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Several LowCarbFriends.com users may use lingo you might not understand. Below is a list of terms/abbreviations used in the bulletin board and chat areas, usually to speed things up and reduce the strains of typing!

  • AS = Artificial Sweetener
  • BDK = Benign Dietary Ketosis
  • BTW = By The Way
  • CCLl = Critical Carbohydrate Level for Losing
  • CCLM = Critical Carbohydrate Level for Maintenance
  • DANDR = Reference to the Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution Book.
  • DRD = Diet Related Disorder
  • EFA = Essential Fatty Acids
  • FAIM = Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine
  • FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
  • FMS = Fat Mobilizing Substance
  • FWIW = For What Its Worth
  • GTF = Glucose Tolerance Factor
  • GTT = Glucose Tolerance Test
  • HDL = High Density Lipoprotein
  • HTH = Hope This Helps
  • IMO = In My Opinion
  • Ketosis = term used when your body cannot fully metabolize fat due to a lack of carbohydrates in your system. The unused portions of the fat cells are called ketones, and are removed from the body in the urine. Ketosis is a signal that you are breaking down the fat in your fat cells.
  • KISS = Keep It Simple Sweetie
  • LDL = Low Density Lipoprotein
  • LTS = Lipolysis Testing Strips
  • LOL = Laugh Out Load
  • MCT = Medium Chain Triglycerides
  • NM = No Message
  • NT = No Text
  • OWL = Ongoing Weight Loss
  • PSMF = Protein-sparing Modified Fast
  • ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
  • SF = Sugar Free
  • SO = Significant Other
  • Stalled = temporarily stopped losing
  • TN = Targeted Nutrition
  • TOM = Time Of Month
  • WOE = Way Of Eating
  • WOL = Way Of Living
  • Whoosh = OUR FAVORITE! After a stall, the pounds that all of the sudden drop off.
  • WWF = Wishing for the Whoosh Fairy



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