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Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-03-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,224
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
I'm dragging my family with me on this adventure....

I'm dragging my family with me on this adventure. I try to do things like loaded "potato" cauliflower or broccoli with cheese sauce. I have a vegetarian in the house (who is voluntarily keto), so...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-03-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,526
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Any citations on this[1]? I'm really curious what...

Any citations on this[1]? I'm really curious what the deadly combination stems from. Everything I've read seems to show a pretty continuous improvement as you reduce carbs and replace them with fats,...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-26-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,151
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Not 90g of meat, 90g of protein. That will amount...

Not 90g of meat, 90g of protein. That will amount to quite a bit more meat, as meat contains water, glycogen, and fat as well.
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-26-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,349
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Glucose is toxic to your system if too much hangs...

Glucose is toxic to your system if too much hangs around in your blood. That is why, once blood glucose goes up, fat stores are switched to "receive" mode immediately, so the liver has somewhere to...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-26-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,853
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Eddie, can you post a couple days worth of food,...

Eddie, can you post a couple days worth of food, including weights/amounts? It is easy for carbs to hide in your food. Having a food log is extremely valuable.

I also wouldn't suffer eating...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-26-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,230
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
There's plenty of scientific evidence in favor of...

There's plenty of scientific evidence in favor of low carb, high fat diets; there is just little bureaucratic consensus. That low fat diets are so "healthy" is what has little evidence: no link...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-25-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,230
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
I agree with all the recommendations. If you are...

I agree with all the recommendations. If you are compulsive like me, Wheat Belly also has some interesting information. I feel like Fat Chance and Wheat Belly together offer a pretty clear view of...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-25-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,759
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
I keep telling myself, "I am not a dog. I do not...

I keep telling myself, "I am not a dog. I do not need a treat for being a good boy."

Now if I could just stop wagging my tail!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-25-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,230
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
What is keto adaptation?

I just came across this passage in Phinney and Vovek's The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living that explains keto adaptation:



I don't think there could be much more proof that ketosis...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-23-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,183
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Remember, it's not chocolate on those patties,...

Remember, it's not chocolate on those patties, it's left-over axel grease!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-22-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Pics and measurements. Even just a couple...

Pics and measurements. Even just a couple centimeters difference can be enough positive momentum to keep you from caving.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-19-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Ahh, is it a baby or a "wheat belly". I know I...

Ahh, is it a baby or a "wheat belly". I know I will never ask the dreaded "when are you due" type of questions!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-19-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
If you decide to go off low carb (personally, I...

If you decide to go off low carb (personally, I wouldn't), make sure to avoid fructose like the plague! Fructose is processed only by the liver, and, when too much comes in, results in fatty liver....
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-18-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,161
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
While a high-fat, high-carb diet is not a good...

While a high-fat, high-carb diet is not a good idea, there is no evidence saturated fats actually cause problems, and there is evidence of significant health benefits. While I would add a bunch of...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-16-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,649
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Personally, I shout it from the housetops, but...

Personally, I shout it from the housetops, but that's because I'm highly obnoxious. :) I'm also the kind of person who is in no way influenced by what people think about me (which leads to said...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-16-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,706
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
To what everybody else has said, I would add...

To what everybody else has said, I would add this: have more success criteria than the scale. Get a tape measure and keep track of measurements: if you are getting more active, you may be gaining...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-16-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,381
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Well, sugar literally doesn't fill you up. Your...

Well, sugar literally doesn't fill you up. Your stomach doesn't recognize fructose (which is a major component of almost all high carb, processed foods), so it doesn't start sending grehlin signals...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-16-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
It will only screw things up if you let it. Stay...

It will only screw things up if you let it. Stay on course and, if you feel snacky/cravy, eat fat. Get yourself well satiated. Thirty-three grams of carbs is not enough to kick most people out if...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-15-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,608
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
I think the point is that there is evidence of...

I think the point is that there is evidence of Atkins "metabolic advantage". It's something that is obvious as you start looking at the biochemistry of low carb diets, but it's also something I still...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-15-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,946
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
To be fair, the is pretty extraordinary! But you...

