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Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 06-28-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,192
Posted By LAGril
If you are concerned about your gut biome from...

If you are concerned about your gut biome from the antibiotics, make sure to take probiotics and prebiotics.

The doctor who prescribed the antibiotics should have asked about any medication you...
Forum: Diabetes 04-28-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,010
Posted By LAGril
With all due respect to the OP, this is what...

With all due respect to the OP, this is what gives low carb a bad name in the medical community -- someone who isn't adhereing to the program as written, but reports to the doctor that they follow...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-13-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,654
Posted By LAGril
Count me as thankful that OP posted this, so that...

Count me as thankful that OP posted this, so that I am aware of the issue the next time I go to Outback. Like Suzanne said, its only because of someone posting on this board that I knnow about IHOP...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-07-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,925
Posted By LAGril
May 17 will mark five years for me. I presume...

May 17 will mark five years for me. I presume that qualifies as longterm. I can recount every time I have gone off plan -- not because I have a great memory, but because I almost never "cheat."
...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 02-15-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,634
Posted By LAGril
I just gobbled down a nice serving of green...

I just gobbled down a nice serving of green chicken enchiladas, made per Charski's specs. Ingenious idea. It was delicious. I added a wee bit of sour cream. It was heavenly, easy to put together...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-14-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
Posted By LAGril
Yes. When I don't measure the HWC in my coffee,...

Yes. When I don't measure the HWC in my coffee, I can easily use way too much. Fat comprises around 70% of my intake, so I am not "limiting" fat, per se. But, too much of any food can cause me to...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 02-13-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,516
Posted By LAGril
Tough love coming, buckle your seatbelt. You...

Tough love coming, buckle your seatbelt. You need to take care of yourself and stop making excuses. You need to go get a full health exam and not just order piecemeal tests yourself. You need to...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-09-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,310
Posted By LAGril
:goodpost: Exactly! Don't invite opinions. ...

:goodpost:

Exactly! Don't invite opinions. "No thanks" may leave them guessing, but that phrase does not ignite a debate, since the others have no notion of why you are declining.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-09-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,310
Posted By LAGril
Ntombi's suggestions are perfect. There is no...

Ntombi's suggestions are perfect. There is no reason to offer explanations, engage in debates about food choices or the like. The less fuss made, the less opportunity for someone to interject his or...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-02-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,159
Posted By LAGril
Yes, I did experiment with ratios. That is how I...

Yes, I did experiment with ratios. That is how I found what works for me. I am eating "Atkins." If I were not, there is no way that I could sustain a regime of eating in the 1200-1300 calorie range....
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-02-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,159
Posted By LAGril
Aging is not for the faint of heart. I know that...

Aging is not for the faint of heart. I know that many on LCF reject calorie counting while on low carb. But, for me, now that I have lost most of the excess weight, eating strict LC to satisfaction...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-11-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By LAGril
You stood up for yourself. Your relatives put...

You stood up for yourself. Your relatives put you in that position. Its not like you entered the gathering, announcing that you had it all figured out and then called them overweight, losers. Your...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-19-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,357
Posted By LAGril
Dirty Harriet, your attitude is stellar. Thank...

Dirty Harriet, your attitude is stellar. Thank you for sharing your story.

Carbs are processed by the body and turned into glucose regardless of whether they come from green beans or Poptarts. ...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-14-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,556
Posted By LAGril
I didn't have to restrict anything other than...

I didn't have to restrict anything other than carbs to lose 70ish pounds. But, its been a tough road since then to take off the remaining 20 or so pounds.

I think that dairy, nuts and cheese...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-25-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By LAGril
Gail: First, you should be really proud of...

Gail:

First, you should be really proud of the choice you made to forgo the pizza-splurge with your husband. That is how to achieve ultimate victory -- one decision at a time.

I've lost around...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-29-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,095
Posted By LAGril
I socialize, eat out and travel without...

I socialize, eat out and travel without difficulty. I just returned from a business trip overseas. I was able to stay on plan, despite eating every meal in a restaurant, attending events where I...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-17-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By LAGril
One Maryland-related tip. Crabcakes are made...

One Maryland-related tip. Crabcakes are made with bread or cracker crumbs. Enjoy the whole, fresh seafood, but steer clear of the crabcakes. Mostly, have a great trip and enjoy spending time with...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-17-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,720
Posted By LAGril
And, size is just a number. . . . often an...

And, size is just a number. . . . often an inaccurate one. I was trying on jeans last night while packing for a trip. The sizes ranged from 8 - 14. They all more or less fit. Now, that should not...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-20-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,607
Posted By LAGril
Yes, when I see before and after pictures...

Yes, when I see before and after pictures side-by-side, I am astounded by the difference. But, on a daily basis, when I look in the mirror, I just don't see a change.

I guess that on the way up...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-19-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,607
Posted By LAGril
Cleo has to move aside, because I claim the Queen...

Cleo has to move aside, because I claim the Queen of Denial crown. The mirror? Hah, I was the fairest of them all. And, in most pictures, I thought I looked pretty. . . or when I was being...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-15-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,892
Posted By LAGril
Ntombi: I have lived in two of the three...

