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Forum: JUDDD 04-30-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By LastRick
I typically fast on Mondays (600 calories or so)...

I typically fast on Mondays (600 calories or so) and I too have noticed that I have to be careful with Tuesday's breakfast. If it's too big or too greasy it will not sit well.
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 03-28-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,271
Posted By LastRick
Other than the sunflower seeds (I use peanut...

Other than the sunflower seeds (I use peanut butter), this is basically my recipe too. The key is the nutritional yeast. I was making it without at first and the difference due to that one ingredient...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 03-13-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By LastRick
Did you measure yourself before you started? (Ex....

Did you measure yourself before you started? (Ex. waist, hips, wrist)

You could always look to see if these have changed as well.
Forum: JUDDD 03-13-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,747
Posted By LastRick
Just a horrible, misinformed article

If you want to see what lazy journalism looks like, look no further. This article reads like a mismash of "dire warnings" from various diets, all cobbled together. For the record, today is a fast day...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 02-06-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By LastRick
I use an immersion blender in a big bowl and then...

I use an immersion blender in a big bowl and then pour the mixture. into my coffee mug.
Forum: JUDDD 02-04-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,500
Posted By LastRick
Wow.

Wow.
Forum: Atkins Induction 02-03-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By LastRick
Personally, the bars don't stall me. But those...

Personally, the bars don't stall me. But those sugar-free candies, on the other hand, put the brakes on any momentum I have. I had to give them up because I could never lose weight if I had had one...
Forum: Atkins Nutritional Approach 02-03-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,591
Posted By LastRick
I tracked calories *all* of 2012 (never again)...

I tracked calories *all* of 2012 (never again) and despite losing 30 pounds, even at the end I couldn't go above about 29 net grams without stalling. Just how some of us are, grrrr.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-03-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By LastRick
Along with tracking your weight, you could also...

Along with tracking your weight, you could also keep an eye on body fat percentage. That way, if you're stalling weight-wise (and feeling frustrated), you might notice that what's really happening is...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 02-02-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By LastRick
Pickle it. Seriously. You can google around...

Pickle it. Seriously.

You can google around for a recipe but basically it's going to be something like garlic, water + apple cider vinegar, cloves, peppercorns, salt, splenda, other spices into a...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-01-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By LastRick
Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for sharing!
Forum: JUDDD 02-01-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,263
Posted By LastRick
People often ask on LCF if one schedules a "cheat...

People often ask on LCF if one schedules a "cheat day" or celebrates holidays/special occasions with a non-LC meal. This (your post) is why I no longer do it. I've been without carbs (especially...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-31-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,700
Posted By LastRick
I don't do it any more because (as princessmommy...

I don't do it any more because (as princessmommy also hints at), now that I've been LC for a quite some time, introducing carbs make me feel ill. The reflux, the upset stomach, sneezing, nausea --...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-27-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By LastRick
Pull the pit out, salt it, eat it with a spoon...

Pull the pit out, salt it, eat it with a spoon using its own skin as the "bowl". Nothing better.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-23-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,265
Posted By LastRick
About six months (or 20 pounds) as I went from...

About six months (or 20 pounds) as I went from 230+ to 215 before people began to ask me if I was losing weight.
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 01-17-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,065
Posted By LastRick
Besides the other comments to dry out the...

Besides the other comments to dry out the cauliflower, I would also never blend the onions like that. Could be where the "runny" and off-flavor is coming from. I also add a cream (HWC or sour) or...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-17-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,507
Posted By LastRick
I have tried most of them and would say the Beef...

I have tried most of them and would say the Beef Merlot is probably my favorite. As chelsey (above me) said, you probably will want to add a side to make it a decent lunch. FTR, the roast turkey was...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-10-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,113
Posted By LastRick
If you've read Good Calories, Bad Calories, Gary...

If you've read Good Calories, Bad Calories, Gary Taubes says as much: bad teeth is the canary in the coal mine for other insulin-related problems. Just search for "bad teeth and diabetes" and I'm...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-05-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By LastRick
I'd echo these as well (except possibly adding...

I'd echo these as well (except possibly adding extra carbs, a last resort). Make sure you're getting your vitamins/minerals and maybe shake things up with a Stillman's or Intermittent Fast day?
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-05-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By LastRick
First off, I'd echo the other user above me: my...

First off, I'd echo the other user above me: my guess is your protein is way too high. At a weight of 175, you probably need 60 to 65 grams of protein a day. (Google around for a protein calculator...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 01-03-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By LastRick
Crack slaw. One pan to cook the meat and...

