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Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-05-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By tiva
On Atkins, you skip alcohol for at least 2 weeks....

On Atkins, you skip alcohol for at least 2 weeks. But many people find it doesn't slow their weight loss if they stick with very low carb options and only have a couple of drinks a week.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-04-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By tiva
I'd suggest starting with a simple low carb plan:...

I'd suggest starting with a simple low carb plan:
a. No snacks: eat enough at meals to keep you full
b. No bars, puddings, shakes, or other fake food.
c. Instead, at each meal, eat
-4-6 oz...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-26-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By tiva
Good luck on Thanksgiving! You can do this!

Good luck everyone today! You can do this, especially if you come up with a plan--and write it down--in advance. My plan is:
1. fill 90% of my plate with turkey, salad, & non-starchy veggies
2....
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 11-17-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,353
Posted By tiva
Omelets are also quick and delicious. Some fresh...

Omelets are also quick and delicious. Some fresh veggies are very quick to cook, especially the pre-washed ones like baby spinach or mushrooms. Food doesn't need to be complicated!
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 11-17-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,353
Posted By tiva
Taterhead, glad you like frozen veggies. They're...

Taterhead, glad you like frozen veggies. They're a lifesaver for us. Fancy cooking is lots of fun at times, but for each night's dinner, here's what works for us:
1. simple protein--boneless so it...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 11-15-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,506
Posted By tiva
It's super easy to make in the microwave. I put a...

It's super easy to make in the microwave. I put a stick of my favorite butter in a pint size canning jar then microwave it (a minute at a time, so it doesn't boil over--it usually takes 2 or 3...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 08-26-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,850
Posted By tiva
If you look at your energy figure, you'll notice...

If you look at your energy figure, you'll notice that your average energy intake has been trending upward at the same time that your weight has been stalling and trending slightly upward. You might...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-24-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,967
Posted By tiva
Hi-Thanks for the kind words and great...

Hi-Thanks for the kind words and great discussion. Clackley, I didn't mean to suggest that simply cutting back on calories was the only thing I needed to do. I eat a very clean low carb, high fat and...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 08-22-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,864
Posted By tiva
It tosses me out, but you may differ. You can...

It tosses me out, but you may differ. You can always get a hand roll without rice. Or sashimi. Or make sushi rolls yourself at home: I smear some homemade mayo on a nori sheet (that i first toast),...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 08-22-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,567
Posted By tiva
I'm a road cyclist, and we all carry electrolyte...

I'm a road cyclist, and we all carry electrolyte pills for fast rides in hot weather (Endurolytes is the usual brand, but there are lots out there). I use them when I'm experiencing the symptoms you...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-21-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,967
Posted By tiva
Leo41 was my inspiration--she keeps reminding us...

Leo41 was my inspiration--she keeps reminding us that sometimes we really do need to eat less.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-21-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,967
Posted By tiva
Keeping weight off after menopause: before/after

Hi-I lost about 25-30 lbs 13 years ago doing Atkins, and I've kept it mostly off since then by continuing low carb--but it's always been a struggle. Last year, I started gaining weight again,...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 08-19-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,003
Posted By tiva
When I start getting hungry, I try the following:...

When I start getting hungry, I try the following:
a. drink broth. Water alone doesn't help, but the salts and other nutrients in broth do help me
b. increase my fats temporarily--eat pretty much...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-17-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,792
Posted By tiva
:jumpjoy: I'm such a cheapskate, it never...

:jumpjoy:

I'm such a cheapskate, it never occurred to me NOT to use a whole egg, since I don't use egg whites on their own.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-17-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,534
Posted By tiva
Large containers are cheaper, and heavy cream...

Large containers are cheaper, and heavy cream freezes just fine. So that's one option if you can't use it all before it goes bad.

If cream has gone bad, it curdles, forming little clumps. You can...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-17-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,792
Posted By tiva
Who knows? It's a puzzle! I also use a Cuisinart...

Who knows? It's a puzzle! I also use a Cuisinart stick blender, but maybe the design of my model is slightly different.

At least your forearm must get really strong with all that whisking (I...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-16-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,792
Posted By tiva
Mayo works because the egg and acid are first...

Mayo works because the egg and acid are first blended together to form what's called an emulsion, and then the oil gets blended in drop by drop so that it doesn't break the emulsion. In traditional...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-16-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,819
Posted By tiva
If you have a few minutes to make your own, these...

If you have a few minutes to make your own, these are the absolute best.

You can substitute protein powder for the flax to increase the protein (or just leave the flax out). You don't need to bake...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-15-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By tiva
I found they didn't work for me. They gave me bad...

I found they didn't work for me. They gave me bad stomach cramps and made me gain weight. I can make homemade chocolate coconut bark with cocoa powder, coconut oil, a tiny bit of stevia, and dried...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-15-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,949
Posted By tiva
That Sugar Film: great experiment!

