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Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-04-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,872
Posted By Gretalyn
I'm not sure how helpful this will be, but here...

I'm not sure how helpful this will be, but here goes. I only had about 18 pounds to lose, and I think the dynamics and strategies are different when you have more. But I didn't really change my...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-04-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,463
Posted By Gretalyn
Thank you! Albuquerque is pretty nice in most...

Thank you!
Albuquerque is pretty nice in most ways. I love the climate here.
Enjoy your time with your son!



That does sound very stressful. :console: I'm sorry that you have to deal with...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-03-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,292
Posted By Gretalyn
This is really what her entire comment boils down...

This is really what her entire comment boils down to. And when you stop to think about it, isn't this more about her mental state than it is about your body?

She, for whatever reason, prefers...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-03-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,463
Posted By Gretalyn
:high5:

:high5:
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-03-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,463
Posted By Gretalyn
Not me. I'd love to, but I feel it's a luxury I...

Not me. I'd love to, but I feel it's a luxury I can't afford.
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-03-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,463
Posted By Gretalyn
Thanks so much! I'm happy to run into you again....

Thanks so much! I'm happy to run into you again. Still enjoying my ACV tonics thanks in large part to your posting in that thread.

Sorry to hear about your injury. My exercise has been...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-03-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,463
Posted By Gretalyn
Thank you! Looks like you are off to a really...

Thank you! Looks like you are off to a really good start. You're just a couple weeks in, is that correct? How are you feeling so far?
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-03-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,463
Posted By Gretalyn
Hi Everyone! :hiya: I've been wanting to...

Hi Everyone! :hiya:

I've been wanting to get it on one of these threads, but never seemed to find them until they were 20+ pages long! So I'm happy to have finally caught one from the beginning....
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-02-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,974
Posted By Gretalyn
Thank you so much for this information! I think...

Thank you so much for this information! I think I will try to avoid polydextrose.
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-02-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,974
Posted By Gretalyn
Oooh, that's a great idea DesertRose! Sounds...

Oooh, that's a great idea DesertRose! Sounds yummy!

This is at a time when I can't run the blender, but I could certainly pour it into a glass and stir in some HWC.
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-02-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,974
Posted By Gretalyn
Thanks Melanie! I was thinking the same thing,...

Thanks Melanie! I was thinking the same thing, mostly because I don't know what polydextrose is and I'm not sure what, if any, impact it would have on blood glucose. 15g of protein is a smidge more...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-02-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,974
Posted By Gretalyn
Which Atkins shake is more NK-friendly?

I know that packaged/processed foods are not ideal. I really do. But there are a specific set of circumstances in my life, occurring two to three times a week, during which reality dictates that I...
Forum: Diabetes 05-02-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,526
Posted By Gretalyn
Hi Shannon. :console: I can sympathize. I have...

Hi Shannon. :console: I can sympathize. I have hypoglycemia as well, though I think not as severe as yours. I've never passed out. My worst episode left me curled up in the fetal position on the...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-01-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By Gretalyn
I'm not familiar with the details of how JUDDD...

I'm not familiar with the details of how JUDDD works, but I gather you have some really low-calorie days and some high or normal calorie ones? I've never looked into it, because a big part of the...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-30-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By Gretalyn
Paleo. Or maybe one of those plans that's based...

Paleo. Or maybe one of those plans that's based on the glycemic index/impact of the food rather than total carb count. Those should both be good at helping you stabilize your blood sugar without...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-29-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,767
Posted By Gretalyn
Well I've been working up the courage to try an...

Well I've been working up the courage to try an ACV "tonic" and I got an idea today based on things that have been suggested in this thread. I poured a can of La Croix over ice, added the ACV and a...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-26-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,767
Posted By Gretalyn
That's certainly what I would think too. Thank...

That's certainly what I would think too. Thank you!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-26-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,767
Posted By Gretalyn
Well I'm very interested/curious about this...

Well I'm very interested/curious about this because I have heard a lot of people talking about the benefits of ACV. But I'm confused -- regarding mixing ACV with baking soda:



Yes, any time...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-26-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By Gretalyn
I bought a few of these for my husband, because...

I bought a few of these for my husband, because he loves banana, but didn't try them myself since I usually can't stand that "fake" banana flavoring. But if they taste authentic, then I'll have to...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-25-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,464
Posted By Gretalyn
Thank you for the info, CTH. I think my doctor...