Crack slaw. One pan to cook the meat and cabbage/cole slaw.
Forum: Medi Weightloss 01-03-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,001
Posted By LastRick
If you offered meat to a vegetarian, or if you...

If you offered meat to a vegetarian, or if you offered a non-kosher plate to someone who kept kosher and they turned you down, would you be offended? Of course not. You would understand it's their...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-01-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,778
Posted By LastRick
If your goal weight is 200, then your protein...

If your goal weight is 200, then your protein requirement according to the Dr. Jan Kwasniewski (Optimal Diet) formula would be 200/2.2 or about 91. There are other calculators (I think Volek/Phinney...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-01-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 113,912
Posted By LastRick
I've tried four of them now, they're all...

I've tried four of them now, they're all basically ok. They'll do in a pinch. For the record, the beef merlot was probably my favorite.
Forum: JUDDD 12-31-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,373
Posted By LastRick
1st week of January (don't remember exact day):...

1st week of January (don't remember exact day): 232.7
Today: 202.6
Total loss: 30.1 pounds, primarily HFLC (about 65% fat)

Here's to an equally successful 2013, everyone!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-15-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,286
Posted By LastRick
Thanks for the review, I hope to try that one...

Thanks for the review, I hope to try that one soon. I had the Italian Sausage Primavera for lunch today. The veggies are good, still crisp, the sauce is the best part (cheesy, creamy and a little...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-15-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,175
Posted By LastRick
I weigh everyday as well. Not so much to hold...

I weigh everyday as well. Not so much to hold myself accountable (I've got guilt by the boatload), but because it lets me make direct correlations between carbs/calories/fat/exercise to weight...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-14-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,517
Posted By LastRick
Trader Joe's, very cheap compared to other places...

Trader Joe's, very cheap compared to other places like Walmart and Whole Foods.
Forum: Other Plans 12-11-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,065
Posted By LastRick
Coincidentally, I've just finished day 2 of a fat...

Coincidentally, I've just finished day 2 of a fat fast. Both days, I ate approximately 1100 calories, less than 10 carbs and about 86% fat. The diet yesterday and today were essentially the same and...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-28-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,109
Posted By LastRick
The first thing I'd do (like a user above me...

The first thing I'd do (like a user above me said) is stop considering exercise as a deduction in calories. Exercise doesn't correlate directly to weight loss for many people: it increases muscle...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-26-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By LastRick
We survived Thanksgiving here by making an entire...

We survived Thanksgiving here by making an entire low-carb dinner: Turkey, LC stuffing, LC cranberry sauce, LC squash casserole, etc. If I could have figured out how to replace the french fried...
Forum: JUDDD 11-25-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By LastRick
Like angie1 above me said, it's your body getting...

Like angie1 above me said, it's your body getting rid of unnecessary water as you transition to low-carb.

IIRC in Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes talks about how carbohydrates hold onto salt,...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-24-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,115
Posted By LastRick
Now that I've been low-carb for a while and know...

Now that I've been low-carb for a while and know how I'll feel when going off-diet (usually kinda nauseous), I tend not to do this too often. The one exception is beer which I still occasionally...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-23-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,363
Posted By LastRick
Sounds like you got into ketosis alright. After...

Sounds like you got into ketosis alright. After induction, you'll try to slowly raise it while maintaining ketosis. Keep up the good work.

As for the exact number, it will likely vary by person....
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-23-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,450
Posted By LastRick
I long ago gave up using science as the main...

I long ago gave up using science as the main means of convincing people -- people dismiss that quickly due to all of the "bad science" out there. But that's ok.

Instead I use myself as the...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 11-21-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,447
Posted By LastRick
Made this tonight. Only tweak I might make next...

Made this tonight. Only tweak I might make next time is (like Tweaker above me) I'd add a little poultry seasonings. Other than that, pretty good dish.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-20-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,158
Posted By LastRick
Personally, I don't think they taste like much....

Personally, I don't think they taste like much. So, like the user above me, I put some salt on them and eat them with a spoon right from the shell. They're perfect for high-fat, low-carb diets.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-14-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By LastRick
Counting both here

Personally I do count both carbs AND calories. After I had lost the first 15 pounds or so just focusing on carbs, I found I had to bring my calories down to get further weight loss. I've noticed that...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-10-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By LastRick
I still remember the last time I "learned my...

I still remember the last time I "learned my lesson". I had been good for weeks and thought a handful of fried pickles with my salad at lunch would be ok. Horrible headaches and nausea reminded me I...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-04-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,295
Posted By LastRick
I found keeping a diary helped me. There's...

I found keeping a diary helped me. There's something about writing everything down or just knowing you're going to have to find out or calculate the amount of carbs/calories in that food that works...
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