Here's a great review of a new Australian film: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/14/what-eating-40-teaspoons-of-sugar-a-day-can-do-to-you/

Three years ago the filmmaker cut out sugar and...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-13-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,180
Posted By tiva
Check craigslist. Or get your own hens! They're...

Check craigslist. Or get your own hens! They're lots of fun. We had them for years. I miss them and their eggs.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-13-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,760
Posted By tiva
Coffee.

Coffee.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-13-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,760
Posted By tiva
Not to be rude, but I'm curious why you gave up...

Not to be rude, but I'm curious why you gave up caffeine rather than moderating your consumption?
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-13-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,760
Posted By tiva
Old fashioned switchels are great energy drinks....

Old fashioned switchels are great energy drinks. They are vinegar drinks that farmers used to use during haying, when plain water would have given them cramps in the heat. I make them all the time....
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-13-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,792
Posted By tiva
I'm afraid that you need a stick blender for this...

I'm afraid that you need a stick blender for this recipe. You can use a bullet or ninja, I'm sure, but then you need to drizzle the oil in very, very slowly. The stick blender essentially mixes the...
Forum: Cholesterol and Heart Health 08-13-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,137
Posted By tiva
I don't think a total cholesterol 243 is high at...

I don't think a total cholesterol 243 is high at all--mine is 290, but my doctor has never been concerned because my HDL is 80 and my triglycerides are 75. But a calcium scan, or a DAP test to get...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 08-11-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,131
Posted By tiva
I just use the flour to help them stick together...

I just use the flour to help them stick together better. You can skip it, or substitute finely ground parmesan cheese, or any other flour that you have in the house.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-08-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,180
Posted By tiva
If you check Craigslist, you can often find folks...

If you check Craigslist, you can often find folks with backyard hens who sell their eggs cheap. Or check your local coop--our hippie coop is still selling eggs from happy, local hens for $3/dozen. We...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 08-08-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,131
Posted By tiva
I make salmon fritters all the time: 1 small...

I make salmon fritters all the time:
1 small can wild salmon (the kind without bones or skin)
1 egg
1 T coconut flour (almond flour would work)
1 t old bay seasoning
1 T mayo (I use homemade...
Forum: Recipes for Any Diet Plan 08-08-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,294
Posted By tiva
I got an instant pot after reading the raves on...

I got an instant pot after reading the raves on Nom Nom Paleo. It's my first pressure cooker, and I love it. So far, I've made kahlua pork a lot, pot roast, and barbeque beef. I like that it is fast...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-08-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,792
Posted By tiva
Homemade mayo is fine in the fridge for at least...

Homemade mayo is fine in the fridge for at least a week (I keep it longer with no ill effects). You can lacto-ferment it (by adding a T of whey drained from yogurt to the recipe, letting it ferment...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 08-08-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,924
Posted By tiva
Yep, I bet it's your steroid inhalers: they are...

Yep, I bet it's your steroid inhalers: they are famous for slowing wound healing. According to the NIH, the major drugs that can slow wound healing are: cytotoxic antineoplastic and...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 08-08-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By tiva
Here's one similar to Frogg's, but lower in...

Here's one similar to Frogg's, but lower in calories because it's smaller.

1 egg
1 T erythritol
1 T water (or cream, if you feel like it. But water works fine)
1/4 t vanilla
1 T cocoa powder...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 08-03-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,924
Posted By tiva
A host of factors can affect wound healing (see...

A host of factors can affect wound healing (see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2903966/ for a review). These include:
1. diabetes is #1
2. smoking
3. Vitamin C deficiency
4. Vitamin...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-30-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,936
Posted By tiva
I think Low Carb High Fat is the simplest. If you...

I think Low Carb High Fat is the simplest. If you look up the Diet Doctor (a Swedish doctor), you'll find the plan. I can't link to it here, but essentially, he recommends a very simple plan:

A....
Forum: JUDDD 07-14-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,152
Posted By tiva
Please be very careful with potassium...

Please be very careful with potassium supplementation, particularly if you have low blood pressure. It should only be supplemented under the close supervision of a doctor because it can lead to...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-13-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,936
Posted By tiva
If I'm visiting for just one meal, I eat in...

If I'm visiting for just one meal, I eat in advance and then just select what i can eat. If I'm staying for a while, then I tell my friend what I don't eat, I bring lots of food to share, and I cook...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 07-06-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,944
Posted By tiva
Thanks, MerryKate, for all your information! My...

Thanks, MerryKate, for all your information! My first day was yesterday, and the most challenging aspect will definitely be no alcohol.

I was planning on simply eating a sweet potato after my...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 07-04-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,944
Posted By tiva
I'm officially starting tomorrow, not today,...

I'm officially starting tomorrow, not today, because someone brought a lovely runny brie to the 4th of July cook out today. And a good bourbon. So tomorrow is day 1.

I've been doing IF for...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 07-03-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,944
Posted By tiva
Thanks! How is it going so far?

Thanks! How is it going so far?
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