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Re: Finally on the right track and losing weight!

Re: Finally on the right track and losing weight!

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Posted by Alan S. on October 25, 2000 at 23:04:22:

In Reply to: Re: Finally on the right track and losing weight! posted by Kerrie to Alan S. Question?? on October 25, 2000 at 14:34:26:

: : : I finally gave up on weight loss jokes and promises in magazines and newspapers. They did not work for me. I finally bought the Atkins book and have managed to get through the worst of it. Three weeks now past the induction part. Total weight loss is 23 1/2pounds according to the doctor office scales which always make you weigh more than at home. I feel good and I know I can do this one. All I can say is thanks to all of you that have posted on here about this diet. My nurse told me she has lost 72 pounds on this diet and I know she looks healthy. My clothes are a little loose but God does it ever feel good. This is the most weight I have ever lost in my entire life on any diet.. Thanks everyone for the courage I would not have had by myself. Good health to all of you that are dieting! Kerrie J.

: : Congratulations Kerrie! You are definitely on the right track. If you get discouraged for whatever reason, I recommend that you get a copy of Dr. Eades "Protein Power" (It only costs about $6.00). After you read this you will realize that the low carb diet is the best and most healthy way to live. Alan S.

: Hi Alan--thanks for the tip--I will buy this on my way home today. A guy at work told me to stay away from the diet pudding because it caused his weight loss to come to a hault for two months! I don't think I can take an eternity of jello for desert--any suggestions on what I can have when my family is celebrating special occasions? He had trouble with Carbolite candy bars also--any help about this subject? Christmas comes and I refuse to take a dive over home baked goodies--any safe alternativer--what do you eat for a treat when you are not at home?? HELP PLEASE!!!!

I don't have a lot of suggestions for you here. I try to stay away from artificial sweeteners and stuff. The Whipped Cream (heavy full fat cream) in the can is one sweet treat that is fairly low carb and uses mostly natural ingredients. Low carb fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc would be another option. I used to do the diet Jello thing for a sweet treat; however, I always felt something just wasn't right with this, even though the Jello box says 0 carbs. Turns out it contains Maltodextrin which is one of the highest glycemic index foods that you can get (raises bloodsugar and hence insulin more than plain sugar!). I read somewhere that if it tastes sweet, even if it has 0 carbs, it sends a signal to your body that your bloodsugar is fixing to shoot up, so your body releases the insulin in preparation. Not sure about the facts on this, but it kinda makes sense. Sorry, but I'm not much help here. Alan S.

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