To be fair, the is pretty extraordinary! But you are right, it is not an extraordinary that anybody else couldn't duplicate. Bite after bite, meal after meal, day after day, making the right choices...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-15-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Further to what Ntombi said, I wouldn't count...

Further to what Ntombi said, I wouldn't count them early on for other reasons, too. Most importantly, you are going to feel empty without carbs. If you are literally empty, without enough calories...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-15-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
I love microwaving them until crispy (around 45...

I love microwaving them until crispy (around 45 seconds for 10-12) with some cream cheese, but I don't think it counts as low calorie. :)
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-15-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
You could have wound up with two of them, then!

You could have wound up with two of them, then!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-14-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
I remember when I found my collar bone for the...

I remember when I found my collar bone for the first time in 35 years (the previous time, I was around seven. The three bones I enjoyed finding: hip, collar, and cheek.

Keep up the good work!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-14-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Keep all your minerals up: sodium, potassium,...

Keep all your minerals up: sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium.

Unfortunately, some (all?) of it is sugar withdrawals, and, just like you can't make nicotine withdrawals go away, you won't...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-14-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,608
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
If you aren't getting enough variety, try...

If you aren't getting enough variety, try different veggies. It doesn't take a wheat product to create variety. :)

On tracking calories, here's what I would do: track them if you must, but do it...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-13-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,702
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
The craving may be an actual sugar addiction....

The craving may be an actual sugar addiction. Sugar and wheat are exogenic opioids, which mean they muck with your natural brain chemistry (dopamine, specifically). Your body may be used to the...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-12-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,434
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
I follow the mantra "if it's too good to be true,...

I follow the mantra "if it's too good to be true, it probably is" philosophy concerning net carbs. Seven grams total and three fiber? I'll count that as four. 30 grams total and 28 fiber? I'm going...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-12-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Don't forget to drain off the bacon grease and...

Don't forget to drain off the bacon grease and save it! Eggs (and many other things) taste sooo much better cooked in bacon grease.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-12-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,409
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
How could I not trust Hobbes?

How could I not trust Hobbes?
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-12-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,409
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
It's surprising health insurance companies don't...

It's surprising health insurance companies don't wise up. The only possible conclusion that I've been able to come up with is, no matter how much they complain, they actually make more money when...
Forum: Vitamins and Supplements 05-11-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,967
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Doctors get little training in school on...

Doctors get little training in school on nutrition and, unless they specialize, not much post-school training, either. As a result, I take everything my doc says about nutrition with a Great Salt...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-11-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Not if bacon isn't included! :rofl: ...

Not if bacon isn't included! :rofl:

Seriously, the OP has nothing to worry about. Definitely don't allow it to become an excuse that prevents you from making a change!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-11-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,812
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Congrats! There are few things that compare with...

Congrats! There are few things that compare with the feeling of going from super-morbidly obese to overweight. I hope I never forget the frustration, depression, and hopelessness I felt at that...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-11-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,946
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Happy anniversary. Your attitude is inspiring.

Happy anniversary. Your attitude is inspiring.
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 05-11-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,315
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
I quickly dropped 160 pounds after my RNY seven...

I quickly dropped 160 pounds after my RNY seven years ago. I put around 20 back on, thanks to bad eating habits (it takes a lot to get me to dump...) that formed because I was ill a lot and couldn't...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-09-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
My bet is they took people off the street, people...

My bet is they took people off the street, people who are used to a lot of carbs, and changed their diet to induction-level carbs. Who didn't see a drop in energy that would have been fixed with a...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-09-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,285
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
It takes at least six weeks to become keto...

It takes at least six weeks to become keto adapted, which you haven't quite hit (but are getting close). Most likely, you are seeing a bit of a blood sugar drop after your workouts. I would expect...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-09-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
My daughter is ovo-lacto vegetarian and started...

My daughter is ovo-lacto vegetarian and started the same time I did in mid January. She has been in ketosis the entire time. Her carbs are usually a little higher than mine, but she stays pretty...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-08-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,576
Posted By Geekin' in Utah
Everything I've read says it's completely normal...

Everything I've read says it's completely normal to have keto sticks fade as you become more keto adapted. This doesn't mean you aren't in ketosis (you either are or aren't) but rather that your body...
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