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Old 05-23-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
momov2boys
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Why choose LC?

For me, low carbing is:

very effective
very satiating
Decreases hunger & cravings
Quite easy to eat anywhere
Healthy !!!

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Old 05-23-2013, 08:46 AM   #2
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Yup. All of the above.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:51 AM   #3
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Family history of type 2 diabetes.

Better nutrition, in my opinion (with whole foods, though; I don't do bars and shakes and stuff like that).

The book made sense to me.

This type of food is preferable to my personal tastes--I'd rather have eggs and give up cereal.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:53 AM   #4
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A low carb lifestyle provides me with-
- Natural appetite control
- Natural antidepressant/mood stabilizer
- Stable weight control
- Great sleep
- Clear headedness
- The ability to remain a ‘foodie’ by allowing me a lot of choices
- Satisfying and healthy nutrition
- An effective tool to create FREEDOM from compulsive eating!!!!!
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:43 AM   #5
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- An effective tool to create FREEDOM from compulsive eating!!!!!

LOVE that one!
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:05 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by trishthedish View Post
A low carb lifestyle provides me with-
- Natural appetite control
- Natural antidepressant/mood stabilizer
- Stable weight control
- Great sleep
- Clear headedness
- The ability to remain a ‘foodie’ by allowing me a lot of choices
- Satisfying and healthy nutrition
- An effective tool to create FREEDOM from compulsive eating!!!!!
Winner!

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Old 05-23-2013, 02:08 PM   #7
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It works I also feel better when following a LC WOE. I've tried WW as well as typical low fat/low cal diets and always felt tired and foggy. I get the same result from consuming supposedly healthy whole grain bread that I do from sugar laden ice cream.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:02 PM   #8
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Low Carb was not actually what I chose, but I did choose a whole-foods, semi-paleo diet which is low carb by default I chose it to be healthier, I just don't want all the additives, preservatives and mystery ingredients in my body.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:29 PM   #9
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I don't follow a specific diet plan (other than my own) or a specific type (LC, HC, etc) of diet.

By coincidence (or not?) my nutrition is technically LC. Why? Because it was all that was left once I eliminated all the GMO's, processed foods, etc. that I consider unhealthy.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:44 PM   #10
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Why am I eating low carb, and why do I plan to eat this way for the rest of my life?
  • It's healthy. I don't have any lifestyle-related diseases, and I don't want to develop any.
  • To lose weight and keep it off. See above.
  • I can stick to it long term, enjoying my food options, both at home and while eating out.

That's it. It's not rocket science.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:23 AM   #11
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Low carb in trading up in most all respects.
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