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I want to start my keto diet again but I think it'll be easier if I can gripe, laugh, cry, etc with others who understand. I'm thinking May 1st. Anyone willing to diet with me? It doesn't have to be keto, that's just my plan. We can do weekly check-ins to be sure we stay on track.

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I will give it a go. Not sure if I will do Keto. I may pull out my old South Beach diet book. I think it's pretty similar. 

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Okay, I started today. Eggs for breakfast, instead of toast with peanut butter, and I avoided the sweets that were by the coffee. Plan to make a recipe from a diabetic magazine for dinner. Oh, and I am drinking extra water. 

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Just remember that your LDL and Chol with rise sharply. If you are at risk for vlockage or already have these issues be aware. 

I am doing a modified Keto at 60-80 G CHO/Day myself. So far lost 37 lbs in lack 6 months with a cheat day every 2 weeks. My Chol jumped from 86 to 116 in 2 moths. Donating blood next week to see how it has changed. 

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I have lost 1 pound in a week. Avoiding carbs, lots of veg, no ETOH. And increasing walking, and core strengthening. 

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Keep on keeping on, and I wish you all success. I tried a bottle of the veto capsules with my regular diabetic diet, and only lo\sty 2 lbs. but I aim to try again in the future. I just got discouraged, and want to be ready before I try again.

 

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I'm doing Atkins, again.  Lost 3 pounds so far, jeans are not as tight, tummy not bloated. 

Today:  3 egg omelete with sharp cheddar cheese for brunch.  I bought a rotisserie chicken, sauteed Brussels Sprouts, onion, fresh green beans together for dinner. 

Had sugar-free lime jello for dessert with 2 tbs of whipped cream. 

I donate blood this Monday.  

 

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I'm sticking to my low carb plan that I've been on for 18 months. I stick to around 60 g of carbs per day, and I don't eat any refined carbs.   I'm at my goal weight.  I've found that maintenance is a lot harder than losing.  I cannot do keto.  All the fat upsets my stomach and my lipids go crazy.  Good luck to all!

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The only problem with the Atkins diet and the Keto plan is they are very similar, and granted, they do help a person lose weight, but as soon as you discontinue eating those types of foods, the weight eventually comes back with additional poundage. This is why I have chosen not to join. 

My SIL tried the Atkins diet twice, and gained even more weight back. I have learned by personal experience that the Weight Watchers plan is the best one to follow, because there are Nutritionists and Physicians who are on the Board of Directors who created it, and I lost 145 pounds of weight on it because it teaches us the proper way to eat. 

I maintained my weight loss until I became seriously ill a few years ago, and was put on massive doses of Prednisone. I gained a lot of weight while I was hospitalized and now I am struggling to get it off, because it helps one keep the weight gained on the body. Below, you will see the pictures of before I got sick and after I gained the weight on Prednisone, and have only been successful in losing 12 pounds recently by changing my diet. I don't eat white anything anymore, because the flour in it has been bleach which means all the nutrients have been removed from it. the only white Product I do eat is parboiled rice because that still contains nutrients.

I will now show you my before and after photos.

 

KC with Mommy2.jpg DCP02459.jpg

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16 minutes ago, Fran L. LeMay said:

The only problem with the Atkins diet and the Keto plan is they are very similar, and granted, they do help a person lose weight, but as soon as you discontinue eating those types of foods, the weight eventually comes back with additional poundage. This is why I have chosen not to join. 

My SIL tried the Atkins diet twice, and gained even more weight back. I have learned by personal experience that the Weight Watchers plan is the best one to follow, because there are Nutritionists and Physicians who are on the Board of Directors who created it, and I lost 145 pounds of weight on it because it teaches us the proper way to eat. 

I maintained my weight loss until I became seriously ill a few years ago, and was put on massive doses of Prednisone. I gained a lot of weight while I was hospitalized and now I am struggling to get it off, because it helps one keep the weight gained on the body. Below, you will see the pictures of before I got sick and after I gained the weight on Prednisone, and have only been successful in losing 12 pounds recently by changing my diet. I don't eat white anything anymore, because the flour in it has been bleach which means all the nutrients have been removed from it. the only white Product I do eat is parboiled rice because that still contains nutrients.

I will now show you my before and after photos.

 

KC with Mommy2.jpg DCP02459.jpg

I am unable to upload the Images, but trust me, I wore a size 6. ow weigh 357, after losing 12 pounds.

 

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Fran, somewhere in the boxes I packed when we moved, I have the first very first book about Weight Watcher's, written by the woman who started it all. It is so amazing how much WW has changed over the years! I wish I had easy access to that book so I could share some of the dietary rules they had to go by 'back then.'  It's an eye opener for sure! And also, 'back then', what foods were available on the market were not nearly of the numbers they have grown to nowadays.

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