Thank you for the info, CTH. I think my doctor is going to refer to me to a neurologist for more tests. He doesn't seem to know what to do with me.
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-23-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,464
Posted By Gretalyn
Thank you Marika! I have been taking magnesium,...

Thank you Marika! I have been taking magnesium, but I'll experiment with increasing my dosage.

I had no idea that preservatives could be a trigger! Thank you so much for mentioning it. I'll...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-23-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,464
Posted By Gretalyn
Thank you Tamara! I've never heard of...

Thank you Tamara!

I've never heard of ocular migraines so I will look into that.
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-23-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,464
Posted By Gretalyn
Migraines? Or something else?

I know this is a bit off-topic but there are so many knowledgeable people here that I was hoping someone might be able to help. I'm sorry to make this long, but I want to kind of explain my history...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-23-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,964
Posted By Gretalyn
Oh, I also meant to mention that I appreciate the...

Oh, I also meant to mention that I appreciate the discussion about pork rinds, even though I initially said I don't like them. I don't like any of the ones that I've been able to find and buy here...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-23-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,964
Posted By Gretalyn
Sorry it's been awhile since I checked in, but I...

Sorry it's been awhile since I checked in, but I wanted to say thanks for the additional suggestions!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-15-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,964
Posted By Gretalyn
I've tried jicama in a few recipes before, but...

I've tried jicama in a few recipes before, but never tried it as the "main feature" before. I'll have to try that! Thanks!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-15-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,964
Posted By Gretalyn
That sounds yummy!

That sounds yummy!
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 04-15-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,344
Posted By Gretalyn
The fats that come naturally packaged with the...

The fats that come naturally packaged with the proteins that I eat (eggs, dairy, meat, etc.) all have the right kind of fat profile, so I don't worry about them. The fats that I keep on hand for...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-15-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,443
Posted By Gretalyn
Hmm, that's an interesting theory. I have always...

Hmm, that's an interesting theory. I have always thought that tv/movies/etc. have warped our perceptions by making us think that skinny is normal. But if you live every day surrounded mostly by...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-15-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,303
Posted By Gretalyn
Hi! :hiya: I remember your original post,...

Hi! :hiya:

I remember your original post, but I have to confess that I didn't realize that you'd been moved to the blog section . . . or, um, that we even have a blog section. :o But I'm so...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 04-15-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,654
Posted By Gretalyn
I used to take CLO as well, but I have read some...

I used to take CLO as well, but I have read some conflicting information about the benefits versus potential problems with the high levels of Vit A in it. Very confusing! Some people claim that the...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 04-15-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,088
Posted By Gretalyn
I had such a wonderful pregnancy, felt so healthy...

I had such a wonderful pregnancy, felt so healthy and so happy. I had a rough time for a couple of years afterward, though, because I had undiagnosed (and therefore untreated) postpartum...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 04-15-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,088
Posted By Gretalyn
The change was that sudden? That's pretty wild. ...

The change was that sudden? That's pretty wild. My Mom's hair got curly when she went through menopause, but it was kind of a gradual thing.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-15-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,964
Posted By Gretalyn
Thanks for the tip about the parchment paper -- I...

Thanks for the tip about the parchment paper -- I didn't think there would be any difference! I'll buy some today.
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 04-15-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,088
Posted By Gretalyn
Wow! :D

Wow! :D
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 04-15-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,088
Posted By Gretalyn
I became hypoglycemic in my late teens or early...

I became hypoglycemic in my late teens or early 20's too, but mine continued to get worse and worse over time, until I discovered low-carb! As long as I eat consistently low-carb, and I NEVER skip a...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 04-15-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,654
Posted By Gretalyn
I was going to mention this, about inflammation...

I was going to mention this, about inflammation and fish oil, as well. I've found that if I take my fish oil supplements very faithfully for those last two weeks of my cycle, then when my period...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 04-15-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,088
Posted By Gretalyn
Perfectdeb - that sounds like reactive...

Perfectdeb - that sounds like reactive hypoglycemia. Jimmy Moore interviewed Dr. Keith Berkowitz about the topic of hypoglycemia on episode 665 of the Living La Vida Low Carb Show, on March 19 of...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-15-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,964
Posted By Gretalyn
Thanks for all the great suggestions! I've never...

Thanks for all the great suggestions! I've never tried kale chips, but I'd love to give them a shot. I do like wasabi-flavored seaweed snacks, those are pretty good. I've never seen the sesame oil...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-14-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,964
Posted By Gretalyn
Yum!

Yum!
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