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Old 03-21-2014, 04:20 PM   #1
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Anyone else had this problem on low carb following this board?

Maybe it is just me, however everyone's body and metabolism are created diferently.

I have been following this board for well over a year, since my husband is diabetic. He has done fantastic with the wonderful foods I prepare from the recipes on here.

I, however, not so well. While I love the foods, I have GAINED big time. I guess, too much of a good thing. I now have had to revert to counting calories and that is working for me. Apparently those cookies, cakes, crackers, and fried foods do lead to weight gain.

I am now once again losing now that I am calorie counting, low carb or not!

I do still mostly follow low carb, but not as strict as my husband, and with the calorie counting, I am finally losing once again.

I do continue to follow the suggestions on here because I believe this is the absolute best way for a diabetic to eat.
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:11 PM   #2
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I also believe this is the way a diabetic should eat. Good for you. You are only 9 lbs. from goal so that why it's so slow. When I was 20 lbs. from goal I had to calorie count.

I so glad it's working now.

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Old 03-21-2014, 05:16 PM   #3
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Yep. Low carb or not - calories DO count, especially when you think that dessert should be served EVERY night, AND if you're peri-menopausal or beyond. That's when I REALLY had to start paying attention!

Low carb, in and of itself, is NOT a magic bullet. You still have to pay attention and do what works for YOU.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:11 PM   #4
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Yep- the closer you are the harder it is to lose anything.

May I suggest lowering your protein and increasing your fat for a few weeks and see if that does the trick first?
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:47 AM   #5
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Apparently those cookies, cakes, crackers, and fried foods do lead to weight gain.

Did I miss something. I must be reading this wrong, because to me it looks like you thought that cookies, cakes, crackers, would somehow lead to weight loss, and that you got this information here at LCF. Many on the board are ok with frying because it adds fat, but cookies, cakes, and crackers?????????
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:50 AM   #6
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I count calories as well as carbs, too. It's necessary for me at this stage of the game (age 58).
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:52 AM   #7
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I will try lowering the protein, thanks. My main problem is that I love food. I am NOT making any desserts now. Sticking to protein, veggies, very limited cheese and will increase fat.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:55 AM   #8
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Overeating will lead to weight gain no matter what the foods are.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:36 AM   #9
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Im kinda confused over the the crackers,cookies, cakes part of the comment confused me....I don't count calories..haven't in 19 years...but I don't eat crackers cookies or cakes...I eat veggies...protein , fat...do indulge in a pc of l/c bread occasionally , now that I am in premaintenance..I have not rushed to substitute l/c goodies for high carb ( note: I did try some for my dh who was struggling...finally settled on a l/c fudge bar at night for him)..I am post menopause so my weight loss is slow ,4-5 lbs per month..I know some have some success for counting calories....I simply refuse...the way I eat is effortless...no obsessive counting calories....of micromanaging every morsel...though I understand some have success that way..I also exercise 420 min a week...which may be what buys me that freedom...the exercise provides me with amazing benefits, that adds to my quality of life.. YMMV
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:42 AM   #10
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Like the others said...."cookies, cakes and crackers", ??????
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:04 AM   #11
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I don't like to speak for the OP, but not everyone cooks (or eats) low carb to lose weight. For the OP, the issue was managing her husband's diabetes. So it was quite likely that she baked low-carb treats for him--those 'cakes, cookies, and crackers' that everyone seems so shocked about.

If the focus was on managing his blood sugar, which low-carb does so well, it's easy for a non-diabetic partner to gain weight since the low-carb foods seem 'harmless,' when, in fact, many of those treats are calorically quite dense.

I suspect that the OP can easily lose the added pounds if she recognizes this and sticks to basic foods for herself.

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Old 03-22-2014, 08:26 AM   #12
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I think the type of food you have been eating is the problem rather than the calories.

Try eating simple and clean for a while. Meat, butter, eggs and moderate amount of leafy vegetables... Nothing processed and no snacks.

Calories and fat are irrelevant as long as you keep your insulin low enough. Hormones have much more to do with fat storage than energy intake.

Personally I wouldn't bother with semi low-carb diet because it simply doesn't work for me and a large part of the population. The human body is "designed" to have a good balance on a ketogenic diet so I think that's the ideal way to go.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:54 AM   #13
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I have been low carb dieting (off and on) for years, but I find myself really only seeing good results when I count calories along with low carb.

Spinach, broccoli, asparagus, pickles, and chicken have become great friends of mine. LOL!
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:29 PM   #14
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I also don't want to speak for the OP, but she might mean that the LC versions of cookies, crackers, etc., are keeping her from losing, but not her husband. Some people can't lose eating the LC "treats". I know I can't

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