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Old 05-05-2013, 01:51 PM   #1
barrycudda
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'some' carb days after 'no carb days' ?


I have low carbed for years just to mantain my weight, which is at least 30 pounds over. It wasnt until recently that I started counting ALL carbs, not just the obvious ones in bread, potatoes, etc. That I started losing. I think that makes me one of the unlucky extreme carb sensitive types. There is diabetes in the family so maybe there is a connection? I have metabolic syndrome but no diabetes.
What do you think about the concept of having a 'carb day' after every few no carb days? I weighed myself yesterday morning and no weight loss after a week of no carbing. Amazingly, after having a few carbs on Saturday, some chips, candy, beer, rice (no bread), I weighed myself Sunday mornoing and am down two pounds! Maybe I need SOME carbs. SOMETIMES to kickstart my metabolism, insulin, whatever?

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Old 05-05-2013, 03:05 PM   #2
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Based on your recent post in the Main Lobby, you seem a little confused about 'low-carb eating,' and I suggest you read a typical plan--like Atkins--just to see what's involve, even if you don't follow it.

You said in the ML, that you've been eating fruit. That's high in carbs, but even if you were not, it's almost impossible to eat 'no' carbs because there are some carbs in almost all foods.

I am very carb sensitive (not diabetic) but I eat about 20g a day--and that's considered "low." Do you actually track the grams of carbs in everything you eat on a daily basis? If not, you probably have no ideal how many carbs you're actually eating.

As to your initial question--rarely does the scale reflect exactly what we ate the previous day. Our bodies need to process the foods, etc. If you had beer, alcohol is very dehydrating, and that may be the reason for your lower weight.

Some experts advise a single high carb day every month or two--others see no necessity for it. It's up to you.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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weight just doesn't work like that. you have to look at longer term trends. it is just coincidence you happened to be down on the day after you ate the carbs. trust me, there is ZERO chance you lost more weight because you ate them. I agree with Leo. you need to understand the plan better. good luck.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:44 PM   #4
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Maybe now that you've got a kickstart, you should go strict on induction for two weeks and watch those numbers drop.
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