmation that you are doing the diet right but try to cut down using them to just once a day okay? Sometimes if you eat off plan it won't show on the strips until the next day anyway. Here is a link to a page on the newbie site that really explains the strips very well.. It might help you as well.. http://www.geocities.com/cherilynn82...onestrips.html

As far as sugar alcohol it can interfere in your staying in ketosis so use it at a minimum okay? The Atkins center has said that 3 packets a day is good.. remember that the packets have 1 carb in each one... The sugar alcohols in processed food have even less.. but try to eat cleanly and stick with meat and veggies and an occassional diet soda if you like. You can also have coffee or tea but again.. try to only use up to 3 packets of splenda a day.

I hope that answers your questions.. if you have any others feel free to ask.. if I am not answering quick enough feel free to PM me or email me at cherilynn8@hotmail.com

Take care and keep us posted on how you are doing!

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Hi my name is sharpei and i am so excited about this newbies forum i just started k/e
i have been on it for 7 days and i feel great i just really need some motivation and
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Thanks Sharpei
any feedback or advice will be greatly appreciated

Hi Sharpei!!

There is a great challenge board here with several challenges to join.. take a look through them.. I am sure you will find one that will suit you.. and if you need more help just let me know.

Here is a link to the challenge board...

Low Carb Challenges! - Low Carb Friends


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Old 11-02-2008, 10:04 PM   #564
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I love the nebie webpage Please tell me where is the shopping list for Atkins. I want to do the pure atkins Thanks for all your support and webpage
Hi there! I am not sure which shopping list you are talking about but here is the one on the newbie site for ya..

http://www.geocities.com/cherilynn82...ppinglist.html
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:59 PM   #565
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what to drink in the first week

does anybody know if you can have diet coke or what can you we drink in the first week
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:53 AM   #566
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Hi....is there a newbie introduction type thread anywhere here? I signed up about a year ago but this is the first time Ive had the courage to post...but I dont know where to start. Everyone seems so nice, but its hard for newbies to take that first step sometimes.
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:46 PM   #567
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I'm a newbie

Thanks you for all the information. Today is my 39th birthday and I want to start a new way of life. I do not want to go into this year of my life complaining about my weight when I can do something about it. I want to feel good about myself but most of all, I want to be healthy.

I am ready to change one day at a time!!!
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:04 PM   #568
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Just a Quick Hello

I am new here and looking forward to making new friends and learning something along the way. I have been "dieting" off and on for four years and have lost approximatlely 70lbs so far. I am trying to get the last 20lbs off using Slimstyles.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:48 AM   #569
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I started eating low carb about 4 weeks ago. I'm excited to find this site since I don't have a tremendous amount of real-life support. My DH is great, but most of my RL friends don't think LC is healthy. I've been stuck post-baby at a weight 20 - 25 lbs heavier than I'm comfortable. I finally woke up and realized that I was having negative thoughts about my size and my body every day. Instead of wasting energy feeling bad, I just needed to DO something. I've lost about 7 lbs and I feel motivated and pleased with my progress. One day at a time!
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:46 AM   #570
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[COLOR="Black"]Hi everyone. I found this site after hearing about and googling the ******* Diet {that's probably a curse word on here } Then I was scared to death of what I saw about it, so now I'm here and ready to do this the right way. Thanks for the Newbie page. Its alot of info but I will check out everything on there.

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