Ntombi:

I have lived in two of the three places you named, as well as other major metropolitan areas. The only reason I suggested regional issues, as a a possible explanation why some people have...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-15-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,892
Posted By LAGril
I'm with Ntombi. I rarely experience people...

I'm with Ntombi. I rarely experience people commenting on what I eat. And, on the limited occasions where there is a mention, it is positive. To the extent food comes up as a topic, it is usually...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 08-02-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By LAGril
My back is infinitely better since going low carb...

My back is infinitely better since going low carb four years ago. I was nearly crippled with pain. Now, while I may have twinges, I can actively participat in life.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-28-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,192
Posted By LAGril
Punkin, I am sorry you felt uncomfortable. My...

Punkin, I am sorry you felt uncomfortable. My first suggestion is get new friends. Kidding. . . sort of. I cannot fathom people so rude as to mention what one eats or doesn't at a gathering. What...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-08-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,750
Posted By LAGril
I do not proselytize. It is all too easy for me...

I do not proselytize. It is all too easy for me to recall what it was like to have people offering "helpful" dietary advice when I was heavier. I have no desire to make someone else feel the way I...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-17-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,846
Posted By LAGril
Funny thing is that my dermatologist urges that...

Funny thing is that my dermatologist urges that patients eat a primal diet. She hasn't discussed diet with me, but has done so with a very lean friend I referred to her practice. My friend had a...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-17-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,863
Posted By LAGril
For whatever reason, most reduced-sodium bacon is...

For whatever reason, most reduced-sodium bacon is sugar free. I just sprinkle on a bit of salt before I cook that bacon and it is perfectly delicious. While I am sure that the small amount of sugar...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-14-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,642
Posted By LAGril
I've been eating it for a couple of years now --...

I've been eating it for a couple of years now -- as a special treat. It is not filled with Frankenfood-type ingredients, so I do subtract the fiber and "sugar alcohols." Erythritol is not like...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-04-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By LAGril
Everyone here is a winner at the game of life,...

Everyone here is a winner at the game of life, because every poster woke up one day and said, "enough." It takes a great deal of courage to try to make a change for the better. It is immaterial...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-26-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,535
Posted By LAGril
I'm sorry that you had those difficulties. But,...

I'm sorry that you had those difficulties. But, you ate what you could and did well. You should be proud of yourself.

It is a rare instance when I cannot find something suitable to eat. I have...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-25-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,010
Posted By LAGril
The Costco roasted seaweed snacks have corn oil...

The Costco roasted seaweed snacks have corn oil as the second ingredient. I buy either the Trader Joe's roasted seaweed snack, which contains a little canola oil or the Annie Chun's. Trader's are...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-01-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,165
Posted By LAGril
Funny, I was just in BB&B today. All of the...

Funny, I was just in BB&B today. All of the above gadgets sound great, but I was delighted to find liquid splenda, liquid stevia and a decent assortment of sugar free syrups -- DaVinci and some...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-01-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,817
Posted By LAGril
Whole Foods markets usually sell both Fage Total...

Whole Foods markets usually sell both Fage Total and Greek Gods tradistional plain yogurts, which are full-fat unsweetened greek yogurts.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-18-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,152
Posted By LAGril
Raven: Thanks for posting. I've been...

Raven:

Thanks for posting. I've been following Jimmy's experiment, but it is very helpful to have confirmation from a woman. All too often, what works for men, does not work for women.

After...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-15-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,845
Posted By LAGril
Abby: Is it really necessary for you to...

Abby:

Is it really necessary for you to enter every thread that remotely discusses dietary fat to sling unprovoked attacks on people who may not agree with your take on lipids?

Bully for you...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-13-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By LAGril
After a long stall, I am also following what Dr....

After a long stall, I am also following what Dr. Phinney suggests. And, knock on wood, the scale is moving in the correct direction.

A typical daily meal is as follows:

iced coffee with 2 tbs...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-13-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,699
Posted By LAGril
I understand your frustration. It may be that...

I understand your frustration. It may be that your proteins are too high. Approximately 58% of consumed protein turns to glucose in the body. Also, check your mayo, Most commercial mayo has sugar...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-13-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,699
Posted By LAGril
Both the sugar free Jello and the Hidden Valley...

Both the sugar free Jello and the Hidden Valley ranch mix contain maltodextrin and the ranch mix also contains MSG. Maltodextrins are yet another term for sugar. If you are sensitive to sugars, you...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-13-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,545
Posted By LAGril
The heaviest I ever got was during a time period...

The heaviest I ever got was during a time period when I was baking my own wholemeal bread and eating tons of oats, brown rice and wholemeal pasta. Following the conventional wisdom made me look like...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-13-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,602
Posted By LAGril
Thanks for alerting us on the far side of the...

Thanks for alerting us on the far side of the pond to this series. While none of the contained information was groundbreaking to those of us who are well versed in these issues, it was very...
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