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Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 01-12-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,137
Posted By LiterateGriffin
lol Since I posted this recipe, I have had to...

lol Since I posted this recipe, I have had to make it for every single birthday.

And every time, I have to come here, and do an Advanced Search to find it. But the kids love it, so who am I to...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-11-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Glad you found your fix! :) (This is why I love...

Glad you found your fix! :) (This is why I love these boards... There's always someone there who has an idea that'll work.)
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-11-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Also, are you getting enough fat? That's your new...

Also, are you getting enough fat? That's your new fuel source. Most of us come to LC with fat-cutting so ingrained that this can be hard in the beginning, but it's your body's new fuel source, make...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-11-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,610
Posted By LiterateGriffin
I'm with you. And I find myself in this...

I'm with you.

And I find myself in this place, sometimes, on days when I'm home by myself without a lot to do (or when I'm tired).

I find that having something to keep my hands busy helps,...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-11-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,027
Posted By LiterateGriffin
These boards are full of advice! :) Visit the...

These boards are full of advice! :) Visit the Main Low Carb Lobby, as well -- I think it's the most active board on here.

If it "hasn't been really hard", then you're past the difficult part....
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-11-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 997
Posted By LiterateGriffin
This is 100% false, as you'll learn. :) But the...

This is 100% false, as you'll learn. :) But the other thing is that this isn't a "diet". A "diet" is something you do for 6 weeks to lose weight (then go back to eating "normally" and slowly gain it...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-11-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,451
Posted By LiterateGriffin
While many of us refer to being in "extended...

While many of us refer to being in "extended induction", it's generally speaking just a very LC OWL-stage. Induction doesn't just mean <20 carbs, it means sticking to the Induction food-list.

Once...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-11-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 277,226
Posted By LiterateGriffin
:welcome: Folks! Please, feel free to "jump...

:welcome: Folks!

Please, feel free to "jump in" on the main Low Carb Lobby board! :D
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-11-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,262
Posted By LiterateGriffin
At about 3 months in, I generally start to feel...

At about 3 months in, I generally start to feel like I don't need to eat... ever.

If I have something (say, seaweed snacks) that I can munch on to deal with the salt-cravings, I can go a long time...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-11-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,364
Posted By LiterateGriffin
I grew up repeating the following conversation...

I grew up repeating the following conversation (or variations on it) at least once a week:

Evil Zucchini Pushers: Try this zucchini bread! It's fabulous!
Me: No thanks. I don't like zucchini....
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-11-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By LiterateGriffin
There's a whole thread, elsewhere. I'm not...

There's a whole thread, elsewhere.

I'm not a fan of "low-carb" high-carb foods (at least the manufactured kind... I love "LC-ing" a recipe. ~chuckles~)

But IF there are going to be noodles in...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-11-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By LiterateGriffin
It may be bunk, but take your milestones, and...

It may be bunk, but take your milestones, and don't apologize for them! It may be bunk, but you still beat it!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-11-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By LiterateGriffin
LC in a non-LC household

So I do Atkins.

The rest of my family doesn't, although my husband has become very aware of the health-problems in the "S.A.D." (Standard American Diet, which is very sad). As a result, as a...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-10-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,262
Posted By LiterateGriffin
For the mint, and because it's for my...

For the mint, and because it's for my sweet-addicted daughter, I add a touch of stevia (the only sweetener I buy.) For myself, I hardly ever sweeten.

As for adding fruits in... I'd start with the...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-10-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By LiterateGriffin
And just to be clear, if you're female and have...

And just to be clear, if you're female and have cycles, your weight WILL go up once a month. (Exactly when seems to depend on the woman, but there WILL be a monthly "bounce", just accept this.)
...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-10-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,262
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Steve has some excellent advice, but I have to...

Steve has some excellent advice, but I have to take issue with this:





Look at the very name: Iced CREAM.

Go invest in an ice cream maker. Make your own, using heavy cream, stevia, and...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-09-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,812
Posted By LiterateGriffin
I use it as a lesson to my kids in eating...

I use it as a lesson to my kids in eating healthy.

If you want to taste a bunch of things, put ONE BITE worth on your plate. (Or if someone else is getting a full helping, you can ask for a bite...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-09-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,610
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Simple: I have one with a HUGE digital readout,...

Simple: I have one with a HUGE digital readout, in glowing red LEDs. (See, I KNOW I'm an old lady who can't see. :P )
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-09-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,013
Posted By LiterateGriffin
I compared it last night to early pregnancy. When...

I compared it last night to early pregnancy. When YOU know this awesome thing is happening, but no one else knows yet.

(This led to a whole 'nother convo with my son, who overheard, and thought...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-09-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,812
Posted By LiterateGriffin
OK, I hear that. First one we went to out...

OK, I hear that.

First one we went to out here was on the north side of town, when we were starving and looking for someplace to eat ASAP. And we haven't gone back.

The one by us is nice,...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 01-09-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,521
Posted By LiterateGriffin
lol I'm fairly sure this is going to be happening...

lol I'm fairly sure this is going to be happening very soon around here. ~chuckles~

The sheer luxury of cooking in meat-fats... it's amazing.

I'm working on converting a friend (with his...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-08-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,812
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Golden Corral

Tonight, EVERYONE was starving. Hubby had planned, to experiment with zucchini noodles... and then discovered at 3pm that he'd left his lunch at home, so was ravenous. Me? I ate lunch... but...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-08-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,610
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Salt can cause water-retention, which isn't fat,...

Salt can cause water-retention, which isn't fat, but still shows on the scale.

There's only one way I'll use the scale: First thing in the morning, after potty, before anything goes in my mouth,...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-08-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By LiterateGriffin
OK... Ketosis means that the body is burning...

OK... Ketosis means that the body is burning ketone bodies for fuel, instead of glycogen.

Ketone bodies are formed in the liver when glycogen (ie: the body's storage-form of glucose) is depleted....
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 01-08-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,521
Posted By LiterateGriffin
To be proper tallow, it has to be rendered, which...

To be proper tallow, it has to be rendered, which is a longer process. But mmmm....


I had some fatty ground beef/mince, that I cooked up in pork-fat for a recent "shepherd's pie". (Yes, I know,...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-08-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,013
Posted By LiterateGriffin
When I'm at my personal healthiest, I'm not...

When I'm at my personal healthiest, I'm not "obese". I AM still too "overweight" to be accepted in the military. (My mom was Army, so I became intimately familiar with the weight-requirements, in...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 01-08-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,521
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Tallow?

I just re-watched "Fathead" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evcNPfZlrZs&oref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DevcNPfZlrZs&has_verified=1 ) and they mention that McDonald's fries USED to...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-08-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,013
Posted By LiterateGriffin
I'm not just tall, I'm wide-framed. What's...

I'm not just tall, I'm wide-framed.

What's that mean?

It means when I was 11, I was in my aunt's wedding. I was 5'7", weighed 110 lbs, and wore a size 10 gown.

When I was in college, my...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-07-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,262
Posted By LiterateGriffin
I'll tell you the LC is the single best thing you...

I'll tell you the LC is the single best thing you can do for your IBC. Used to be, I'd be in agony, all the time. (Especially if we went out for dinner... We knew that halfway home, I'd be doubled...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-07-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,262
Posted By LiterateGriffin
OK, you did an extra-heavy workout on Day 9. ...

OK, you did an extra-heavy workout on Day 9.

You can always expect a slight gain right after an extra-hard workout. Particularly if you're really stiff. (This isn't fat -- this is muscles...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-07-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,013
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Yup, that's exactly where I'm at! lol I'm...

Yup, that's exactly where I'm at! lol


I'm sure by summer, I won't find a thing to wear. I'm just being antsy. :)
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-07-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By LiterateGriffin
WTG, Stephanie, and welcome to the boards! :D ...

WTG, Stephanie, and welcome to the boards! :D

I re-started Dec. 6 at 224 and change. (Will have to check my sig, don't have the number off the top of my head.)

I lost about a pound a day for my...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-07-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,013
Posted By LiterateGriffin
I hate this stage! ~laughs~

So I'm past Induction.

I'm "in the groove" and feeling good. I've had a few obstacles, when I had to eat something breaded or go hungry. And I've had a couple flat-out cheats. (Fight with hubby...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-07-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Darnnit! I might not be able to find my pork-fat,...

Darnnit! I might not be able to find my pork-fat, if everyone starts buying it!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-07-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,974
Posted By LiterateGriffin
If you can find grocery stores like IGA, Winco,...

If you can find grocery stores like IGA, Winco, etc in your neigbhorhood, look for some "off" cuts of meat... You know, the stuff that doesn't sell to the yuppie crowd.

I can occasionally find...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-04-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 277,226
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Hey, Helen. I admit it: I followed you here...

Hey, Helen.

I admit it: I followed you here from the other thread! ;)

One tip: When you're feeling like it takes "willpower", you're setting yourself up for failure. "Willpower" usually comes...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-04-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By LiterateGriffin
The problem with what you're asking is that in...

The problem with what you're asking is that in cheese, there are two things you're working with: the milk-fat, and the lactose. Removing one means adding more of the other.

Since your goal is to...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-04-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,364
Posted By LiterateGriffin
~sigh~ I guess I'm going to have to...

~sigh~

I guess I'm going to have to overcome my lifelong hatred of zucchini, since everyone talks about making noodles from it.

(You have to understand: At University, a mathematician friend...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-04-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,643
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Exactly. Gary Taubes ("Why We Get Fat") did...

Exactly.

Gary Taubes ("Why We Get Fat") did a lot to educate me on this. Totally changed the way I look at it.

And to misquote him from that book (since I don't have it here to get the exact ...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-04-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By LiterateGriffin
:jumpjoy: Just found a tracker-app for him....

:jumpjoy:

Just found a tracker-app for him. I googled "Blood pressure and weight" trackers... It tracks height, waist measurement, weight, blood pressure, fasting glucose and some other things...
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